Facebook founder in Colombia to promote affordable Internet
Improved Internet access can be a force for peace, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday during a trip to Colombia to promote his project to boost web availability for two-thirds of the world not ...
Microsoft launches Skype for iOS testing program
Microsoft wants users to help make Skype for iOS better.
Microsoft unveils low-cost smartphones in some markets
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled two new low-cost smartphones aimed at pushing its Windows Phone operating system to users in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Samsung starts sales of $90 Tizen smartphone in India
Samsung Electronics Co. started selling a $90 smartphone in India on Wednesday that runs on the company's Tizen software, its first major break from Google's Android operating system in the mobile phone market.
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.
Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children
Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.
iPhone separation linked to physiological anxiety, poor cognitive performance, study finds
Cell phone use has become a common part of life as mobile devices have become one of the most popular ways to communicate. Even so, very little research exists on the impact of cell phone usage and specifically ...
China smartphone maker Xiaomi wants a bite of Apple
When the charismatic founder of upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi took the stage at an Internet conference, he was open about his ambition: world domination.
Chinese city spends $24,000 on phone hacking software
A Chinese city will spend $24,000 on Trojan horse computer software for monitoring mobile phones, state media reported Thursday, after a notice announcing the move inexplicably appeared on a local website.
Some tips on shopping for smartphone service
The cellphone industry's traditional way of doing business - locking customers into pricey two-year contracts - has been upended thanks to upstart major carriers T-Mobile and Sprint and a bunch of smaller providers that are ...
Students engineering phone charger for world's needy
A pair of Case Western Reserve University engineering students are field testing their foot-powered cell phone charger in rural villages of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small country surrounded entirely by South Africa, this ...
Arrival of the drones: 20 uses for unmanned aircraft
Most people think of drones as instruments of warfare, but as the Federal Aviation Administration slowly opens U.S. airspace to commercial use of unmanned aircraft, they are going to become more commonplace.
Dish unveils its slimmer, cheaper online TV service at CES
Hoping to attract more customers by offering less TV, Dish Network executives announced Monday that they will soon launch a slimmed-down - OK, emaciated - online TV service for $20 a month.
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 ...