Indian court rejects ban on 'offensive' Internet messages
India's top court affirmed people's right to free speech in cyberspace Tuesday by striking down a provision that had called for imprisoning people who send "offensive" messages by computer or cellphone.
Utilisation of smartwatches in situations requiring alerts
VTT Technical Research of Centre Ltd has developed various kinds of software for smartwatches that utilise speech recognition in social communication and show smart traffic data on the watch display. Now, ...
Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate
Walk through any public area and you'll see people glued to their phones, playing mobile games like Game of War and Candy Crush Saga. They aren't alone. 59% of Americans play video games, and contrary to stereotypes, 48% of gamers ...
Big in Asia, Line app hopes cute factor will win worldwide
Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty: Move over. And make way for laidback Brown bear and his irrepressible girlfriend Cony the bunny.
T-Mobile turns its focus to small businesses with new offers
T-Mobile wants to change how businesses buy phones and wireless services—two years after it changed how consumers do so.
Are you afraid of technology? You shouldn't be
Nary a week goes by that doesn't see a new mainstream media story on the dangers of technology use. Just the other day I spotted one talking about how smartphones are making us dumber. ...
Chinese makers roll out wave of Apple watch lookalikes
A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies.
Netradar: World's fastest mobile Internet in Denmark, Singapore and Switzerland
People have the fastest mobile Internet connections in the world in Denmark (22.3 Mbit/s), followed by Singapore (16.9 Mbit/s), Switzerland (16.6 Mbit/s), Norway (14.8 Mbit/s) and Korea (13.0 Mbit/s).
One billion people still live without electricity
A single light bulb greatly simplifies a family's daily life, enabling family members to carry out various activities indoors. The children do their homework, and the mother sews or prepares dinner. Indoor lighting also makes ...
'Man-made' climate change a major woman's problem
Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again.
Got a phone charger? No, just a wireless pad on a desk
"Got a phone charger you can lend me? No, I need the new type.... Oh, forget it."
Hackers threaten phone in your pocket, experts warn
The boom in smartphones among often careless users has made happy hunting for hackers, whose virus attacks and hijacking of unprotected mobiles are multiplying, experts warn.
Watches, robots suitcases: mobile gadget highlights
Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world's biggest wireless telecom fair, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wrapped up on Thursday. Here is a selection of highlights:
Why the SIM card has had its day
The small microchips known as "subscriber identity modules" or SIM cards that are required for mobile phones to log on to a phone network will soon be 25 years old. While mobile phones and network technology ...