If persistent rumors of Apple's introducing a low-cost version of its all-conquering iPhone -- rumors gaining credibility with each passing day -- turn out to be correct, it will mark a turning point for the Cupertino, Calif., tech darling. But you have to wonder what Steve Jobs would think about it.
Empty space. In discussions of things astronomical, the term pops up so often it's gone beyond cliche.
Every jump in technology brings with it adjustments society must make and rules it must develop if the new paradigm is to be considered acceptable, and Google Glass -- a wearable computer that can record video surreptitiously -- presents just such a paradigm shift.
The public release of photos and videos in the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was made possible in large part because we now live in a society where we are never long out of the field of view of a camera mounted somewhere or carried by someone.
"Facebook Home" for Android phones, creating an "all Facebook all the time" home screen, can be seen as an "all in" bet by the social networking company, pushing its stack of chips from the desktop computing arena to where it sees its future -- mobile.
One might like to assume that when the framers of the Constitution sat down to consider the rights and freedoms most deserving of being explicitly put forward in the document, people's right to privacy would be at the top of a short, fundamental list.
Amid signs the smartphone industry may have to gird itself for a period of slower growth and reduced profit margins, manufacturers are casting about for a new smartphone feature that could capture the public's eye and convince buyers to pull out the old credit card yet again.
Google, which as an American company operates in the United States under freedoms and rights taken mostly for granted, is finding itself in European courts because of a concept the European Union takes very seriously -- "the right to be forgotten."
Asteroids and meteors have been much in the news recently, with an exploding meteor injuring hundreds in Russia and an asteroid making a close fly-by of the Earth, both on Friday.
You've lost your smartphone. Or more worrying, it may have been stolen. Like most people, you've entrusted it with more and more of your personal data. Your first thought: just how secure are those emails, contact list, work documents and that app to access your bank accounts?
Research in Motion, desperate to turn around its flagging fortunes, has laid the chips on the table for it final wager in the form of two new BlackBerry smartphones, the requisite collection of companion apps -- oh, and an announcement that it's not Research in Motion anymore.
With recent reports Apple may have cut back on orders for some iPhone 5 components, rumors ran rampant of a less than healthy demand for what has to be considered Apple's flagship product, raising a nagging question: Has the most valuable company on earth finally stumbled?
Reports last week of a possible smartphone running a Firefox operating system from Mozilla, developer of the Firefox Web browser, raises the question of whether the world is ready for -- or even needs -- yet another flavor of smartphone software.
Have you ever sat down for a delicious dish of grilled Patagonian toothfish at your local seafood restaurant? You almost certainly have; you just didn't know it. Which brings us to the point of this article -- it's all about the name.
For technology, 2012 seemed equal parts innovation and confrontation as the world's tech giants seemed willing to spend as much time in the courtroom as in their R&D labs.