Amazon's smartphone ready for 2014


Reports of an Amazon-branded smartphone have been circulating for years. However, the Wall Street Journal recently confirmed that the online retail giant is currently testing a handset and remains on track to launch the smartphone during the second half of 2014.

Qualcomm teases amazing changes to smartphones and tablets

I’m at Qualcomm’s analyst briefing this week, an event full of tech goodies that will make you lust after the next cell phone and tablet generations. From magic pens to massively improved sound and connectivity, your next cell phone will likely make your current cell phone look really lame.  

3-D scanning with your smartphone

Traditionally, 3-D scanning has required expensive laser scanner equipment, complicated software, and technological expertise.

Report: Ubuntu smartphones are on the way

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has reportedly confirmed that the first Ubuntu phones will be arriving in 2014.

Color OS or CyanogenMod for your Android smartphone?

The Oppo N1 smartphone is equipped with a large 5.9 inch display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and a rather unique 13MP camera that rotates to face the front or back of the device.

Video: LG's flexing smartphone

LG has posted a video showcasing its G Flex smartphone with a curved display and slightly sloped form factor.

Video: LG debuts Firefox OS phone

LG has debuted its very first smartphone powered by Mozilla's Firefox operating system (OS).

Report: LG prepping a curved Android phone

LG is reportedly prepping a new Android smartphone dubbed the G Flex.

A Smart Phone Uses as Much Energy as a Refrigerator?

When you plug your smart phone into the wall, it draws a negligible amount of energy compared with other household electronics such as your set-top box or refrigerator.But add in the amount of electricity it takes to move data across networks to deliver a total of, say, an ...

Smartphone Breathalyzer Sniffs Out Fat-Burning Exercise

Huffing and puffing during exercise could feel less torturous if you got instant feedback showing that you were burning calories. A Japanese wireless carrier aims to deliver that health-monitoring satisfaction with a portable breathalyzer that, when connected to a smartphone, can sniff out the evidence of fat-burning when ...

What are the big smartphone differentiators of 2013?

Accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition, gyroscopes and NFC are predicted to be the feature set big winners in smartphones in 2013.

Transforming your old smartphone into a security system

Do you have old phones collecting dust somewhere in your house? Be honest. I certainly do, shoved into my desk and tucked into dresser drawers.

Google pushes its own agenda for mobile site design

Responsive design is making some web developers feel very smug and self-confident while raising the rates of User Experience and User Interface engineers everywhere because, Google.

This cradle transforms a smartphone into handheld biosensor

Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.

Intel CEO spring cleans his staff

Intel's new chief executive, Brian Krzanich, has surprised analysts by ordering a sweeping company reorganisation.

MeeGo emerges from obscurity

A group of former Nokia executives who left the company rather than work on Windows Mobile have created their first smartphone using Nokia's rejected operating system MeeGo.

Onyx debuts Android smartphone with black and white E-Ink screen

There are really quite a numer of advantages to an E-ink display fitted on devices such as digital readers and mobile phones.

Introducing the world’s first braille smartphone

How many times a day do you look at your phone? Dozens? Hundreds? We can’t help ourselves. With smartphones pinging and vibrating for every text and email, it’s hard not to look. But what if you couldn’t?

Phoenix racks up over $35,000 for Android apps on HP's TouchPad

WebOS was a mobile operating system originally created by Palm. Although initially popular amongst the tech crowd, webOS-powered smartphones and tablets never really caught on with mainstream users.

Google Android updates are tricky

Google's update process for Android is trash and it can't do anything about it.