Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app
Washington is developing a smartphone app to enable its taxis to compete head-on with Uber and other ride-sharing services, the US capital's taxi commission said Friday.
US city of Portland sues Uber
The US city of Portland, Oregon, has sued ride-sharing startup Uber, saying it was operating illegally, officials said Monday.
Uber now valued at $40 bn
Popular but controversial US ride-sharing startup Uber is now valued at $40 billion, it said Thursday, twice what it was worth six months ago, after raising a fresh $1.2 billion in funding.
Smartphone app helps home owners on the way to energy efficiency
The building sector accounts for 40 percent of primary energy consumption in Europe. Home owners seeking for energy efficiency are faced with confusing and sometimes contradictory information. Now, Fraunhofer ...
Satellites helping to assess risk of epidemics
Learning about our enemy through satellites is helping us to combat diseases spread by insects and other pests.
A carry-on that charges your smartphone (and more)
Smart technology is in our homes, cars and phones. And soon, it will power our luggage, thanks in part to University at Buffalo engineering student Martin Diz.
Engineers create smartphone app to cut risk of power outages
An easy-to-use smartphone app developed by Rutgers engineers will help keep the lights on in a heavily wooded New Jersey suburb that suffered widespread power outages during Superstorm Sandy.
Funding for Uber could push value past $30 bn: report
The popular car-sharing startup Uber could see its value top $30 billion after a new round of funding, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
Online anonymity isn't as easy as the firms offering privacy apps want you to think
In a post-Snowden world, anonymity is what people want online. Smartphone apps offering anonymous messaging are popping up everywhere – Secret, Whisper and now Yik Yak. The latest additions to privacy- ...
Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the thing
Are you worried that you're just not chewing enough to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition? Then never fear: Japan has invented something to help you count your bites.
Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app
Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls."
Startup helps app developers identify code that quickly drains smartphone batteries
An official at a software startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company could extend the life of smartphone batteries by helping application developers identify code that drains batteries ...
Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters
The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said.
Slingbox lets you watch live TV at home or elsewhere
Man's second-best friend, television, gets out of the house more than ever. On a smartphone app or laptop, people watch sports on WatchESPN, movies and original programming on HBO Go or Netflix, and weekly network TV series.