After three weeks, the closely watched Apple versus Samsung patent trial wound down Tuesday with four hours of closing arguments.
Research In Motion has begun manufacturing "beta" or test units of its next generation BlackBerry 10 devices, signalling that the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones is on track to begin sales of the new handsets early next year.
Kristie Lu Stout examines RIM's potentially grim future with BGR.com Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Geller.
In 2007, Steve Jobs announces the revolutionary iPhone.
More details about the presumably imminent release of the next iPhone have emerged, if the typically anonymous spate of Internet sources are to be believed.
The U.S. government is being asked to update its 16-year-old cell phone radiation standard to bring it in line with current research and the way people use smartphones.
Apple, one of the most famously secretive companies in the world, is giving the public a rare peek into how it makes and markets its products.
Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. adults have a cell phone -- and they're having a lot of problems with them. New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that almost three-fourths of phone users experience dropped calls at least occasionally.
Gadget fans waiting anxiously for the next iPhone to be released may be reaching the home stretch.
How many apps do you have on your smartphone? If that's an unwieldy number today, expect it to slim down considerably in the future.
CNN's Richard Quest puts three translation apps to the test in Beijing and Ayesha Durgahee talks to pianist Lang Lang.
I feel guilty. My iPhone has been great to me. Loyal. Hard working. Holds a charge well. Sure, we had some dropped calls, but who hasn't?
Some young adults are so fond of their expensive smartphones that they take a cheaper backup phone with them to bars and leave their fancier phones at home where they are safe from spilled vodka tonics, pickpockets and uncoordinated drunk people.
Welcome to the multiple-mobile-gadget world.
Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.
Note to all tablet makers not named Asus: This is how you make a 7-inch tablet.
Amazon's Kindle Fire is a solid tablet, and a relative bargain at $199. But, Apple's iPad is still ahead of the field.
On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.
About three quarters of American public libraries currently lend out e-books, and in the past year libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. Still, well over half of U.S. library card holders don't know whether their local public library lends e-books, according to a new Pew report.
Samsung rightfully enjoys pointing out that it ships more Android smartphones than anyone else. And, with its new Galaxy S III, the South Korean electronics giant has accomplished something only Apple has been able to do so far: sell the same exact phone at the same price across major U.S. carriers without letting them slap their logos on the front of the device.
When Microsoft says you really don't want to miss something, does that make it a can't-miss event? Or is the company capable of -- whisper it low -- crying wolf?
Microsoft's tablet OS can run as a desktop, making it an all-in-one machine for use at home or on the go.
Stars from one of the world's great soccer teams will be encouraging reading as part of a new project to put one million digital books in the hands of African children.
Kristie Lu Stout explains the long-running legal fight between Apple and Samsung
"It's very important that Apple not become the developer for the world," Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, told analysts last month. "We need people to invent their own stuff."
Smartphones are now more common than "dumb" phones.
Japanese electronics company Panasonic has plunged from profit to a record annual loss of 772.2 billion yen ($9.68 billion), prompting its shares to fall to a 30-year low.
If you're one of the millions who purchased an iPod between September 12, 2006, and March 31, 2009, you might be in for a surprising email from RealNetworks.
According to comScore's new Mobile Metrix 2.0 report released Monday, Facebook's mobile usage is on the rise. In fact, the report revealed that Facebook users spent more time accessing the social network on smartphones than on computers in March.
It's hard to find a stock that is hated more on Wall Street -- and, for that matter, on Bay Street in Toronto -- than Research in Motion.
On Thursday morning, iLounge released mockups of what it says the next iPhone is going to look like, according to the site's own unnamed sources. The main differences in appearance between the next iPhone and the current iPhone 4S? A metal back, a smaller dock connector, a 20 percent decrease in thickness, and a longer 4-inch display.
Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S.
If Apple were to challenge its smartphone competitors to a contest with its all-conquering iPhone 4S, Samsung's Galaxy S would probably be the model thrown into the arena to compete.
News that Microsoft has sunk $300 million into a venture with Barnes & Noble sends a clear signal that the computing giant and the bookseller aim to shake up the e-book market with new ammo in their fight against Amazon and Apple.
Sometimes you just want to read. Digital's best answer for that simple urge is the now venerable E Ink e-reader. These monochromatic devices are not only holding on in the face of stiff LCD-based tablet competition, they're innovating. The latest update comes from Barnes & Noble, which added an LED-based "GlowLight" to its Nook Simple Touch e-reader.
Poppy Harlow looks at how Apple was able to double its profits in the second quarter due to strong iPhone sales.
If you are waiting for the Apple "bubble" to pop, you might be doing so for a very long time. Apple defied the skeptics Tuesday, blowing away earnings and sales forecasts.
Samsung emailed, tweeted and blogged Monday about a May 3 event in which reporters are being invited to "come and meet the next Galaxy." At this shindig in London, we expect Samsung to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S III -- though where this smartphone sits in Samsung's larger handset ecosystem isn't entirely clear.
For consumers, the news that the Department of Justice is suing Apple and several publishers, accusing them of price-fixing, boils down to one kitchen-table question: Will this mean my e-books will get cheaper?
Shares of Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia plummeted Wednesday after the company yet again said it expects financial results to miss prior forecasts.
A rise in the theft of smart phones, cell phones and tablets across the country has prompted the wireless industry to take steps aimed at minimizing the usefulness of a stolen device.
Which one is right for you? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven visits Consumer Reports to find out.
E-books aren't just becoming increasingly popular. They also appear to be promoting reading habits among American adults.
Your smartphone might help retailers to be smarter about your purchasing habits and even let them send you targeted discounts while you shop.
When it comes to tablet computers, size matters -- a lot. But these devices are definitely not one-size-fits-all. And like Alice in Wonderland, the "right size" for tablets keeps shifting.
Finally, fans of the world's most famous boy wizard can follow his fight against the evil Lord Voldemort on their e-readers.
If you're at a coffee shop, anywhere in Philadelphia, or if it's late at night, hang on to your smartphone.
The latest phones released at the 2012 Mobile World Congress include high resolution cameras and built-in projectors.
When Apple holds a press event Wednesday, everyone who's paying attention expects to see the much-anticipated iPad 3.
With a surprise appearance by Steve Jobs, Apple debuts its iPad 2, the company's successful tablet computing gadget.
As of February, more U.S. adults own smartphones than simpler feature phones, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Schaumburg police bought 24 iPhones with federal drug-seizure money to use as crime-fighting weapons. WBBM reports.
The smartphones and tablets debuting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week share one very important ingredient that has allowed Apple's iPad and iPhone devices to become mainstream cash cows: videogames.
CNN's Jim Boulden tries out one of the hottest new mobile gadgets, a phone with a built-in image projector.
Are you reading this article on your cell phone or tablet? These days, that makes you pretty normal, especially if you're American, according to a recent report from comScore.
The hottest smartphone maker at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona isn't Samsung, HTC, Nokia or Motorola. It's Intel.
In a smartphone world dominated by Google and Apple, Firefox browser maker Mozilla thinks it can offer something better.
HTC has launched a new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One X, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Barnes & Noble will sell a cheaper version of its Nook Tablet for $199, the same price as Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.
iPhone vs. Android - which wins? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven went to the Consumer Report labs to find out.
Even though Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S., and even though there were 10 billion Android app downloads as of December 2011, many Android users are frustrated that they're still treated like a second-class app market. That's because "fragmentation" makes it more complicated to develop Android apps that will run on most Android phones.
Amazon set out to win the tablet market by beating Apple the way no one else could: pricing the Kindle Fire at just $199.
The blogosphere -- arguably the first engine of the new-media age -- is becoming more female, while traditional media is horning in on the blogging action, a new study said Friday.
The iPhone may be great for consumers, but takes a nasty toll on wireless carriers' bottom line.
With the iPhone, Sprint is learning that it should be careful what it wishes for.
Some U.S. officials this year are expected to get smartphones capable of handling classified government documents over cellular networks, according to people involved in the project.
Amazon's fourth-quarter sales results weren't awful, but investors went ahead and punished the stock severely anyway.
Last week, The New York Times gave us an inside look at what it's like to work at Foxconn, the manufacturing company that owns several China-based factories that crank out Apple's iPads, iPhones and iPods by the millions.
AT&T handily beat Verizon in the battle for iPhone customers last quarter, but the company lost $6.7 billion in large part due to its failed merger with T-Mobile.
Verizon's record iPhone sales last quarter came at a steep cost.
A new report from one of the Web's leading researchers spells out what news reports have suggested: that tablet computers and e-readers made a huge leap in popularity this holiday season.
BlackBerry smartphone maker Research in Motion, which has fallen far from its once-dominant position in the industry, is shaking up its executive ranks.
Microsoft's revenue has been growing -- slowly, but growing.
The holidays are over, and the slew of smartphone debuts at the Consumer Electronics Show have come and gone. It's now safe for retailers and carriers to start dropping prices on 2011 and early 2012 smartphone inventory, and that's great news for those looking for a good deal.
IBM recently released its annual 5 in 5 list, in which the technology company tries to predict emerging trends and technologies that will transform our lives over the next five years.
No American city does unintentional irony quite like Las Vegas. And Las Vegas is always at its most unintentionally ironic during Consumer Electronics Show (CES) week, the January extravaganza that annually draws over 150,000 techno-tourists like myself to the seductively coercive city in the Nevada desert to pay homage to the hottest new electronic products on the planet.
Quick, name the last revolutionary consumer electronic device.
Barnes & Noble is considering spinning off its Nook business, the company said Thursday in an announcement that sent investors reeling.
3-D television was heralded as the breakthrough technology of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Hot on the heels of James Cameron's eye-opening Avatar, 3-D HDTVs were everywhere on the show floor.
Gaming in 2012 is going to be a very wild ride, with the introduction of two new consoles, a return to the "Halo" universe and the potential for even more entertainment choices.
As the tough economy drags on, cost remains a leading consideration that people use to decide which mobile devices and wireless services they'll purchase.
For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.
As expected, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said Thursday that it had a miserable past three months, reporting a quarterly profit that got squeezed by slumping sales and service outages.
When she stepped down as CEO of eBay in early 2008 after a decade, Meg Whitman said it was time for a new voice at the ecommerce company.
A federal agency in charge of safety on the roads wants an outright ban on using mobile phones while driving. But what if we're just too hooked on our smartphones and other digital gadgets to care?
An NTSB spokeswoman compares cell phone use in the car to drinking and driving.
Digital gifts may be tough to wrap. But they can be more convenient for both givers and recipients.
Kindle Fire, the stripped-down tablet computer that is emerging as perhaps the most popular rival to Apple's iPad, will be getting an update soon to address some early user complaints, Amazon said.
Google Music, an online music store and "free locker" for digital music, was rolled out to the public on Wednesday.
The Web fallout continued Friday over news that a hidden app could be tracking smartphone users' activity.
The bad news just keeps piling up for BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, as the company said Friday that worse-than-expected sales of its PlayBook tablet will cause the company to fall short of its own financial estimates for the latest quarter.
As a growing number of people bring their iPhones, iPads and Android devices to work, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion wants to make sure it still has a place in the office technology landscape.
If you view a tablet as a guilty pleasure, like I do, then buying the Kindle Fire should make you feel a little less guilty.
Amazon is rumored to be making a phone.
Amazon's Kindle Fire launched Tuesday with only six weeks left in the year, but analysts still think 5 million of the tablets could sell by the end of 2011.
Passing earwax-tainted earbuds between friends is nobody's favorite way to share iPod tunes. An integrated speaker in the smaller iPod nano and iPod shuffle models could end that practice for good, and provide opportunity for a host of new iPod possibilities.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs announces the new iPod nano in a keynote address at an event in San Francisco.
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