Engineers create smartphone app to cut risk of power outages
An easy-to-use smartphone app developed by Rutgers engineers will help keep the lights on in a heavily wooded New Jersey suburb that suffered widespread power outages during Superstorm Sandy.
Review: Microsoft wants you to fire Siri
Watch out, Siri. Someone wants your job. Since it debuted on the iPhone 4S three years ago, Apple's Siri technology has been synonymous with the concept of a virtual personal assistant. But now comes Cortana, ...
SHORE facial analysis spots emotions on Google Glass
Man charged with selling smartphone spying software
US prosecutors on Monday indicted a Pakistani man for marketing a StealthGenie application that could be used to secretly spy on calls, texts, and other activity on smartphones.
FireChat's revolutionary use will not be revolutionary for long
FireChat, the mobile phone app that allows users to communicate directly with each other through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi instead of through the existing telecoms network, has demonstrated its usefulness in H ...
Mobile apps still collect information on kids (Update)
Worried that toy stores, fast food chains, and other retailers are tracking your kids online this holiday season? A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile consumers ...
App saves teachers time and offers real-time data on student comprehension of material
As a teaching assistant at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010, Amit Maimon MBA '11 witnessed the origins of a technological phenomenon: Smartphones and tablets had started creeping into the classroom ...
Kickstarter project – KEECKER – rolling robot entertainment center
Tracking invasives? There's an app for that
Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University.
Dynamic new app for learning about particle physics now available
Next time you get the itch to check Facebook on your mobile phone, why not scroll through the latest unsolved physics mysteries instead? Now a free app for Android and Apple devices called The Particle Adventure ...
Student scratches out an idea for app
Tired of buying scratch lottery tickets, only to come up empty handed? Chris Lange is confident his latest app will give you the "best bang for your buck" next time you get lotto fever.
A carry-on that charges your smartphone (and more)
Smart technology is in our homes, cars and phones. And soon, it will power our luggage, thanks in part to University at Buffalo engineering student Martin Diz.
Google to update translation app for phones
New Microsoft-Nokia smartphone is... Android (Update)
Microsoft on Tuesday opted for the Android operating system from arch rival Google for its new Nokia smartphone, in a move aimed at regaining momentum in the competitive mobile sector.