Best Buy Stores Will Soon Have “Samsung Experience Shops” Inside

Samsung will be bringing these ‘Samsung Experience Shops’ to 1,400 Best Buy stores around the U.S. this summer. READ: ‘Samsung Confirms 1,400 Samsung Experience Shops Coming to Best Buy Locations by Summer‘ —– You should follow Mike on Twitter for more great tech insights and good conversation. Be sure to say hello! You can also keep [...]


This Company Wants To Change Mobile Wi-Fi By Making It Pay As You Go

If you’ve ever used mobile WiFi through a major wireless service provider like Verizon, AT&T, Spring, or T-Mobile, you know it’s not always the most cost-effective experience. The problem with mobile data from a legacy wireless provider isn’t so much bad service, since the advent of 4G, connection speeds are generally quite good, rather, the [...]


T-Mobile’s New, Simpler Plans Are “Something Better” [VIDEO]

I’ve been bringing you updates on all the changes happening at T-Mobile this week – from the availability of the iPhone 5 to their new 4G LTE network. Now, just one more thing to complete the big picture: new rate plans. These officially rolled out on Sunday, and you may have seen the chart I [...]


Check Out This 11-Page Best Buy Ad From 1996 [Warning: Huge Computers, Phones, And TVs]

If you feel like taking a walk down memory lane, check out this Best Buy ad from September 1996; almost 17 years ago. I particularly laughed about the “7.9 oz Cellular Phone” and the “16 MB Memory Upgrade” for desktop computers for $129. Tweet your favorites to me: @mbchp. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter [...]


5G Wireless At 10Gbps Successfully Tested In Japan (About 1,000x Faster Than The Internet You’re Using)

No, that’s not a surveillance van picture above. That’s a fully equipped cell phone tower on wheels. It just happens to be in Japan, and operated on a network most Americans have never heard of. The company, NTT DoCoMo, used this rig to successfully test 5G wireless data, at speeds of ten gigabits per second (10Gbps). Just [...]


Pandora Will Limit Users To 40 Hours of Free Streaming Per Month

Pandora announced in a blog post yesterday that it will begin limiting mobile users to 40 hours of free usage per month. If you have Pandora One, you’ll still have unlimited access and no advertisements. Also, listening to Pandora from your computer will not be affected by the limit. In the post, Pandora founder Tim [...]


Not Just for Smartphones Anymore: Instagram Comes To The Web

For the first time since it launched in October 2010, Instagram now gives you the ability to browse your feed, and like and comment on your friends’ photos right from the web, no smartphone required. Just login at This new enhancement comes just three months after Instagram rolled out Web Profiles, where you could [...]


This Is Why Unlocking Your Phone Could Cost You $2,500

Remember the Digital Millenium Copyright Act from back in 2010? It’s reared its ugly head again now that a certain part of it has gone into full effect. We thought this might pertain to many of you, our tech loving readers. I’ll save you the legal mumbo jumbo and hundreds of pages of briefs (you [...]


When it comes to smartphones, how big is too big? [Poll]

Remember when mobile phones were huge? So big, you had to carry them in a bag? Their battery lasted all of 30 minutes worth of talk-time and they had cumbersome retractible antenas? And then they started getting smaller. Then the external antenas went away, to be replaced internally. They shrank so small, the buttons were [...]


There’s The White iPhone, The Black iPhone, And Now, For $40 Extra, You Can Have The Translucent iPhone

We’ve seen an iPhone 5 plated in gold, we’ve seen them with diamonds, and of course, there are enough different cases out there (including ours from iFrogz) to make your head spin. What we hadn’t seen yet was a transparent, completely see-through replacement back piece for iPhone 5. This isn’t a case, a sleeve, a [...]

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