Stories tagged: smartphone
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Motorola will start selling its new $1,500 Razr phone in coming weeks, after supply issues delayed the launch beyond the key holiday shopping period.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
The app, which released for Android and Apple devices last week, is intended to be a first-of-its-kind, safe and secure way for people in the midst of transition to receive …
Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
You use apps for just about everything. Do you use them for cannabis?
Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
Samsung Electronics said Friday it has ended the production of smartphones in its last factory in China.
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
Samsung’s highly anticipated folding phone will go on sale Friday, after the original launch date was delayed by months because of embarrassing problems with the screen.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.
Thu., July 25, 2019
Apple snaps up Intel’s smartphone modem division for $1 billion as iPhone maker gears up for next generation of wireless technology.
Wed., May 22, 2019
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
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
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
UW researchers have created a way for a smartphone to ‘hear’ a warning sign of ear infertions in kids.
Mon., April 22, 2019
Samsung is pushing off the public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.
Thu., March 14, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
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 …