Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz technology to cooking, fashion, pop culture, newsmakers and the arts. She has appeared on Fox Business News, and her work has been published in Time Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and others. All of this gives her a unique view on her passions, technology and modern lifestyle. You can find her where the two intersect, at TechnoBuffalo, or follow her on Twitter at @Adra_La

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Google Makes Open-Source Pledge "We Won't Sue First," MS Debuts Searchable Patent Site

Google Makes Open-Source Pledge "We Won't Sue First," MS Debuts Searchable Patent Site

Adriana Lee

Google's commitment to open-source got a boost today, thanks to the company's newly posted Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) pledge. The OPN pledge outlines Google's passion and commitment to open-source, and promises not to instigate a lawsuit against any parties that use open-source software based on certain patents owned by the company. For now, that only covers 10 patents, though the...

Facebook Plops Ads in News Feeds, Wants to Know Where You Go Outside of Network

Facebook Plops Ads in News Feeds, Wants to Know Where You Go Outside of Network

Adriana Lee

Facebook is clearly firing on all cylinders to earn more advertising revenue and get you to click on those ads. And it’s willing, even eager, to bust past the limits of its own social network to make that happen. The company followed up last summer’s Facebook Exchange policy, which enabled advertisers to place “retargeted” ads on the right side of user pages. (“Retargeted” refers to...

T-Mobile's UNcarrier Plans and Devices: 7 Things To Know Before Making the Switch

T-Mobile's UNcarrier Plans and Devices: 7 Things To Know Before Making the Switch

Adriana Lee

T-Mobile may be America’s No. 4 major carrier, but it has some ardent fans out there. And it probably gained more today, now that it has unveiled its new handsets and “UNcarrier” plans. After years of waiting, the company is finally officially getting the iPhone. Come April 12, Tmo customers will be able to pick up the iPhone 5 for $99 down. (The 4S and 4 will also hit select markets...

Uber Car Service Available for BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Plus Android App Gets Revamp

Uber Car Service Available for BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Plus Android App Gets Revamp

Adriana Lee

Popular hired-car service Uber has opened its arms to Windows Phone and BlackBerry today, unveiling new mobile apps for users of these platforms. The new offerings join Uber’s existing Android and iOS applications, which allow people to hire black car or taxi service on demand. After reworking its iPhone app a few months back, the company has followed suit now with its Android app,...

BlackBerry CEO Hints About Company's Mobile Future: The Phone/Tablet/Computer All-in-One

BlackBerry CEO Hints About Company's Mobile Future: The Phone/Tablet/Computer All-in-One

Adriana Lee

I'm going to do something I rarely do: I'm giving an in-post shout-out to a TechnoBuffalo reader. In a previous post, "The Samsung Galaxy S4, and Why We Need a Smartphone Killer," I talked about the S4 and how it packs in a wealth of specs, perhaps more than most users might need, but the numerous features skirt the line between useful new entries and gimmicky fluff. All this made me...

Auto Tech Meets Mobile Tech: Where Has the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant Been All My Life?

Auto Tech Meets Mobile Tech: Where Has the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant Been All My Life?

Adriana Lee

Automatic’s new Smart Driving Assistant solution is forehead-slappingly brilliant. Not only can this combination mobile app–and–hardware unit turn your trusty device into an incredibly smart piece of automotive technology, but it could turn anyone with a vehicle and an iPhone into a bona fide car geek. The company has managed to fill a big gap in the consumer automotive experience....