Reviews & Features

The Smartphones and Tablets of CTIA 2011 You Should Know About

With the smartphone and tablet markets booming, 2011 is a great time to have a wireless industry trade show. Press releases from CTIA 2011 flowed as soon as the week began, with device makers and wireless carriers flexing their muscles and hyping up their latest gadgets. Here’s a quick look at the biggest smartphones and tablets to debut …

‘Crysis 2’ Review: You’ll Take Manhattan

Crysis 2
Publisher: EA
Developer: Crytek
Systems it’s available on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
ESRB rating: Mature
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

The original Crysis set an altogether new level of expectation as to how detailed and graphically impressive a video game could look like. “Can it play Crysis?” became shorthand for how robust a …

8 Ways the Japan Crisis Impacts Consumer Tech

Typically, “supply chain” is a phrase that only business executives get excited about. Yet in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis, the world is starting to discover just how important those chains of supplies are. Sever or stress a single link, and the chain comes apart — affecting not only what’s …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Nine Essential iPhone Apps For Beer Lovers

According to lore, St. Patrick brought Catholicism to the Irish by using a three-leafed shamrock to help illustrate the meaning behind the church’s Divine Trinity.

Fast forward 1500+ years later, and we celebrate St. Patrick’s most festive of holidays using a slightly different three-pronged methodology: lots of green, maybe a parade …

Earthquake Preparedness Apps to Help You In Case of an Emergency

While you can’t prevent natural disasters like earthquakes, you can prepare for them so you know what to do when one hits.

Your phone can become a tool to help you survive a dangerous situation. Here are some suggestions of which apps to download so you can be prepared when disaster strikes. While it’s still scary to be put in that …

On the Fence? Talk Yourself into an iPad 2 in Five Easy Steps

Today is iPad 2 launch day. Some of you will rush out and buy it, some of you would rather eat a pinecone, and the rest of you may fall somewhere in the middle. Perhaps you already have an iPad, perhaps you’re holding out for a better tablet, or perhaps you just need a little reassurance that the $500+ you’re about to lay out will be …

How to Opt Out of Everything Online

Joel Stein’s cover piece for TIME this week is about online data mining—how marketing companies know so much about you just by simply tracking your web surfing habits. It’s an interesting and/or terrifying read, depending upon your disposition. Whatever the case, there are several quick and easy steps you can take to prevent your …

Nine Biggest Successes to Emerge from an Incubator

Most startups fail. But every once in a while, the stars align and a cool-sounding idea actually works. Incubators try to improve those odds by giving entrepreneurs all the early-stage advice and financing they need. We’ve scoured the web to find nine internet startups with humble beginnings at tech incubators that are still thriving …

‘Dragon Age 2’ Review: Heavyweight Champion

Dragon Age 2
Publisher: EA
Developer: BioWare
Systems it’s available on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
ESRB rating: Mature
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

It’s time to reveal one of the failings of my geek CV: Fantasy leaves me cold, at least the sort of high fantasy descended from Tolkien. Maybe it was the high school English teacher who …

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