Communication
I was wrong about the Motorola Razr - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
Long before the iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy phone were hits, a thinner, less-powerful phone was all the rage. I failed to see just how popular the Motorola Razr would... more
So Retro: Designing the original Motorola Razr video - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
As rumors swirl of a new Razr, the co-designer of the original tells us how the sleek, iconic phone was created back in the day. more
Designing an icon: How Motorola created the Razr V3 - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
The co-designer of the original Razr explains how the team came up with the first cell phone deemed sexy. more
Best Phones of 2018: The Budget Smartphones We Loved This Year  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Best phones of 2018 — here are the best budget phones of 2018, the smartphones that everyone loved this year. more
Secrets of Planet Birth Revealed in Amazing ALMA Radio Telescope Images  SPACE.COM · 3 hours
Gas and dust disks around young stars reveal features that suggest planets are off to an early start. more
Foxconn Not in Settlement Talks With Qualcomm in Apple Battle: Attorney  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
The conflict is but one aspect of the global legal battle between regulators, Apple and Qualcomm, which supplies modem chips that help phones connect to wireless... more
India Post Launches E-Commerce Portal Hosting Products From Rural Artisans, PSUs  Gadgets 360 · 10 hours
Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday launched the e-commerce portal of the Department of Posts providing an online marketplace to rural artisans and public sector units. more
3D-printed heads let hackers – and cops – unlock your phone  TechCrunch · 22 hours
There’s a lot you can make with a 3D printer: from prosthetics, corneas, and firearms — even an Olympic-standard luge. You can even 3D print a... more
eBay's sitewide sale offers up to 15% off everything today only  Windows Central · 2 days
Don't miss your shot! Today only, eBay is taking up to 15% off your order when you enter promo code PICKUPSALE during checkout. This code can... more
Win a Roku TV and Wireless Speakers from Cordcutters  Windows Central · 2 days
The TCL 6-Series Roku TV is one of our top picks, so we're giving away two of them, and speakers to go with! The TCL 6-Series is one of those... more
Ditch cable and start your Hulu subscription for just $6 monthly  Windows Central · 3 days
Stay up-to-date with your favorite shows and more. We saw a lot of offers during Black Friday this year, but the hottest of them all was... more
New Electronic Pill Can Communicate Wirelessly  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A research team led by MIT scientists has developed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth, a widely adopted wireless protocol. Manufactured... more
All-photonic quantum teleportation using on-demand solid-state quantum emitters  Science Magazine · 3 days
All-optical quantum teleportation lies at the heart of quantum communication science and technology. This quantum phenomenon is built up around the nonlocal properties of entangled states of light that, in the perspective... more
Keep your phone charged with this $7 Qi-certified wireless charging pad  Windows Central · 3 days
Wireless is the best. This Choetech Qi-certified wireless charging pad is down to $6.99 with code XML2CEOR on Amazon. The pad normally sells for around $13... more
On the horizon: Looking ahead for global conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every year for the last decade, an expert team of horizon scanners, science communicators and researchers have identified the top emerging issues in global conservation. This year's team included Fauna & Flora... more
Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force. It fundamentally transformed how humans transmit information and knowledge. A large... more
Community Health Choice helps manage complex and chronic care conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Texans often face crucial health-related decisions without training or guidance. How do we decide when to seek emergency care? What are the warning signs of diabetes? Should we... more
ASUS's ZenScreen GO MB16AP is one of the best portable displays available  Windows Central · 3 days
If you like working with multiple displays, you can now do so while traveling, thanks to the ZenScreen Go. The idea of portable displays... more
Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
With the help of novel miniature sensors, biologists have found that bat species foraged socially if their food sources were in unpredictable locations, such as insect... more
Acne could have a genetic basis find researchers promising new cure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In one of the pioneering genetic studies of acne, it has been seen that the condition that affects millions of teenagers and adults could have a... more
The Bose SoundLink II Around-Ear Wireless Headphones have fallen to $190  Windows Central · 4 days
Heard you like headphone deals. The Bose SoundLink II Around-Ear Wireless Headphones dropped down to $189.99 at Amazon. That's about $50 off the average price, though... more
Is ZenFone Max Pro M2 the Ultimate Redmi Note 6 Pro Killer?  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
ZenFone Max Pro M2's price in India makes it one of the best budget phones in India. more
High-efficiency discovery drives low-power computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Challenge any modern human to go a day without a phone or computer, and you'd be hard pressed to get any takers. Our collective obsession with all things electronic is driving a dramatic daily drain on the world's... more
EU agency: Cocaine dealers' technology use complicates busts  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The European Union agency that monitors drug abuse says cocaine dealers are increasingly using social media and encrypted communications to do business, making it harder for authorities to crack down on the... more
France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says emergency contact information database has been breached  TechCrunch · 4 days
The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in France has released a statement announcing that personal information has been stolen in a... more
Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays  9to5Google · 4 days
At I/O 2018, Google introduced six new voices for Assistant based on DeepMind’s WaveNet. This allowed users to customize voice interaction on Android phones,... more
When can we expect 5G phones? - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Samsung, LG, OnePlus and more are all developing 5G phones. So when can we get our hands on them? more
AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 adds in-home game streaming to phones - CNET  CNET · 4 days
AMD's annual update adds the ability to stream games from your PC to your phone, improvements to ReLive, HDR tweaks and more. more
Make your kids adorable while they listen to music with these $7 reindeer headphones - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Must...resist...adorableness! Actually, at this price there's no need to resist. Cutest kid-phones ever! Plus: Get an... more
California considering text message tax – but iMessages would be exempt  9to5Google · 4 days
California is considering introducing a tax on text messages. The reason? Because nobody makes... more
California considering text message tax – but iMessages would be exempt  9to5Mac · 4 days
California is considering introducing a tax on text messages. The reason? Because nobody makes... more
Vivo to Invest Rs. 4,000 Crores for New Mobile Phone Plant in India  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Vivo announced an investment of Rs. 4,000 crores for a period of four years towards opening a new manufacturing plant on the... more
Should you buy a Surface Pen for the Surface Pro 6?  Windows Central · 4 days
Best answer: Yes! But only if you think you'll be doing a lot of note-taking, digital art, or sketching. If you're planning to do occasional annotations... more
Networking goes quantum  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the University of Bristol. more
Microscopic devices that control vibrations could allow smaller mobile devices  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
To make modern communications possible, today's mobile devices make use of components that use acoustic waves (vibrations) to filter or delay signals. However, current solutions have limited functionalities... more
Development of world's first vertical gallium oxide transistor through ion implantation doping  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) demonstrate a vertical Ga2O3 metal-oxide-semiconductor... more
You can once again buy a Chromecast on Amazon  Windows Central · 4 days
Have Google and Amazon finally ended their annoying squabbles? Perhaps not entirely. But this is a good start. It's a Festivus miracle. Both models of Google's Chromecast — the brilliant... more
High-efficiency discovery drives low-power computing  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Challenge any modern human to go a day without a phone or computer, and you'd be hard pressed to get any takers. Our collective obsession with all things electronic is driving a dramatic daily drain on the world's... more
Vivo Y83 Pro Price in India Cut Again, Now Starts at Rs. 13,990  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The Vivo Y83 Pro gets another permanent price cut and the dual-camera phone now starts at Rs. 13,990 more
Satellite industry seeks answers on future direction of military satcom  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof... more
California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones  ABC NEWS · 5 days
California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor more
Scoot unveils new lock to prevent scooter theft  TechCrunch · 5 days
During the first two weeks of Scoot’s operations of shared, electric scooters in San Francisco, more than 200 scooters were either stolen or damaged beyond repair, Scoot CEO Michael Keating wrote in... more
What is RCS and why you might want it  THE VERGE · 5 days
A lot of people have become bored with SMS messaging, and the tech industry is very aware of... more
Unlocking the secrets of how cells communicate offers insights into treating diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough by developing the 3D structure of proteins from inside the eye lens that control how cells communicate with... more
Ajit Pai's FCC gives carriers the option to block text messages - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The agency approves new rules to help phone companies combat spam texts. But opponents have censorship concerns. more
Don't cut the cord on cable like a rookie (The 3:59, Ep. 503) - CNET  CNET · 5 days
David Katzmaier updates his advice for cord-cutters, the Marriott cyberattack may be the work of Chinese spies, and... more
[Editors' Choice] T cell receptors communicate by movement  Science Magazine · 5 days
Dynamic structural changes in the α chain transmembrane region convey T cell receptor signals. more
Unlocking the secrets of how cells communicate offers insights into treating diseases  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Portland State University researchers have made a significant breakthrough by developing the 3-D structure of proteins from inside the eye lens that control how... more
OMG: California regulators consider charge on text messaging  ABC NEWS · 5 days
California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor more
Epic will let other game developers use Fortnite’s cross-platform tools for free  THE VERGE · 5 days
Epic Games today announced that it’s going to offer up the underlying software infrastructure and tools used to run its massive, cross-platform hit Fortnite... more
Updated Windows 10 Settings app surfaces with sleek header  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft is testing a revised Windows 10 Settings app, featuring an all-new header. Microsoft is testing a fresh take on Windows 10's integrated Settings app, with a new header propagating... more
Development of world's first vertical Ga2O3 transistor through ion implantation doping  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) demonstrate a vertical Ga2O3 metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor... more
Periodic radio signal detected from the blazar J1043+2408  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), astronomers have detected a periodic signal in the radio light curve of the blazar J1043+2408, which could be helpful in improving our understanding about the nature... more
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition With 10GB of RAM, Warp Charge Tech Launched in India  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has been launched in India, after the phone’s global unveiling on Tuesday. more
Researchers discover unusual new type of phase transformation in a transition metal  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered an unusual new type of phase transformation in the transition metal zirconium. The mechanism underlying this... more
Hey, stop shaming me for my old phone and paper map - CNET  CNET · 5 days
You don't need to ditch paper for screens and constantly upgrade your phone to be cool. Old is OK. more
Samsung to Shut Mobile Phone Plant in China's Tianjin  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Samsung will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China as its sales in the world's biggest smartphone market slump. more
OnePlus CEO Confirms 5G Phone to Launch by May-End 2019  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
OnePlus is all set to launch a 5G phone next year, and while it won't be the successor to the OnePlus 6T, it is expected to be $200... more
ISRO to Launch GSAT-7A Communication Satellite on December 19  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
ISRO will launch the GSAT-7A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on board the GSLV-F11 on December 19. more
Russian official threatens to block Google  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A Russian communications official has threatened to block Google in Russia unless it complies with a law banning certain websites. more
Russian official threatens to block Google  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A Russian communications official has threatened to block Google in Russia unless it complies with a law banning certain websites more
Asus ZenFone Max M2 vs ZenFone Max Pro M2: What's the Difference?  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Asus ZenFone Max M2 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: what the specification and design differences between the two phones are, apart from the... more
Oppo R17 Pro, R17 New Year Editions Expected on December 17  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Chinese phone maker Oppo is all set to unveil custom New Year edition variants of its flagship R17 and R17 Pro smartphone variants. more
Designing an icon: How Motorola created the Razr V3 - CNET
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Review: Whitestone Dome Glass for iPhone XS is a great screen protector w/ a unique installation process
9to5Mac
The very best premium cases for Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL [Video]
9to5Google
Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds
PHYS.ORG
Review: The Honor Play is a decent low-priced gaming phone without the unnecessary fanfare [Video]
9to5Google
Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays
9to5Google
High-efficiency discovery drives low-power computing
PHYS.ORG
Google tests teaching you word pronunciation
THE VERGE
Could the Galaxy S10 look like this? - CNET
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iPhone XS Max beats Mate 20 Pro in speed test after Huawei was ‘confident’ it would outpace Apple’s flagship
9to5Mac
Google’s Jacquard smart jacket can now remind you not to leave your phone behind
9to5Google
Say goodbye? I say Allo: A brief look at the past, present, and future of Google messaging
9to5Google
iPhone XR ranked #1 single-lens mobile camera by DxOMark, now endorsed by Apple
9to5Mac
Google Pixel 3 Starter Kit: Cases, screen protectors, and more for your new phone [Video]
9to5Google
Google Assistant launching personalized audio news feed w/ shorter stories & updates
9to5Google
In praise of the Razer Phone 2's wireless charger - CNET
CNET
Bacteria under stress can live without cell wall
PHYS.ORG
Made by Google 2018 Gift Guide: Best Google phones, speakers, accessories, and Chromebooks
9to5Google
Android Auto 3.8 improves media browsing, supports MMS, RCS, & message previews
9to5Google
The Vivo Nex 2 leaks with two displays, rear LED ring, and possible time-of-flight 3D scanner
THE VERGE
Motorola Moto G7 Power revealed in FCC listing, with massive 5000mAh battery
9to5Google
AT&T predicted the Apple Watch in 1993; here’s what it predicts for the next 25 years
9to5Mac
Selectively transfer iPhone photos and data w/ DearMob iPhone Manager free for a limited time
9to5Mac
Watch a peacock get a female’s attention—by making her head vibrate
Science Magazine
New bendable smartphone technology could use monitoring to save patients' lives
PHYS.ORG
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