Tag Archives: Gizmodo

Lunar Aims to Offer Budget Phone Service, Premium User Experience

Most of us can’t imagine going back to a time without smartphones. Having an Internet-enabled phone on one’s person makes life easier, and many of us would feel a bit naked without one. Paying for them, however, is another matter. The prices keep going up as the phones get more sophisticated, and with myriad fees […]

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Bio Roundup: CBO’s Praise, Celgene’s Shock, Trump’s Opioid Plan & More

The White House and the FDA turned the spotlight on the nation’s opioid crisis. Blockbuster drugs from Alexion and Tesaro gained expanded approvals, but bad earnings news from Celgene and Biogen brought stocks down. Academics in the U.S. and China made progress with the gene editing technology CRISPR. And as the week’s biggest biotech deal […]

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15 Places to Turn for Technology News That Really Matters

Nobody on their deathbed says they wish they’d spent more time reading tech blogs. Don’t get me wrong: It’s great that consumers and entrepreneurs have so many places today to get news about the world of Internet startups, mobile devices, software, and venture investing. Back in 1998-2001, the last time things were this crazy in […]

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Saint Steve? Not Exactly. Apple and the Power of the Dark Side

Today’s column was co-written by myself and Curt Woodward, Xconomy’s Seattle-based senior editor. There’s a great term of art in the history profession: hagiography. It’s from the Greek for “holy writing,” and at one time it pertained mostly to biographies of saints. Well, there’s a whole lot of beatification going on this week as the […]

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Microsoft Drops Kin Phone

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has decided to stop producing the Kin phone just six weeks after its release, according to a report by Gizmodo Wednesday citing testimony from “sources close to Microsoft.” In Microsoft’s official statement the company said it will instead be focusing exclusively on the Windows Phone 7, and “will not be shipping KIN […]

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Microsoft’s Kin Phones Resurrect the Lifelogging Debate

This week gadget reviewers got their first hands-on look at Microsoft’s much-discussed Kin One and Kin Two phones, which are designed from the ground up to support young hipsters’ social media and content sharing habits. So far, the pundits are raving about the phones’ novel operating system and the cloud-based “Studio” feature, a flashy private […]

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