I have no idea what my mom's cell phone number is. I don't think I've ever known the phone number of a girlfriend. Why would I? You probably don't either! Contact lists killed them. But web service Go800 wants to skip the whole number thing entirely, letting you hit people via their Twitter handle to connect a call.
Yes-oh-yes-oh-yes! You can now finally port your own mobile phone number over to Google Voice. Only catches are that you'll have to pay $20 and have to deal with potential early termination fees being assessed by your current carrier. Updated.
Audyssey's new iOS-compatible speaker dock squeezes sophisticated software engineering cred—found in the high-end audio equipment you might already own—into one diminutive grilled black slab. With years of university research under its belt, the tiny guy wallops your iPod.
It seems that Google might have a lovely new offering for us soon: A web-based VoIP client. According to CNET, we'll be able to access this client through our Gmail inboxes to make and take calls on the spot.
Two days after a 8.8 magnitude earthquake displaced them from their homes and separated them from dear ones, people gathered at a fire-station in Concepcion, Chile to charge their cellphones—their comfort objects during this disaster.
Today in Redmond, Microsoft Research demoed the Translating Telephone. It does exactly what it says it does, and as you can see—well, hear—from this video, it was awesome.
As important as phones can be in our daily lives, there are some reasons to avoid them entirely. Here are ten such reasons which may actually succeed in turning you into an anti-social, handsaw-owning phone avoider..
You can watch the video above for more details, but according to the Skype blog there's a reason why we haven't seen the update yet:
We heard about AT&T's Voicemail-to-Text service back in December, but now it's being shoved down our throats again with email reminders aplenty. Why don't we care about the $10/month service? Because we can get something better. For free.
The A5/1 privacy algorithm, a code which is used to protect the privacy of about 80 percent of all mobile calls worldwide, has been deciphered and made public. It remains to be seen whether it's time to panic just yet.
A while back we saw charts of smartphone market shares across the world, but now we want to know more. Specifically, we want to know more about Gizmodo readers. Which smart (or dumb) phones do you use? On which continent?
Click to viewSext. Sending pictures of your naughty bits through MMS. Oh, don't play coy. You already knew what it is, so let's just watch this educational video and learn about safer sext practices from some singing, underwear-clad people.
Based on specs coming out about the HTC Droid Desire, it may be that "Droid" represents not just a Motorola handset (which we previously knew as "Sholes"), but the name of Verizon's entire Android series. What's going on?
Aside from creepy mailers, Verizon is also sending out invites to the unveiling of "the most desirable phone of the year." Based on the familiar glowing red graphic, it's probably a Droid event, but who knows? Maybe Verizon has surprises?
I'm ashamed to admit I was surprised someone had the videophone figured out as early as 1910. I also need to apologize to that old crazy guy in the park—your Prohibition-era webcam stories may have been true after all!