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Mobile Technology

An Entrepreneur Says Travis Kalanick Stole The Idea For Uber

Kevin Halpern argues that his company, Celluride, was the basis for Uber. "I thought I could form a business relationship with Kalanick as an advisor or team member," Halpern said in a video statement. "Kalanick created an exact replica of Celluride and called it Uber."<p>Kevin Halpern, the founder of …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

Where Samsung's true battle lies in 2015: Emerging markets

The Korean electronics giant isn't giving up on high-end smartphones, but it needs to figure out how to fend off competition from companies producing cheaper devices.<p>Samsung has long had Apple in its crosshairs, but that rivalry won't be its main concern in 2015.<p>The primary target for the South …

Emerging Markets

Samsung beats Apple in consumer satisfaction smartphone study

For years now, the press and consumers alike have been on Samsung’s case about plastic parts on its flagship phones. While things are changing dramatically these days, it seems that when push-comes-to-shove, the presence of plastic has little effect on consumer satisfaction, at least according to a …

Mobile

OnePlus Has Sold Over 500,000 Smartphones Since April

The rise of Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has been impressive, and today it has revealed that is has sold more than 500,000 OnePlus One handsets since it was first announced in April this year.<p>The figure was revealed in an interview with Forbes, and the company’s co-founder Carl Pei said there’s …

Microsoft Starts Pre-Orders For The Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

Microsoft revealed its Surface Pro 3 earlier this year, and now there’s a new accessory up for sale, following the official shipping launch of the new Surface last month. The new gadget is a Docking Station, which provides a host of external input and output ports for the Surface Pro 3, including …

Samsung employees reportedly handed back $2.9 million to apologize for poor performance

Samsung's profits are dipping from their exceptional heights on the back of several extremely popular smartphones, and many of the company's employees are feeling the pressure. According to Reuters, close to 200 managers from Samsung's mobile division have returned a quarter of a recent bonus that …

How long can Ultra Power Saving Mode extend battery life?

Samsung’s enthusiasm over their Galaxy S5’s Ultra Power Saving Mode has been apparent since the device’s announcement. This mode is said to do wonders with battery life, often extending it by multiple days, something that is simply unheard of in today’s smartphones. Samsung has decided to offer us …

Batteries

This Is What A Holographic iPhone Might Look Like

Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.<p>Now, whether or not Apple will actually make such a device, no one knows. It’s perfectly common …

Patents

The death of the featurephone in the UK - and what's next

More than nine years of data on UK smartphones means we can forecast how many people might stick with 'featurephones' - like the popular Nokia 6310 - and when the smartphone boom will be over<p>Remember those far-off days when you were the only person who had a smartphone, and it seemed like everyone …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

Google Smart Contact Lenses Move Closer to Reality

Google’s plan to bring smart contact lenses to diabetes sufferers inched closer to reality as the company secured two patents last week for the …