Doug Aamoth

Aamoth handles tech-related news, reviews, how-to's and videos as an editor at TIME. He lives in Boston and has spent around 20 years in the tech industry.

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First Look: Motorola Droid X

Behold the Motorola Droid X. Announced yesterday and coming to Verizon on July 15th for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract, Motorola’s latest Android phone takes dead aim at a certain fruit-related smartphone available on AT&T’s network.

I’ve been delicately manhandling the Droid X for the past couple hours, …

Checking in on the Next Generation of Inventors

The Lemelson-MIT Program was established in 1994 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The program “recognizes outstanding inventors, encourages sustainable new solutions to real-world problems, and enables and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.” Several grants are given out every year, …

FarmVille Sprouts Up on iPhone

Get it? “Sprouts?” Because it’s a farming game? Ha! *Sigh*

The apparently highly addictive FarmVille is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. For free! And, yes, you can post updates to Facebook directly from the game. “Kathy has planted corn. Kathy rescued a baby duck. Kathy bought a tractor.” Man, Kathy spends a lot of time …

Prepaid MiFi Device Coming From Virgin Mobile on Monday

Virgin Mobile will give semi-frequent travelers even less reason to get locked into a two year wireless data contract on Monday when its prepaid MiFi device hits shelves in Best Buy and Radio Shack stores.

The MiFi is a battery powered pocket router that pulls in a 3G data signal over Sprint’s network, which Virgin Mobile leases, and …

Gateway ID Series: Larger Screens, Lighter Weight

Gateway’s ID series notebooks attempt to walk the delicate tightrope straddling decent screen sizes and thin-and-light design aesthetics. The 14-inch ID49 line sports an LED backlit screen with a 1366×768 resolution, 4GB of RAM, Intel Core i3/i5 processors, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a thickness of under an inch while tipping the scales …

Risk: Factions Launches on Xbox Live Arcade

Everybody’s favorite war strategy board game is now available on Xbox Live Arcade for $10. This isn’t just your ordinary Risk, though. Risk: Factions lets you command one of five “fanatical” factions. Choose from cats, robots, zombies, yetis, or humans and try your hand in single-player mode and then take it online or over a local …

iPhone 4 Review Roundup

Reviews for Apple’s newest moneymaker are starting to trickle in. We’ll have our own review in due time but here’s a look at some early iPhone 4 critiques while you wait.

New York Times:

“Now, the iPhone is no longer the undisputed king of app phones. In particular, the technically inclined may find greater flexibility and choice

Apple Shares Your Location With ‘Partners and Licensees’

If you’ve opened up the App Store on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad recently, you were likely prompted to accept Apple’s new terms and conditions policy before being able to download anything. It happened to me yesterday and, acting like a true consumer, I accepted the policy without reading all 45+ pages of it on my phone’s tiny …

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