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The Drill Down 456: No One Behind The Wheel

On this week's Drill Down podcast, driverless ride-sharing is emerging, Russia’s part in hacking the U.S. election, President-Elect Trump meets with tech leaders, Bill Gates leads a fight against climate change,  and much, much more. The post The...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 16, 2016

Samsung May Permanently Disable Galaxy Note 7 Phones In The US As Soon As Next Week

Those who are still clinging on to their Galaxy Note 7, even after Samsung recalled the devices due to faulty batteries in mid-September, may want to seriously reconsider returning them to the Korean company. The Verge has obtained an image of an ale...
by Remote Network on Dec 9, 2016

NSA, GCHQ Have Been Intercepting In-Flight Mobile Calls For Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: American and British spies have since 2005 been working on intercepting phone calls and data transfers made from aircraft, France's Le Monde newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing documents from form...
by Remote Network on Dec 7, 2016

Former Samsung Engineers Build Smart Umbrella That Tells If It's Going To Rain

A team of former Samsung engineers have developed a smart umbrella, dubbed Opus One, that tells its owner if it's going to rain with the shake of the handle. International Business Times reports: Developed by a team of former Samsung engineers, Opus...
by Remote Network on Dec 6, 2016

The Drill Down 435: Boldly Go

On this week's The Drill Down podcast, Pokemon fever continues, social media reacts to an attempted coup in Turkey, an open letter from tech leaders to Donald Trump, Facebook's diversity problem, Netflix boldly goes where no one has gone before ...
by Geeks of Doom on Jul 22, 2016

Corning Unveils Gorilla Glass 5, Can Survive Drops 'Up To 80% Of The Time'

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Verge: Corning has unveiled their new Gorilla Glass 5, which should make its way to high-end smartphones and other electronic devices later this year and into 2017. Gorilla Glass 5 is designed to impro...
by Remote Network on Jul 21, 2016

Men Can’t Leave their Phones Alone, Experiment Shows

Women wait twice as long to touch their phones but none of us last more than a minute If you’re waiting for a friend, a colleague or even a doctor’s appointment, how long do you......

US Judge Throws Out Cell Phone 'Stingray' Evidence For The First Time

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: For the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects' cell phones into reveali...
by Remote Network on Jul 13, 2016

Uber Investor Suggests Addressing Police Killings With an App

An anonymous reader write: To address the problem of motorists killed by police officers, Shervin Pishevar, the Iranian-born VC who backed Uber, is suggesting an app that allows police officers to communicate with motorists during traffic stops witho...
by Remote Network on Jul 10, 2016

KFC Introduces Meal Box That Doubles As A Smartphone Charger

An anonymous reader writes: KFC has introduced a limited edition 5-in-1 Meal Box to select KFC outlets in Delhi and Mumbai. The box has one mighty special feature: it will charge a user's smartphone while they eat. The company has partnered with a Mu...
by Remote Network on Jun 22, 2016

Alicia Keys Latest Artist To Enforce No Cell Phone Policy at Concerts

Shane McGlaun, reporting for SlashGear:It appears that artists of all sorts are getting very serious about keeping fans from using smartphones while they are at their concerts or events. The latest musician to ban cell phones at her events is Alicia...
by Remote Network on Jun 20, 2016

New York Thieves Wearing Apple Store T-Shirts Steal $16,000 In iPhones

An anonymous reader quotes this article from a TV station in New York about a "brazen daylight heist" made possible by wearing the right t-shirt: Two thieves put on Apple store employee T-shirts and headed past the Genius Bar to the repair room, grab...
by Remote Network on Jun 12, 2016

Lenovo and Motorola Unveil PHAB2 Tango AR and Modular Moto Z Smartphones

MojoKid quotes a report from HotHardware: Google has been teasing its Project Tango augmented reality (AR) platform for years but no OEMs have stepped up to the plate to deliver Tango-enabled hardware until now. Lenovo just came out with its PHAB2 Pr...
by Remote Network on Jun 9, 2016

Smartphone Sales Growth Will Drop To Single Digits In 2016, Says Gartner

An anonymous reader writes from a report via TechCrunch: According to a report from Gartner, smartphone sales growth is expected to shrink from 14.4 percent growth in 2015 to just 7 percent in 2016, with only 1.5 billion smartphone units expected to...
by Remote Network on Jun 7, 2016

Report: Average American Will Use 22GB of Mobile Data Per Month In 2021

An anonymous reader writes: According to Ericsson's latest Mobility Report, it's predicted that the average American smartphone subscriber will use 22GB of mobile data by the end of 2021. The report shows the explosion of mobile data consumption, wit...
by Remote Network on Jun 1, 2016

Doubts Raised About Cellphone Cancer Study

Vox is strongly criticizing coverage of a supposed link between cellphones and cancer suggested by a new study, calling it "a breathtaking example of irresponsible science hype." An anonymous reader writes: A professor and research monitoring adminis...
by Remote Network on May 29, 2016

Possible Cellphone Link To Cancer Found In Rat Study

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: A giant U.S. study meant to help decide whether cellphones cause cancer is coming back with confusing results. A report on the study, conducted in rats and mice, is not finished yet. But advocates pu...
by Remote Network on May 27, 2016

FCC Formalizes Massive Fines For Selling, Using Cell-Phone Jammers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Network World: Two years ago the FCC announced its intention to fine a Chinese electronics maker $34.9 million and a Florida man $48,000 for respectively selling and using illegal cell-phone jammers. Today the...
by Remote Network on May 25, 2016

ARM Announces Next-Gen 64-Bit Artemis Mobile Chip On 10nm TSMC FinFET Process

MojoKid writes from a report via Hot Hardware: ARM has been working closely with TSMC for years now. Over the last six years or so especially, ARM and TSMC have collaborated to ensure that TSMC's cutting-edge process technologies work well with ARM's...
by Remote Network on May 20, 2016

Microsoft To License Nokia Brand To Foxconn, Says Report

SmartAboutThings quotes a report from Windows Report: It's no secret that Microsoft's phone business isn't going according to plan. Last quarter alone saw a 46% drop in phone revenue, slightly better than the 49% drop the quarter before that. And now...
by Remote Network on May 16, 2016


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