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AP Kicks Hyphens to the Curb: 'Email' and 'Cellphone' Now Real Words

As it did last year around this time, the Associated Press is making some tech-term related changes to its style guide. Hence forth 'e-mail' will be 'email,' 'cell phone' will be 'cellphone' and 'smart phone' will be 'smartphone.' Game-changing? No. But it's interesting to see the language evolve. The terms are no longer merely abbreviations for things like electronic mail or cellular telephone --...

The Week in Design: Electrolux's Trashy Vacuums and Designer Phones Done Wrong

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never move from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over their creations, nevertheless. Last wee...

The Week in Design: Tokujin Yoshioka's Inverted Phone and a Gem Box That Doubles as Dinnerware

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never move from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over their creations, nevertheless. The cont...

The Week in Design: Coveting a Pico-Projecting Phone and a Folding Plastic Bike

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never move from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over their creations, nevertheless. This wee...

Rupert Murdoch Tabloid's Celebrity Phone Hack History Uncovered

In 2006, a U.K. investigation revealed that employees at Rupert Murdoch's 'News of the World' tabloid had successfully hacked into the cell phones of three aides to the royal family. A few months later, Scotland Yard discovered that reporter Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire had also gained access to the cell phones and voicemails of several celebrities, government officials an...

Chinese Cell Phone Buyers Now Required to Show ID, Passports

As part of a cracked-out crackdown on mobile privacy, China now requires all of its citizens to register their personal information before buying cell phones. As Reuters reports, the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will now require anyone buying a cell phone to show ID cards, with foreign purchasers having to show their passports. According to the China Daily newspaper, ...

M-Dress by CuteCircuit: The Little Black Dress That's Also a Cell Phone

Who needs a clutch purse to hold a cell phone when you could just slip into the cell phone itself? Design outfit CuteCircuit has recently announced the M-Dress, a crepe silk-looking affair with soft telephony electronics. While most of the electronic womenswear we've seen has tended toward the dramatic (including CuteCircuit's own Galaxy Dress), this cell-phone-cum-sheath brings a sophisticated, ...

Church Crosses Get Updated as Cell Towers, But What Message Does It Send?

Does God like cell phones? For a couple of churches in the U.S., religious iconography has has been updated with high-tech function, and that sends quite a message. Rolling Hills Moravian Church in Longwood, Florida partnered with T-Mobile last month to propose a cross-shaped cell phone tower, although we gather that it's still under debate by the county. Even more recently, St. Gregory's Episcopa...

Ding Dong! The Kin Is Dead!

The shuttering of a gadget can sometimes be saddening (like the poor, ill-fated Gamecube), but, usually, the death knell for a dastardly device is warranted. And, in the case of the poorly thought-out, virtually useless Kin, it couldn't have come any sooner. Engadget reports that, due to sagging sales of the Kin 1 and Kin 2, the Microsoft tween-friendly phone won't be launched in Europe, and the ...

UCSD Unveils Toxin-Sniffing Sensors for Your Cell Phone

Researchers at The University of California at San Diego have developed a tiny silicon chip that can detect the presence and plot the location of dangerous chemicals in the air. Their goal is to embed the chips in cell phones, which could then "map a chemical accident as it unfolds," says Michael Sailor, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the university. Much like the olfactory neuron...

The Ultimate Lamp by Starck and Holzer, Cell Phones Portend the End in Horror Flicks

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Boy, are we stoked about Philippe Starck's latest lamp, recently presented during Milan Design Week. The lamp, manufactured for Flos, is a collaboration with a few of ...

HP to Purchase Palm to Revitalize its Smartphone Future

It's no secret that, despite garnering tons of hype, Palm's Web OS was simply too little and too late in the game to compete with smart phone powerhouses. Maybe it was the super creepy ads. Maybe it was the questionable exclusivity deal it struck with Sprint. Whatever the straw was that broke the proverbial camel's back, Palm has found itself trailing far behind in the mobile OS wars. Rumors had ...

Design Concepts: Gadgets for the Visually Impaired

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never progress from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over them, nevertheless. According to th...

Setup BlackBerry E-mail Using a Web Browser

If you're more comfortable navigating the Net than poking around on the Blackberry, then head online to setup your e-mail accounts for your phone. Before you start you'll need some info about your phone. If you still have the box it came in, look for the PIN and ESN/MEID numbers, which should be located near the UPC code. If you can't find them no worries, you can find them inside the phone'...

Setting Up E-Mail

Configuring your e-mail account can seem daunting, but most BlackBerry models have an easy-to-run setup program, either on the homescreen or in the 'Set Up Wizard.' If you are turning on your phone for the first time, the 'Set Up Wizard' may just automatically run. If not, head to the 'Set Up' icon, which looks like a phone with a gear next to it, and select it. Depending on your personal preferen...