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.
Canada court orders Apple to hand over iPhone documents (Update)
A Federal Court in Canada on Wednesday ordered Apple's Canadian subsidiary to hand over nearly three years worth of documents to a watchdog agency as part of an anti-competition probe into iPhone sales.
China's Xiaomi stopped from selling handsets in India
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. has been barred by an Indian court from selling its handsets in the country for allegedly infringing mobile phone technology patented by Ericsson.
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.
New cheap NFC sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals, food spoilage to smartphone
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
Internet in Cuba only for the rich—or resourceful
With their smartphones and tablet computers, they look much like young people anywhere in the world.
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.
Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows
Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says.
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.
Smartphone expansion cooling, prices dropping
The global smartphone market will see cooler growth in the next few years amid "cutthroat" competition that will bring down prices for many consumers, a market tracker said Monday.
Tech gifts for the geek who already has everything
It's the holiday shopping season, so it's time to answer that all-important question: Do you know what to get the geeks in your life?
BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.