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'Facebook Home'? A new Facebook flavored smartphone

Apr 2, 2013
Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET Reviews joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to discuss what a Facebook smartphone would look like and why it might sell.
Posted In: Facebook, smart phones, mobile, htc

BlackBerry is back in the black

Mar 28, 2013
BlackBerry posted a surprise profit for the quarter today. The Canadian company’s been struggling to stay relevant in the smartphone market but while the news is hopeful, it’s still too early to declare a turnaround.
Posted In: Blackberry, mobile, Cellphones, smart phones

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

Mar 28, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.
Posted In: smart phones, mobile, mobile apps, FDA

Unlock your phone? You're breaking the law

Jan 28, 2013
If you're the type of tech savvy person who likes to hack your own electronics, you might be interested to know that unlocking your own cell phone without your provider's permission actually became illegal over the weekend.
Posted In: smart phones, telecom, regulation

BlackBerry maker RIM hires banks for 'review'

May 30, 2012
Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, warned investors yesterday it could report a significant loss in its first quarter and has also hired JP Morgan and RBS for a "strategic review."
Posted In: Research in Motion, Blackberry, cell phones, smart phones

An app too far?

May 18, 2012
Apple's new Apple Store self-checkout app has Wired.com columnist Lore Sjoberg worried.
Posted In: apple, apps, spending, technology, smart phones

The time Americans devote to technology

Apr 12, 2012
Surprising news from the polling firm Gallup that young people in America are in fact concerned they are spending too much time in front of their phones and computers.
Posted In: smart phones, computer

Mid-day Extra: Calendars still selling in 2012, and beyond

Dec 29, 2011
While many Americans now do their scheduling on computers and smart phones, the printed calendar business is far from obsolete in 2012.
Posted In: calendar, smart phones

Feature film shot on smart phone gets release

Dec 2, 2011
I suppose you just use yours for CALLING.
Posted In: movies, smart phones

Intel's new celebrity front man: Will.i.am

Jan 26, 2011
The driving force behind the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, has a new gig - he's the director of creative innovation at the chip maker Intel Corp. ...
Posted In: celebrity, Intel, Laptop, smart phones, tablets

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