Cell Phone Technology

Today's cell phone technology is advancing at a rapid pace while prices are getting lower. We'll explore everything from the advanced -- the iPhone or the future of the Google phone -- to cell phone viruses and ring tones.


Scientists Have Invented a Battery-free Cell Phone

Wouldn't it be great to never have to charge your phone? Scientists think they've cracked the code on doing that.

If It Ain't Broke: Nokia Brings Back Its 17-year-old Icon

Would you buy one for $50?

9 Ways the iPhone Frustrated, Delighted Users in Its First Decade

iPhones have gone from wondrous to ordinary in a mere 10 years. We remember some moments that made us want to toss them out the window — and how Apple responded.

Do Smartphones Really Charge Faster in Airplane Mode?

Smartphones stop talking to satellites and cell phone networks when put in airplane mode. Does that make a difference when loading up the battery?

3 Myths About Smartphone Batteries That Need to Die

We worry about the wrong things when it comes to prolonging the battery life of our gadgets. Here's what really matters.

Why the iPhone 7 Release Just Isn't That Exciting

And it's kind of our fault for expecting a paradigm shift every 12 months.

Superlong-Lasting Smartphone Battery to Hit Market Soon

For years, scientists tried to make smartphone batteries that lasted a lot longer but were no bigger than current ones. They seem to have finally cracked the code.

iPhone and Android Users Found to Have Different Personality Traits

What does your choice of smartphone say about who you are and how others perceive you?

The Origin of the iPhone Marimba Ringtone Is Shrouded in Mystery

A snippet of melody played on an obscure musical instrument has become a ubiquitous part of the modern world's background noise. Who wrote it? Where'd it come from?

Put Those Phones Down, Concertgoers, or Apple May Do It for You

Ever wished the dude in front of you would just put down his phone and watch the concert? Apple's one of several companies working to enable that seemingly simple desire.