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.
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch
It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.
Water-based nuclear battery can be used to generate electrical energy
From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time ...
How to print your own cell phone microscope for pennies
At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of ...
Scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery
Magnetic reconnection can trigger geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and black out power grids. But how reconnection, in which the magnetic field lines in plasma snap apart and violently ...
Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner
As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
SideSwipe: UW team uses in-air gestures for phones
Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings (Update)
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
Apple's shadow looms large at Berlin electronics show
Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens this week, with the shadow of Apple looming large even if the iconic US brand traditionally snubs the event.
EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband
The EU should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report said on Monday.
New loss mechanism for global 4G roaming
A loss mechanism that has not been an issue in previous mobile handset antennas will become important for global 4G roaming, according to results of experiments carried out in Aalborg, Denmark.