There are slews of apps and websites to help you make the most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two mondo-consumerist U.S. holidays. But Pinterest, the out-of-nowhere social network that became wildly popular this year, may offer some of the freshest approaches to online gift-giving this season. Share/Save
A hotel in Thailand offers five-star treatment controlled by a mobile phone handset. So called “hi-tech” hotels might offer automated mood settings or gadgets that play interactive city guides. But rarely do these flashy extras come together in a neat single concept that also saves you money. Share/Save
A gang of thieves Monday night made off with 3,600 Pad minis that had just arrived at JFK Airport from China. A pair of brazen crooks punched another hole in the lax JFK security when they stole a trove of new Apple iPad minis — worth $1.5 million — from the same cargo building that [...]
Technology would broadcast a signal to automatically shut down smartphone features, or even the entire phone Apple claims it would most likely be used to prevent copyright theft or to guarantee privacy in sensitive areas Civil liberties campaigners fear it could be misused by the authorities to silence ‘awkward citizens’ Share/Save
Move over Japan. Move over Silicon Valley. Africans are making a bid to turn the continent into the new home of mobile gaming. Share/Save
These are things you literally could not do before. Please stop: Share/Save
Take a look around today at people in line at Starbucks, on the train platform or waiting for their bags at the airport. Odds are, a huge chunk of them are staring down into a glowing mobile device Share/Save
After Uber released a mobile app that aims to help passengers and drivers locate one another, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission quickly told taxi drivers to Share/Save
Workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems.
If you’ve ever been watching a movie or attending a concert and someone’s ringtone interrupts the proceedings, you’ll appreciate this video that’s recently gone viral on YouTube.