Incentives are coming for payments by phones
(AP)—Many people use their smartphones to watch video, play games and wake them up in the morning. Some even use them to generate digital boarding passes to fly. So why not use phones to buy stuff at retail ...
Gadget Watch: Noise reduction in new Sony phone
(AP)—I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favorite podcasts ...
How Candy Crush, Angry Birds get your money
They are free to download, fun to play, and fiendishly addictive: mobile games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds and Clash of Clans want to get you hooked, then get your money.
Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor
(AP)—Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.
Smart toothbrush gives you a mouthful online
The world's first smart toothbrush was unveiled Monday, allowing you to improve your dental hygiene while sharing the results online with your dentist or to impress your friends.
Sony showcases phone with ultra-HD video recording
(AP)—Sony is borrowing innovations from its audio and camcorder businesses and incorporating its new Xperia Z2 smartphone with noise-cancelling technology and ultra-high-definition video recording.
Many new phones coming, but Samsung hogs limelight
(AP)—Sony unveiled a new waterproof phone that can take ultra-high-definition video. Nokia introduced three Android smartphones aimed at emerging markets. And Lenovo announced one with an all-glass exterior.
Nokia targets emerging markets with Android phones
(AP)—Nokia is targeting emerging markets with three low-cost smartphones that use Google's Android operating system rather than the Windows Phone software from Microsoft, which is about to take over Nokia's ...
WhatsApp to add voice to messaging service
(AP)—WhatsApp, the popular messaging service for smartphones acquired this week by Facebook, will soon be offering a voice service.
Microsoft plans spring Windows, phone updates
(AP)—Microsoft will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities.
Clear differences in flagship mobile phones' connection speed, study says
Flagship models of Apple, LG, Samsung and Nokia phones provide users with remarkably different mobile network connection speed compared to each other. According to Netradar, a free mobile application to measure ...
NSN and Sprint hit 2.6 Gbps TD-LTE throughput, beating previous record by 63 percent
Nokia Solutions and Networks has linked up with the US operator Sprint to accomplish a huge leap in TD-LTE network speeds by demonstrating 2.6 gigabits per second (Gbps) throughput over a single sector. Using its commercially ...
Top 5 items on Microsoft CEO's To-Do list
As with any new CEO, Microsoft's Satya Nadella will have a packed agenda that includes filling top management roles and re-examining strategy. The tech giant on Tuesday named Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer. ...
Larger, sharper Samsung tablets out in US Feb. 13
Samsung's new line of tablets will go on sale in the U.S. on Feb. 13.