Jim Algar

February 23, 2014
Smartphone companies can live or die based on the sales success, or lack of it, of their "flagship" phone -- as HTC found to its cost when the HTC One wowed reviewers but under-wowed consumers -- so all eyes will be on Barcelona in Spain when Samsung unveils it Galaxy S5 this week.
February 16, 2014
The tech rumor mill, which never sleeps and is ever hungry for new fodder, has cranked up with a new target in its sights -- Google's next "pure-Android" flagship phone, the Nexus 6.
February 02, 2014
Google, which bought Motorola Mobility in 2011 for $12.5 billion, announced last week it is selling the smartphonemaker to PC manufacturer Lenovo for $2.9 billion. Bad deal? Perhaps not, experts are saying: Think patents, not hardware.
January 26, 2014
Phablet. Odd word, that. A mashup of smartphone and tablet, it's one of those construct words that pop up when technology moves too fast for the language and creates a niche genre of products for which there's no handy existing label.
January 19, 2014
The hot topic on the Internet last week -- and no doubt this week and beyond -- was a U.S. appellate court's overturning of the "net neutrality" concept under which the Internet has operated.
January 05, 2014
Having been successful in their search for the Higgs boson -- the so-called "God particle" that appeared to put a big red ribbon of completion on the Standard Model of physics -- you would think particle physicists would be happy to put their feet up on the couch and bask in the glow of their accomplishment. But no, they're off on a new hunt, this time for something called "supersymmetry."