A more sensitive technique for determining user position could lead to improved location-based mobile services
Many mobile-phone applications (apps) use spatial positioning technology to present their user with location-specific information such as directions to nearby amenities. By simultaneously predicting the location ...
Samsung introduces advanced memory storage solution for slim smartphones and tablets
Samsung Electronics today announced a next-generation 64GB embedded multimedia card (eMMC) using 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology. The new 64Gb NAND memory went into production late last month.
Texas Instruments to cut 1,700 jobs in reorganization
US tech firm Texas Instruments said Wednesday it was cutting 1,700 jobs worldwide as it cuts back on chips for mobile phones.
Priceline to buy rival travel site Kayak for $1.8 bn
Priceline has agreed to buy rival travel website Kayak in a stock-and-cash deal worth $1.8 billion, the companies said Thursday.
Photo-sharing app Instagram expands to the Web
Instagram, the photo-sharing app that was created for mobile phones, is expanding to the Web.
White House race spawns abundance of mobile apps
The race to the White House has spawned a flurry of mobile applications focusing on the presidential campaign—from the deadly serious to the light-hearted and fun.
Mobile phone app developers take on Africa
The scene might pass for a high-tech forum in California, but the young entrepreneurs presenting their products on stage are Africans, keen to show off low-tech applications for the continent.
Japan firm launches real-time telephone translation
Japan's biggest mobile operator said Monday it will launch a translation service that lets people chat over the telephone in several different languages.
NASA releases interactive space communications mobile game app
Just in time for World Space Week, NASA has released a new mobile application that challenges gamers to take on the role of a space communications network manager and puts them in charge of building a communications network ...
Curiosity rover checks in on Mars using Foursquare
(Phys.org)—NASA's Curiosity Mars rover checked in on Mars Wednesday using the mobile application Foursquare. This marks the first check-in on another planet. Users on Foursquare can keep up with Curiosity ...
Facebook revamps its help center (Update)
(AP)—Facebook's redesigned help center aims to make it easier for users to navigate and find what they need help with on the site or its mobile applications.
US Bank admits 'attacks,' says customer data safe
US Bank acknowledged Thursday its website was the target of "attacks" aimed at disrupting its system but that customer data and financial information were not compromised.
CEO of BlackBerry maker makes case for comeback (Update)
(AP)—Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins is convinced the company's BlackBerry phone is poised to regain its stature as a trailblazing device even as many investors fret about its potential demise.