A team of researchers from Cambridge University is borrowing some of the techniques used in autonomous vehicles to teach your phone to navigate, even when it doesn’t have access to positioning information like a GPS signal.
The dramatic raid on an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis that left two dead and eight arrested followed the discovery of a mobile phone by police that was discarded by the terrorists who days earlier had launched their bloody attack. It’s understood that the data police were able to extract from the phone…
Chinese news agency Xinhua is reporting that North Korea's internet is down. Again. But this time the country's 3G mobile phone network has been taken down as well. The report was confirmed via landline from North Korea to China.
What do you get if you take 30 mobile phones and 4 pagers from across the last 30 years, and wire them together with a sound system? An oddly catchy bit of music is what.
The UK media is weirdly ablaze this morning over a story about a store attendant who flipped out when a customer refused to stop talking on her phone while at the checkout. But is that rude, or is it now socially acceptable?
You've almost certainly got a telephone in your pocket (or clutch), but don't think for a second that it makes you any kind of pioneer. People were predicting—and using—pocket telephones more than a century ago, for reasons every bit as lethargic as your own.
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…
Apple can't seem to keep its new phones under wraps to save its life: there are leaked images, phones left in bars, you name it, and an Apple employee has done it. So how the hell did Samsung keep the SIII a secret?
Japanese electronics company Kyocera has developed an innovative new transducer to replace outmoded—and underperforming—speakers in a phone.
According to the New York Times, 91 per cent of Americans aged 28 to 35 use their mobile devices on the toilet. So, a big hello to anybody reading this while relieving themselves. But there are more mobile phone toilet facts. And they get better.
I recently came across a short, silent film from 1922 called Eve’s Wireless. Distributed by the British Pathe company, the film supposedly shows two women using a wireless phone. Apparently this video has been making the rounds for the past few years. Could it be an early demonstration of some futuristic technology? I…
Americans love to use their mobile phone cameras. We take videos of our pets, videos of our kids and shockingly 50 percent of us covertly take video of someone else.
If you own a smartphone, the possibility of tweeting a photo via SMS probably means nothing to you. But, if you're still rocking a regular mobile phone, or in a country that has no mobile Internet access, sending photos via SMS is exciting news.
In this most gloriously futuristic year of 2011 we somehow find ourselves awash in videophones. In a way, they snuck up on us. And they most certainly didn't show up in the ways that people had been predicting them for decades. The videophone was to change the way we looked at home schooling, job interviews, medical…
Nielsen's new national survey of U.S. mobile phone customers reveals that smartphones are outpacing traditional feature phones for the first time ever.
If you want to protect your belongings, you should probably buy a mobile phone with a nice video camera and learn how to use it. Like this woman in Oakland, you may find yourself unexpectedly recording a theft in progress.
Maybe if you had a free weekend and Mjǫllnir, hammer of Thor, you could crack Corning's Gorilla Glass. But that's a made-up thing! And this stuff is impervious to the very real threats of key scratching and localized pressure.
Instant democracy is getting closer. In 2011, Estonians will be able to elect their representatives using cellphones. How would it work and, more importantly, will it actually work?
With energy conservation and easy eco-friendliness on just about everybody's agenda these days, one of the most popular concepts is the “Smart Home,” a living environment that knows just how much power you actually need to be comfortable and gives you not a drop more. Nokia's hopping on that wagon with its new Nokia…