Mobile

Research says mobile use may affect kids’ problem-solving skills

It is already an accepted fact that the best way to distract kids or to keep them from getting bored is to plop a mobile device in front of them. In fact, you probably will not be able to separate them from the smartphone or tablet when you actually need them to pay attention. Much has been said about the effect of heavy mobile device use on the young ones, but there are still no hard facts to support our theories and speculations.

Cablevision to offer mobile phone service through WiFi

As more and more people are using data more than SMS or calls on their mobile phone subscriptions, carriers will become even more competitive, but on a different frontier. But it looks like some Internet providers are also getting in on the action, but this time offering mobile phone services through their WiFi. One of the earliest to jump on this wagon is Cablevision with their new low-cost service called Freewheel.

MetroPCS announces $50 promotional plan including unlimited data

MetroPCS is rolling out a new service plan for customers who are looking to get unlimited data. The promotion of the service plan has customers dishing out $50 per month - giving subscribers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data. The promotion is followed by fine details but nothing in a sense where you would be receiving hidden charges. Simply stated, you need to sign up before April 5, own a certified metroPCS phone, and you cant BYOD (bring your own device).

Google’s Project Ara hands-on: modular plug-and-play smartphone action

The modular smartphone you're about to take a peek at goes by the name Project Ara. It's a modular smartphone concept, coming from Google ATAP and actually - eventually - coming to the market with its own hardware store. Where you may have purchased your own custom Moto X in the past, you get one shot - the device stays as it is. With Project Ara, you've got the option of updating the smartphone's hardware - new pieces can be added whenever you like.

Will Sony sell its TV, mobile division anytime soon?

Sony probably still hasn't recovered from the whole hacking, leaking and The Interview brouhaha the past few weeks, but it seems like other rumors about the state of several of their businesses have been floating around. After selling their VAIO personal computer business just last year, the murmurs are saying that their mobile and TV business will be up for sale pretty soon, if things don't drastically change.

Facebook will now notify you of AMBER alerts

Being messaged of an Amber Alert on our phones is nothing new but promising in a sense that its a new way to communicate attention. Facebook announced today that they would be collaborating with the National Security for Missing and Exploited Children to send AMBER Alerts to the Facebook community. The efforts to communicate the Amber Alert would up the chances of a rescue and possibly save a life.

Samsung Mobile CEO not losing his job

Is Samsung going down? No, not yet. The South Korean giant is just going through a downtime with worst earnings and performance in three years. Its Mobile Communications Business for Samsung Electronics president, J.K. Shin, is still staying despite the rumors that the board would be dropping him because of the bad numbers.

Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri DSDA smartphone unveiled

Lamborghini is one of the most exotic of the Italian supercar makers and it has lent its name to products like computers and other devices in the past that have nothing to do with cars. Lamborghini is set to lend its name to another product outside the automotive world and this time is a very interesting smartphone called the Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri.

Samsung 5G service hits 7.5 Gbps in testing

Samsung has announced that it has achieved a major milestone in its testing of future tech for 5G mobile phone service. In testing, the new 5G mobile data service has achieved speeds of over 7.5 Gbps. That speed is over 30 times faster than current generation 4G LTE service. Samsung achieved record setting speed in moving tests with an uninterrupted 1.2Gbps over a 5G connection while traveling in a vehicle at 100m/h.
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