Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Banned From AirlinersPassengers and flight crews will be banned from bringing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airline flights under an emergency order issued Friday by the Department of Transportation in response to reports of the phones catching fire.
Google Unveils New Smartphone Line, Home AssistantGoogle launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday.
BlackBerry To Stop Making Its Own Phones, Focus On SoftwareBlackBerry plans to stop making its signature smartphones internally, signaling a strategic shift for a company that built its reputation on innovative smartphone technology.
California Expands Hands-Free Cellphone LawLooking to curb distracted driving in California, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that expands restrictions on cellphone use behind the wheel.
Microsoft Hangs Up On Its Smartphone Business, Cuts Another 1,850 JobsMicrosoft is cutting 1,850 jobs and will book a $950 million writedown as it attempts to salvage a rocky entrance into the smartphone market.
Burlingame Company Promotes Disconnecting In 'Phone Free' ZonesIn their attachment to their smartphones, the students at Mercy High in Burlingame, California are typical teenagers. But when they enter Mr. Offield's English class, the phones get locked into little bags, which can't be opened until class is over.
Prince's Own Words Describe Mixed Feelings About TechPrince had a fraught relationship with the Internet, and mourning fans searching YouTube to remember his greatest years might be disappointed to find out that much of it isn't there.
Google Experimenting With ‘Hands Free’ Payment OptionGoogle’s latest experiment in mobile payments involves a new app where users can pay for food, while keeping their phone and wallet in their pocket.
'Citizen Scientists' Use Drones To Map Impact Of El Niño On California CoastIn California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.
Blackberry, Google Cozy Up: New Priv Phone To Run Android OSBlackberry is turning to Google and its Android operating system for its new phone.
iPhone Looking Invincible With China Demand Helping Dominate Cellphone ProfitsApple's brand-loyalty casts a long shadow upon its rivals
Intel Makes $16.7 Billion Bet On Mobile With Acquisition Of San Jose's AlteraSan Jose-based Altera specializes in programmable chips for all sorts of things like cars, industrial uses and communications applications, and its been making solid inroads into data centers, an area of strength for Intel as the world's biggest chipmaker looks to expand beyond the weakening PC business and also make inroads into mobile, where it lost $4-billion last year, and is forecasting another $3-billion dollar loss this year.

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