Cities beefing up their smart infrastructure have tapped the ubiquitous streetlamp to track traffic data and measure pollution. Now, in Los Angeles, some streetlights will help keep the communications network intact after an emergency.
Ericsson has announced that it's filing seven new lawsuits in a U.S. court against Apple for infringing its patents—and it's asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block iPhones from sale, too.
Having teamed up with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson, Mark Zuckerberg has plans to make the Internet available to the entire world (of course he does). If you were in any doubt about how Internet.org plans to do that, you should watch this video interview from CNN's New Day show.
There have been 23 Bond movies made In the past 50 years—full of lethal, handy, futuristic, awesome, and sometimes funny gadgets. Most are still too fantastic to be real, but some have transcended the silver screen to become naturalized residents of the Real World. These are our favorites.
A band of tech giants, including Apple, Samsung, and Nokia, has sent a letter—yes, a letter!—to Congress, urging it to free more spectrum for mobile data.
I think I can still feel my fingers tingling after I played with a stereo hooked up to Ericsson's new capacitive coupling technology, which uses the water in the human body to transmit data instead of cables or radio waves.
In Ericsson's future, you'll be able to transfer information between two gadgets by sending it directly through your body. The demonstrations of the technology are really cool, but what will it actually be good for in real life?
Sony-only phones are coming back as predicted. The Japanese electronics giant has announced that it will acquire Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson partnership, bringing it into the Sony 'platform of network-connected' products.
After collectively bidding on Nortel's 6,000 wireless patents, Apple, RIM, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson and EMC have been cleared by US courts and allowed to buy them for $4.5 billion. [Reuters]
I'll admit the first thing I do upon turning the phone alarm off is to fire up my emails and then Twitter. And that's all before I get out of bed! I stop short of actually replying to messages, though.
Sony Ericsson's image has been given a lift with the Aspen smartphone—which they're billing as the "latest addition to Sony Ericsson's Greenheart portfolio." But that's now what's piqued our interests—this baby's packin' Windows Mobile 6.5.3.
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz, formerly known as the Kurara, is a smartphone with enough optical muscle to challenge any high end pocket camcorder.
Anyone hoping to see the Sony Ericsson X10 on T-Mobile, look away now or you'll be sorely disappointed. Phandroid noticed that the American version of the X10 won't support the necessary frequencies to connect to T-Mobile's network.
Over at the Taiwan Broadband show, Ericsson's vision for the portable computer of 2020 uses a pico-projected screen and laser-projected keyboard. And though they've got a rough prototype (pictured), they imagine it ultimately squeezing into this bizarre spider-leg tripod design:
Howard Stringer hasn't managed to tame the 1000-armed octopus that is Sony just yet, but we like the man's way of thinking. And being named Sony Ericsson's new Chairmen of the Board (starting October 15th) certainly can't hurt the Ericsson end of things. Neither can Sony Ericsson's new chief. [Sony Ericsson]
The Windows Mobile 6.5 skin is a bit choppy (but that's to be expected in this preview build), though you should start watching around 2:30 for some of the more impressive animations in the clip, including a bit o interesting tiling eye candy. But I'm not getting too excited. I mean, we're talking an update to a phone…
It's just a patent app (so the phone may never see the light of day), but this Sony Ericsson Bracelet Phone should be put into production, if only for the novelty factor.