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Google's New Cellphone Service Might Have the Best Data Plan Anyone Has Ever Offered
Mobile Carriers

Google's New Cellphone Service Might Have the Best Data Plan Anyone Has Ever Offered

You pay only for the data you use. How nice does that sound?
Why You Should Never Take Your Smartphone to Bed
Sleep

Why You Should Never Take Your Smartphone to Bed

It turns out bringing your screen to bed with you can have negative impacts on your brain and affect your productivity.
Lisa Evans
5 Antidotes for Chronic Digital Distraction
Distractions

5 Antidotes for Chronic Digital Distraction

Nobody can function in business without a smartphone but most could get more done if they paid it less attention.
Vineet Jain
Imagine If Your Smartphone Had a Second, Full-Size Screen
Far Out Tech

Imagine If Your Smartphone Had a Second, Full-Size Screen

It's possible -- and also pretty awesome -- thanks to this startup company.
Emily Price
Startup Founder: GPS Sucks. And I'm Going to Fix It.
GPS

Startup Founder: GPS Sucks. And I'm Going to Fix It.

PathSense wants you to get around without draining your smartphone battery.
Microsoft Wants to Clean Up Your Germ-Infested Smartphone Screen
Smartphones

Microsoft Wants to Clean Up Your Germ-Infested Smartphone Screen

Fact: Your little talk box is crawling with gobs of toxic crud. Microsoft aims to kill those bugs dead. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Android Update Lets Users Unlock Phones With Just Their Voices
Mobile

Android Update Lets Users Unlock Phones With Just Their Voices

The Trusted Voice Smart Lock option is being rolled out as part of the Google Play Services 7.0 update
Nina Zipkin
Samsung Expects Record Shipments of Galaxy S6 Smartphones
Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Expects Record Shipments of Galaxy S6 Smartphones

Meanwhile, the company says it could struggle to meet demand for the curved-edged version, the S6 Edge.
New Aluminum Battery for Smartphones Can Be Charged in a Minute
Battery Life

New Aluminum Battery for Smartphones Can Be Charged in a Minute

Scientists who developed the battery say it has the potential to replace lithium-ion batteries, used in millions of laptops and mobile phones.
Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits
Legal Issues

Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits

The case accused the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option.
After Dismal 2014, Samsung Charts Recovery With New Galaxy Phones
Samsung

After Dismal 2014, Samsung Charts Recovery With New Galaxy Phones

Investors are betting on a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its new flagship smartphones.
If You Thought Selfie Sticks Made You Look Ridiculous, Get Ready for Selfie Shoes!
Fashion

If You Thought Selfie Sticks Made You Look Ridiculous, Get Ready for Selfie Shoes!

They're just an April Fool's Day prank. And thank goodness for that.
Jason Fell
Tired of Plugging Your Gadgets In to Charge? One Day You Could Power Them With Lasers.
Far Out Tech

Tired of Plugging Your Gadgets In to Charge? One Day You Could Power Them With Lasers.

Let there be light, the laserbeam kind that could end the constant battle to keep your smartphone battery from dying.
Kim Lachance Shandrow