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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


No loud tour guide here: A travel experience especially for introverts

A Los Angeles-based globetrotter organizes "the first travel experience for introverts by introverts." That means 10 days with other people, but single rooms and plenty of time to recharge.

By February 10, 2015


RingerWraps: A raincoat for your cell phone

Has CleverWraps finally come up with the solution for the active lifestyle? Possibly, but a regular ol' plastic sandwich bag seems to offer the same protection.

By November 19, 2010


T. rex radiator is hot stuff, but is it for real?

Is it a prank or perhaps just a designer's exercise in developing a concept? Regardless, it's a toothsome idea that's been skillfully rendered.

By April 4, 2012


At Levi Strauss, green trees are brown (photos)

At its San Francisco headquarters, the company offers up a green alternative to live trees--100 percent recycled cardboard trees, entirely produced and manufactured with solar energy. Also: Salvation Army attempts to break the bell-ringing record.

By December 16, 2011


Google Music plays up sharing, free storage

Web sites black out their pages to protest online censorship and SOPA, the Salvation Army is using Square, and Google Music arrives with free online storage, music sharing tools, and a few freebies.

By November 17, 2011


The 404 948: Where we're in some deep dish (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode: Congress rules pizzas count as vegetables, Wi-Fi "notworks" come to Brooklyn-bound subways, Salvation Army using Square for mobile credit card donations, SOPA makes powerful enemies, and AIM rises from the ashes of AOL

By November 16, 2011


Sprint announces sleek and ultralight LG Marquee

The Optimus Black puts on a pretty new dress as the LG Marquee for Sprint and emerges at New York Fashion Week.

By September 14, 2011


How to automate Android processes

If our phones are so smart, why do we still have to turn off our ringers manually in movie theaters? Automating your Android device just got a little easier, thanks to a free app called Impel.

By July 14, 2011


Windows Phone 7 home-brew app tool pulled

A tool that would let Windows Phone 7 users install home-brew apps without having to pay for membership to Microsoft's App Hub has been taken offline.

By December 1, 2010