Amazon is scaling back and cutting projects at its secretive hardware development group Lab126.
Amazon is scaling back and cutting projects at its secretive hardware development group Lab126.
Microsoft recently announced major personnel reductions in the mobile division, while stating it was focused on bringing new flagships. Leaked images show a couple possible new devices.
Yahoo's reinvention as a mobile app platform continues as U.S. consumers now spend 90 percent of their mobile device time in apps, and not in the browser.
One Touch allows shoppers to store account information in order to complete subsequent purchases with just a single click. Visa and others are also ramping up similar services.
Spheric aims to revolutionize the way we meet, network, and connect. If you are on an extended layover somewhere, Spheric can find people valuable to your professional network within close proximity to you.
Say hello to "M." Not exactly the head of a secret intelligence service, there is some artificial intelligence involved.
Amazon launched an app called Amazon Underground that does away with in-app purchases and will pay developers on per minute usage.
It's about time: Those "open access" requirements on Verizon go back to the 2008 auction for 700 MHz spectrum.
Travel data in Gmail will automatically create calendar events for Google Apps users. Will it raise the privacy issue with Google again? Probably.
If you insert the S-Pen stylus into the Galaxy Note 5 the wrong way there's a good chance that you'll damage the pen or the device. Samsung's advice: Follow the instructions in the user guide.
Germany's top court for patent disputes agrees that Apple's 'swipe to unlock' feature on iOS devices should never have qualified for a patent.
As Microsoft cuts jobs in its mobile divisions, the company has released two new internet-connected Series 30 phones aimed at first-time buyers.
Country's three biggest internet companies -- Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent -- account for close to 60 percent of time spent on mobile devices, with users spending 18.2 hours a week on online activities.
Having the same password for everything is a big no-no in the security world, so what makes biometrics any different?
If you have this app, you should uninstall it immediately.
A gift guide to help you buy gadgets for dads who enjoy their gaming, mobile devices, fishing, photography and more.
As we celebrate graduations and honor fathers, here are ten great gifts Matthew Miller recommends for those looking to pick something up for less than $100. Many are available at your local AT&T retail store.
AT&T offers a peek behind the scenes at the digital networking pipelines designed to improve baseball fan experiences at its eponymous ballpark in San Francisco.
Huawei may not be a mainstream brand in the US, but aims to undercut its rivals with its latest featherweight flagship smartphone.
A showcase of small gadgets and products which not only come in useful but make great gifts.
Your smartphone doesn't have to just be functional -- there are many apps which can customize your gadget to your satisfaction in a matter of clicks.
Google's dream of a smarter home (not to mention that self-driving car in the garage) is closer to reality than we all might expect.
One of my favorite things out of Google I/O is the new Google Photos app for iOS, Android, and your web browser. Google brings its search technology to photo organization and helps take away some frustrations with digital photos.
At Google I/O, the company rolled out a developer preview of Android, known as Android M, with the motto that the little things matter.
With nearly 30 years in the mobile handset business, Samsung has no shortage of milestones, from its first device in 1988 to its recent transition to metal and curved smartphones. ZDNet takes a trip down memory lane.
Struggling to get things done? Grab some or all of these Android apps for your phone or tablet to get a useful productivity boost.
With graduation, Father's Day, and the upcoming summer months it's the perfect time to consider picking up a new wearable device for your grad or dad.
Honeywell's plans to improve user experience is reflective in the interface of its newly announced Command and Control Suite, aimed to provide personnel holistic views of a building's video feeds, access control, and fire alarms.
I enjoy running and biking, often working out in pouring down rain. Cases from these three manufacturers protect your iPhone from water, drops, dirt, snow, and other extreme conditions.
The US has no shortage of attractive smartphones at the moment, from cheap-but-featured packed Androids to the latest flagships from the big names. But not all the best devices are available Stateside. Here are some of the best handsets that are just out of reach for Americans.
Singapore Changi Airport turns to technology for solutions to maintain consistent customer service standards and better serve growing number of passengers.
The business world is just starting to catch up to the trend. Workers are faced with older technology, slow laptops or both, graciously provided by their company, are bringing their own to the office. Their current and fast devices offer more freedom and familiarity, but it comes with a possible cost to the enterprise. So how can organizations balance what employees want with what can be properly managed?Join Emmy Award winning journalist Jonas Tichenor as he dives into the trend with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief Jason Hiner. You'll get a better perspective on what's driving the trend in the enterprise and where it may be going in the future.
Small and midsize businesses are always seeking new ways to create a competitive advantage. Mobile technologies represent one of the most promising opportunities for SMBs to find that edge, in the shape of tools that can help small-business owners and managers streamline operational expenses and open up new revenue streams. Which mobile technologies warrant further investigation immediately? Which will take months if not years to evolve? What mobile trends are your employees and customers embracing? How do you know where to begin? Recorded from a ZDNet webcast on March 27, 2012.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
In honor of the print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica's passing into the digital pages of the history books, we discuss new media's age old question: is print dead yet (or is it merely a walking zombie)? Craigslist has decimated a valued profit center in the world of printed newspapers. Printed books have given way to Kindle readers on every street corner. Glossy magazines are desperately trying to find new life in interactive iPad editions. Meanwhile, most specialty trade and technical publications long ago felt the need to jump to the Web. And now, despite almost of decade of Britannica's experts screaming into the wind that Wikipedia wasn't a legitimate source of educational information, Britannica's storied 244-year-old print edition gives up the ghost, due in large part to the existence of Wikipedia. In this video, ZDNet's David Gewirtz and Josh Gingold discuss what's changed in the world of online content, what it means to marketers, and how it will likely impact the world of business.Recorded from a ZDNet webcast on March 20, 2012.
Seen too many dubious security-in-a-box solutions? USB armory is the real deal for anyone looking to protect and control their personal digital privacy and security. But is this real deal ready for regular users?
This 12-inch Android tablet offers an interesting twist in the shape of the Duet Pen, which can digitise notes you make both on-screen and on paper.
I road tested three portable power banks from Lepow: The Poki, Moonstone and Virtue. I was impressed with their style and staying power.
A splash proof mini Bluetooth speaker with hands free phone connectivity for productivity in the shower
The ZenBook UX305F is an impressively thin and light 13-inch Core M ultrabook with some very attractive features. The main drawback is its meagre 128GB of SSD storage.
It's not just good for typing, it's a real writer's keyboard.
The Inateck universal Bluetooth keyboard is ultra light, ultra thin and pairs to devices like a dream.
A lightweight USB travel charger for all of your devices whilst on the road
Microsoft's relatively affordable Atom x7-powered Surface 3 can 'work like a laptop when you need it', so long as you stick to mainstream workloads and remember that a keyboard is an extra-cost option.
The revamped MacBook is wonderfully slim and light, with a high-quality Retina display. However, performance and battery life are relatively modest, while wired connectivity is severely limited.
Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad Helix is a compact and competent ultrabook, although some may not like the highly reflective screen and most will need the optional Ultrabook Pro keyboard.
The thin, light, detachable-screen Portégé Z20t-B is a thoughtfully designed and well made ultrabook. It would be even better with more RAM and a bigger SSD.
The third-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon is thin, light and eminently portable, while also being sturdily built and providing a high-quality display that's big enough to do serious work on. That's quite an achievement.
A dual-SIM 3G smartphone running Ubuntu (for Phones), the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition demonstrates that the OS can run well on a mid-range phone originally designed for Android. However, Canonical's platform is a work in (rapid) progress, rather than a fully formed mobile phone OS.