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Smartphone innovation has stalled, but that's OK

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:06:06 EDT

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.

Facebook adds friend-tracking feature

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:18:22 EDT

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

Americans wary of future tech

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:57 EDT

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.

Doc's glasses may save lives

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:24:17 EDT

A doctor created goggles that help surgeons detect cancer cells injected with dye. KSDK has the report.

Meet Google's modular phone

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:44 EDT

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.

How phones work in flight

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:09:25 EDT

The lack of phone calls, texts or social media postings from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has raised a number of questions about how cell phones work on airplanes. A U.S. official told CNN a cell tower in Penang, Malaysia, detected the co-pilot's cell phone searching for service before the flight vanished.

Americans wary of futuristic science, tech

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:02:50 EDT

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.

What these glasses see may save lives

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:45 EDT

A doctor created goggles that help surgeons detect cancer cells injected with dye. KSDK has the report.

Google's future phone: The modular Project Ara

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:53:11 EDT

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.

Phone 'kill switch' may become standard in 2015

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:13 EDT

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.

Netiquette: Saying farewell

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:03:24 EST

So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when they scramble, legs flailing and akimbo, toward the denouement of events and life chapters. So here is the ultimate (get it?) digital-etiquette guide to a polite big finish.

10 smartphone habits to avoid

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:00:31 EDT

How annoying and rude and antisocial have we all become with our smartphones? We're embarrassing ourselves all over the place. Please stop.

Five texts you should never send

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:53:26 EDT

We're texting more than ever, and, like society, the texts themselves are getting worse and worse. Read on to learn just how terrible silent cell phone users are these days.

An open letter to texting-mad teenagers

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:59:24 EDT

Put your phone down for a second, teen texters -- there are some things you've got to hear.

Solar plane to circle the globe

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:31:28 EDT

A pair of Swiss flight pioneers have unveiled a new plane that will aim to make the first round-the-world solar flight without a drop of fuel.

Is flying car finally here?

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:33:09 EDT

By 2025, you could be commuting to work in this flying car that takes off and lands like a helicopter. No pilot's license required.

Giant robot crab walks ocean floor

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:30:09 EDT

The Crabster is a robot inspired by crabs and lobsters, and designed for undersea exploration.

Wireless electricity? It's here

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 06:45:05 EDT

A light-bulb glowing in middle of a room with no wires attached. "It's the future," says Dr Katie Hall.