First it announced a project to build a modular smartphone, now it's launching a project to visually map the world with smartphones. Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group unveiled Project Tango, with the aim of using a prototype phone and the ingenuity of developers to use 3D scanning technology to build maps and models of physical locations.
Smartphone maker HTC plans to privately demonstrate the first of its three planned wearable devices next week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, according to a Bloomberg report.
If Comcast is successful in completing its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, it will become the gatekeeper to broadband customers and TV viewers in almost every major U.S. market. But as the merger heads to the review stage, what will online video players have to say about conditions for the deal?
Facebook's $16 billion deal for over-the-top messaging service WhatsApp likely will not have a major impact on U.S. carriers and other Western operators because most have begun offering unlimited voice and text messaging. However, the action could put pressure on carriers in emerging markets, according to industry analysts.
A Google-Verizon marriage would be the largest corporate merger ever, dwarfing the $164 billion AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. I have no idea if Google and Verizon are discussing a merger. But here are 10 points to consider, including reasons why the deal makes sense and signs that it could actually happen.
Nokia teased an image ahead of its press conference at the Mobile World Congress trade show next week, where it is expected to unveil phone running a" forked" version of Google's Android platform.
Samsung Electronics will debut a second version of its smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, next week, according to multiple reports. And according to several of those reports the watch will run on the Tizen operating system and not Android, as the first iteration of the Galaxy Gear does.
The leaders of France and Germany are reportedly set to discuss ways to circumvent U.S. surveillance of European communications, at the same time as the U.S. secretary of state pushes China to reduce web censorship.
If the rumors about Microsoft bringing Android to its mobile phones are true, the company can expect a sharply divided developer community.
Nokia's rumored phone running a forked version of Google's Android platform, codenamed "Normandy," will retail for around $110, according to a Vietnamese retail site.