Microsoft launches Skype for iOS testing program
Microsoft wants users to help make Skype for iOS better.
Cell phone signals offer massive trove of travel data
Every hour of every day cell phones are generating data which transportation planners, real estate developers and investors use to help them to understand traffic flows, shopping patterns and population shifts.
Breakthrough could double wireless capacity with no new towers
The days of waiting for smartphones to upload video may be numbered. Rice University engineering researchers have made a breakthrough that could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their ...
Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested
Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.
Report: NSA cracked most online encryption
The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential ...
Huawei reveals 'fastest smartphone in the world'
Huawei, a Chinese company that recently became the world's third-largest maker of smartphones, calls its new flagship product "the fastest smartphone in the world" and wants to use it to expand global awareness ...
Britain planning new Internet snooping laws
The British government wants to expand its powers to monitor email exchanges and website visits, The Sunday Times newspaper reported.
Mathematicians analyze social divisions using cell phone data
Differences divide us. Human society fractures along lines defined by politics, religion, ethnicity, and perhaps most fundamentally, language. Although these differences contribute to the great variety of ...
US seeks light on shadowy online data collection
US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline activities.
Lawsuit claims Uber pesters consumers via spam texts to work as drivers
James Lathrop used to look forward to getting text messages - until Uber got his cell phone number. The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company has allegedly bombarded him with at least 19 texts in the past two months, urging ...
Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show
Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century. At least, that's the opinion of the electronics manufacturers, phone companies, banks and credit card issuers that expect cellphones to be the main way consumers pay ...
Hackers build mobile phone network for Def Con
A custom mobile phone network came to life in the middle of Def Con as hackers showed off their technology skills in tribute to the infamous gathering's elite "ninjas."
Scientists create tiny bendy power supply for even smaller portable electronics
Scientists have created a powerful micro-supercapacitor, just nanometres thick, that could help electronics companies develop mobile phones and cameras that are smaller, lighter and thinner than ever before. The tiny power ...
Survey: Many Americans say 'Big Brother' is here (Update)
There's little wonder why George Orwell's novel "1984" is seeing a resurgence in sales.