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.
Survey Finds Growing Number Of Drivers Snap Selfies, Video Chat While DrivingNearly four in 10 use social media, nearly 20 percent snap photos and some even video chat on their smartphones while driving, according to a study commissioned by AT&T. The wireless company described the findings as “unsettling.”
Starbucks Auto Reload Accounts Become Target For Hackers, Bank Accounts DrainedOne in six Starbucks customers now use mobile pay, many with auto-reload linked to their bank account, which automatically replenishes their Starbucks funds, when they get low. But hackers have managed to drain some customer's account balances, and worse.
Berkeley Passes Nation's First Radiation Warning For New CellphonesThe city council of Berkeley voted to pass a cellphone "right to know" law Tuesday, making it the first safety ordinance of its kind in the country.
Stressed Out? These 3 Apps Can Help Calm NervesA growing number of websites and apps are now offering help with stress, anxiety and other common mental health issues.