Smartphone

A sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Google Brings Back Modular Tech With Project Ara

More details have emerged about Google’s Project Ara, which plans to make a new customizable smartphone that will first be targeted for the developing world.

04/16/2014

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How To Never Lose Your Luggage Again

While fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.

04/09/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Samsung Appeases San Francisco DA’s Request For Smartphone Anti-Theft Feature

In a major victory for San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon, Samsung has agreed to make anti-theft features available on its latest smartphone.

04/04/2014

A BART police officer at the Oakland Coliseum station on August 11, 2005. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Developing App That Will Allow Riders To Report Crime Discreetly

The smartphone app will allow riders to take a picture without sound or flash, and communicate with police if they need to in a quiet manner.

03/13/2014

Trial Begins In Apple-Samsung Patent Battle

Larry Magid: Will Samsung’s Galaxy Edge Out The iPhone 5s?

Samsung unveiled a new version of its popular Galaxy smartphone at an event in Barcelona Monday that includes a better camera, some notable fitness tracking features

02/24/2014

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple, Samsung Fail To Settle Patent Dispute Before March Trial

Apple and Samsung have failed to settle their patent dispute despite a daylong meeting between top Samsung executives and Apple CEO Tim Cook hosted by a mediator earlier this month.

02/22/2014

People check out Samsung's new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 was introduced as Samsung's  new champion in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, scheduled to roll out in 155 countries in late April.     (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Urge Adoption Of Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation

A growing epidemic of smartphone thefts prompted state lawmakers to announce Friday new legislation that would require the devices to come equipped with an anti-theft deterrent known as a “kill switch.”

02/07/2014

Samsung Debuts Its New Flagship Smartphone, The Galaxy S IV

Larry Magid: Samsung Pressured To Better Unify With Android

Samsung may have caved in to pressure from Google over some of its phone apps in an effort to make them more unified with the Android operating system.

01/30/2014

LG Electronics LG G Flex (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LG Strikes Deals To Sell Curved Smartphone In U.S.

LG Electronics is bringing its smartphone with a curved six-inch screen later this year…

01/06/2014

A Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Heads To State Legislature

Two state officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.

12/19/2013

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