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Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops

The ecommerce powerhouse says will open pop-up kiosks in San Francisco and Sacramento, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan

Waygo, a mobile app, takes a snapshot of written text and translates it into basic English.

Google to Unveil 'Shamu'-Sized Smartphone of Its Own Later This Month

A size contest seems to have erupted among today's leading smartphone manufacturers.

From Apple to Samsung, One British Entrepreneur Sees a Golden Opportunity

Goldgenie takes smartphones and gives them a little extra bling.

Tech Company's Bankruptcy Offers Warning to Apple Suppliers

GT Advanced Technologies suffered the consequences after Apple decided not to use its scratch-resistant sapphire glass screens for the iPhone 6.

How New Smartphones Boost Sales of Old Accessories

Sales of older inventory are actually booming, fueled oddly enough by new phones from Apple, Samsung and Motorola, according to mobile accessory companies.

Samsung Heads for Dramatic Profit Fall

The South Korea-based tech giant is expecting its first annual earnings drop since 2011.

11 Things Android Phones Can Do That The iPhone Still Can't

With its iPhone 6 and iOS 8, Apple has introduced a few features that have been available on Android smartphones for quite some time. But some say Apple is still leagues behind in other ways.

A Genealogy of Your Smartphone (Infographic)

The cell phone is a smidge over 30 years old and the first commercial iteration was priced at almost $4,000.

BlackBerry Teases New Device Plans as Turnaround Takes Shape

Even as it pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business -- yet.

What We Want in the iPhone 7

Sure, the iPhone 6 just came out. But let's be honest. It's far from perfect.

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

Among our favorites? A task manger that gamifies your accomplishments and a background music player that incorporates neuroscience.

FBI to Apple, Google: Your New Privacy Policies Are Making People Less Safe

In making vast troves of smartphone data only available to each device's owner, the FBI argues, a critical crime-solving tool has been compromised.

Here's How to Restore Your iPhone If You Downloaded the Glitchy iOS 8.1

Because, you know, cell reception is probably important.

iPhone 6 Problem Leaves Customers Bent Out of Shape

Some customers have had problems with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus bending from being kept in pockets.

Apple Sells 10 Million iPhones in First Weekend

The company broke its own sales record from last year and had twice as many opening weekend sales than it did with the iPhone 5 in 2012.

A New BlackBerry Smartphone Is Coming

The struggling tech maker is hoping to rebound with the release of the Passport, which it calls the 'IMAX of productivity.'

10 Awesome Cases For Your New iPhone 6

The hoards have begun gathering ahead of the iPhone 6 release tomorrow. Here's a look.

The Wait for Apple's iPhone 6 Smashes Record in Manhattan

The line of people out front of Apple's flagship store was completely ridiculous.

Will Sony Get Its Groove Back?

The struggling tech maker expects to post an annual net loss that's nearly five times more than initially estimated.

This Man Made His Smartphone 'Distraction-Free' -- And It Changed His Life

By removing a critical majority of his iPhone apps, the designer Jake Knapp says he lengthened his attention span and relearned how to 'enjoy (or at least be okay with) moments of boredom.'

Apple Pay May Be the Creative Leap That Outmaneuvers Samsung

Former Apple CEO John Sculley argues, however, that Samsung and others still have some time to come up with an alternative.

Best Idea Ever: A Walkway for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians

A theme park in China has created a 164-foot lane for pedestrians to use as they tap away at their phones. The concept borrows heavily from an experiment conducted by National Geographic in Washington, D.C., last July.
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