Google just made a pretty serious move in the mobile space, buying up Motorola Mobility (the Motorola cellphone business) for a whopping $12.5 billion. It's the biggest deal Google has ever made, by far.
Calling a customer service number and being forced to wait on hold is a form of torture. The wasted time, the awful music, the phone bills, it's just a mess. But a new app promises to do all the waiting for you.
During the recent London riots, a lot of cellphones were stolen from various stores, and many of them are now popping up on the internet for sale. Well, you probably don't want one of them, as none of them are going to work.
AT&T has lagged behind Verizon in getting its 4G LTE network up and running, instead choosing to advertise its 3G network as a 4G network and hope people didn't ask too many questions. But not for much longer! AT&T should have it's first real 4G phone running on its LTE network by the end of the year.
Due to restrictions in the App Store against apps that duplicate the features of Apple's built-in Apps, Google hasn't been allowed to offer up a Gmail app. So instead, they've made the mobile version of Gmail behave as much like an App as they could.
OK, not to be overly skeptical here, but I seriously doubt this Japanese "Mosquito Buster" smartphone app actually keeps mosquitos away.
Solar power is wonderful. Really, it is. And if you don't think so, it means that you hate the planet, and you don't hate the planet, do you? The one teeny tiny little problem with solar power is that so far it's proven to be more or less useless with the things that could really benefit from it, like mobile electronics. So what's the problem?
Everything is always 100% better after a nice little nap, and Wi-Fi is no exception. By allowing smartphones to take sub-second naps while waiting to transfer data, it's possible to double battery life with just a clever piece of software.
What would make you pay $6,700 for a cellphone? The world's fastest mobile processor, or crispest screen? Well, this Tag Heuer phone has neither of those things, but it does have snakeskin on it, so that's something I suppose.
With NFC wireless payment technology taking its sweet time to integrate itself into anything useful, the market is wide open for some clever new system to save us all from the hassle of having to carry around and use credit cards to pay for stuff. One company has hit on a way to make payments without any fancy hardware, using music only machines can hear.