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Tips for taking fireworks photos with a smartphone

Taking pictures of fireworks with a smartphone's camera poses special challenges. Here are tips to make your photos sparkle.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 04:35am EDT

Tags: Ken Colburn, Data Doctors, fireworks, photography

Recycled phones protect rainforest from illegal loggers, poachers

Recycled smartphones are being turned into detection devices, to help protect endangered rainforests from illegal logging activity and animal poaching.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:15am EDT

Tags: Topher White, Dave Grenell, Rainforest Connection,

DryBox Rescue aims to absorb frustration from water-damaged phones

DryBox uses a combination of heat and pressure to extract moisture from a wet phone in about 30 minutes. And its new kiosk in D.C. is attracting customers anxious to bring a wet phone back to life.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 05:41am EDT

Tags: DryBox, DryBox Rescue, water-damage, Sarah Beth Hensley

Not by a TV? Websites, apps help with March Madness viewing

March Madness is underway, which may mean a drop in productivity at workplaces around the country - and technology is facilitating in the process. Smartphone applications and websites are making it easier than ever to follow all the NCAA tournament games.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 08:14am EDT

Tags: NCAA basketball, college basketball, march madness, apps, live stream, games

Spike seen in cellphone thefts on Metro lines

Metro passengers may want to limit their cellphone use after new data shows an increasing number of crooks lurking the trains waiting to steal phones.

Friday - 02/21/2014, 08:11am EST

Tags: Nick Iannelli, metro, cellphone thefts,

Mikulski wants all cellphone makers to offer 'kill switch'

Sen. Barbara Mikulski has introduced legislation that would require all cellphones sold in the U.S. to have a kill switch that would allow users to delete data from their device remotely if it is lost or stolen.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 08:57pm EST

Tags: kill switch, Barbara Mikulski, mike murillo, metro, wmata, Congress

Your car's GPS could be invading your privacy

People concerned about their smartphone intruding on their privacy may have something else about which to worry: the car.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:17am EST

Tags: privacy, Congress, dick uliano, GPS

Are you addicted to your phone?

Researchers are trying to determine how much time phone users spend engaged with their devices. And, a new app attempts to quantify why many have a "phone jones."

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:16am EST

Tags: Alexander Markowetz, University of Bonn, addiction, Neal Augenstein, Menthal

Mobile devices at risk in extreme cold weather

The frigid weather isn't just miserable for people, animals, cars and heating bills. Mobile devices can take a beating when the temperatures plummet.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 05:23am EST

Tags: Ryan Joyce, AT&T, mobile devices, Neal Augenstein

Convenience, anonymity among trends for smartphone apps in 2014

If you like using social apps on your smartphone, some new trends may define the way you communicate in 2014.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 04:53am EST

Tags: CNET, smartphone app, Whisper, Tinder, Snapchat

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