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. 


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.

For public good, not for profit.

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