Smartphone

This is why you received a text message from President Trump

You’re about to get (or just received) a text message from President Donald Trump and FEMA — but don’t freak out, because everyone else is getting the Trump text at the same time. Much like those "this is only a test" broadcasts you see on television and hear on the...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:55pm

California Department of Public Health says your phone might be dangerous

There are many about how longterm exposure to cellphone radiation can cause health problems. The California Department of Public Health recently published a set of guidelines to help people avoid exposure to radiofrequency energy. Since more and more people are glued to their mobile devices, there...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 5:38pm

Time to unleash technology that prevents smartphone use while driving

Stand on a street corner — any street corner — and watch people driving their cars. You’ll probably notice something: A good portion of people are using their phones. And they’re not talking on them; their heads are tilted downward, off the road, using their smart phones....

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:00am

Apple investigating customer’s video of smoking, melting iPhone 7 Plus

Maybe it’s got something to do with the number 7?Apple is investigating a video posted by an Arizona customer that shows her iPhone 7 Plus smoldering and its case melting, Mashable reported.Tuscon resident Brianna Olivas, 18, posted the video of her rose gold iPhone as it “blew up” while she “was...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:25pm

5 cheap cellphone plans for students

There comes a time in every parent’s life when they must let go, cutting the proverbial phone cord and handing over cellphone responsibility — namely paying the bill — over to their kid.Quelle horreur!But fear not, penny-pinching student. Here are five plans in no particular order that will keep...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:33am

Nokia relaunching iconic 3310 phone: Report

Everything old really does become new again.Nokia is planning on relaunching a modern version of its beloved 3310 phone, according to Venture Beat.The old-fashion cell phone was "known primarily for its plentiful battery life and nearly indestructible build," according to the website.Launched 17...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:38pm

A year after launching, LinkNYC reaches 1 million users: Officials

New Yorkers looking to stay connected at all times as they traverse the city are relying on its free public Wi-Fi network in droves, LinkNYC announced Wednesday on its one-year anniversary.As of Jan. 4, more than 1 million people have joined the service since it was installed in January 2016, and...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:23am

Send pecks to long-distance lovers with Kissenger

Social media and apps can let us feel close to our partners, even if they are living in anothercity or country. But what's missing isphysical contact. That is why researchers atthe City University London have created Kissenger, a gadget designed in the form of a smartphone case that features an...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 5:44pm

Study finds Android users are better people than iPhone owners

Your choice of smartphone reveals more about you than you might care to imagine. Researchers from the Universities of Lincoln and Lancaster in the UK found that iPhone users are a bunch of unlikeable, image-obsessed liars in comparison to Android phone owners. Heather Shaw, co-author of the study,...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:06am

The future of selfies is a mini drone

If you think a selfie stick is the pinnacle of capturing the perfect photo of yourself, you need to meet the AirSelfie.This mini drone is housed in a smartphone case and can be piloted up to 60 feet in the air, making sure that all your friends get in the shot while your arms do not.And the best...

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:19am

Meet the man who changed his name to 'iPhone Seven'

Apple fans willline up for days in anticipation of the latest smartphone release. But Ukrainian Alexander Panin went one step further by changing his name to iPhone Sim (Seven) Stanislavovich, after an electronics store offered the phone for free to the first five people to legally register their...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 1:55am

Rich Kids is the ‘world’s most exclusive social network’

A new social media app for the rich keeps the riff-raff away, thanks to a whopping $1,000 monthly fee. Rich Kids, the so-called “world’s most exclusive social network,” lets the wealthy subscribers share snaps of their lavish lifestyles, while the rest of us are only allowed to watch in envy as...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:57am

Control your smartphone addiction with this isolation box

For some people, it doesn’t matter whether they’re at dinner or enjoying a romantic night in, they just can’t keep their eyes off their smartphone. But a new gadget called Distractagone, invented by a team in Amsterdam, puts smartphones out of reach of addicts.The digital isolation box, which can...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 3:50am

Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones banned from all US airplanes

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday a ban of all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices onairplanes in the United States.This ban includescarrying the devices on the plane in any form, such as carry-on baggage and in checked luggage. They also cannot be shipped as air cargo.The...

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:52am

Say goodbye to iPhone 4 support on Oct. 31: Report

iPhone 4 users must know their phone’s last days are drawing nigh, but those days might actually be a little closer than expected if a new report checks out.According to TechRadar by way of Japanese site Mac Otakara, Apple will stop offering support for the fourth generation smartphone.While there...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:38pm

Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Samsung is recalling Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to serious fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said.The CPSC said on Thursday thatSamsunghad received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports...

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 2:07am

Study finds iPhone 6s performs better when used with right hand

Apple’s iPhones might look sleek, but when it comes to making calls, they’re one of the worst phones on Earth, according to new research.Scandinavian telecomauthorities found that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — when used in the left hand — had the worst signal strength in a test of 26 of the most...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:20pm

Protection plans for your new iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 will be availableSept. 16.Apple's latest models cost between $649 forthe iPhone 7 32GB and $969 forthe iPhone 7 Plus 256GB.If you're shelling out that kind of dough for a new smartphone,you'd be wise to protect your investment.Each of the major wirelesscarriers sells basic cell phone...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 2:49am

Why now is a great time to buy an iPhone 6s

The new iPhone 7 is out.Just look at those sleek curves. Surely, they’re sleeker than the curveson the 6S! You must buy it.But wait! Before you blow a month’s rent on the iPhone 7 — which will cost between $649 and$969 when it’s available onSept. 16— take stock of what you actually need from your...

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:42pm

New app offers a tasty way to save the planet

The world wastes one third of all food that is produced annually, totaling a staggering one trillion dollars, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). To combat the cost of our throw-away culture, a new app calledToo Good To Goenables eateries in the UK to sell leftover food...

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:36pm