Telecommunications devices, including cell phones, satellite radio or Voice over IP, connect us to one another and to the world of information at our fingertips. Learn all about the technologies we depend upon for efficient communication.
Why 911 May Not Find You, But Uber Can
Pokemon Go Where Ingress Went
Inside a Cordless Telephone
How MagicJack Works
How 5G Works
Emergency 911 systems sometimes have a tougher time finding cell phone callers than apps such as Uber.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 12, 2018
Wouldn't it be great to never have to charge your phone? Scientists think they've cracked the code on doing that.
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 13, 2017
Ever been to a concert and not been able to get a signal on your smartphone? 5G promises to take care of that but it could be years before we see results.
By Nathan Chandler
Would you buy one for $50?
By Jonathan Strickland Feb 28, 2017
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.
By Bryan Young Jan 24, 2017
Smartphones stop talking to satellites and cell phone networks when put in airplane mode. Does that make a difference when loading up the battery?
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 13, 2017
We worry about the wrong things when it comes to prolonging the battery life of our gadgets. Here's what really matters.
By Dave Roos Nov 4, 2016
And it's kind of our fault for expecting a paradigm shift every 12 months.
By Jonathan Strickland Sep 6, 2016
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.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Sep 2, 2016
What does your choice of smartphone say about who you are and how others perceive you?
By Christopher Hassiotis Sep 1, 2016
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?
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 9, 2016
Wondering how Pokemon Go picks its locations? Niantic, the former Google company that makes the uber popular game, has had a little experience sending gamers searching.
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 12, 2016
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.
By Jonathan Strickland Jun 29, 2016
You could buy about 27 iPhone 6s models for the price of just one "ultra-secure" Solarin phone, a new product from startup Sirin Labs.
By Kate Kershner Jun 7, 2016
Identifying strangers with a smartphone app that scours social media sites and comparing photos? Are we one step closer to personally targeted ads and creepy stalking?
By Jesslyn Shields May 26, 2016
A new, always-on app harnesses the power of your smartphone's motion-sensing accelerometer to crowdsource earthquake detection.
By Laurie L. Dove May 25, 2016
By switching from a conventional windshield to a Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield, Ford was able to cut more than 12 pounds from its all-new Ford GT supercar.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb 19, 2016
Tech is changing how artists make music, enhancing their ability to capture, record and share. Advances in the mobile arena bring new meaning to the term "phone it in."
By Chris Opfer Feb 11, 2016
This app, which is supposed to locate your cell phone, has sent more than one person to the same wrong house. But why?
By Dave Roos Feb 2, 2016
Soon, the state trooper at your car window might ask you for your vehicle registration, proof of insurance — and your smartphone.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan 15, 2016
What if you could get advance warnings before feeling depressed or craving a chocolate binge? IBM's still-in-development wearable tech Appetit could do just that..
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 24, 2015
This "Fight Club" app turned out to be a hoax, but could it have served a positive purpose by being real?
By Dave Roos Nov 13, 2015
Join Jonathan Strickland and Cydia developer Jay Freeman to learn all about “jailbreaking” your device’s OS to gain a more useful, personalized experience.
It's drive time. You open up your Google Maps app to see where the traffic bottlenecks are. But where does the app get its information? Here's a hint: It might come from you.
By Beth Brindle
An ever-expanding network of cell towers means you can call a friend from some of the world's most remote spots. But can you do it from the bottom of the ocean?
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New App Exposes the Pluses and Minuses of Sex Contracts