Wearable devices are here: in bed, at home, on the street, and in the office. We often think of fitness bands and smart glasses, but wearables are proliferating in weird and wonderful ways via clothing, jewelry, ear buds, and tattoos.
California is on the brink of becoming the first state to require kill switches in smartphones. The state's senate passed a bill this week mandating the security change, and it is now up to Governor Jerry Brown to sign it and make it law. The state's efforts are laudable, but may be moot at this point.
LG is delivering a small system update to the G Watch, its Android wearable, to resolve a problem plaguing the hardware. The company also teamed with AT&T Monday to kick off sales of the G Pad 7.0, its small-screened Android tablet.
Google plans to add Hangouts to its Google Apps for Business suite and to enhance its Chromebox for meetings conferencing system in an effort to provide business customers with a more comprehensive platform for communications and collaboration.
Samsung has put the launch of its Tizen-based Z smartphone on indefinite hold. The phone was expected to arrive in Russia this quarter, but the company today said it still has work to do. The problem? Developers haven't created enough apps for the platform. It may be time for Samsung to admit defeat from this effort and move on.
Apple's iPhone and iPad run undisclosed services that allow security features to be bypassed, according to a prominent computer security researcher. In a presentation at the HOPE/X hacking conference in New York on Friday, forensic researcher Jonathan Zdziarski described several undocumented iOS services that can function as backdoors, allowing ...
New York City wants to put its 9,670 payphones back to use by converting them into WiFi hotspots. More than 50 companies are interested in assisting New York's bid to become more connected, including Google, Cisco, Samsung, and IBM. New York believes it should hook up residents of all five boroughs with free Internet access.