The Never-Ending Death of Smart Home Gadgets

I got my smart TV in early November 2016. It was a 50-inch Samsung – the largest size I could convince my then skeptical roommate to shell out for. We scored a modest deal. At roughly £500 split between two poor millennials, it wasn’t too bad. (Though, in retrospect, I should have waited until Black Friday.) It was, and I mean this in the most generous of terms, okay. The picture quality was fine. The apps all worked. Screencasting was sometimes choppy but altogether fine. And then last year, I moved. Read More >>

Apple: We Would Never!

Following news that the US Department of Justice has allegedly opened an investigation into Apple’s practice of throttling iPhones with ageing batteries, the company is speaking out. Read More >>

People Trash Their Phones When an Upgrade is Close

A study in the Journal of Marketing Research found that right around upgrade time, people tend to be more reckless with their phones. Researchers Josh Ackerman, Silvia Bellezza, and Francesca Gina investigated why people’s preservation skills slide into Airplane Mode as soon as a new model phone comes out. Read More >>