More than half of U.S. adolescents aged 12 to 17 have taken steps to avoid downloading certain apps due to privacy concerns, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project…
For such a small company, China’s Xiaomi punches well above its weight. The company didn’t sell its first smartphone until summer of 2011. Now, just two years later, it’s on track to sell about 15 million…
Google's Nexus 4 made a splash last fall simply because it was well-built and inexpensive, and yet it didn't require a two-year contract with a wireless carrier. Now, it's even cheaper. The Nexus 4 now costs $200 for the 8 GB model and $250 for the 16 GB model--a $100 price reduction from before.
An analysis of the smartphone's internal components by IHS iSuppli on Wednesday revealed that the Moto X costs between $3.50 and $4 more per phone to make than the Apple iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S4 -- both of which are assembled in China.
According to the latest images leaked to tech blog Sonny Dickson, the iPhone 5C is a plastic-shelled, colorful version of today's iPhone 5. Why plastic? The casing of the iPhone 5C could reduce manufacturing costs by $17 dollars per phone…
With an install base by the end of the year in the millions, outdoor advertisers will have the license to try out some more interactive advertising. Imagine a billboard that dispenses coupons or one that shows different ads depending on who walks by. Imagine a billboard that dispenses coupons or one that shows different ads depending on who walks by.
If you don't want all your valuable information — including contact information, photos and passwords — falling into someone else's hands when you recycle your cellphone, you'll want to take a few steps to ensure that your phone is wiped clean.
Facebook is pulling the plug on its physical gift offerings — which allows users to purchase tangible goods such as stuffed animals, flowers and wine — as a part of a greater effort to focus on gift cards.
People are still sharing baby/pet photos, engagement announcements, job changes, etc., on Facebook and Twitter, to some extent. But when things get a little more specific, or maybe even more personal, they are turning to companies like Snapchat, NextDoor, Avocado, Rando, etc., all of which are built around a use case that isn’t appropriate for a large open network.
The world's largest social network announced shared photo albums on Monday, a new feature that allows multiple users to upload images to the same album. The album creator can share access to as many as 50 "contributors," who can each in turn share up to 200 photos.
Did you know that you can connect your Facebook account to Skype? Doing so lets you IM and call your Facebook friends, read your News Feed and even post status updates — all from within the VoIP service.
A U.S. Northern District Court of California judge approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Facebook on Monday, which claimed that Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” product shared users’ “Like” data with friends without the ability to opt out. Facebook will pay out $20 million to members of the suit as a result of the settlement.
Traditional lenders rely heavily on credit scores like FICO, which look at payments history. They typically steer clear of the millions of people who don't have credit scores. But some financial lending companies have found that social connections can be a good indicator of a person's creditworthiness…
BlackBerry is preparing to take its "killer app," BlackBerry Messenger, multi-platform at some point this summer. Before it can do that, though, the company needs to familiarize Android and iOS users with the world of BBM.
Now, the app must request separate permission to “read” and use some of your Facebook information, as well as to “write,” or publish your app activity back to Facebook. Previously, the requests were blanket and not separate.
The internet was always supposed to give us a hassle-free way to store and manage our stuff — but in practice, even storing photos and videos has remained a massive headache. [The Verge] will take you through 10 top services, from household names like Dropbox to newcomers like Everpix, highlighting each service’s best features while calling out any deal-breakers along the way.
Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon…Nokia's tablet will be thinner than the current iPad, and lighter at just over a pound in weight. The body of the device will be colored, and Nokia plans to include a 6-megapixel camera at the rear with a 2-megapixel shooter at the front….
A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that 30 percent of respondents didn't have a broadband connection at home, and 20 percent had no home internet access at all. This wasn't because it was impossible to get; the White House recently reported that 98 percent of Americans had access to at least basic broadband. Instead, people are declining to sign up because of cost, problems getting online, or a simple lack of interest.
A new site called JustDelete.me makes vanishing from the web much, much easier. Created by U.K.-based developer Robb Lewis, JustDelete.me is a directory of urls that highlights links to pages you may want to remove yourself from, so you don't have to jump through hoops to do so.
Styled after rangefinder cameras of yore, the X100S is both lighter and smaller than your average full-frame shooter. It’s also infinitely easier to handle. Even better, you’ll get nearly DSLR quality photos…
Smartphones and tablets with limited amounts of storage can quickly fill up with apps, photos and videos, forcing users to delete content on a regular basis. This 2.5-ounce gadget measures about the size of a pad of Post-it Notes and holds 64 gigabytes of photos, videos, music or other files. The SanDisk can be accessed by up to eight devices simultaneously, with five of them streaming high-definition video from it at the same time.
“Nissan Motor Co. pledges that we will be ready to bring multiple affordable, energy efficient, fully autonomous-driving vehicles to the market by 2020,” Executive Vice President Andy Palmer said during a presentation in Southern California.