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Distracted smartphone walking poses safety risks

A professor of psychology says our obsession with those computers in our pockets puts at risk for ankle sprains and getting hit by cars because our brains are too absorbed to keep us safe.

Monday - 08/11/2014, 02:48am EDT

Tags: distracted walking, Randi Martin

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Will mobile devices replace binoculars at the opera?

New technology that puts onstage action right into the laps of patrons could soon change the face of opera.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:19am EDT

Tags: Wolf Trap, opera, carmen, Google Glass, tablets, mobitxt, figaro systems, Alicia Lozano

Tips and tricks for safe mobile banking

Do banking on your smartphone? There are a few things you need to know to keep safe.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 04:38am EDT

Tags: banking, Joan Jones, mobile banking

Larger smartphones reaching tipping point

While some smartphone users prefer a small, compact screen, demand has been rising for more landscape on the touchscreen. Phones as big as tablets - phablets - are popular, but some believe they're getting too big.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 08:08am EDT

Tags: iPhone, samsung, tablet, Apple, Neal Augenstein

Texting joins ranks of sleep walking and talking

It really is the next logical step in a technology-addicted society.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 05:24am EDT

Tags: alan etter, texting, teenagers, sleep, sleep texting

Time to ban smartphones at concerts?

For many music fans, being at a concert is more than listening to the band. They share photos and videos on social media. Others think it's time to put down the phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:54am EDT

Tags: Ian MacKaye, Seth Hurwitz, 9:30 Club, Dischord, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Lumineers, beyonce, concerts, Neal Augenstein

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Phones of the future will fix mistakes before you make them

Gesture-based typing has been around for years, but the technology has now become so sophisticated that smartphone manufacturers are using it as a major selling point for their devices.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 06:27am EDT

Tags: alan etter, samsung, cellphone, Samsung Galaxy S 4

Employers encourage employees to unplug at home

In a continuously-connected society, some employers assume that because employees have smartphones, they are available to work around-the- clock.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:52am EST

Tags: work-life balance, michelle basch, productivity

'App economy' isn't slowing down

Around the world, the consumer appetite for apps seems to be insatiable.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:18am EST

Tags: Jeanne Meserve, apps, jobs, technology