No Phones Backstage For Accountants After Oscar FlubAccountants won't be allowed to have their phones backstage during future Oscar telecasts. Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to members Wednesday detailing the new protocols.
Google Maps Already Tracks You; Now Other People Can, TooGoogle Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.
All Wells Fargo ATMs To Accept Phone CodesWells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cell phones instead of traditional bank cards. The announcement was made Tuesday.
Google's Pixel Shines Despite Misgauged DemandThe Pixel phone, Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, is off to a promising start. But it might have done even better had Google managed consumer demand as smartly as the device's sleek design.
Mobile Video Changing The Way We Witness CrimeIn theory, mobile video should make it easier to hold criminals accountable, including police officers. But in practice, that hasn't always worked out the way that proponents had hoped.
Denton Leaders Pass Hand Held Device BanThe debate over this issue has raged on for months, but a decision was finally made tonight.
Review Finds Many Health Apps Don't Flag DangerDon't count on health apps in an emergency. A review showed that many don't warn users when they're in danger. The study found problems even with apps considered to be among the highest-quality offerings on the market.
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.