Microsoft beefs up security protection in Windows 10
Chemists tackle battery overcharge problem
Research from the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry will help batteries resist overcharging, improving the safety of electronics from cell phones to airplanes.
App to remotely wipe phones leaves police in tech arms race with thieves
Police play a proverbial cat-and-mouse game with those they pursue, but also with the technology of the day they use. This game of one-upmanship, of measure and countermeasure, sees one or the other side ...
Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested
Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.
Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones
Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.
Review: Apple Pay is great, at stores that accept it
When Apple Pay launched Monday, my editors decided I needed to go shopping.
Nokia posts higher Q3 profits on one-off tax gain
Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia said Thursday its third quarter profits more than quadrupled from a year ago, helped mostly by a one-off tax-related gain.
More hackers targeting mobile phones to get bank info, survey says
Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to get into bank accounts of victims and steal money, security researchers said Tuesday.
The social web of things
Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our ne ...
With Z3, Sony brings phones to US faster
A new version of Sony's Xperia Z3 smartphone will soon be available through Verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier. It joins a model coming to T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels ...
Whither the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things – IoT – it's a phrase we hear more and more, often hyped, often discussed seriously in the context of cloud computing but definitely a buzz phrase. Put simply, it is the connection of "smart" (and ...
Talking while driving safest with someone who can see what you see, study finds
A new study offers fresh insights into how talking on a cell phone or to a passenger while driving affects one's performance behind the wheel. The study used a driving simulator and videophone to assess how ...
Nokia suspends production at Indian handset factory
Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia said Tuesday it was halting production in its Indian factory near Chennai and that a dispute with local tax authorities was hindering finding a buyer for the facility that employs 7,000 ...
Mesh networks and Firechat make 'switching off the internet' that much harder
The events in Hong Kong have seen technology play a huge role in organising political protest, as much as in the days of the Arab Spring of 2011. But governments have become wise to the potential influence of Twitter, Fa ...