Here's Two More Samsung Phones You Probably Shouldn't (And Can't) Buy

The latest things to dance out of Samsung's hyperactive R&D department are the A5 and A3, a pair of all-metal, super-thin phones aimed at teenagers. However, they're also "optimized for social networking" and feature a "5MP Camera For Unmatched Selfies", which probably mean that they'll be terrible. » 10/30/14 11:13pm Yesterday 11:13pm

Apple: Don't Expect To See Our SIM In iPhones Any Time Soon

If you buy a new iPad from your friendly local Apple store, you might notice that you get an Apple SIM inside, rather than a regular 'ole one from Verizon or T-Mobile or whatever. Sadly, for those of you thinking that heralded the demise of SIM cards as we know them, Apple's VP for iPhone has a message for ya: not so… » 10/28/14 9:15pm Tuesday 9:15pm

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is Already The Leader In Contactless Payments

Apple Pay has only been live for one week, but Apple's already got some welcome news — according to Mr Cook himself, Apple's fledgling payment system has hit the ground running, and already overshadows other NFC payment systems. Score one for Cupertino. » 10/28/14 12:04am Tuesday 12:04am

This Credit-Card-Size Cellphone Would Be the Ultimate Backup

Smartphones are great and wonderful in almost every way, but they're also as needy as a newborn puppy — if you don't feed them on electrons every night, they turn very quickly into useless hunks of glass. That's why I am seriously excited for this credit-card-sized backup phone that you could slip into your wallet… » 10/27/14 11:04pm Monday 11:04pm

Catch Up On The Sci-Fi Culture You're Missing With Blade Runner

I have a confession to make: despite writing stuff about tech on the internet for a couple years now, and despite making poorly-worded references to it in hastily-written ledes, I've never actually watched Blade Runner, which is (as I am informed by my incredulous friends and colleagues) the seminal sci-fi film. » 10/25/14 8:00pm Saturday 8:00pm