In managing boundaries between work and home, technology can be both 'friend' and 'foe'
When it comes to managing boundaries between work responsibilities and home life, technology is our "frenemy."
'Tactile internet' presented at CeBIT
The coordinator of the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, Professor Gerhard Fettweis, is heading a common initiative by German research institutes and industrial companies presented at the German computer fair CeBIT ...
Bill would require 'kill switch' for smartphones
Two U.S. officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.
Gov't weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes (Update)
Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline ...
Smartphone makers add features to stymie thieves
The theft of iPhones and iPads is so widespread it's known as "Apple picking." But Apple devices aren't the only targets. Nearly one in three robberies nationwide involves the theft of a mobile phone, according to the Federal ...
Neck tattoo patent filing from Motorola targets improved sound
UN says 2.7 billion people will be online by year's end
Around 2.7 billion people—40 percent of the world's population—will be connected to the Internet by the end of 2013, the United Nations said Monday.
Panasonic to abandon consumer smartphones
Japanese electronic giant Panasonic said Thursday it will abandon research into new smartphones for retail consumers at home as it struggles to make inroads in a sector dominated by Apple and Samsung.
EU antitrust body OKs Vodafone's German cable deal
The European Union's antitrust watchdog has cleared a 7.7 billion-euro ($10 billion) takeover of Germany's biggest cable operator by British telecoms firm Vodafone PLC.
Mobile diagnostics by smartphone and image analysis for detecting antibiotic resistance
Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors, and also a novel optical system for detecting antibiotic resistance, ...
Electric transport with wind in its sails
Researchers are aiming to remove the electric car market's biggest problem – the fear of not reaching the next charging station.
Hi-tech world awaits Samsung's smartwatch in Berlin
Gadget geeks from all over the world are converging on Berlin this week for the IFA consumer electronics fair where Samsung will unveil its hotly anticipated smartwatch later on Wednesday.
Firmware tweak can block subscriber calls, says Berlin group
Forgotten by telecoms, Mexico town runs cell service
Left out by telecom firms like the one owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, a remote Mexican mountain village now runs its own mobile phone network to communicate with the outside world.