Stories tagged: smartphone
Wed., May 22, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
The United States is delaying restrictions on technology sales to Chinese powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on owners of its cell phones and …
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s top seller of smartphones, released its first 5G model in the U.S. on Thursday, and early adopters and tech journalists visited Minneapolis to try it.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
UW researchers have created a way for a smartphone to ‘hear’ a warning sign of ear infertions in kids.
Mon., April 22, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
Samsung is pushing off the public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.
Thu., March 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Nothing can cause rising terror more – for a sweet technology troglodyte – than learning that your old flip phone has become obsolete and will no longer be supported by …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Behind Apple’s news of weak iPhone sales lies a sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can already afford one owns one …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
If you recently bought a new flagship phone, chances are its battery life is actually worse than an older model.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Apple is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Despite their ubiquity, emojis started in 1998 with one man: A 25-year-old employee of mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo who created the first set of 176 in one month as …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics, said the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone with a bendable display but there are several …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to their phones to turn on the flashlight, take a selfie …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
The free Seeing AI app, available for iOS, can read out short snippets of text, describe people, identify products and currency denominations, and take a stab at identifying the objects …
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
Today – June 29 – is the date in 2007 that Apple released its first generation iPhone – and, boy, have it and other smartphones exploded since.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Teens have been riding a 10-year trend of reduced experimentation with drugs and alcohol. That’s the same decade that put smartphones and social media accounts into the hands of most …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Samsung is set to debut its next major smartphones on March 29. The new phones, expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, are the company’s first …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone – an …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
I’m officially ruining my daughter’s life by not buying her a smartphone at age 12. And I’m OK with that.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
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.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 8:48 p.m.
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.