• From Julia Child to mobile devices: How one group cooks up accessible media technology

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    The National Center for Accessible Media helps develop tools, standards and policies so people with disabilities can access new technology and content
  • Video

    Watch some videos of the new ASUS Padfone 2

    Posted October 16, 2012 - 10:47 am

    It's a smartphone! It's a tablet! Wait, it's both! Oooooh!
  • The Weekly Hash - October 5, 2012

    Posted October 5, 2012 - 10:56 am

    A weekly review of the top tech stories, this week featuring Mars, Marissa Mayer and Microsoft
  • Rumor: Microsoft's building its own Windows 8 smartphone

    Posted October 2, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    In a move that would help it compete against the iPhone, Microsoft is rumored to be making its own smartphone that will run on Windows Phone 8, which would again put the company in competition with its hardware partners.
  • BYOD in school not as easy as ABC

    Posted September 11, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Schools have lots to think about before letting students BYOD
  • LG Intuition offers option between a tablet and smartphone

    Posted September 4, 2012 - 10:20 pm

    A new "in-between" option for those who can't decide between a smartphone and a tablet will be available from Verizon on Sept. 6, in the form of the 5-inch LG Intuition.
  • California Assembly OKs bill banning warrantless smartphone tracking

    Posted August 23, 2012 - 9:09 pm

    The California State Assembly Wednesday voted to approve legislation that would prohibit state law enforcement personnel from obtaining location data from an individual's cell phone without a warrant.
  • Are Apple shares headed for $700?

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Shares of Apple hit another all-time high on Tuesday as investors anticipate the unveiling of the iPhone 5 next month.
  • This bulb lets your phone control the lights in your home

    Posted August 20, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    If you're one for setting the perfect mood in your home by brightening or dimming the lights, you'll know how annoying it can be when you need to get up to adjust the light. Thanks to smartphone apps and Bluetooth, though, you can actually continue to recline.
  • Pushing back against mobile app push

    Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:48 am

    People are getting tired of constant push messages from mobile device apps.
  • Video

    Smartphone helps blind users get around indoors

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Cool use of ultrawideband and smartphone to help blind users navigate indoor areas.
  • How to take better photos with your phone

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Flickr users upload close to 100 million photos to the photo-sharing site each month--and according to Yahoo, the iPhone continues to be the most common "camera" they use to upload all those photos. As more people leave the digital SLR--and even the point-and-shoot--at home, it's worth taking a look at how to get better photos from a smartphone. A few weeks ago I shared my five favorite iPhone apps, so this week I'll run through four handy tips for taking better smartphone photos. (If you have an Android handset, check out top photo apps for Android.) Consider the following to be bonus tips that complement my [<a
  • Review

    Phone and driver: apps for your car

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:03 am

    If you're like a lot of folks, today's still-shaky economy is pushing you to live more frugally--including keeping your car on the road as long as possible. And with gas prices bouncing around $4 a gallon in many areas, the last thing you need is to get hit with pricy repairs, traffic tickets, or other unexpected auto-related expenses.
  • App spotlight: protect your Android data with Clickfree Backup

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Ever think about what would happen if your phone or tablet got lost? Or stolen? Or broken? Suddenly you're without critical contacts, appointment info, documents, photos, and the like.
  • Will you pay $650 up-front for an iPhone 4S to pay less monthly?

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:35 am

    How many pre-paid buyers will pony up $650 for a new 16GB iPhone 4S to be able to get no-contract service starting at $30 a month? Some analysts believe there won't be very many.
  • Anonymous Sprint employee apparently leaks Samsung Galaxy S III training videos

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Samsung last month launched its latest smartphone--the Galaxy S III, which features a 4.8-inch super AMOLED screen (with a resolution of 1280 pixels by 720 pixels), a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and an 8GB camera. The phone also has NFC technology built in, and contains a MicroSD card slot that allows users to expand the memory.
  • Corning announces roll-up Willow glass flexible displays

    Posted June 5, 2012 - 11:00 am

    If Corning is right, electronics on Willow glass may one day be printed like newspapers, and still be strong enough for mobile devices.
  • What's missing from the iPhone 5 rumor mill

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    A key tenet of Apple rumormongering is that Apple history repeats itself repeatedly: If Apple has done X, Y and 42 so much as twice consecutively, pundits posit that Apple will do X, Y and 42 a third time.
  • Sidecar smartphone app: share data while making a phone call

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    There are a lot of apps out there that allow you to do just about anything with today's smartphone, but most of them avoid trying to better the good old voice call.
  • Feeling lazy? Let Android and Arduino stir your pots instead

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    If you're anything like me, everything around you can distract you from cooking--something I'm not particulalrly good at. While something is simmering, you may float away to do something on your computer, only to come back later and find you've ruined the food. If you have an Android phone or tablet though, Ben Heck's latest hack gives you an assistant to help save your meal.
  • QR code relies on sunlight to deliver deals, makes QR codes slightly less useless

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:06 am

    It's fairly well established now that QR codes, well, kind of suck. Although lots of people own a smartphone or gadget with a scanner now, no-one really bothers to scan them--that's if they know how to at all. Still, that doesn't mean smart uses of the technology should go unnoticed, just like Korean Emart's big 3D QR code.
  • Review

    HTC Evo 4G LTE review: almost great

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    HTC's Evo 4G LTE smartphone has a lot going for it, but other factors, including the lack of LTE service from Sprint, make it difficult to recommend.
  • How to make Android faster, more productive and more secure than iPhone

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    IPhone users love to brag about their phones. They line up around the block and stand in line for hours when a new one is released. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform. Yes, its Achilles' heel is a big one: security. Android's openness and large market share mean that it's a juicy target for attackers.
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: hands-on with a smartphone sensation

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:25 am

    The global Samsung Galaxy S III just launched last week in London, but we got to use it Tuesday at the CTIA 2012 mobile show.
  • How to stop your social networks from distracting you

    Posted May 6, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and other social networks help you stay connected with friends and family, but it's easy to overdo the connecting and end up distracted and unproductive. Worse, many social networks notify you every time someone tries to interact with you, making it even harder to concentrate on productive tasks. Turning these helpful reminders off can be tricky in some instances, but setting up a way to tune out mobile and e-mail notifications is well worthwhile. Here's how to stop your social networks from distracting you, so you can get your working life back on track. And don't worry--you can still peek at your Twitter page once in a while.
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