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iPhone 5 weighs 3.95 ounces. The DynaTac was 2.5 pounds

As we near the sale of the iPhone 5, a YouTube video reminds us how clunky, expensive, and goofy-looking mobile phones once were.

By September 19, 2012


Moto G: Motorola's surprise hit, honed at knifepoint

While cheaper and less powerful than the Moto X, the Moto G is more critical to getting consumers back on the Motorola bandwagon, particularly in the world's fastest growing markets.

By September 8, 2014


New Yorker cover takes Obamacare back to the tech past

The cover of this week's New Yorker sees a president with a very old, large phone. And then there's the floppy disk.

By November 1, 2013


The Brick takes mobile phones back to the '80s

British phone manufacturer Binatone has unveiled The Brick, a mobile phone with a distinctly 1980s aesthetic -- and more than three months of standby time.

By September 11, 2013


The first call from a cell phone was made 40 years ago today

In the past four decades, the world has gone from monster handsets to pocket-sized portable computers.

By April 3, 2013


Google Glass and the third half of your brain

Google wants to be an extension of your mind. Glass, though accompanied by skepticism and fear, is a gateway for Google to achieve that goal.

By March 13, 2013


When the biggest Moto stars aren't its new Razr phones

Before Motorola introduced its new Razr phones last week, cell phone pioneer Martin Cooper and an original Motorola Dynatac made a brief appearance.

By September 10, 2012


On Call: Mourning Motorola (again)

Many people are upset about HP ditching WebOS, but CNET's Kent German is more distressed that a company like Motorola is bidding farewell to the cell phone.

By August 24, 2011


Moto is back (and that's a good thing)

After a successful CES, Moto once again shows how innovative it can be. And given the company's pioneering role in building the cell phone, that spirit is welcome.

By January 24, 2011


Hitting the road with Hertz's NeverLost GPS

Now in its fifth generation, the Hertz NeverLost system has evolved to include features such as a touch-screen interface and Internet-connectivity. We were tossed the keys to a Hertz rental vehicle and given the task of seeing if the system meets our expectations for a modern GPS device.

By August 18, 2010