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Apple's iMessage texting service takes aim at wireless carriers
With its latest operating system update, Apple Inc. is poised to strike a blow to wireless carriers by making free texting more ubiquitous.
Cyber-security expert finds new flaw in smartphones
Just as U.S. companies are coming to grips with threats to their computer networks emanating from cyber-spies based in China, a noted expert is highlighting what he says is an even more pernicious vulnerability in smartphones.
Sprint to release HTC Hero Android phone in October (Update)
US wireless carrier Sprint Nextel and Taiwan's HTC Corp. announced plans Thursday to release a touch-screen mobile phone in October powered by Google's Android software.
Guide to breaking cell phone security revealed
(AP) -- A German security expert has raised the ire of the cell phone industry after he and a group of researchers posted online a how-to guide for cracking the encryption that keeps the calls of GSM-standard cell phone users ...
Review: Super Bowl online decent, won't replace TV
(AP) -- The television set won't be the only place to watch video of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots this Sunday. For the first time, U.S. football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl ...
Wireless carriers are blocking tethering apps
US Congress approves wireless spectrum auction
The US Congress approved legislation on Friday that would free up spectrum for next generation wireless networks to meet the surging growth of mobile devices.
Record-setting p-type transistor demonstrated: New design boasts the highest 'carry mobility' yet measured
Almost all computer chips use two types of transistors: one called p-type, for positive, and one called n-type, for negative. Improving the performance of the chip as a whole requires parallel improvements ...
New path to flex and stretch electronics: Researchers develop solution-based fabrication technique
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imprinting electronic circuitry on backplanes that are both flexible and stretchable promises to revolutionize a number of industries and make "smart devices" nearly ubiquitous. Among the ...
Review: G-Slate a powerful, but pricey iPad competitor
Another day, another possible iPad killer. This week we have the G-Slate, from LG and wireless carrier T-Mobile, the first 4G-enabled tablet to run on Google's superb Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system.
Three for the price of one -- mobile electrons multiplied in quantum dot films
Researchers of the Opto-electronic Materials section of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Toyota Europe have demonstrated that several mobile electrons can be produced by the absorption of a single light ...
Haiti text donations to Red Cross pass $5M (Update)
(AP) -- U.S. cell phone users have contributed more than $5 million in $10 increments to the Red Cross for Haiti disaster relief, by far the largest outpouring of support via mobile devices in history.
Cut-rate prepaid plans shake up wireless industry
(AP) -- As wireless carriers start reporting first-quarter results this week, investors will be looking at the effects of some spectacular price cuts for prepaid cell phone service.