Terabit fiber optic speeds just came closer to reality

Sure, researchers have been showing off terabit data speeds in fiber optics for years, but they’ve seldom been practical. That exotic technology may work over long distances, but it can quickly fall apart when you throw typical network loads in the m…

Sure, researchers have been showing off terabit data speeds in fiber optics for years, but they've seldom been practical. That exotic technology may work over long distances, but it can quickly fall apart when you throw typical network loads in the m…

Nokia and Samsung announce expanded patent licensing deal

 Nokia and Samsung are cozying up together for the second time this year after the duo announced an expansion of the patent licensing deal that they agreed back in February. Read More

Nokia Shutterstock Nokia and Samsung are cozying up together for the second time this year after the duo announced an expansion of the patent licensing deal that they agreed back in February. Read More

Smartphone sales growth will drop to single digits in 2016, says Gartner

shutterstock smartphones Analyst Gartner is expecting a big drop in smartphone sales growth, projecting the market will shrink from 14.4 per cent growth in 2015 to just 7 per cent in 2016 — with only 1.5 billion smartphone units being shipped globally this year. The high watermark for smartphone sales was back in 2010, when Gartner notes the market grew 73 per cent. The signs of a slowdown in the global… Read More

shutterstock smartphones Analyst Gartner is expecting a big drop in smartphone sales growth, projecting the market will shrink from 14.4 per cent growth in 2015 to just 7 per cent in 2016 — with only 1.5 billion smartphone units being shipped globally this year. The high watermark for smartphone sales was back in 2010, when Gartner notes the market grew 73 per cent. The signs of a slowdown in the global… Read More

Nokia completes $190M acquisition of Withings health gadget maker

Withings Go Back in April Nokia announced it was buying health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings for €170 million (~$190M). At the time it was expecting the acquisition to close in Q3 but it has now confirmed the close of the transaction ahead of schedule. Following the acquisition, Withings co-founder and CEO Cedric Hutchings has been made head of a new Digital Health business unit at… Read More

Withings Go Back in April Nokia announced it was buying health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings for €170 million (~$190M). At the time it was expecting the acquisition to close in Q3 but it has now confirmed the close of the transaction ahead of schedule. Following the acquisition, Withings co-founder and CEO Cedric Hutchings has been made head of a new Digital Health business unit at… Read More

Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

6 next-gen green cell phones

By Cat DiStasio

In the grand scheme of things, mobile phones haven’t been around that long. Less than 20 years ago, hardly anyone had one, and devices of that era certainly weren’t capable of doing what today’s smartphones can do. Cell phone technol…

By Cat DiStasio

In the grand scheme of things, mobile phones haven't been around that long. Less than 20 years ago, hardly anyone had one, and devices of that era certainly weren't capable of doing what today's smartphones can do. Cell phone technol…

What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

hoteles-sagrada-familia-barcelona Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More

hoteles-sagrada-familia-barcelona Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More

Electrovibration: Bringing Tactile Back

touch Only the most committed Luddites truly mourned the demise of the feature phone. Compare Nokia’s classic 3210 with the latest iPhone and you’d have to be metabolizing a terminal dose of nostalgia to claim the former was the better device. But there’s one aspect of those old 90s handsets that is objectively better than modern touchscreen devices: the buttons. Read More

touch Only the most committed Luddites truly mourned the demise of the feature phone. Compare Nokia’s classic 3210 with the latest iPhone and you’d have to be metabolizing a terminal dose of nostalgia to claim the former was the better device. But there’s one aspect of those old 90s handsets that is objectively better than modern touchscreen devices: the buttons. Read More