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Phones and Mobile Devices

Two Inventions Get FTC Prize To STOP Robocalls!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may not receive many robocalls, but it gets more than 200,000 complaints about the buggers every month. It finally decided last fall to issue a challenge to the public to see who could come up with a way to stop the marketing calls before they reach your ringer.  The Robocall Challenge winners, announced April 2, 2013, were not the most inventive invectives, but the most likely-to-be-effective technologies invented separately by software developer Aaron Foss and computer engineer Serdar Danis.

Most Inventors Are Iterators

First world problems are things that may help our lives by making tasks slightly annoying, but which do nothing to help worldwide problems. A recent opinion piece compares inventors to iterators.

iEqualizer iPhone 5 Hard Case Puts A New Shine On Your Apple

Hear the beat, see the beat, BE the beat! The “iEqualizer” is a battery-powered hard case for the iPhone 5 that displays a luminescent rainbow-colored bar graph cued by the music you're listening to.

Top 10 Best Photo Apps For Your Android Device

Take a look at ten of the best applications available for your Android phone or tablet. Here you'll find image editors, organizers and other excelent tools for the mobile photographer.  

App Goes Viral For The Wrong Reason

When an iPhone app creator discovered it went viral in Brazil, he was shocked to find out that it was for a very peculiar reason. As it turns out, the name of the app had everything it took for it to become famous.

Get Cranky To Charge Up Your Cell Phone

With the season of outdoor back-to-nature adventures and severe weather on the way you want to keep your cell phone handy. Though it won't be very handy if the battery runs out and there is no electrical power for miles. To make sure that you will always have power for your smartphone you can keep the Emergency Hand Crank Cell Phone Charger on hand.

Newman K1 Smartphone With Quad-Core CPU & 5-inch Screen To Be Priced Under $160

The new K1 smartphone from China's Newman offers users a wealth of advanced features including a 1.2Ghz quad-core MediaTek MTK6589 chipset, a 5-inch 720p display and front & rear cameras, all for under 1,000 yuan or $160.

Samsung Announces Galaxy S4

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 today, an upgraded model to its very popular S3 from last year. There are better specs, new software offerings, but a fairly similar looking handset case. The S4 will be out this coming April.

Finally! Hot Dogs So Comfortable You Can Stick Them In Your Ears

Have you always wanted to put hot dogs in your ears but couldn't find a good reason to do it? Or any reason to do it? Look no further. The reason to put hot dogs in your ears has arrived and is here now. Right now!

Bubble Wrap Case for iPhone 5 Puts Snap, Crackle & Pop In Your Pocket

Old & busted: Rice Krispies going “snap crackle & pop” in your cereal bowl. New hotness: An iPhone 5 going “snap crackle & pop” in your pocket! Yes indeed, the Bubble Wrap Case for iPhone 5 provides owners with the inexplicable joy of popping bubble wrap anytime, anywhere, repeatedly since the case's “bubbles” never actually burst.

Spice Up Your Safety - iPhone Pepper Spray Case

Keep your phones close, and your enemies farther. Style, security, and subtlety come together in the Pepper Spray Phone Case by Spraytect.

Are You And Your iPad In The Toilet?

With the Pedestal Stand for iPad with toilet roll holder from CTA Digital, now less than ever does business need to be interrupted. Not even when you're doing your business.

The World's Fastest Smart Phone?

The Ascend P2, made by a phone manufacturer in China known as Huawei, is being claimed to be the fastest cell phone in the world right now. While the claims may be accurate there is one catch about having all of that speed in your hands, and a serious security concern about using the device in the United States.

Keep Your iPhone 5 Safe, Secure & In View With JTT's Bunjee Strap

Apple's iPhone 5 is small, sleek and portable so it's no wonder they're constantly getting lost, scratched and dented... and we won't even start on those annoying butt dials. Thankfully, Japan's JTT Online Shop has a solution: the Bunjee Strap for iPhone 5.

App-happy Or App-athetic eBook Readers: Kindle vs Nook vs iPad vs Sony EReader?

Following the eBook reader market since 2009, while the competition amongst brands remains steep, there are advances in app support that might determine which device you gravitate towards in the future. One of the advantages of having your reading library 'in the cloud' is the accessibility of your books on multiple devices. However some of the top name products offer better cross-platform than others. So if you're a consumer who's looking for flexibility with multi-device app support, you should be aware of the break-down for each major eBook platform.

No More Falling For Your iPad – Griffin's Got Your Back (And Front) Covered

Sometimes a handsome leather case isn’t enough to protect your iPad. Sometimes you need to go to the extreme, and that’s where the Griffin Survivor Military-Duty Case comes in.

Is The Transparent Smartphone Coming?

Is the transparent smartphone coming? One company would like us to think so, but others are sceptical.

Droid DNA May Not Restructure Your Genetics, But It Might Change The Way You Look At VIDEOS

When it comes to viewing video on your phone, quality’s not always the biggest concern, but the Droid DNA puts the screen front and center – with full HD capabilities.

Old School Covers, New School Tech - Out of Print eBook Jackets

For all the book lovers out there still feeling guilty about cheating on your libraries of paper and ink with an E-Reader, pay your respects to the Old School with the Out of Print eBook Jackets.

InTouch's Tablet Robot Gains Final FDA Approval

The RP-VITA gained its final approval for remote guidance, making it a valuable tool for facilities with virtual physicians on the go.