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 (but BlackBerry's alright, too), and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

Articles by Derek Kessler

Below 10,000 feet: gadgets on planes

Below 10,000 feet: gadgets on planes

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

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 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...

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

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

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If there's one thing that really gets our engines revving, it's numbers and quantifiable data. We might be nerds. As with the previous weeks of Talk Mobile, we're rounding out the week with a survey to compile that data we so love. Week four was all about platforms - not what makes Android better than iOS or BlackBerry 10 better than Windows Phone - no, it's about how we can make them...

Talk Mobile App Week begins tomorrow; join us for daily Talk Mobile hangouts!

Talk Mobile App Week begins tomorrow; join us for daily Talk Mobile hangouts!

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The second week of Talk Mobile 2013 kicks off tomorrow, and the discussion is going to center around mobile apps. With five days of awesome content lined up and sure to be some great conversations in the comments, we really want to expand your interaction with the whole Talk Mobile crew. Starting tomorrow after fresh Talk Mobile content goes live we're going to do something we wanted to...