Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
Social circles: Study details the degree to which urban movement is linked to social activity
If you live in a city, you know that a fair amount of your movement around town is social in nature. But how much, exactly? A new study co-authored by MIT researchers uses a novel method to infer that around ...
Gmail available in Burmese, the email's 74th language
Google said Wednesday that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service.
Google releases work tools designed for Android phones
(AP)—Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing.
Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers
(AP)—Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide.
Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race
Google Android dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 percent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said Tuesday.
Breakthrough solution for TX-to-RX isolation in reconfigurable, multiband front-end modules for mobile phones
At next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (MWC2015), imec, Murata and Huawei will present a stand-alone multiband electrical-balance duplexer in 0.18µm SOI CMOS. This type of duplexer is a ...
Tracking invasives? There's an app for that
Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University.
Stolen SIM card keys could be powerful spy tool (Update)
It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of US and British spy services: encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones.
Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care
That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
Dutch SIM card maker investigating reported UK-US hack
A Dutch company that makes SIM cards for cellular phones says it is investigating reports that it was hacked by Britain's electronic spying agency in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency. ...
Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes (Update)
Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on ...
Russia's Yandex files antitrust complaint against Google
Russia's search engine provider Yandex asked local antitrust authorities Wednesday to investigate Google for unfairly keeping its rivals' services off its mobile devices.
Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind
Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.