NHTSA Wants Phone Makers To Lock Apps For DriversThe government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone who is driving a car. The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wednesday are designed to reduce crashes caused by distracted drivers.
Fingers Make Handy Digital Keys, But Not Safe OnesIt sounds like a great idea -- forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient form of security, though it's also perhaps not as safe as you'd think.
Google Hits Pixel Resellers With "Digital Death Sentence"Some of Google's unwitting users are learning a harsh lesson. If you violate the company's policies, they can abruptly cut you off from your Gmail account, online photos and other vital digital services.
FCC Concerned About AT&T's Data Cap ExemptionsAT&T lets customers watch video on DIRECTV apps without eating into monthly data allotments. Federal regulators said that these exemptions are concerning, and could hurt competition.
The Options For Samsung Galaxy Note 7 OwnersFollowing more reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can overheat and catch on fire, the company halted the phone's sales and advised customers to power down their devices. Here's a look at the options for Samsung owners.
New Incidents Defy Samsung's Efforts To End Smartphone WoesSamsung Electronics seemed to have its smartphone troubles under control — until authorities had to evacuate a Southwest Airlines flight in Kentucky last week for an incident that involved a replacement phone.
Google Unveils New Gadgets Featuring Its SoftwareGoogle launched a challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designed to showcase a digital helper called "Google Assistant."
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones Officially RecalledSafety regulators announced a formal recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Thursday after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage, along with a global marketing headache for the tech giant.
Review: iPhone 7 Is Fine, But Doesn't WowApple's new iPhone 7 is clearly an improvement on its predecessor, even if the biggest change is actually an omission (of the traditional headphone jack). But is it improved enough to justify an upgrade?
Court Tosses Data Speed Reduction Lawsuit Against AT&TA federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials which claimed that AT&T misled millions of smartphone customers with unlimited data plans who had their internet speeds cut.
T-Mobile Axes Data Limits, But Low-Data Users Might Pay MoreT-Mobile is getting rid of data limits for new customers, while making unlimited data plans cheaper.
Technology Gives Unique Voices To Those Who Can't SpeakSpeech synthesis technology has been around for decades, but as devices shrink in size, efforts to customize them are expanding.