Smartphones

Robotics

Robots May Be on the Cusp of Widespread Adoption, Jibo CEO Says

The rapid adoption of helpful tech like the smartphone has elevated the idea of personal-assistant robots from science fiction to impending reality.
Safety

German City Designs Traffic Lights for Oblivious Pedestrians

Blinking LED lights are now being placed in the ground at busy intersections for people who look down at their devices while walking.
Nintendo

Nintendo Pins Hopes on Smartphone Games and New Console to Boost Profits

Its first mobile title launched in March, Miitomo, was more of a social networking application, leaving investors and fans awaiting games based on bestselling franchises such as 'Super Mario Bros.'
Biometrics

Fingerprint Firms Look to Unlock New Markets Beyond Smartphones

Biometric smart cards could be used for shopping, commuting and more.
On-Demand

The World on Demand: 23 Startups That Deliver Everything From Sexy Man Servants to Marijuana

Entrepreneurs have been fueled by an explosive enthusiasm for Uber-of-X on-demand services in recent years.
Business Travel

Large Number of Business Trips Are Planned on Smartphones, Study Says

The report also shows that one company dominates online booking for trips.
LG

Brain Break: LG Releases Weird Ad With Jason Statham for its Weird New Phone

The Korean company is pitching its latest flagship as a do-everything device and selling a bunch of accessories called 'Friends' that expand its capabilities.
Microsoft

In Microsoft's Future, You'll Get Most of Your Tasks Done by Talking to Your Phone

For Satya Nadella, using 'the power of human language' to communicate with machines will be as profound as the development of the Internet and the use of touchscreens on mobile devices.
T-Mobile

T-Mobile May Soon Offer Plans Just for Data and Text Messaging

Minutes for voice calls would be left completely out of the equation.
Mobile

Sound Off: Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined or Jailed?

A New Jersey lawmaker has put forward a bill that stipulates pedestrians with their faces in their phones will pay a fine of $50 or spend up to 15 days in jail.
Starting a Business

How a Former Social Worker Took a Nights-and-Weekends Hobby and Turned It Into a Tech Startup

Liz Salcedo is the founder and CEO of Everpurse, which integrates smartphone charging technology into designer handbags.
Mental Health

Can We Turn to Our Smartphones During Mental Health Crises?

We use our devices for so many things, and, increasingly, this includes getting advice on depression, suicidal thoughts and other serious emotional issues. But are our devices sophisticated enough to answer? Not yet, a new study finds.
Entrepreneur Network

Be Smart About Writing Off Your Smartphone During Tax Time

Tax expert Mark Kohler says you can save money by using your smartphone in a small-business context.
Batteries

This New Fuel Cell Tech Could Power Your Phone for a Week

The tech could even be scaled up for larger applications including electric vehicles.
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