Qualcomm shows how a smart watch can make sense: by offering only limited functions.
Smartphones have transformed computing astonishingly quickly. Case in point: a billion devices with Google’s Android software were activated in just five years. No other technology ever drew so many users so fast, according to analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco.
A wearable depth-sensing camera may soon give sightless people a better way to master their environment.
Smart watches risk becoming just another irritating gadget unless their makers learn to use AI and sensors to take advantage of the fact that they’re worn all day.
A new database tool dramatically improves processing speeds using technology that’s already in your computer.
As Microsoft prepares to absorb Nokia’s handset business, a new research strategy emerges.
GPS readings in cities and indoors can be terrible. One startup has found a novel solution.
The new iPhone breaks ground by seamlessly sharing Wi-Fi and 4G for Siri. Further tweaks could boost bandwidth 20-fold in some cases.
Clever apps might persuade people that they need a wrist-worn computer.
Apple’s always-on motion-sensing M7 chip points the way to an era of mobile gesture-recognition and “ambient intelligence.”