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Motorola Brings Trio of New Smartphones to China

January 26, 2015 9:16 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populou...                                   

Battery Anxiety: Workarounds That Work

January 22, 2015 3:28 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for outlets in airports and train stations. Where, oh where, is a better battery?

Verizon Posts Massive 4Q Loss as Tablets Save Day

January 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Loss aside, Verizon Wireless added 2 million high-value net retail postpaid connections in the fourth quarter, as total wireless revenues hit $87.6 billion, up 8.2 percent from...       

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Report: HTC Smartwatch, New Phone on the Way

January 20, 2015 2:06 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, Design Group, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The rumored phone, codenamed One M9 as a successor to last year’s One M8, will feature an HTC UltraPixel front camera and a 20-megapixel rear camera...                    

Xiaomi Undercuts Apple with New Device

January 15, 2015 2:13 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Xiaomi known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that chairman Jun Lei said is comparable to Apple's iPhone 6 but...                       

Analysis: Making Sense of Samsung's Possible Interest in BlackBerry

January 15, 2015 9:22 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a...                                 

How Apple's HomeKit Aims to Smarten Up Your Home

January 15, 2015 9:17 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling...                          

Is Apple Going After GoPro?

January 14, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Shares of GoPro were sent tumbling as Apple patented a new design for a digital video camera that could potentially compete with...                      

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Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Sells for Cheap in India

January 14, 2015 9:16 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the Tizen operating system, Samsung is trying to lessen its dependence on Android software, which powers a majority of the South Korean company's...

After Tablet Boom, Sales of PCs Stabilize in 4Q

January 13, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Now that tablets have mostly penetrated some key markets, consumer spending is slowly shifting back to PCs...                                 

Wearables: What to Do with All That Data?

January 12, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data?                         

Bad Things Happen When People Are Separated from Their iPhones

January 9, 2015 10:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

New research from the University of Missouri found that being separated from one's iPhone can have serious...                                   

Smartphones, Internet Could Help Modernize 2020 Census

January 9, 2015 10:24 am | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | News | Comments

The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered.                                                                      

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Samsung Forecasts First Drop in Profit Since 2011

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but...                     

CES Proves PC Not Dead Yet

January 7, 2015 10:32 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and...            

FTC's Ramirez Urges Connected Device Makers to Focus on Privacy

January 7, 2015 10:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission...             

Samsung will Connect Everything It Makes Within Five Years

January 6, 2015 10:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Korean tech giant is promising to sell only smart TVs by 2017 and to invest $100 million in developers this year to help grab a foothold in the...                       

Google Announces New "Cast" Technology for Streaming Audio

January 5, 2015 2:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Similar to Apple's AirPlay, "Google Cast for audio" uses the company's existing Chromecast technology and embeds it in...                                     

AT&T to Power Subaru's In-Vehicle Infotainment Platform

January 5, 2015 1:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T said it will offer the system features including stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, remote vehicle services such as...                        

Garmin Releases Bevy of New Wearables

January 5, 2015 10:39 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Perhaps the most ambitous of the new products is a GPS smartwatch that can pair with a smartphone by Bluetooth. Aimed at athletes and active types, the Garmin vivoactive can...

IOT, Smarter Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES

January 5, 2015 9:48 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

At the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week, manufacturers will promote more devices and functionality and some gadgets will be able to talk...              

Xiaomi Boasts Big Boost in 2014 Sales

January 5, 2015 9:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The chairman of Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, a rising star of the consumer technology industry, says sales more than...                           

What Happens When an iPhone User Goes Back to BlackBerry?

December 30, 2014 11:42 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

This when happens when an ex-BlackBerry user moves from his iPhone back to BlackBerry's new Classic device...                                          

Under the Tree: Apple Activations Top All Other Manufacturers

December 29, 2014 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to new numbers from app analytics firm Flurry, 51 percent of all device activations on Christmas were Apple devices, followed by...                         

Review: Connecting the Home for the Holidays

December 18, 2014 9:54 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?                   

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