While we all enjoy the smartphones and tablets manufactured in China, nothing has put the world on notice regarding air quality more than the horrendous pollution that plagues that country's major cities. As the U.S. comes to grips with its own pollution, a local research group has created a smartphone sensor system designed to make monitoring our air quality a little more convenient.
Internet-connected devices are clearly the future of controlling everything from your home to your car, but actually getting "the Internet of things" rolling has been slow going. Now a new project looks to brighten those prospects, quite literally, with a smart light socket.
As an OS, Android has an iron grip on the Chinese smartphone market. A study from Analysys International combines data of sales and ownership shows the little green guy with 90% of the market. In China, however, things aren't always so clear cut.
HTC and Verizon have teamed up to launch the Droid DNA, a phone with a 5-inch screen that the companies boast is the first to display 1080p. You know, like your TV.
Though Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel today's New York Android event, the company did not allow its parade to be totally rained out. Google has updated and expanded its Nexus lineup with a new phone and tablet, while kicking Android up to version 4.2.
Gaming on smartphones can be a pain. Many games and even entire genres need buttons that smartphones have long since evolved beyond, but simulate poorly. Power A's MOGA controller looks to bridge the gap.
Japanese device companies have been criticized for their failure to offer competitive alternatives to the latest from Apple and Korean neighbor Samsung, but they're still trying. A new innovation unveiled by KDDI at this week's CEATEC conference in Chiba, Japan could change the way you access your smartphone.
Near field communication (NFC) technology has given us a look at a number of cool scenarios that would allow us to use our smartphones to control nearly everything. But what if you could take that smartphone power and put it in a business card? Well, now you can.
Is it a tablet or is it a gaming handheld? It's both! Archos' GamePad is a 7-inch gaming tablet (gablet?) that has one thing the iPad and Nexus 7 don't: real buttons and dual analogs.
Sony's Tablet S is refreshing for two reasons: 1) it doesn't look like an iPad and 2) it has a unique asymmetric "curl" to one side that makes it feel like you're holding a folded magazine. What's more, Sony's mobile division has taken all of the feedback from last year's tablet and channeled them into creating the gorgeous Xperia Tablet S, a tablet it hopes will rule the living room.