Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm (the old one), and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

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Below 10,000 feet: gadgets on planes

Below 10,000 feet: gadgets on planes

Derek Kessler, Rene Ritchie, CrackBerry Kevin, Phil Nickinson and Daniel Rubino

It’s not often the rules change, especially when it comes to aviation. Since the Wright brothers first propelled their wood-and-fabric plane into the sky in 1903 we’ve been banned from using electronic devices below 10,000 feet. (They had iPods back then, right?) Of course, there was reasoning behind the ban, or at least reasonable fear. Electronics by their very nature emit...

Take the Talk Mobile Carriers survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

Take the Talk Mobile Carriers survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

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With Mobile You, the final week of Talk Mobile 2013 done, it's time for another survey, because we just love quantifiable data here. These surveys have helped us learn more about you and how you use your devices, as well as giving us the data to build awesome infographics for gaming and keyboards. Bringing together everything we from across all of Talk Mobile, Mobile You week was just...

Take the Talk Mobile Creativity survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

Take the Talk Mobile Creativity survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

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We've closed out mobile creativity week of Talk Mobile, so it's survey time! Yep, another Talk Mobile week, another Talk Mobile survey, and another chance to win some money in exchange for giving us some quantifiable data! Mobile creativity week touched on photography, videography, mobile business, and more, and it was just great. So, without further ado, here's the mobile creativity...

Take the Talk Mobile Carriers survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

Take the Talk Mobile Carriers survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

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With carrier week of Talk Mobile done, it's time for another survey, because darnit, we love numbers here. The survey will let us pull together the numbers to put together more awesome infographics like the ones we've done for gaming and keyboards. Carriers week was full of awesome, including lots of sage and common sense advice on how to make the carriers into organizations that don't...

 Take the Talk Mobile Clouds survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

Take the Talk Mobile Clouds survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

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We've wrapped up cloud week of Talk Mobile, and it's time to get the kind of stuff that the cloud lives for: numbers. As with previous weeks of Talk Mobile, we're running a survey so we can put together some of that data that we and the cloud simply adore. Week six of Talk Mobile 2013 was all about the cloud, how we use it, how it's scary, and our forecasts for the future of the cloud....