Mobile Phones

Next Year, Your Smartphone Might Actually Charge Itself Using Solar Power

"Invisible" solar cells may soon turn smartphone displays into battery-assisting solar panels

Designer Dave Hakkens bills Phonebloks, his concept for a new smartphone, as “a phone worth keeping.”

Is This the Last Smartphone You’ll Ever Need?

A Dutch designer has come up with a smartphone design that allows every essential function to be easily upgradeable


This Gadget Charges Your Phone With Fire

A new device uses heat from any fire to produce electricity

A screengrab of the Highlight app for the iPhone

Need a Little Social Discovery in Your Life?

The buzz at the SXSW conference this year is about mobile apps that tell you when there are people nearby you really should meet

How much technology is too much?

So Many Gadgets, So Little Time

Innovation happens so fast now that it's harder and harder to keep up with the pace. But is it really innovation?

The future of your wallet

When a Smartphone Becomes a Wallet

They won't go mainstream for a few years, but mobile wallets are finally starting to pick up steam in the U.S.

Korogocho resident Phylis Mueni is one of the many Kenyans who benefit from the HabitHuts that can provide up to 1,600 gallons of clean water per day.

Pop-Up Relief in Kenya’s Slums

Solar-powered huts built by a Montana-based construction company provide two big needs: water and cellphone power


There Was an App for That

Software applications changed the course of history

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