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What’s new in Rails 5.1: Better JavaScript, for one

Rails 5.1 allows developers to manage JavaScript dependencies with Facebook's Yarn package manager

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U.S. computing leadership under threat, says House science chair

Even a seemingly unrelated project, for instance, can have far-reaching implications into the computer industry.

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New products of the week 2.27.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Intel and Solarwinds.

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5G is coming, but don't get carried away, T-Mobile USA's CTO says

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray prescribed a dose of reality for the 5G mania overtaking Mobile World Congress this week, telling Ericsson’s kickoff press briefing Monday morning he’s still in the LTE business.

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Lenovo innovation goes on a break with Tab 4 Android tablets

Lenovo says it wants to redefine Android tablets, but you won't find anything spectacular or innovative in its new Tab 4 tablets.

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MediaTek wants to put its new 10-core chip in $300 VR smartphones

The smartphone world will be rocked with MediaTek's new 10-core Helio X30 chip, which will bring premium features like Google's DayDream virtual reality platform to Android handsets with prices starting at $300.

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Battery safety still top of mind for Samsung and other phone makers

A special battery advisory group has been created with staff that includes academic expertise.

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Lenovo to integrate Amazon Alexa in Moto smartphones

Lenovo is working with Amazon to put the Alexa voice assistant in more Moto smartphones, and in the process, looking to depose Google Assistant.

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HMD's new Nokia 3310 turns back the clock -- and turns heads

In Barcelona on Sunday, Nokia licensee HMD Global launched a (slightly) modernized version of the Nokia 3310, a rugged, beloved feature phone first introduced in 2000.

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Huawei showcases new phones in Barcelona, gets mobbed by eager crowds

At a preview event at this year's MWC on Sunday, Huawei launched the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones, and drew big crowds.

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Cloud companies are eyeing cell services, Nokia CEO says

Enterprises and cloud companies will start trying their hands at cellular this year, Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri predicts. “Enhanced reality” and events such as concerts may be where cloud giants first get into mobile...

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Samsung's disjointed OS strategy poses a hurdle for users

Samsung's new Galaxy Books amplifies a critical weakness in the company's strategy of using multiple OSes across its devices.

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Nostalgia rules as classic phone brands come alive at MWC

Classic phone brands from yesteryear are coming alive in Barcelona. Nokia, Blackberry and Moto were among the unlikely headline makers ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show, which starts on Monday.

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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the past decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones. All ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley startup reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers when...

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on smartphones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is like a giant Note7

Samsung's newest premium tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3, brings an all-glass back, HDR support, and an S Pen.

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Huawei's P10 camera-phone comes in more colors than the rainbow

Huawei Technologies calls the P10 a smartphone, but its CEO doesn't have much to say about its communication capabilities.

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Nokia now has three budget Android phones, but everyone will want the 3310 nostalgia model

HMD has expanded its line of Nokia handsets with a pair of budget phones, but the show-stopper is the updated retro model.

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