To send or not to send the emergency alert

Dec 7, 2017
Limitations mean officials have to be judicious with the warnings they send to phones.
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Your phone tracks your location. The phone company knows ... who else should?

Nov 29, 2017
A Supreme Court case could determine your digital privacy. Sen. Ron Wyden wants his bill to pass first.
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Samsung's reputation on the line

Oct 6, 2016
A new incident involving a Samsung smartphone overheating on an airplane raises questions about the company's global recall of the Galaxy Note 7.
 Several Samsung Galaxy Note 7's lay on a counter in plastic bags after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah.
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Melting smartphones shed light on lithium-ion batteries

Sep 2, 2016
Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after customers reported catastrophic heat damage. The likely culprit are the batteries.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones are displayed at a Samsung showroom in Seoul. Samsung will suspend sales of its latest high-end smartphone Galaxy Note 7 after reports of exploding batteries, its mobile chief said on September 2. 

 
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Mobile makers get together, and talk price

Feb 22, 2016
Expect more low-cost phones to debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Technology is a new kind of lifeline for refugees

Nov 9, 2015
Aid groups are beginning to view connectivity as a basic humanitarian right.

Bad tech habits were made to be broken

Oct 2, 2015
You might be guilty, too. Now, put the phone down and go to sleep already.

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The end of cheap subsidized smartphones

Sep 10, 2015
Wireless carriers are pushing lower-cost plans.

Why your cell phone battery life still stinks

Apr 9, 2015
Unlike massive leaps in computing technology, batteries are tough to improve.

Blackberry plans self-destructing phone

Dec 26, 2014
The smartphone maker partners with Boeing on an ultra-secure phone