Wireless company Sprint Nextel Corp. says it can now let Dish Network Corp. see its books and talk with Dish to see whether its competing offer to buy Sprint is better than its current deal with Japan's SoftBank. The companies said late Thursday that SoftBank had waived provisions of its deal with Sprint that will allow Sprint to talk with Dish.
The company, which is based in Mountain View, Calif., made a big splash at last year's conference by staging an elaborate production to highlight the potential of Google Glass — an Internet-connected device and camera that can be worn on a person's face like a pair of spectacles.
Chief executive Thorsten Heins will take the stage on Tuesday and is expected to deliver a keynote speech that could reveal a lower-priced version of its latest phone and some clues about whether the company plans to abandon tablet technology forever.
ABC News' Joanna Stern shares what life is like behind Google's connected glasses. With 16 gigabytes of storage, a 5 megapixal camera, Bluetooth radio and more, Google Glass is making it's debut into the real world.
While mobile application adoption in traditional industrial manufacturing corporations has lagged some other industries, many people in manufacturing today have begun to realize the vast potential mobility has to benefit their organization.
In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major companies in nearby Silicon Valley to create new technology such as a "kill switch" to permanently and quickly disable stolen smart phones, making them worthless to thieves.
Zebra Technologies Corporation, a recognized global leader in solutions that extend real-time visibility into business operations, announced the release of its Material Flow “Wireless Replenishment Starter Kit,” a manufacturing replenishment system that provides real-time visibility on the plant floor so manufacturers can respond quickly to changes in inventory, production status and customer requests.
The South Korean company said Friday the Galaxy S4 smartphone has become the first Android device to meet the security requirements set out by the U.S. government, allowing government and military officials to access the Defense Department's networks with the S4.
CNET senior editor Scott Stein speaks to "CBS This Morning" about wearable smartphones, and how this new technology will change the industry. Stein talks about the evolution of the technology and what consumers should expect when the category offerings expands.
Several months ago the smartphone industry was preparing for an all-out brawl over technology and innovation, but a knockout device hasn't hit the market yet and some say that could give BlackBerry an opportunity. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company could have been pulverized earlier this year by competitors after it unveiled its two new smartphones, which were considered more catchup than game-changer.
Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide. Manufacturers shipped 216 million smartphones worldwide in the first three months of this year, compared with 189 million regular cellphones, according to a study IDC released late Thursday.
Opportunity beckons intelligent device manufacturers. They must evolve their products from fixed function and disconnected systems to flexible and seamlessly connected devices. Making products smarter will provide a wide array of benefits.
The maker of the BlackBerry expects a new version of the phone with a physical keyboard will be available in the U.S. by the end of May. Research In Motion Ltd. said Tuesday that all four major U.S. carriers will carry the Q10. It is available May 1 in Canada.
The Shodan search engine allows anyone to search for anything connected to the Internet and if security settings are not turned on, take control of the device. Hackers, both good and bad, use the site to locate the increasing number of Internet capable devices like traffic lights, a computer or even a business.
Sprint Nextel has formed a committee of independent directors to review a $25.5 billion buyout offer from Dish Network. The committee has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch to act as its financial advisor and will provide an assessment to the full board, the company said Monday.
Microsoft is working with manufacturers to produce a line of small touch-screen devices powered by Windows, apparently intended to compete with tablets like the iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire. Microsoft's chief financial officer told investors and analysts on a conference call that the new devices will be available in coming months.
One of the leading U.S. civil-rights organizations is taking on an unusual cause: spotty smartphone updates. The ACLU says that sluggish fixes have been saddling many smartphone users with software that is out of date and therefore dangerous.
This year's focus is noticeably rooted in the significant improvements to chip architectures that are developing as mobile users increasingly demand richer functionality with greater processing power and anywhere, anytime connectivity with longer battery life. The answer to these demands is coming in increasingly complex and compact architectures.
Softbank said in a statement Tuesday that the agreed terms of its deal "offer Sprint shareholders superior short and long term benefits to Dish's highly conditional preliminary proposal." The Japanese company said it expects to finalize the deal under the terms already agreed upon by July 1.
Dish Network is offering to buy Sprint Nextel Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal it values at $25.5 billion, saying its bid is superior to that of Japanese phone company SoftBank. SoftBank Corp. is seeking approval from U.S. authorities for its $20 billion purchase of a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel Corp. that would be Japan's biggest foreign acquisition ever.
The maker of the BlackBerry said Friday that it wants U.S. and Canadian regulators to investigate a "false and misleading" report by a financial analyst that claims the company's new smartphone is being returned in unusually high numbers.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the introduction of a new “Wireless Anywhere” business concept on the plant-wide use of ISA100.11a compliant wireless communication technologies for both monitoring and control applications. Yokogawa will aggressively promote this concept to widen the use of ISA100.11a-compliant products and related services.
If your company has weathered the downturn in the economy by shedding excess inventory and streamlining operations, you may be ready for the next step in the new economy. You can regain balance of warehouse operations with rugged tablet pcs.
Businesses that allow their employees to use mobile devices need to be aware of their vulnerabilities and how they could infect the company network. If a company issues and follows good security policies for its desktops and laptops, both of those are likely to be more secure than any tablet or mobile phone because there are limited actions that can be taken to secure them.
Internet security experts show how malicious code can sneak onto an Android smartphone through a non-threatening app installation, and give total control to a hacker. All hackers have to do is get smartphone users to download their apps. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.