Smartphones

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
When Should Products Connect to the Web?
connected devices

When Should Products Connect to the Web?

The right answer: only when they truly respond to consumer needs and values.
Kevin Young
Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?
News and trends

Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?

A recent study from the University of Derby recommends that consumers be given fair warning about the potential addictive properties of mobile devices.
Nina Zipkin
Super Mario to Go Mobile as Nintendo Ventures Into Smartphone Games
Nintendo

Super Mario to Go Mobile as Nintendo Ventures Into Smartphone Games

The move comes as investors call for the Japanese video game maker to boost revenue by taking iconic characters to players who are increasingly shunning its consoles.