Startup marries digital, physical worlds

A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.

Review: Microsoft wants you to fire Siri

Watch out, Siri. Someone wants your job. Since it debuted on the iPhone 4S three years ago, Apple's Siri technology has been synonymous with the concept of a virtual personal assistant. But now comes Cortana, an intelligent ...

New Samsung phone marks break from Android

Samsung announced Monday the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform that dominates its popular handsets.

Pocket diagnosis

A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world.

Researchers examine inaccuracies in mobile app maturity ratings

(Phys.org) —As smartphones, tablets and mobile applications (apps) continue to become more widespread, there is a rising concern among parents who have experienced unreliable content maturity ratings for mobile apps that ...

Carmakers let app developers drive innovation

Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, or booking a table at a restaurant: Those are all things you shouldn't do while driving. But so many drivers have grown accustomed to their on-the-go tasks ...

Georgia Tech develops braille-like texting app (w/ video)

Imagine if smartphone and tablet users could text a note under the table during a meeting without anyone being the wiser. Mobile gadget users might also be enabled to text while walking, watching TV or socializing without ...

Microsoft to open 'app store' in February

Microsoft began wooing developers for a February opening of its first "app store" for computers powered by the US technology giant's Windows software.

Danish group develops EEG Smartphone app (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes with Smartphone apps the line between seriousness and gimmick is difficult to discern. Take for example the Smartphone Brain Scanner developed by Jakob Eg Larsen and his colleagues at the Technical ...

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