A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices
Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do.
WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China (Update)
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products.
Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators
Across the Serengeti-Mara, an estimated 1.3 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra are making their annual migration in one of the most spectacular sights of the natural world.
Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping
My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.
A Closer Look: Secure your phone without passcodes
Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means ...
World's fastest external phone charger set to be launched
The world's 'fastest' external phone charger is set to be launched by an Aston University graduate.
Study shows kill switch in mobile phones could save consumers more than $3.4b annually
Updated research released today from Creighton University Heider College of Business professor and consumer advocate William Duckworth, Ph.D., shows consumer savings from the Kill Switch legislation exceed initial projections ...
European Central Bank hit by data theft
(AP)—The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive ...
Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar
(AP)—Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.
Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones
(AP)—What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.
China Internet population reaches 632 million
China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.
Tokyo police make arrest in massive data leak case
Tokyo police said Thursday they had arrested an engineer for allegedly stealing massive amounts of personal data from an educational services firm, a leak that may ultimately affect more than 20 million people.
Israelis flock to apps as Gaza rocket alerts multiply
The barrage of rocket fire from Gaza has not just triggered a rush for shelters, but has also sent Israelis scrambling to download applications to help cope with the frequent alerts.
A drone that finds survivors through their phones
A drone makes large circles in the sky. With two powerful antennas, it sniffs the data packets emitted by mobile phones. On the ground, an interface developed specifically for this project makes it possible ...