Here is How Your Smartphone Is Truly Aging You (It's Not "Tech Neck")

Another day, another mention of how staring at your smartphone is slowly withering you into an unrecognizable pile of sallow, sagging flesh. But I can assure you that "tech neck" is not the only smartphone-induced culprit of rapid aging. It's not just the phone that's going to send you to an early grave, but what's in… » 3/15/15 3:00pm 3/15/15 3:00pm

Tin robots can't stop buying smartphones in this satirical short film

Big Lazy Robot, the VFX house behind the beautiful short K3loid, is back with a somewhat sillier piece of animation, poking fun at the cycle of smartphone consumerism. » 11/23/13 1:00pm 11/23/13 1:00pm

Turn Your Mobile Into a Scientific Tricorder with These Real-Life Apps

In Star Trek, tricorders are multifunctional devices that do everything from mass spectrometry and genetic analysis to communications. Now there are a host of mobile apps you can turn your phone into a scientific tool not entirely unlike what Data uses to analyze new planets. » 4/26/13 11:59am 4/26/13 11:59am

10 Stories That Prove Cell Phones Are A Harbinger of Evil

I don't need to tell you that cell phones are evil. They play obnoxious ringtones, inspire people to yell loudly into bluetooth headsets on the bus — and they always lose signal when zombies are chasing you. Plus, they sometimes turn everyone into supersoldiers filled with bloodlust. And don't even get me started on… » 2/23/12 11:08am 2/23/12 11:08am

What a Blade Runner's Phone Would Look Like

Richard Clarkson designed this conceptual rotary smartphone as a reminder of what we've lost with the advent of touchscreens. A familiar subject, but the final product really oozes cyberpunk. » 6/19/11 10:45am 6/19/11 10:45am

What it feels like to ride on the back of a rocket into the upper…

A Nexus One smart phone got launched 28,000 feet into the atmosphere, riding on the back of a rocket, and captured the whole ride on video. Yes, it's a little dizzying (rockets spin as they fly) but still awesome. » 7/28/10 12:09pm 7/28/10 12:09pm

iPhone Apps from Science Fiction

Inspired by the fantasies of SF writers, we've made a shortlist of applications that developers need to build for the iPhone right now — and all of them will make your phone more powerful than a light saber. In fact, the whole iPhone-light saber conversion process » 10/06/08 4:20pm 10/06/08 4:20pm is completely retro. In the brave new iPhone future,…