| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Amazon took the wraps off the Fire Phone -- priced $100 lower than similar iPhone models -- and because the e-commerce company will not be relying on gigantic sales of the new gadget, it could represent Apple's most formidable rival in the category.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Amazon.com Inc. has finally launched its own smartphone, the Fire, that at its core is a hub for all things Amazon.
Fire is the latest addition to the e-commerce behemoth's deep arsenal of products and services and brings together many of those wide-...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Law enforcement officials and smartphone makers met in the middle Thursday, with two major industry players agreeing to meet cops halfway on “kill switches.”
Users of phones with Google or Microsoft operating systems will soon be able to...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When T-Mobile announced the other day that it would exempt streaming music services from its wireless data caps, I thought it was the best reason yet for Washington to stop the company from being swallowed up by Sprint. But some consumer advocates thought...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Rather than making any single splashy announcement, Apple's latest developers conference keynote Monday was all about how the company plans to make its gadgets work together even better.
The ease and simplicity of its iPhones, iPads and Macs have long...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Google Glass, the smart eyewear that has been available mostly to a select group of users such as app developers, has launched a pilot program in an old-school retail channel: optometrists' offices.
The stamp-size electronic screen mounted on the side...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The dirty business of counting doe DOAs has gone high-tech, courtesy of a Utah State University team that developed a smartphone application to chart collisions between motor vehicles and animals.
The system could help reduce collisions that cause an...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon.com has teased a June 18 announcement in its hometown of Seattle, where the e-retailer is expected to unveil a 3D-capable smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Android devices, among others.
But it's not clear how...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
On a recent Wednesday, Harry Morton sits at the head of a conference table at the Pink Taco offices on Sunset Boulevard. To his left, a bookshelf displays framed photos of Morton in Vanity Fair and Men's Vogue along with articles on how at 27 years old,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Apple is gearing up to enter the smartwatch market with a wearable device to monitor health data set to debut in October, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported.
The tech giant plans to produce 3-5 million smartwatch device per month -- more than the total...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:05 AM
On its quest to get its technology on as many of your devices as possible, Shazam has released a new version of its audio-identification service built for Apple computers.
Shazam for Mac, available now on the Web and the Apple App Store, marks the...