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  1. OP-ED | Put Smartphones on Pause

    Ctnewsjunkie.com - Politics 09.22 / 02:44 ctnewsjunkie.com
    As a teacher of nearly 20 years, I gave up the notion of being able to control educational policy writ large a long time ago. Often telling my students, “If I were king of the world, things would be different,” I have been content to control what happened in the sanctuary of my classroom. However, recent societal trends snapped me out of my apathy and, rather than challenge policy makers, I want to appeal to parents. So, to the moms and dads out there — please — do…
  2. Fall foliage is here; break out your cameras and smartphones

    Fox43.com-NY 09.22 / 00:47 fox43.com
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Break out your camera or smartphone, fall foliage is underway! The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and National Resources (DCNR) released its first fall foliage report Thursday. Northern-tier counties are showing up to 50% in color while the central and southern counties are showing strong indicators of the imminent show, the report states. Here’s a rundown of each region throughout the state, according to the DCNR: Northern Region – (Northern …
  3. Obesity: Clinical study shows 40% reduction in craving-related eating with Smartphone-based intervention

    Clinical Study of Smartphone intervention for obesity is first to find major reduction in craving-related eating. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 21 Sep, 2017 – A new clinical study conducted…
  4. Obesity: Clinical study shows 40% reduction in craving-related eating with Smartphone-based intervention

    Clinical Study of Smartphone intervention for obesity is first to find major reduction in craving-related eating. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 21 Sep, 2017 – A new clinical study conducted…
  5. Simon Says: Smartphones ruining your kids social life?  ‘Flip’ the situation now!   

    Cw39.com - Houston 09.21 / 23:50 cw39.com
    HOUSTON — Peter Pan was onto something when he talked about “not growing up.” Have you heard,  teens are growing-up slower than they used to. A new study suggests they are doing less driving, drinking and dating than years ago.  Many people think smartphones are one of the reasons why. Who needs a real girlfriend or boyfriend, when you can have a virtual one. Our phone can take the place of a lot of things, and now it’s taking the [……
  6. iTel Launches Budget Smartphone With 3 GB RAM and 4G VoLTE Support

    Techtree.com - Technology 09.21 / 22:46 techtree.com
    Indian mobile manufacturer iTel has recently announced the launch of its 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone, dubbed as, the S41, which comes with a fingerprint sensor and 3 GB RAM, for just  Rs 6,990. The device comes with a 5 inch HD IPS display screen with 2.5D curved glass, while being powered by a 1.25 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. It also features a 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM which can expanded upto 32 GB. On the camera end, the device sports 8 MP rear and front facing camera modules. It …
  7. HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

    Mcvuk.com - Games 09.21 / 22:45 mcvuk.com
    After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What's more, Google will receive a non-exclusive licensing agreement for HTC IP.  Many of the HTC employees joining Google have already worked on the company's Pixel smartphones, the statement reads, and HTC will receive $1.1bn in cash from Google as part of the transaction. It's expected to close by early 2018 provided it gets …
  8. Google and HTC Smartphone Division Announce $1.1 Billion Cooperation Agreement

    Shacknews.com - Games 09.21 / 22:45 shacknews.com
    With the reveal of Google’s next wave of devices right around the corner, the company is prepared to shake things up. Not one to wait, Google is already sending ripples across the tech industry with a newly announced partnership with HTC. After wondering if Google was about to acquire HTC, it turns out Google has signed a $1.1 billion agreement that brings some of HTC's Pixel team over and gives Google non-exclusive license to HTC intellectual property.  Back in August, it was theorized th…
  9. Imagination wants to add intelligence to smartphone chips

    Itworld - Mobile 09.21 / 22:44 itworld.com
    Specialized hardware needed to accelerate machine learning algorithms is moving out of the data center and into high-end mobile phones. Soon it could be in everyone's pocket, if chip designer Imagination Technologies has its way.Imagination made a name for itself as the designer of the graphics accelerators in Apple's smartphones and tablets. Now it's designed a new range of processing cores that chip makers can use to accelerate artificial intelligence algorithms in their own…
  10. Simon Says: Smartphones ruining your kids social life? ‘Flip’ the situation now!   

    Cw33.com - Texas (TX) 09.21 / 22:18 cw33.com
    Peter Pan was onto something when he talked about “not growing up.” Have you heard?  Teens are growing-up slower than they used to. A new study suggests they are doing less driving, drinking, and dating than years ago.  Many people think smartphones are one of the reasons why. Who needs a real girlfriend or boyfriend, when you can have a virtual one? Our phone can take the place of a lot of things, and now it’s taking the place of [……
  11. Google buys large part of HTC's smartphone team

    Osnews.com - Technology 09.21 / 22:02 osnews.com
    Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of hardware, writes: About a year and a half ago, I joined Google to pursue my dream job to create compelling hardware products, built with Google's smarts at their core. As a first step, we brought together various consumer hardware-related efforts and established a single hardware organization within the company. Our team's goal is to offer the best Google experience - across hardware, software and services - to people around the world.…
  12. Google Pays HTC $1.1 Billion for Transfer of Smartphone Division Employees

    Breitbart.com - Technology 09.21 / 21:23 breitbart.com
    Google has reportedly reached a deal with HTC to acquire a number of HTC employees in a $1.1 billion exchange that also includes licensing of HTC…
  13. The home of the future is controlled by your smartphone

    Businessreport.com - Baton Rouge 09.21 / 20:56 businessreport.com
    A smart flowerpot that monitors and waters itself. An electric toothbrush that gives feedback on your brushing habits. Amazon Dash buttons that restock home essentials with one simple click. And a host of cooking appliances—including a slow cooker, coffee maker and electric smoker—operable anywhere via smartphone and Wi-Fi. These innovative devices were all on display... The post The home of the future is controlled by your smartphone appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Rep…
  14. Save as much as $480 this fall with our 6 favorite smartphone deals

    Digital Trends - Mobile 09.21 / 19:52 digitaltrends.com
    The beginning of fall is a great time of year to get a new smartphone. We've rounded up a handful or so of the best smartphone deals available right now that can save you as much as $480. The post Save as much as $480 this fall with our 6 favorite smartphone deals appeared first on Digital…
  15. Google buys 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion to get instant smartphone chops

    Greenbot.com - Gadgets 09.21 / 18:10 greenbot.com
    Nearly four years after selling Motorola off to Lenovo, Google is buying into yet another longtime Android partner, HTC. But instead of purchasing the company outright, Google is buying its brains.Google already knows these brains well. “A team of HTC talent will join Google as part of the hardware organization,” Google hardware SVP (and former Motorola president) Rick Osterloh said Thursday. Reports from the New York Times and other sources have pegged the number of employees at app…
  16. Don't want the new iPhone? Try these smartphone alternatives

    Phys.org -Science news 09.21 / 17:58 phys.org
    Three new versions of the iPhone have just been announced, and while they may be light years ahead of Apple's previous models, they may not be for everyone. Looking for a quality smartphone not made by the big…
  17. Google buys HTC’s Pixel smartphone team in $1.1-billion deal

    Thestar.com - Business 09.21 / 17:22 www.thestar.com
    The deal underscores how serious Google is becoming about designing its own family of devices to compete against Apple and…
  18. Apple iPhone 7 Plus to Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Top smartphones to buy during pre-Diwali online sales

    Bgr.in - Gadgets 09.21 / 16:58 bgr.in
    The pre-Diwali online sales have kick started and if you are still thinking whether to buy that long asked for gift or upgrade your own device, this is the right time. Amazon is hosting its Great India Sale while Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale is also offering equally impressive deals. With a number of exciting deals being offered across e-commerce platforms, it can turn out to be a difficult task to sit and decode which one to pick. To help ease your pressure, here’s a look…
  19. Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division

    Capitalbay.com - Technology 09.21 / 16:35 capitalbay.com
    TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp (2498.TW) that develops the…
  20. 2019 Volvo XC40 preview: buy your SUV like you buy your smartphone

    The 2019 Volvo XC40 may change the way cars are bought–or, rather, subscribed to. With the XC40, which reaches showrooms next spring, as a 2019 model, Volvo says it will not only introduce its third new crossover SUV in three years. It will also offer buyers a choice between a traditional sale and a subscription to the car, in which they c…