The folks at the wonderfully named Pwnie Express have launched their latest product, the Pwn Phone 2014, a penetration testing handset that'll run you $1,295 USD. This is an update to the original keyboard-toting Pwn Phone, and with it comes a variety of updated features.
A smartphone in the pocket is a tool in many ways, covering bases in academics, entertainment, science, and more. At the core, a smartphone is a means of communication: voice calls and text-based communication, both of which represent a very small percentage of what the average smartphone can do. Despite continuous increases in technology, many continue to use their smartphone in the same manner, upgrade after upgrade, and the end result is always the same: a device that is going to waste to some degree, at least in relation to its potential. How does one waste their smartphone?
There are two types of drivers: those who use their cell phones while behind the wheel, and those who stare squint-eyed at them from a distance while experiencing various levels of distaste. Jason R Humphreys apparently fell into the latter group. On a daily basis for two years, Humphreys of Florida would fire up a cell phone jammer while commuting to and from work, neutralizing the phones of other nearby drivers and thereby ensuring that, temptation or not, nary a text message or phone call would be made while on the go.
3D Systems, the company tasked with printing the component modules for Google's upcoming $50 Project Ara smartphone, has updated the public on its production efforts. Among talk of the production platform in the works, the company says it is working towards the development of conductive inks that will be used when printing out functional modules.
The iPhone 6, subject of rumor and speculation, is said to have yet again appeared in images, this time in a batch that surfaced on the Chinese website Baidu. The images show a device said to be the larger, rounder iPhone 6, featuring a body without markings and a screen larger than the current Apple handset.
Blu's newest smartphone, the Life Pure XL, will launch tomorrow, bringing with it a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and the promise of being "one of the most powerful" smartphones presently on the market. This is a continuation of the maker's Life Pure series, and will be followed up with a second wider launch later this month.