Author Archives: Robert Evans


Android 2.3.3 Adds NFC Capabilities to Developers

Android 2.3.3 Adds NFC Capabilities to Developers

The world takes another baby step towards NFC ubiquity today, with the announcement of new NFC capabilities for Android developers with the 2.3.3 update. Devs will now have access to a "comprehensive" NFC reader/writer API that will allow their apps to read/write to "almost any" tag in existence.

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T-Mobile: All Smartphones Free February 11 & 12

T-Mobile: All Smartphones Free February 11 & 12

T-Mo has just announced one of the crazier deals in their long, storied history of crazy deals. As a Valentines Day celebration, the carrier will offer all of their smartphones for free. This deal will only be good on Feb 11 and 12. Customers will be able to take advantage of the craziness both online and in retail outlets.

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Groupon Super Bowl Ad Makes Fun of Tibet & Whales, Provokes Ridiculous Controversy

Groupon Super Bowl Ad Makes Fun of Tibet & Whales, Provokes Ridiculous Controversy

The group coupon buying site Groupon may have damaged its image forever, thanks to a series of Super Bowl ads that were...actually pretty funny. The first one leads in with Timothy Hutton doing a charity commercial-style introduction about the horrors of Chinese-dominated Tibet...and then abruptly bragging about a groupon deal for dirt cheap Tibetan food. The follow-up ad was a plea from Cuba Gooding Junior to protect the whales...that is almost immediately abandoned because whale-watching is "more fun".

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Police Find $10 Million in Fake iPhones, Other Gadgets

Police Find $10 Million in Fake iPhones, Other Gadgets

High-tech forgery is the criminal growth industry of the future. As cash money becomes less common and more difficult to imitate, the shady smugglers of our connected future deal in counterfeit devices. Port coppers in Los Angeles recently busted a faux-gadget operation that was responsible for an estimated $7 million in profits. The gadgets seized may have valued as much as $10 million.

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