Telefonica selling 02 Ireland to Irish rival
Spain's debt-burdened Telefonica said Monday it is selling its 02 Ireland unit to Hutchison Whampoa in a potential 850 million euro ($1.1 billion) deal that would create a larger rival to Vodafone in Ireland's cellphone-hungry ...
Europe's online surveillance still less than US
European governments' ability to monitor citizens' online activity on security grounds has increased significantly in recent years.
Google rolls its own keyboard app for Android 4.0 and up
New search tool helps in fight against child porn, permits quick capture of e-criminals
When local police came calling with child porn allegations last January, former Saint John city councillor Donnie Snook fled his house clutching a laptop. It was clear that the computer contained damning ...
Distracted drivers: Your habits are to blame
(Phys.org) —More than a decade of research has shown that using a handheld or hands-free phone while driving is not safe because the brain does not have enough mental capacity to safely perform both tasks at once.
Text in on smarter phones
Alternative input methods for smart phones, such as Swype and SwiftKey, offer substantial benefits to users and are comparable with common typing speeds found on computer keyboards, according to a report published by researchers ...
Facebook and Twitter jump on Google glasses (Update)
Facebook and Twitter launched applications Thursday for Google glasses as developers rushed to learn more about tailoring software for the Internet-linked eyewear yet to hit the market.
Big four cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads (Update)
The four biggest U.S. cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
WhatsApp storms to lead in online-messaging race
Its chief executive claims it has more users than Twitter. It's rumored to have just rebuffed a $1 billion buyout offer from Google. So what's up with WhatsApp? And how has a San Francisco startup that many Americans still ...
E! Online's Twitter, texting accounts hacked
E! Online says hackers compromised its Twitter and text messaging accounts, sending out erroneous news alerts about Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie.
Sore thumbs? US text messaging declines
Americans are saying goodbye to text messaging, a wireless industry group says, as Internet-based applications such as Apple's Messages are starting to taking over from what was once a cash cow for phone companies.
Write timing: ZoomBoard works for smartwatch text entry (w/ video)
MorePhone: Revolutionary shape-changing phone curls upon a call (w/ Video)
Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a new smartphone – called MorePhone – which can morph its shape to give users a silent yet visual cue of an incoming phone call, text ...