It's Time to Kill the Phone Call

The phone call isn't dead. Despite what many a journalist/blogger/paranoid internet commenter might have you believe, smartphones can indeed still dial out. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not in the process of dying. And if you have even a shred of decency about you, you'll help take it out back Old-Yeller-style… » 11/11/14 3:44pm 11/11/14 3:44pm

Smartphones Are Made for Giant Man-Hands

About a month and a half ago, after years of relentless Blackberry mockery from my plugged in coworkers, I did something pretty out of my typically Luddite character: I bought a smartphone. And so far, I like it just fine. I can listen to Spotify on my phone now, which is nice. And the picture quality is much better… » 11/08/13 7:00pm 11/08/13 7:00pm

The Woman Behind Siri's Voice Reveals Herself: 'It's Kinda Creepy'

One of the world's greatest, most enduring mysteries has finally been solved. No, we haven't figured out what Stonehenge is for, how the pyramids were built, who really killed JFK, what caused the Bloop, the identity of the man in the Taman Shud case, or why Jennifer Aniston keeps getting roles in major studio films… » 10/04/13 11:50am 10/04/13 11:50am

Eavesdropping on One-Way Conversations Is Like Being a Sleazy Detective in Your Very Own, Super-Irritating Noir Film

If you've ever found yourself grinding your molars because the person sitting next to you in a coffee shop was gabbing away on a cellphone about the previous night's bout of food poisoning from a vending machine chili dog, you no doubt wished that you had laser eyes so you could melt that person into a puddle of… » 3/14/13 4:30pm 3/14/13 4:30pm

Genius Purse Will Charge Your Cell Phone Battery

Watching your phone battery disappear as you're out and about running errands is a modern inconvenience, but an inconvenience all the same. You are an important person with places to go and calls to make! You have business to attend to or, at the very least, you would like to text your friend a photo of the guy you… » 9/12/12 2:00pm 9/12/12 2:00pm

Mobile Phones Find Creative New Ways to Maim Distracted Pedestrians

If people don't stop seriously injuring themselves because they're walking in a crowded city with their eyes trained on the latest cat-and-monkey-become-best-friends-and-steal-a-shopping-cart video, then some lawmaker is going to sense that there's an easy way to start generating revenue by having police issue… » 7/31/12 9:45am 7/31/12 9:45am

Tech-Obsessed Jerks Care More About Their Dumb Phones Than Their Wedding Rings

Adults these days! According to a new survey, Americans report that they'd find it more stressful to lose their phone than they would to lose their wedding ring, because one is a symbol of an everlasting commitment and the other is just a chintzy piece of jewelry some priest said magic over. » 6/21/12 2:00pm 6/21/12 2:00pm

Looks Like Siri Has Been a Sociopath All Along

Siri can be used for many purposes — from telling Zooey Deschanel that when water falls from the sky, that's called "rain" to claiming she doesn't know who Samuel L. Jackson is (seriously! Ask her! She'll lie!) But did you know that Siri can also be a malevolent entity worthy of her own series of R. L. Stein books? » 5/23/12 3:05pm 5/23/12 3:05pm

Florida Politician Might Be the Worst Sexter of All Time

Florida House Rep. Richard Steinberg is under federal investigation for his inappropriate, bumbling attempt to woo a married attorney via a series of terribly unsexy — and unsolicited — sexts. How is it that in this day and age, grown-ass adults are still incapable of sending a decent sext? It's not that difficult. » 2/23/12 2:45pm 2/23/12 2:45pm

It Is Your God-Given Right As An American To Text While You Drive

People have been joking for year that women will do whatever Oprah tells us to, but recently this has been thoroughly disproven. Mercifully, sequined Uggs never became America's "favorite thing," we refused en masse to even locate the OWN Network on our cable lineup, and now, despite Oprah's demand that we only text… » 12/09/11 9:50am 12/09/11 9:50am

Woman Receives Non-Erroneous $200K T-Mobile Bill

Celina Aarons has two brothers who are deaf and unable to speak, and she communicates with both of them using primarily text messages. Because one of them is in college full time and don't have a job, she added him to her cellular plan. And because that brother of hers went off to Canada, she should've made sure that… » 10/18/11 2:30pm 10/18/11 2:30pm