Mobile News, Features, and Interviews

  • US mulls rules for airlines that plan in-flight Wi-Fi voice calls

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering making it mandatory for airlines to inform passengers before purchasing tickets if they will allow voice calls using mobile wireless devices on board their aircraft, thus hoping to placate customers who could object to having co-passengers talking away on their phones in an enclosed space.

    09 Dec. 16 15:59 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

    Bluetooth is aiming straight for the internet of things as the fifth version of the wireless protocol arrives with twice as much speed for low-power applications. Bluetooth Low Energy, which gains the most from the new Bluetooth 5 specification, can now go as fast as 2Mbps (bits per second)

    08 Dec. 16 12:33 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • US Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics and its backers in the industry in a design patent dispute with Apple, when in a 8-0 decision it said that “the term 'article of manufacture' is broad enough to embrace both a product sold to a consumer and a component of that product, whether sold separately or not.”

    07 Dec. 16 18:19 Written by John Ribeiro
  • AT&T means business with a 5G trial at Intel

    5G and its multi-gigabit cellular speeds probably won’t exist until 2020, but one corporate customer of AT&T -- Intel -- is about to taste what it may be like.

    06 Dec. 16 12:53 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers

    Quickly on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals come the number crunchers sharing just how the holiday shopping season is actually shaping up.

    29 Nov. 16 02:05 Written by Bob Brown
  • 10 smartphone trends to watch in 2017

    Smartphone buyers have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Devices will be thinner, faster, and perhaps a bit more intelligent than you'd like.

    25 Nov. 16 00:00 Written by Agam Shah
  • 50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

    Some have begun referring to this month as Black November since pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have all blended together. Not all the supposed deals are actually deals at all – in many cases, the retailers are just trying to offload stuff – but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the hottest smartphones, tablets, PCs and gaming systems.

    21 Nov. 16 10:01 Written by Bob Brown