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How to set your Android ringer volume based on ambient noise

This handy little Android app will automatically set your ringer volume based on ambient noise level.

By March 22, 2013


A ringer in the robot car race

Team Lux, sponsored by sensor maker Sick, enters DARPA's robot car race.

By March 19, 2007


Smart bracelet glows with smartphone notifications

Turn off your ringer and get your smartphone alerts and notifications in a rainbow of colors with the Embrace+ smart bracelet.

By March 1, 2013


Samsung Galaxy S3 Torture Test at Always On

Molly Wood puts the Samsung Galaxy S3 through the ringer from freezing it, to heating it, to dropping it to scratching it. Did it survive? Watch to find out.

By August 2, 2012


For USB abusers only

Another key that can be put through the ringer

By November 28, 2006


Turn your phone into a blinding banshee

To make sure you won't miss a call, the "UltraClear" ringer has a flashing strobe and 95 decibels.

By January 14, 2008


Sinobyte's new mobile arm: the HTC Touch/Dopod S1

After too long with a single-ringer, no-frills, colorless, call-and-text-only Motorola cell phone, this blogger has upgraded to a touch-screen, Windows Mobile, wi-fi capable, hand-held nugget of a computer.

By January 11, 2008


What happens when a cliche outlasts the technology that inspired it?

The movie "License to Wed" has critics writing that Robin Williams' character puts the bride and groom "through the ringer." Anyone remember the original clothes wringers that inspired this cliche?

By July 5, 2007


Green news harvest: Fuel-cell gadget charger, liquor-powered iPod

Shai Agassi's Project Better Place sees the future in electric cars; shareholder resolutions related to climate change grow; Masdar opens solar plant in Germany; Coskata goes through the ringer; John McCain casts doubt on clean tech.

By August 21, 2008


CNET.co.uk Podcast Beta 3: A Japanese giant

In this podcast we put Sony through the ringer, mourning the death of Aibo and the Bean while drooling over its gorgeous new laptop range. You've got to hear it to believe it

February 27, 2006