Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings (Update)
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
Apple's shadow looms large at Berlin electronics show
Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens this week, with the shadow of Apple looming large even if the iconic US brand traditionally snubs the event.
EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband
The EU should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report said on Monday.
Japan says electronics OK during take-off and landing
Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.
Smartphones on aircraft – what access do we really want?
Australia is playing catch up by allowing plane passengers to keep their mobile phone switched on – albeit in flight mode only – during take off and landing. ...
Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study
Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found.
Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows ...
New loss mechanism for global 4G roaming
A loss mechanism that has not been an issue in previous mobile handset antennas will become important for global 4G roaming, according to results of experiments carried out in Aalborg, Denmark.
The future of CubeSats
(Phys.org) —To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this ...
WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China (Update)
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products.
Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators
Across the Serengeti-Mara, an estimated 1.3 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra are making their annual migration in one of the most spectacular sights of the natural world.
China Unicom 1H profit jumps on 3G, 4G revenue
State-owned phone company China Unicom said Thursday its first-half profit jumped on higher mobile data revenue and lower fees to connect to a rival's network.
95 per cent of homeless in Sydney and Melbourne own a mobile, study finds
People experiencing homelessness in Sydney and Melbourne have a higher rate of mobile phone ownership than average Australians, new University of Sydney research shows.
World's fastest external phone charger set to be launched
The world's 'fastest' external phone charger is set to be launched by an Aston University graduate.