Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Less Is So Much More

If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further. » 4/15/14 10:20am Tuesday 10:20am

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: Gloriously Good Enough

Windows 8.1's recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone's 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It's not mind-blowing, it's not world-changing, it's nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it's never quite been before: an OS that's totally good enough. » 4/14/14 8:00am Monday 8:00am

Oh Good, Yelp Now Suggests Businesses Based on Emoji

Emoji is strangely useful, whether you're recapping wildly popular TV shows or sending your friend a smiling pile of poo when real words fail you. Until now, this lexicon was probably inscrutable to machines. Those days are over: Yelp's mobile app now suggests businesses when you type tiny pictures in the search bar. » 4/05/14 4:30pm 4/05/14 4:30pm

Why Locating 911 Calls Is So Hard—And How To Make It Better

You've heard the cautionary tales about dialing 911 on your cell phone. A call about missing children in Illinois gets routed to Canada. A stroke victim in New York is only located after a grueling eight-hour search. Locating 911 calls in 2014 is a byzantine process that involves generating a fake phone number—but a… » 4/02/14 10:00am 4/02/14 10:00am

Now Available: 2014 HTC One

HTC's newly-revamped One is a flagship phone with some nice updates to its already sleek design. It's also a brainy barnstormer with some crazy cool camera tech that could be the future of mobile photography. It's available now for $200 on-contract from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon (sorry T-Mobile, yours won't arrive til… » 3/28/14 6:30pm 3/28/14 6:30pm

​HTC One 2014 Review: Faster, Stronger, Bigger, Better

Last year, the original HTC One won us over with its unprecedented Android design chops. Machined from a solid block of aluminum, it was beautiful and incredibly satisfying to hold. Not only that, it absolutely hauled ass. Needless to say, the new HTC One has big shoes to fill. » 3/25/14 11:45am 3/25/14 11:45am

How the New HTC One Compares to Its Toughest Competitors

The new HTC One is here, folks! Last year's model was one of the best Android phones you could lay hands on, but the smartphone world never rests. How does HTC's big aluminum prizefighter stack up to the competition? We've charted all the most important specs and features for you below. » 3/25/14 11:30am 3/25/14 11:30am