Ed OswaldContributor, Technologizer

Ed is a technology journalist, music nut, and gadget geek who hails from the somewhat small town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Twitter to Sell Political Advertising

Twitter has promised that it will not insert ads within a user’s timeline, a new advertising option that it has been experimenting with over the past few months.

Google Bought Motorola for the Hardware, After All

Google didn't drop $12.5 billion just for patents...

Did Apple Really Lose Another iPhone?

Or did they just leak some juicy tidbits to the press?

Sprint Hiking Early Termination Fees for Smartphones

Sprint is against AT&T's merger with T-Mobile because it says it'll raise prices for consumers. But Sprint has no issues with raising prices for consumers.

Why Google+ Really Wants You to Use Your Real Name

Does Google want you to use your real name because it needs that information for future efforts that are based on your identity? We think so.

Irene Wreaks Havoc on East Coast Communications

Some of the affected regions report lost or spotty cell phone signals, impairing the spread of emergency information.

Amazon's Tablet to Be 'Hundreds Less' Than iPad

If the price is right, it will sell--and it looks like Amazon is taking this philosophy very seriously.

Apple Gets Ban on Samsung Galaxy S, SII, and Ace Smartphones

Apple succeeded in getting a Dutch court to ban the sale of the three phones that it claims are too similar to the iPhone. The ban affects select EU countries and takes effect October 15.

Virginia Quake Sends Social Networks Into Overdrive

Note for the future: Text messaging appears to be the best way to communicate after an earthquake rocks your world.

You Can Now Rent Miramax Movies on Facebook

Miramax is offering online movies via Facebook, for $3 per rental.

Is Samsung Quietly Backing Away From Android?

A key Google partner is considering its options -- including a proprietary OS -- in the wake of Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobile.

A Cable Company May Soon Supply Your Wireless Service

Sprint is reportedly marketing the struggling Clearwire to cable companies, who could then bundle yet another tech service.

Google Doodle Celebrates Fermat's Last Theorem

Google's latest Doodle pays homage to the mathematician's last theorem.

PCWorld Readers Say the PC Era is Alive and Well

End of the PC era? Our readers don't think so.

Study: Americans Use Cell Phones to Avoid Boredom – and Bores

Mobile phones are a good diversion when you’ve got nothing to do – and a good prop to avoid unpleasant social situations, a Pew study found.