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Entries by Jason Gilbert from 10/2012

iPhone 5 Data: Apple, Verizon Issue Fix For Bug Causing Huge Data Overages

Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology

Apple might not be done apologizing just yet. Just days after issuing a mea culpa for the lackluster quality of its Maps application for iOS 6, Ap...

Blossom One Limited: Former Apple/NASA Engineers Create $11,000 Coffee Machine

Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology

Apple design and NASA engineering have finally come together to make the Blossom One -- but it's not a sexy-looking space shuttle that's really easy t...

Twitter Necklace: The 'Data Necklace' Visualizes Your Tweets As Jewelry

Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Darling, what goes better with these shoes: @DRUNKHULK or @Horse_ebooks? Now for sale on crowd-funding site Indiegogo: The "data necklace," a visua...

iPad Mini Coming? Apple Suppliers Begin Production Of Smaller Tablet, According To WSJ

Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

For Apple fans, it looks like it's time to get (mini) excited. Apple's suppliers have started final production on the so-called "iPad Mini" for an...

How To Throw A Party Staffed Entirely By Robots

Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

If you're planning a big party in the near future -- a wedding reception, perhaps, or a Bar Mitzvah, or an inauguration gala -- you're probably spendi...

iPhone 5 vs. Lumia 920: Nokia Bashes Apple's Lack Of Color And Identity In New Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2012 | Technology

Turns out politicians aren't the only ones putting out attack ads this time of year. Days after Samsung debuted its latest fanboy-mocking advertis...

The iPad Mini, Windows 8 And Other Reasons Why Now Is A Bad Time To Buy A 7-Inch Tablet

Posted 10.04.2012 | Technology

If you've been shopping for a handheld 7-inch tablet -- you know the kind: smaller than an iPad, bigger than an iPhone, about the size of a paperback ...

Samsung Patents A 'Life Diary,' Would Automatically Keep A Journal Of Your Day For You

Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

Dear diary, Today I talked to my mom for 1 minute and 53 seconds and played Angry Birds for four hours. Here's a filtered picture of an omelette I ...

iPad Mini Event Invitations, Video, And Photos: This Week In Apple Rumors

Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably-sou...

'Jealous Siri': Comedy Video Pits The iPhone Assistant Against Its Backsliding Owner [VIDEO]

Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology

Hell hath no fury like a vengeful digital personal assistant application. A new parody video from YouTube sketch comedy outfit MATTHIAS imagines w...

iPhone 5 Battery Life: 11 Tips To Get More Juice Out Of Your iPhone

Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology

Are you or a loved one suffering from lackluster iPhone 5 battery life? Well, great news: You're not alone, and plenty of help for you and your ph...

Microsoft Digits: Experimental Tech Can Model The Movements Of Your Hand, Down To The Finger [VIDEO]

Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology

The next great game for the Xbox 360? "Rock, Paper, Scissors." Microsoft's experimental Research lab is out with its latest futuristic prototype: T...

Txtr Beagle: The Cheapest E-Reader On The Planet?

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

At $69, we thought the new Kindle eReader was cheap. How wrong we were. A German electronics company called Txtr has unveiled the Beagle, what...

New eBay Design: Auction Site's Fresh Look Comes With A News Feed, Borrows From Pinterest

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

Say "hey" to the new eBay. About a month after debuting an update to its iconic logo, eBay on Wednesday morning revealed a completely redesigned w...

Twitter's Verified Accounts With The Lowest Number Of Followers: Congratulations, @SevenFootWave

Posted 10.11.2012 | Technology

You might think that "Verified" Twitter accounts are for highly-followed accounts only. The white check mark in the blue cloud -- which signifies that...

iPhone Privacy: How To Stop Apple And Advertisers From Tracking You On iOS 6

Posted 10.12.2012 | Technology

Your iPhone, I'm sad to say, is not like Las Vegas: What happens there often does not stay there. Much of your iPhone activity -- including your w...

iPad Mini Event And Mockups, New Retina MacBook In Tow: This Week In Apple Rumors

Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably-sou...

Xbox Music vs. Spotify, iTunes, Etc.: Does Microsoft Have The Firepower And Features To Unseat The Kings?

Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

Microsoft on Monday morning officially unveiled a promising new music service for PCs, tablets, laptops and the Xbox gaming console called Xbox Music....

Boxee TV, New Media Player, Combines Live TV, Unlimited DVR And Apps In Latest Shot At Cable

Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

Boxee, the streaming media company with the funnest name this side of Roku, has unveiled its latest Internet-connected player: It's called the Boxee T...

Microsoft Surface Price Perhaps Revealed By Website Leak (UPDATE: OFFICIAL)

Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

UPDATE: It's official! Microsoft has put out a press release with the prices for the upcoming surface tablet. It is indeed $499 for a 32GB model, $599...

iPad Mini Event: Apple Sends Out Invitations For October 23rd, Smaller iPad Likely On The Schedule

Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

Our mini-wait appears to be over. Just a month after unveiling the iPhone 5 at an event in San Francisco, Apple on Tuesday afternoon has sent out ...

iPhone Damage: SquareTrade Lists The Rooms Where You're Most Likely To Destroy Your Phone

Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

It was the butterfingers, with the bathtub, in the restroom! Where in the home are iPhone owners most likely to destroy, damage, maim, or crack the...

Old Apple Ad Shows Macintosh Vs. Windows 95 In Hilariously Bland Video [WATCH]

Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

Remember those "I'm A Mac, and I'm a PC" television commercials from the mid-2000s, with the actors Justin Long representing the hip, knowledgeable Ma...

Where To Buy The Cheapest eBooks: Amazon vs. iBooks vs. Google Play vs. Barnes & Noble

Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

When shopping for eBooks for your reader, tablet, or laptop, you have what can seem like an intimidating number of options. Google Play, Amazon, Barne...

Wanderous: A Map App For iPhone That Gets You Lost (On Purpose)

Posted 10.18.2012 | Technology

Have you ever gotten in your car to go to a meeting, date, or appointment, only to realize that if you left right then, you'd arrive at your destinati...