Ready for the battle of the phones? This year's crop of high-end smartphones is starting to emerge, like bear cubs crawling out of their burrows, sniffing the spring air. First out is the HTC One, a handsome, powerful animal that should do well this year.
Following a three-year competition, NASA has selected the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) project at MIT for a planned launch in 2017. The space agency announced the mission — to be funded by a $200 million grant to the MIT-led team — this afternoon.
You might use Google Translate to read a hard-to-find Manga comic book or to decipher an obscure recipe for authentic Polish blintzes. Or, like Phillip and Niki Smith in rural Mississippi, you could use it to rescue a Chinese orphan and fall in love at the same time.
Openet, a global leader of high performance transaction management software for network operators, was again recognized as the global revenue leader in Infonetics Research's Policy Management market share, size and forecast report.
Facebook Home, the new application that takes over the front screen of a smartphone, is a bit of a corporate home invasion. Facebook is essentially moving into Google's turf, taking advantage of software the search giant and competitor created.
With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook is trying to prove that a company doesn't have to make a smartphone or operating system to define how people interact with mobile technology. The audacious move will provide further insights into how pervasive Facebook has become, testing whether people want to be greeted with content from the social network every time they look at their phones.
Gartner expects desktop and notebook PC shipments to continue to decline as people move toward more portable devices like tablets and "ultramobile" electronics that fall somewhere between a laptop and a tablet, such as the MacBook Air. The research firm says that tablet shipments will likely reach 197 million...
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re building an internal suspension system for your brain, designing an endoscope as thin as a hair, and using a worm to go hands-free.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, and the University of Crete in Greece have found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1,000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies. Magnetic switching is used to encode information in hard drives ...
It's no secret that Apple wants to get into the living room by making its own TV set, and there have been plenty of rumors and reports about how and when it's going to happen. Now, an analyst says he's learned that the set will go on sale late this year, for $1,500 to $2,500.
Google's first high-end laptop, the Chromebook Pixel, is an impressive machine. It feels light and comfortable in my hands and on my lap. Its high-resolution display makes photos look sharp and video come to life. From a hardware standpoint, it's everything I'd want a laptop to be.
Advertisers are not far behind. Though mobile ads have been a big concern for Facebook's investors since before the company's initial public offering last May, some of that worry has subsided as Facebook began muscling its way into the market.
These were a few of the concepts presented by 65 groups of students at the first Big Idea Festival for Automotive Interfaces, an event that showcased technologies dreamed up by the 140 students in communication Professor Clifford Nass' course Computers and Interfaces.
Goldman analyst Bill Shope said the iPhone 5, introduced last fall, hasn't sold as well as he expected. He said the company now needs some real hits among the products it rolls out during the second half of the year in order to boost the stock price.
Verizon Communications Inc. has denied a report that it's looking to partner with AT&T Inc. to buy Vodafone Group PLC, the British cellphone company that owns 45 percent of Verizon's wireless business. Verizon owns the 55 percent of Verizon Wireless that Vodafone doesn't own and has been openly interested...
The report is in line with the expectations of company watchers and Wall Street analysts. The iPhone 5 costs around $600, and while Apple maintains older iPhones in production, even those aren't cheap enough to compete effectively against low-end smartphones running Google Inc.'s Android software.
Samsung recently held the launch for its newest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, which will be released nationwide in the coming months. With a host of actors and an elaborate show depicting the new features, many are still signaling the initial media launch as a flop.
Responding to consumer demand for device security and data protection, SecurityCoverage has introduced a series of new products that bundles apps and support to create the Ultimate Mobile Accessory.The new products feature apps that secure user smartphones and tablets, protect critical user data, backup contacts and files...
Amidst the much-discussed love affair between consumers and their mobile devices, another relationship is blooming in the mobile sector. Device manufacturers from nearly every vertical industry are increasingly offering devices and products equipped with mobile connectivity, transforming “dumb” devices into “smart” ones.
A statement Apple posted in Chinese on its website Monday said the complaints had prompted "deep reflection" and persuaded the company of the need to revamp its repair policies, boost communication with Chinese consumers and strengthen oversight of authorized resellers.
In December, New York-based Verizon transferred the obligation to pay pensions for 41,000 retirees to Prudential, along with $7.5 billion in funds. The Association of BellTel Retirees tried to stop the deal, on the grounds that it would weaken the legal protections for retirees.
The digital world celebrated April Fools' Day with the rollout of mock innovations and parody makeovers. Many of the top online destinations spent Monday mocking themselves and, in Google's case, playfully trying to lure users into pressing their noses against their computer screens.
Ethernet this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and anniversaries are typically the time to celebrate the past. But with so much innovation and development percolating across the global Ethernet ecosystem, there is little time for the technology’s vast array of stakeholders to look back on its successes.
This week on Wdd’s HotSpot, DJI’s new GPS equipped Phantom makes one nifty little radio-controlled aircraft; digital music performer, Omni Infinity, creates a guitar-shaped prototype that houses a smartphone for wireless touchscreen control of music and art software on a remote computer...
The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers Conference, an annual gathering of video game makers in San Francisco.