Boosting productivity and inspiring innovation through the cloud
An EU-funded project that aims to demonstrate the importance of mobile cloud computing to EU business was presented recently at the Future Network and Mobile Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Through the launch ...
Yahoo snaps up e-commerce app startup
Yahoo on Wednesday said it bought e-commerce platform start-up Lexity, racking up its 20th acquisition since Marissa Mayer became chief last year.
Citizen scientists rival experts in analyzing land-cover data
Over the past 5 years, IIASA researchers on the Geo-Wiki project have been leading a team of citizen scientists who examine satellite data to categorize land cover or identify places where people live and ...
Georgia Tech uncovers iOS security weaknesses
Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered two security weaknesses that permit installation of malware onto Apple mobile devices using seemingly innocuous applications ...
NEC's quarterly loss swells as it abandons smartphones
NEC said Wednesday its net loss swelled in the three months to June, as the Japanese information technology giant announced plans to exit its once-dominant smartphone business.
Facebook toys with mobile game publishing
Facebook on Tuesday got into the business of publishing mobile games, offering developers help at going global with smartphone or tablet titles in exchange for a share of revenue.
Samsung now mass producing industry's fastest embedded memory
Samsung Electronics announced today that it is mass producing the world's fastest embedded memory – the industry's first eMMC 5.0 devices – in 16 gigabyte (GB), 32GB and 64GB densities for next-generation ...
Mobile chip giant sees smartphone surprises ahead
Leading mobile phone chip maker Qualcomm said Thursday that the next generation of smartphones will take another stride forward as the company reported robust quarterly earnings.
A magnetic pen for smartphones adds another level of conveniences
A doctoral candidate at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a magnetically driven pen interface that works both on and around mobile devices. This interface, called the ...
Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31
Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software.
TV-over-Internet service Aereo will expand to Utah
(AP)—Aereo, which provides broadcast television over the Internet for $8 a month, says it will expand to Utah next month.
Facebook says 'simple' app used by 100 million
US social network giant Facebook said Monday it has surpassed 100 million users a month using an application designed for "simple" mobile phones widely used in developing nations.
New mobile health provision services that could change your life
Mobile eHealth is the practice of medicine and public health provision supported by mobile communication devices. Most commonly, this involves the use of mobile phones, tablet computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs) ...