• Americans Can't Put Down Their Phones, Shut Off the TV

    Americans Can't Put Down Their Phones, Shut Off the TV

    A new report from market research firm eMarketer reveals that US adults are now spending more than half their day—12 hours and 7 minutes, on average—consuming media.That includes nearly six hours with digital media on a mobile device, desktop, laptop, or tablet and four hours in front of the TV; nearly 1.
  • Jelly Is the World's Smallest 4G Smartphone

    Jelly Is the World's Smallest 4G Smartphone

    That push comes from the smartphone manufacturers and the mobile networks, both of which want more of your cash.This is probably the first time you're hearing about Jelly as it's being offered through Kickstarter by Unihertz.
  • Nissan Fights Distracted Driving With Faraday Cage Armrest

    Nissan Fights Distracted Driving With Faraday Cage Armrest

    Can't seem to pry your eyes away from your smartphone, even when you're behind the wheel?The automaker on Tuesday showed off the Smart Shield, an armrest in the Nissan Juke lined with a Faraday Cage.
  • 10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Expected October

    10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Expected October

    To celebrate the smartphone we're expecting a revolutionary 10th anniversary iPhone 8, and now we're hearing that phone won't suffer any delays and will arrive in October.In fact, we can expect three new iPhone models to be unveiled in September and sold in October.
  • Next Pokemon Mobile Game Details Revealed

    Next Pokemon Mobile Game Details Revealed

    Love it or hate it, Pokemon Go turned out to be a huge hit on mobile platforms and generated millions in revenue for all involved parties.So it should come as no surprise that another Pokemon mobile game is being launched, releasing tomorrow in Japan before heading to other territories in due course.
  • LeEco Lays Off Staff, Will Scale Back US Presence

    LeEco Lays Off Staff, Will Scale Back US Presence

    The job cuts will hit the research and development staff in the company's San Diego office the hardest, Bloomberg reported.Out of a staff of hundreds, only about 50 people will remain, mostly to provide support for current LeEco customers.
  • Android Creator Andy Rubin Debuts 'Essential' Phone

    Android Creator Andy Rubin Debuts 'Essential' Phone

    Andy Rubin thinks smartphone makers can do better; devices shouldn't become outdated every year and should instead "evolve with you.Rubin's new company, Essential, just debuted its first smartphone along with a smart home device similar to Amazon Echo and a new operating system called Ambient.
  • ARM Eyes Mobile AI With New Processors

    ARM Eyes Mobile AI With New Processors

    But ARM, which makes the chipsets found in high-end and budget handsets, is worried about smartphone performance.Its sibling, the Cortex-A55, offers a more modest performance boost but is more than twice as efficient as current chipsets.
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ Promises Faster, Cooler Charging

    Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ Promises Faster, Cooler Charging

    To improve your odds, Qualcomm this week introduced an updated version of its Quick Charge technology, which is included in many Android smartphones and tablets.The new Quick Charge 4+ offers a 15 percent reduction in charging time compared to Quick Charge 4, which was announced last fall.
  • OnePlus 5 to Make Official Debut June 20

    OnePlus 5 to Make Official Debut June 20

    The Chinese smartphone manufacturer plans to unveil its next flagship phone, the OnePlus 5, two weeks from today via an "exclusive online reveal," starting at 12 p.The company, which drummed up demand in the past by selling its phones by invitation only, has already set up a OnePlus 5 launch event page, where you'll presumably be able to watch the unveiling live.
  • Say Hello to the New Moto E4

    Say Hello to the New Moto E4

    The 5-inch Moto E4 goes on sale this month for $129, accompanied by its larger cousin, the 5.5-inch $179 Moto E4 Plus.
  • Galaxy S8 Had No Major Impact On Samsung's Sales

    Galaxy S8 Had No Major Impact On Samsung's Sales

    The Galaxy S8 isn't having a huge impact on Samsung's sales, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.1 percent," Guenveur said.
  • Samsung Expected to Launch Galaxy Note 8 in August

    Samsung Expected to Launch Galaxy Note 8 in August

    With the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, it was unclear whether Samsung could ever attempt to launch another device carrying the Note name.But it looks as though we are going to get a Galaxy Note 8, and a launch window of August is now being hinted at.
  • For a Thinner Smartphone, Remove the Camera Lens

    For a Thinner Smartphone, Remove the Camera Lens

    Lenses must curve, which means designers must add a bit of extra thickness to a smartphone's camera housing to accommodate them.Their camera design uses sensors and software to mimic how the lense of a digital camera captures light.
  • Nokia 6 Headed to the US for $229

    Nokia 6 Headed to the US for $229

    Do you find yourself reminiscing about the bygone era when Nokia was the king of the cell phone market?The camera features a dual-tone flash which allows for "natural colors and skin tones indoors and out," HMD said.
  • Amazon Offers Prime Members More Discounted Phones

    Amazon Offers Prime Members More Discounted Phones

    The Alcatel Idol 5S gets an $80 discount, bringing its price for Prime members to $200, while the recently-announced Moto E4 is $30 off, for discounted price of $100.In exchange for the price reductions, Prime members who opt for one of these phones will have to deal with personalized offers and ads displayed on the lock screen, a tactic Amazon also uses to reduce the price of its Kindle e-readers.
  • New Fingerprint Readers Scan Through Water, Glass, Metal

    New Fingerprint Readers Scan Through Water, Glass, Metal

    Your next one might have a fingerprint sensor that can do just that.The company's previous fingerprint readers were only able to scan through 400 microns of glass or aluminum.
  • Samsung's Galaxy Note Fan Edition Is a Safe Note 7

    Samsung's Galaxy Note Fan Edition Is a Safe Note 7

    When the Galaxy Note 7 failed very publicly, it left Samsung not only with a public relations nightmare, but a lot of spare smartphone parts.On July 7, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note Fan Edition smartphone in its home territory of South Korea.
  • Carl Zeiss Rekindles Nokia Partnership

    Carl Zeiss Rekindles Nokia Partnership

    Lens-maker Carl Zeiss will once again grace the cameras—and perhaps several other components—of Nokia smartphones.The two brands rekindled their partnership on Thursday, announcing a wide-ranging if slightly vague mission to pair Zeiss technology with Nokia software, services, displays, and optic design.
  • Sprint Tips New Flex, Deals Plans for Phone Upgrades

    Sprint Tips New Flex, Deals Plans for Phone Upgrades

    Upgrading your phone every year gets pricey.That's where Sprint's new leasing plan, dubbed Flex, comes in.