I installed a bunch of JB themes on my iPhone some time ago, and they were pretty awful. Even those were heavily mitigated by certain design constraints, though. » 3/29/11 5:46pm 3/29/11 5:46pm

Giz Explains: Why Time Flies

Time flies when you're having fun. But you're at work, and work sucks. So how is it 5:00 already? » 2/08/11 11:00am 2/08/11 11:00am

The Best Apps for News Junkies

A news addiction is one of the few dependencies that it's actually good to indulge. And to a news junkie, a smartphone is like a wide-bore hypodermic needle. » 1/31/11 11:00am 1/31/11 11:00am

Giz Explains: Why Your Call Dropped

The call just died, and for no apparent reason. You were just walking down the street, for God's sake. So, let's talk about it: What happened? » 1/25/11 1:20pm 1/25/11 1:20pm

The Best Apps for Snow Junkies

Carrying a phone on the slopes isn't just a good way to make sure you don't freeze to death after careening off an unseen ledge. With the right apps, it can be helpful in non-emergency-related ways, too! » 1/24/11 12:00pm 1/24/11 12:00pm

I think the sounds of spilling fluid, tearing flesh, and the slow passage of a slimy fetus from damaged ladyparts (you know, what you'd hear in a "silent" room) would be more disturbing than a bit of groaning and surgeon-speak. » 1/20/11 2:03am 1/20/11 2:03am

The Greatest Scam in Tech

In the tech world, a few questions are usually enough. Does the product work? Is the idea good? How much does it cost? But as Peep Telephony reminds us, there's a fourth, all-important qualification: Is it real? » 1/13/11 1:20pm 1/13/11 1:20pm

I Just Want a Dumb TV

Hey, so remember when building VCRs into TVs seemed like a good idea? And then how it turned out that is wasn't? Yeah, connected TVs are basically just like that. » 1/07/11 9:05pm 1/07/11 9:05pm

Life's like a road that you travel on

With all the product announcements, press conferences, events and exhibits to cover at CES, we almost missed the most important item of the day. Almost. A meme has achieved perfection. [VideoGum via Twitter] » 1/07/11 6:20pm 1/07/11 6:20pm

Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card Can Use Any Phone's 3G Connection to Upload…

Having an Eye-Fi wireless SD card in your camera is useful, but only if there's a wireless network to connect to. Soon, though, anyone with an Eye-Fi X2 will be able to upload photos through their phone's 3G connection. » 1/06/11 11:25pm 1/06/11 11:25pm

ContourGPS Uses Your Smartphone as a Viewfinder

Hey, people with ContourGPS sports cameras: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE WON A PRIZE! That camera you've got strapped to your helmet has been hiding a secret Bluetooth chip, which you'll soon be able to use to stream live video to your smartphone. » 1/06/11 10:48pm 1/06/11 10:48pm

What Is Gorilla Glass?

The allure of Gorilla Glass is no mystery to anyone with a Droid, an iPhone 4, a Galaxy tab or a Dell Adamo. But for everyone else wondering about all the new Gorilla Glass gear at CES, here's the rundown. » 1/05/11 10:31pm 1/05/11 10:31pm

What Is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)?

HEAR THIS: 2011 will be the year of Bluetooth. Or rather the other year of Bluetooth, the first one being, like, 1995. Anyway, here's why you should care about the 'Tooth again: It's called BLE. It's like Bluetooth Light. » 1/05/11 7:12pm 1/05/11 7:12pm