Stories tagged: smartphone
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Blaine County enforces ban on using smartphone while driving
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
Google deal puts Africa on cusp of first smartphone plant
A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:18 A.M.
Brooklyn raid yields more than $10M in fake smartphones
Police in New York City raided two warehouses in Brooklyn that yielded three arrests and the seizure of more than $10 million worth of counterfeit electronics.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
William Brock: 12 is too young to have a smartphone
I’m officially ruining my daughter’s life by not buying her a smartphone at age 12. And I’m OK with that.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Report of different Samsung phone model exploding
A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 2:27 P.M.
Samsung stops making Galaxy Note 7s permanently as fresh problems emerge
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that it is stopping production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones permanently, a day after stopping global sales of the ill-fated devices amid reports that batteries were …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 1:31 P.M.
BlackBerry inventor stops making phones
It’s official: BlackBerry, the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the “crackberry,” has stopped making its iconic handsets.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 5:09 P.M.
Samsung says replacements available for recalled Note 7
Samsung says new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be available in U.S. stores starting Wednesday to replace about 1 million devices that are being recalled because their batteries can catch …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 8:48 P.M.
Chicago lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites
Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: “Pokemon Go” characters.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016
Front Porch: Finding enlightenment on family road trip
Scenic mountain vistas, mighty locomotives, a dash of dogs and a sprinkling of enlightenment – our recent road trip had it all.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
Samsung’s new jumbo phone unlocks with iris scanner
You’ll be able to unlock Samsung’s new phone by just looking at it. The Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner, which matches patterns in your eyes with …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Your phone may soon sense everything around you
Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings – the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
Google unveils smart-home speaker, chat service, Android update
Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker, a virtual-reality system called Daydream and a chat service called Allo.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
Gonzaga students, Bloomsday organizers design complementary smartphone apps for 40th run
Official race organizers, and a team of four enterprising Gonzaga University students, created two smartphone apps that seek to answer all your Bloomsday questions and give you access to instantaneous …
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016
Smartphone use during exercise might be dumb
Researchers put 44 college students on a treadmill and had them exercise for a half-hour. Some were just listening to music; others were actually using their phone as a phone, …
FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015
Local developers launch trivia app
Making video games is the realization of a longtime dream for Spokane Valley resident Jason Stock. “There was this new mobile thing, that you could do it yourself,” Stock, 36, …
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
Smartphone’s a lifesaver, but now I don’t have a life
I am dumber than my smartphone. I say that for the obvious reasons – my smartphone is clearly more evolved than I am – but also for a more alarming …