| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way.
"It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This is Apple's seventh time releasing an iPhone, but it's the first time since U.S. carriers launched early-upgrade plans.
Led by T-Mobile, U.S. carriers this summer rolled out new plans that make it possible for customers to upgrade their...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Apple has begun selling unlocked iPhone 5s smartphones that have no SIM card.
The device may appeal to users who frequently travel abroad or simply don't like being tied to carrier contracts.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant updated its online...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
LG this week confirmed that its Smart TV sets are collecting information on users' viewing habits even when they have not been authorized to do so.
The South Korean tech company's Smart TVs include a feature that gathers information on what users are...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Sprint has landed at the bottom of Consumer Reports' annual ranking of cellphone service providers, dropping from the No. 2 spot last year.
Sprint this year received "dismal marks" for value, voice, text and 4G reliability, according to the report,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Timed for the holidays, Amazon.com has begun letting users send each other Amazon Prime memberships as gifts.
Amazon Prime is a $79 service sold by the Seattle online retailer that gives members a number of benefits including free shipping on purchases....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Not wanting to miss out on the holiday shopping season, Motorola on Tuesday launched the Moto G in the U.S. two months earlier than it originally said it would.
The Moto G is the latest device by the Google-owned phone maker, and it starts at $179...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
New FCC chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday expressed support for continuing the agency's net neutrality rules, now being challenged in a federal appellate court, but he said that they should let the marketplace "evolve" before addressing whether Internet...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:48 AM
AT&T is making a move next week to attract customers who use smartphones that are not under a wireless service contract.
The carrier announced Thursday that starting Dec. 8, customers with off-contract smartphones can choose a "no annual service...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Amid growing concern about the hot-button issue of cellphone privacy, state regulators are considering whether California needs stronger protections.
At issue before the Public Utilities Commission is whether it's time to update the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day.
To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:22 PM
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said a deal has been reached between the agency and mobile carriers that will make smartphone unlocking legal.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agreement will ensure customers are allowed to...