Mozilla Doesn't Plan to Launch the Firefox Phone in the US

Bad news if you've had your heart set on a Mozilla phone ever since they announced the Firefox handsets: the company has admitted that it has no plans to launch the device in the US. » 11/14/13 3:40am 11/14/13 3:40am

Report: NSA Spied on German Chancellor Before She Even Took Office

Well this puts a new wrinkle on things — according to a new report from Der Spiegel, the NSA has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone since 2002. That's long before she became chancellor, though it's unclear how deep the snooping went. » 10/26/13 6:00pm 10/26/13 6:00pm

The Cellphone Turns 40 Today

Forty years ago today, senior Motorola engineer Marty Cooper made one very important phone call. From midtown Manhattan, Marty called Joel Engel, then the head of rival research department Bell Labs. When Joel picked up, Marty uttered something rather unexpected: "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cellphone,… » 4/03/13 6:51am 4/03/13 6:51am

A Cellphone Base Station in the Palm of Your Hand

How will the billion people who still use older 2G cellphones use them to pay for goods, just like people with smartphones equipped with near-field communications (NFC) wireless links? One answer is to place a tiny 2G base station at the point of sale so that those older non-NFC phones can also make a short-range… » 11/13/12 7:21am 11/13/12 7:21am