Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8
The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.
Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps
A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.
New Apple mobile software arrives Wednesday
New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones.
'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.
For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges
Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking ...
Data visualisation page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones
An infographic developed by University of Helsinki researchers presents the first side-by-side comparison of the power consumption and fragmentation of Android and iOS devices. ...
One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century
When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip—Damian Bazadona.
Computer scientists win a major grant to network mobile devices in the cloud
A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology ...
The quantum revolution is a step closer
A new way to run a quantum algorithm using much simpler methods than previously thought has been discovered by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol. These findings could dramatically bring ...
Greater capacity for batteries makes smaller devices
In a joint project, scientists optimized the electrical power of capacitors which will store and release energy charges.
Free voice calls merged into Google Hangouts app
Google on Wednesday began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet.
Team uses nanotechnology to help cool electrons with no external sources
A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to −228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little ...
Human nasal epithelial cells cultured on a microchip react to air pollutants
The upper respiratory tract is the first line of defense against air pollutants, including allergens, bacteria and environmental toxicants. Finger-like protrusions called cilia on the surface of the human ...
Enhancing the mixing of viscous fluids for chemical reactions
Devices that manipulate very small volumes of fluids are applied in diverse fields, including printer technology, DNA processing and cooling systems for electronics. For some processes involving fluids, such ...