Sure Why Not

‘Game of Phones’ Is Trying to Turn iPhone Addiction Into a Group Activity

"Show your yuppiest app." (Screengrab: Kickstarter)

Usually it’s impossible to communicate with your friends when they’re staring at their iPhone screens all night.

Game of Phones, a new crowdfunded card game, is trying to turn iPhone addiction into something friends can bond over. The game, which purposely incorporates smartphones, mixes Cards Against Humanity and scavenger hunts to work technology into the social dialogue. Read More

Kim Jong Ummm

North Korea’s ‘National’ Smartphone Is Really Just a Chinese Knockoff

And on the fifth day, Kim Jong Un created the selfie. (Getty)

Remember last summer, when Kim Jong Un visited a factory to give the new “North Korean” Arirang smartphone his blessing? Well, much like EVERYTHING in North Korea, this was probably a big fat lie.

When we first reported the news, we — along with just about everyone else — suspected the smartphones were actually being manufactured in China, and then shipped to North Korea, despite Kim Jong Un’s assertions that the phones were homegrown and reflective of “patriotic enthusiasm.” Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

Who Would Buy an Ashton Kutcher Themed Lenovo Phone?

This is the profile picture on Mr. Kutcher's Facebook page. Pretty sure he's not using a Lenovo phone. (Facebook)

As part of his fervent, ongoing mission to prove he’s the tech-iest tech person in all the land, Ashton Kutcher will be designing a line of special edition phones for Lenovo.

In case you haven’t been keeping up with Mr. Kutcher’s burgeoning career, the Butterfly Effect actor technological innovator joined Lenovo as a “product engineer” in late 2013, with the goal of making the company’s products “as consumer friendly as possible.” Part of the role evidently has involved designing this new line of phones, which Recode reports will be released later this year.  Read More

millennial problems

Science Says Millennials Don’t Give a Crap About Lame Office Cell Phone Rules

She's pulling in a mill as we speak. (Photo via Getty)

Millennials may be rubbish at moving out of our parents’ houses, saving for retirement and talking about things that aren’t ourselves, but we’re good at one thing: staring at our smartphones. And by God, you can’t take that away from us.

Case in point, a new poll from computer security company Fortinet proves that white-collar workers ages 21 to 32 don’t give a toss about your arbitrary workplace texting rules, the Washington Times reports. Read More

the ratings game

TV Execs (And No One Else) Rejoice As Nielsen Adds Metrics for Smartphone and Tablet Viewing

Miss you. (Photo: ABC)

Nielsen, the leader in collecting television ratings data, is going to start measuring peoples’ viewing on smartphones and tablets. The Wall Street Journal scoops that the company is finally adapting to the times by rolling out the ratings metric long desired by media companies, who rely on the service to measure ad rates

The announcement is slated for Read More

Phone No No

Men Twice as Likely as Women to Snoop Through Partners’ Phones Haha Who Would Do That

(Photo: Getty)

A battle rages among heterosexual couples, with men and women fighting to prove which gender is the crazy one. Well, we can pack it in now, because a British study has proven that men are the biggest psychos, at least when it comes to perusing their partners’ phones.

Dudes are almost twice as likely as ladies are to comb back texts, photos, DMs and the like, according to the Telegraph. Three fifths of men in the UK admit to having done it, compared to one third of women. Yes, the study applies only to Brits, but the only difference between British and American boyfriends is the Brits will likely apologize for snooping then shuffle off with a tip of the bowler hat. Read More