Google offers free Internet to S.African mobile users
Google said on Wednesday it has entered into a deal with South Africa's giant telecoms operator Telkom to offer free Internet access to mobile phone subscribers that cannot afford data costs.
Researchers ID 'smishing' vulnerability in Android
(Phys.org)—Mobile security researchers have identified a new vulnerability in popular Android platforms, including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. The vulnerability has been confirmed by ...
Britain gets first 4G mobile services
Britain's first super-fast 4G mobile Internet service was launched in 11 cities on Tuesday, allowing the kingdom to catch up with the global roll-out.
Microsoft goes mobile with Windows 8, new tablet
Microsoft took a big step into mobile Thursday, unveiling a revamped version of its flagship Windows system and offering a closer look at Surface, its entry into the hot tablet market.
EU data bodies tell Google to fix privacy rules or face fine (Update)
Climbing Chiba wheelchair finds its legs when needed (w/ Video)
Close call: Bad weather drives up phone calls to our nearest and dearest
Who we call and how long we speak to them changes with the weather, according to new research by experts at Newcastle University.
'Digits' making your remote control obsolete (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Forget the TV remote and the games controller, now you can control anything from your mobile phone to the television with just a wave of your hand.
Complete feel of user interfaces with vibrotactile feedback
Touchscreen mobile devices, phones and tablet computers, have gained prominence in our everyday life in the past years. Their user interfaces, however, make quite crude use of touch and the somatosensory system. Teemu Ahmaniemi ...
Rdio to pay artists $10 per new subscriber
(AP)—Music subscription service Rdio (ARDEE-oh) is looking to dispel the notion that streaming services underpay artists for their work. Starting Tuesday, it will start paying musicians $10 for every person they convince ...
Iran blocks access to Gmail
Iran blocked access to Google's popular and relatively secure Gmail service Monday amid first steps by the Islamic republic to establish a walled-off national intranet separate from the worldwide Internet.
Google goes low-tech to unleash Nigeria potential
(AP)—Despite all its cutting-edge technology, Google Inc. has turned to the humble text message to break into Nigeria's booming economy.
Messaging apps show mobile Internet's rise in Asia (Update)
(AP)—A handful of smartphone apps that began as basic instant messaging services have amassed several hundred million users in Asia in just a couple of years, mounting a challenge to the popularity of online ...