New centimeter-accurate GPS system could transform virtual reality and mobile devices
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality ...
Startup's advertising platform provides free mobile data to prepaid cellphone users in developing countries
In an unassuming office building in downtown Boston, a midsized tech startup founded by an MIT alumnus has a reach of more than half of the world's population.
"Fingerprinting" chips to fight counterfeiting
It's often said that no two human fingerprints are exactly alike. For that reason, police often use them as evidence to link suspects to crime scenes.
Online voting a step closer thanks to breakthrough in security technology
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a technique to allow people to cast their election vote online - even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.
Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for first time
Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other ...
The impact of mobile technology on purchasing patterns
How many websites have you clicked on recently that haven't converted their format to mobile, frustrating your efforts to get the information you need in an effective and timely way?
Google tractor-beams Star Wars universe into Knowledge Graph
Star Wars fans no longer have to search their feelings to discover the truth. They can just Google it.
Hungary latest EU country to probe Uber
Hungary on Thursday became the latest European Union country to launch a probe into Uber, the popular but controversial taxi app for mobile phones.
Nokia turns to Q1 profit but networks division is a concern
Buoyed by strong overall sales, Nokia made a net profit of 177 million euros ($195 million) in the first quarter from a loss a year earlier, but its shares plummeted more than 10 percent Thursday over a weak performance at ...
Spying on your kid's phone with Teensafe will only undermine trust
There is a growing market in software that can be used by parents to track their child's mobile phone and internet activity. The Teensafe app, recently launched in Australia, is one such app that has prom ...
Samsung's profit hit by bigger iPhones, sinks 39 percent
Samsung Electronics Co. said its first quarter net profit plunged 39 percent as consumers switched to bigger iPhones, squeezing earnings from its mobile business to less than half what they were a year earlier.
IBM raises quarterly dividend by 18 percent to $1.30
IBM said Tuesday it is raising its quarterly dividend to $1.30 from $1.10, an increase of 18 percent.
Glu Mobile lands big China deal that could signal expansion
A $126 million investment from a Chinese gaming company sent shares of Glu Mobile soaring almost 20 percent Thursday.
Apple, IBM, Japan Post team up to improve elderly care
Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country.