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Verizon's Just the Latest Big Evil Media Conglomerate Waiting to Happen

Verizon’s $4.4 billion bid for AOL isn’t just another whimsical moment in web investment weirdness. It’s serious. The deal creates a huge media-communications giant, just like huge evil media conglomerates before it — and, if you consider the facts, it’s possibly worse.
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How Not to Be Wrong When You're Talking About Smartphone Displays

A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here's how to sound like you know what you're talking… » 1/27/15 1:41pm 1/27/15 1:41pm

Retro-Futurist Cell Phone Made From Rotary Dialer

Industrial designer Jin Le predicts that in five years, people will be sick of ultra-tiny mobile phones and will want to return to the rotary-dial designs of yesteryear. So she cooked up this design, of a cell phone that is nothing but a rotary dial. Yes, you really have to dial numbers — but you can use buttons to… » 1/01/08 7:30am 1/01/08 7:30am