Smartphone giants want your body
Smartphone makers are fighting for space on your wrist and your head, lucrative real estate for a new wave of high-tech devices if only they can persuade you to wear them.
Android smartphones dominate, Windows gains
Google's Android platform was used on four out of five smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter, while Microsoft's Windows Phone showed strong gains, said a survey out Tuesday.
Do supermarkets use loyalty cards to exert power over 'unruly' customers?
Are customers always right, or do their choices – when captured by the technology of loyalty cards – in fact enable producers to gain subtle forms of control over them?
Apple chief sees computers on wrists, not in glasses
Apple chief Tim Cook said he sees promise in computers shrunk down and worn like watches or other accessories, but drew the line at Internet-linked eyewear such as Google Glass.
Google Glass distribution begins this week
Google is starting to distribute its new Internet-connected glasses, something seen as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.
Financial deprivation prompts consumers to seek scarce goods
In a recently published study in the Journal of Consumer Research, assistant professor of marketing Adam Alter and Ph.D. student Eesha Sharma at the Stern School of Business reveal why people who feel financially constrained might ...
Taiwan's HTC reports record low net profit
Taiwan's smartphone maker HTC said Monday net profit slumped 98.1 percent in the three months to March compared to a year earlier, hitting a record low of Tw$85 million ($2.83 million).
Smartphones are Americans' new best friend, study says
US smartphone owners tend to be connected from the instant they rise until they fall sleep and revel in every minute of it, a Facebook-sponsored study showed.
Google to sell Internet glasses to contest winners (Update 2)
Google is giving more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.
Solomons seeks to prevent mass dolphin killings
The Solomon Islands on Friday urged villagers to stop the mass slaughter of dolphins, saying the traditional practice was damaging the Pacific nation's tourism industry.
Looking Sharp at the Consumer Electronics Show
Sharp is not a powerhouse electronics company. It was reported this fall to be on the edge of bankruptcy. But even when financially healthy, it has played second or third fiddle, first to Sony and now to Samsung. But among ...
Latest in TVs: Much higher definition, and prices
Get ready for a whole new case of TV envy. In stores later this year will be new big-screens, known as 4K TVs, that up the ante on HDTV with four times the resolution of sets now.
Apple may trounce rivals with smaller iPad: analysts
Apple, which is expected to launch a mini version of its market-leading iPad tablet, could quickly overpower its rivals in the segment with the addition of the new product, analysts say.
Microsoft sees 'rebirth' with new Windows 8 system
Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 series -- featuring an upgraded cloud computing service -- marks a "rebirth" of its operating systems, chief executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday.