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  1. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57526994-94/android-users-outraged-over-motorolas-broken-promise/ Next phone I buy will be an HTC or a Samsung. I will never buy a Motorola phone again. I specifically bought this phone because it was on sale, it had basically the same specs as the samsung galaxy at the time and it was guaranteed to be upgraded to the latest android operating system. I never got that upgraded operating system. Android 2.3 is so outdated, that numerous apps are not even available for it. I cannot even run Google Chrome.. wtf. No Vine, no Time Warner app, etc. Numerous basic features on all phones are not available to me because I bought this phone with the belief that I'd only use the old operating system for another month or so. I remember when my brother's Nexus got upgraded to android 4.1, he was talking about how it was like a brand new phone again.. I was looking forward to this upgrade for so long.. and then my hopes were crushed. Say no to Motorola. Don't even bother buying their crap, because its completely unsupported.
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXyCbrdQEyA This phone will always be listening.. As if people weren't concerned before about the Kinect watching and listening to you.. now your smartphone will listen in on everything as it waits to hear its voice commands. I would only like this feature if I had the option to turn it off. Thats a nice feature.. shake the camera to enable camera and then take a quick pic.. at least until you start jogging.. then your phone will be taking a bunch of pictures of the inside of your pants. http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/Moto-X/moto-x,en_US,pg.html Heres a couple articles about it: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422605,00.asp http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422625,00.asp In my opinion, I would never buy this phone. Mostly because it is a Motorola.. and this is why I would never buy a Motorola: http://www.ancientclan.com/blog/1/entry-368-this-is-why-i-will-never-own-another-motorola-phone/ So what do you guys think? Decent phone? Great new features? Iphone Siri ripoff?
  3. Here is a video of Samsung's flexible screen tech from 2 years ago. Samsung, Sony and LG will all have flexible screens soon. This video was made before LG's flexible battery tech. Because there were no flexible batteries, there had to be a solid piece of the phone. Now the entire thing can be potentially flexible. With how thin the screens can be, it might only be a matter of time before we have tablets that are the size of a standard 12 inch ruler that have screens that can be pulled / rolled out into full size. Source: Dailymail The next interesting part is gesture control. All hands free control using ultrasound. Combine these two techs and we'll have the next gen cell phones, tablets, laptops, TVs of the future. Source: Bitrebels The flexible screen tech got me thinking.. they could make clothing out of those screens. Imagine a camouflage suit made out of this display technology. With the proper use of numerous mini cameras the screens could display your surroundings all over the suit and blend you completely into any location. Also, with screens that thin.. once they make them bigger and higher resolution, future TVs could be sold rolled up. Apply some double sided tape to your wall, unroll the tv and stick the screen in place. And with gesture control, we wouldn't need a camera built into the TV for smart app features.
  4. http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/07/15/201490397/How-Hackers-Tapped-Into-My-Verizon-Cellphone-For-250 I originally heard this story back in July and I figured I'd post a topic about it. Cellphone companies have to ensure that people can use their service in their homes, but many newer homes have great roofing insulation.. so good that it blocks RF signals aka cellphone service as a side effect. So the cellphone companies made a product called a femtocell to give people in blackout areas or low signal areas full cellphone service. My brother had one of these when he was using Sprint. It connected to his high speed internet and he got a much better signal. These femtocells can be bought in electronic stores and online.. The range on these are small.. If someone is going to spy on you, it'll most likely be a neighbor in an apartment building where more people could be affected. Your phone will not show any roaming bars or give you any notification that you are on a femtocell (some might give you a double dial tone but only when making a call, not receiving one).. the phone will look like its on a regular connection and you will never know if someone is reading all your texts or recording your calls. Now think about how easily the police or NSA can listen in..
  5. . Basically as long as you have WIFI turned on, your phone will recognize WIFI networks in the area. Even if you do not connect to any WIFI networks, those networks can see your phone and just like your phone can recognize a network is in the area... But these networks will record your MAC address and can then determine your position in the store, watch where you are going and know everything you are looking at as long as you are within range of it. Turn your WIFI off when you are not using it. Source: Lifehacker
  6. http://lifehacker.com/how-retail-stores-track-you-using-your-smartphone-and-827512308 Basically as long as you have WIFI turned on, your phone will recognize WIFI networks in the area. Even if you do not connect to any WIFI networks, those networks can see your phone and just like your phone can recognize a network is in the area... But these networks will record your MAC address and can then determine your position in the store, watch where you are going and know everything you are looking at as long as you are within range of it. Turn your WIFI off when you are not using it. This post has been promoted to an article
  7. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-apple-siri-queries-20130419,0,7117017.story So if they remove identifiers to no longer associate an individual with the questions asked to Siri.. then what about the content of the questions or information shared with Siri? All those peoples names, addresses, etc. are all saved on Apple's systems? "Call so and so", "Give me directions to this persons address", etc., etc. All that info is saved.. wtf.
  8. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2012/10/15/sprint-sells-percent-company-japanese-firm/Tjcsgx6Ko3UgWadvryvYtM/story.html http://gigaom.com/2012/10/18/sprint-gains-control-over-clearwire-with-stock-buy/ Maybe now Sprint will finally improve its network. It pisses me off to no end that sprint is completely useless inside most buildings and offices. I have no reception in my work building with sprint, but verizon customers can stream netflix. wtf. Both of those articles were from October of 2012.. so just when you think Sprint has a possibly bright future, you hear about a major failure like this: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/16/169490562/wayne-dobson-doesnt-have-your-lost-cellphone "Wayne Dobson Doesn't Have Your Lost Cellphone" The guy has so many ppl showing up at his house looking for their phone that he had to put a sign up in his yard. How the hell could Sprint have let this issue persist for 2 years!? I wonder if that guy has sued for some kind of compensation yet.
  9. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100831091&ft=1&f=1003 Click the link to hear about town hall meetings being done over the phone. Its actually a pretty interesting way to get more local residents to participate in open public events.