Tag Archive: People


Your carrier is still selling your location data to the wrong people

Nothing you can do can prevent your carrier from selling your live location data for the right price. And that price is a lot cheaper than you might think.

Your location is worth about $ 300, according to an in-depth study by Motherboard.

The website followed a tip and after a convoluted series of events and $ 300 changing hands, it was able to correctly pinpoint a phone’s location without asking for any consent, because carriers are  [Read More…]

Marshall’s Woburn II just might be a bit too much speaker for some people

Best answer: The Marshall Woburn II is a quality speaker but can be considered overkill for most people. If you just want sound in your home, the company’s Stanmore II Voice is the better buy.

Amazon: Marshall Stanmore II w/ Alexa ($ 350) Amazon: Marshall Woburn II ($ 500) The Woburn is just too much

If a quality speaker that can receive audio over Bluetooth is what you’re after, the Marshall Woburn II does that fantastically. Packed  [Read More…]

The people we love: Mobile Nations 2018 Community Awards Winners!

Kicking off a new year is always a great time to reflect on the previous year. While on the blogs we tend to look at the best devices, the greatest apps, and things of that nature, there is another section of our sites that deserves attention and appreciation as well — the forums and the volunteers and members that make our communities so amazing.

We take great pride in our community and know that without the people who  [Read More…]

Marriott data breach exposed personal information for 500 million people

Names, email addresses, card info, and more was exposed for millions of people.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the recent Marriott data breach. It’s a story that’s been making the rounds like a crazy, as it should seeing as how it’s one of the worst corporate data breaches to ever happen.

Whether you’re a concerned Marriott customer or just want to stay informed about what’s going on, here’s everything you need to know.

What happened

On  [Read More…]

Scaring people is a treat with these smart home tricks

Halloween may seem like an old-school holiday, filled with bedroom sheet ghosts and dollar-store candy corn and fog machines that smell weird and never seem to work right, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Halloween is a holiday where the bleeding edge of smart home tech proves that you don’t need buckets of fake syrupy blood to scare your guests socks off. Whether you’re looking to scare trick-or-treaters away and keep all that candy to yourself or looking  [Read More…]

Is the Galaxy Note 9 too big for most people?

You can learn to live happily with a giant phone, but it’s still not for everyone.

Few phones fill out a spec sheet quite like a Note. Samsung’s wildly popular Galaxy Note lineup has always been about packing in all the latest and most powerful specs, and the Galaxy Note 9 is no exception. It comes packing a Snapdragon 845, 6 or 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage — not to mention water resistance,  [Read More…]

Totallee Google Pixel 2 Case Review: The perfect case for people that hate cases

Totallee’s slim Pixel 2 case is totally worth your money.

I hate cases. I know they’re important to use and often do a great job at protecting your phone, but I can’t stand the added bulk or weight they usually add. As such, when I came across the Totallee case on Amazon, I knew I had to get my hands on it ASAP.

Totallee designed a case that offers basic protection from small drops and bumps without  [Read More…]

People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

Are you a numb thumber?

Smartphones have become a regular part of our daily lives. We use them to text, tweet, and stream videos, and all of this requires the use of our fingers — more often than not, specifically our thumbs.

Nellie Bowles at The New York Times recently published an article called “Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons.” In it, Bowles talks about how, as she’s continued to use  [Read More…]

Around 200 million people had their real-time location exposed by LocationSmart

A bug allowed you to track someone’s location without obtaining their consent.

Earlier this week, it was reported that a company called LocationSmart partners with U.S. carriers to sell people’s real-time location to all sorts of third parties. This news came as a rather unpleasant surprise on its own, but it’s now been discovered that a bug on LocationSmart’s website exposed the real-time location for around 200 million individuals.

According to ZDNet, LocationSmart used to feature a  [Read More…]

LynQ is a smart compass that lets you find people when cell phones fail

Never get separated from your group again. With LynQ you don’t need cell phone reception to find your friends or family members, as this smart compass works independent of that.

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