Peter Kafka

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Hottest. Smartphone. Ever.

cell-phone-ovenSure, your iPhone may be cool (except when it’s exploding). But can it turn your oven on, against your will? That feature, apparently, is only available on certain Sony Ericsson models.

As Brooklyn resident Andrei Melnikov points outs, this is great for remote pie-making, but problematic in most circumstances. Meanwhile, I am still holding out for a smartphone that turns the air conditioning on. Can someone please get to work on that, right away?


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google