Wireless technology provider Ossia this week showcased Cota, a remote wireless power system that automatically delivers targeted energy to multiple devices from as far away as 30ft without requiring line of sight.
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has announced that it will reduce its US workforce as it looks to “streamline and optimise” its operations. The cuts will affect around 30 employees, represent around 20 per cent of HTC’s 150-strong workforce.
Apple has yet to grant O2 UK approval to offer its new 5s and 5c iPhone models on the operator’s newly launched LTE network. While O2 has denied failing any of Apple’s network approval tests, a spokesman confirmed that the tests have not yet been passed.
Apple’s latest two iPhone models, unveiled Tuesday, will support 13 LTE bands, making the device accessible worldwide and boosting its presence in Asia with new deals in Japan and China.
It’s the time of year again when the industry and Apple fans alike brace themselves for the launch of the next iPhone. This time the industry is expecting to see two devices launched – the iPhone 5S and the debut of a lower priced entry-level iPhone, expected to be named the iPhone 5C.
Chip maker Qualcomm has become an official founding technology partner of the FIA Formula E Championship; the new international championship featuring racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy.
Samsung and Qualcomm have both announced smart watch products as the nascent companion device category begins to gather momentum.
Following Microsoft’s announcement that it is to buy Nokia’s Devices & Services business for €5.44bn, industry analysts have had their say about what the future will hold for the two firms.
US carrier AT&T has opened an innovation centre in Atlanta designed to be a launch pad for new ideas and companies with a focus on the digital life and connected car sectors.
With the flat touchscreen form factor dominating smartphone form factor since the launch of Apple’s first iPhone, its handset manufacturing rivals are going back to the drawing board in an attempt to bring innovation back to form factor.
Finnish start up device maker Jolla Mobile, which unveiled its first device in May, said Wednesday that its first production batch of smartphones has sold out.
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Web giant Google is looking to monetise its wearable computing project Google Glass by measuring how long users gaze at advertisements in their glasses for. The firm has been granted a patent for its Gaze Tracking System.
A new mobile payments network called YellowPepper has launched in Colombia, marking the beginning of a massive project to bank the unbanked and sweep away the dominance of cash across the Spanish-speaking Americas.
Advances in driver assistance and automation mean that some 2014 car models will offer semi-autonomous driving. Researchers looking into this sector forecast this week that as a result of these developments, autonomous vehicles will gradually gain traction in the market over the coming two decades and by 2035, sales of autonomous vehicles will reach 95.4 million annually, representing 75 per cent of all light-duty vehicle sales.
Australian MVNO Kogan Mobile claims it has been “muscled out of the mobile industry” by the country’s largest mobile operator, Telstra.
iPhone maker Apple looks to be considering adopting NFC as details of a patent application emerge for gifting media files from one iOS user to another.
Vice president, Mobile System Development, Nordic and Baltics, TeliaSonera: “4G roaming is a clear requirement from our customers”
Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Tommy Ljunggren, vice president, Mobile System Development, Nordic and Baltics, TeliaSonera about the company’s win for its 4G roaming service in the Best LTE Roaming Product or Service category.
Software giant Microsoft is facing legal action over allegations that it lied about the number of RT Surface tablet devices it has sold. The firm already announced last month that it had taken a $900m charge related to inventory adjustments for its Surface RT tablet. The charge had an impact of $0.07 per share.
The board of directors at Canadian device maker BlackBerry has formed a Special Committee to weigh up the idea of selling the firm or running it as a joint venture with a partner. The firm said it would “explore strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment”. It admitted that possible alternatives could include “possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the Company or other possible transactions”.