Cell phones

Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reser

AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T has sealed the deal to buy Time Warner in a major piece of media and technology consolidation. The deal — which is $85.4 billion and a total of $108 billion with debt — was firs

Congress should close the loophole allowing warrantless digital car searches

Daniel Castro Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Castro is vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and director of ITIF's Daniel Castro is vice president at the Informa

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders

T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock

T-Mobile had another of its un-carrier events today, which now have so many regular giveaways they are starting to look like an episode of Oprah. First, the company announced that every current T-Mob

“Desksourcing” Is A New Labor Market Concept In The Mobile-First World 

I’ve always been fascinated by how labor markets work. People are the foundation for how things get done. How we organize across and within companies impacts both creativity and efficiency. The firs

Google To Launch Project Ara Market Pilot In Puerto Rico Later This Year

Today Google announced that it will launch its modular smartphone, known as Project Ara, with a limited market pilot in the US territory of Puerto Rico later this year.

Cell Phone Search Requires A Warrant, Supreme Court Rules

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled this morning that police need warrants to search cellphones of people they arrest. Before this ruling, police can search a person under arrest and t

ARROWS ES: Fujitsu’s Android Phone Is Just 6.7MM Thick And Waterproof, Boasts 4-Inch NEW AMOLED Display

No doubt, Japan is on its way to <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/17/another-galapagos-sharp-doesnt-give-up-on-tablets/">becoming</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/23/arrows

Video: NTT Docomo Shows Japanese/English Real-Time Translation Service For Mobile Phones

Japan's biggest mobile carrier <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/docomo">NTT Docomo</a> has developed a real-time Japanese <-> English translation service for mobile phones, the first of

WX03A: World’s Smallest And Lightest PHS Cell Phone Unveiled In Japan

Japanese mobile carrier <a href="http://www.willcom-inc.com/en/index.html">Willcom</a> has <a href="http://www.willcom-inc.com/ja/corporate/press/2011/09/21/">announced</a> [JP] the WX03A today, the w

Smart Bar: Japan Gets Another Special Android Handset

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/17/video-kddis-iida-infobar-android-handset-boasts-unique-design-ui/">First KDDI's iida INFOBAR</a>, then Sharp's clamshell <a href="https://beta.techcrunc

Mi-Look: Cell Phone For The Elderly, Pedometer And Mobile Alarm System In One

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/kyocera/">Kyocera</a> did what a clever cell phone manufacturer whose home market has the oldest society in the world (over 20% of the Japanese people are 65 o

Hitachi Develops 4.5-Inch, Naked-Eye 3D LCD Screen With HD Resolution

Hitachi <a href="http://www.hitachi-displays.com/news/20110720.html">announced</a> [JP] a new mobile <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/3d/">3D</a> screen today: the IPS-based LCD is sized at a

Padfone: Asus Officially Announces Its Android Tablet/Phone Combo (Videos)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/padfone.png" /> Today, on the first day of the yearly <a href="http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/">Computex Taipei</a> exhibition in Taiw

Shock(ing) Study: No Link Between Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/bcancer.jpg" />Here's another CrunchGear <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/02/14/shock-study-people-need-to-put-down-the-diet-coke-

New Study: "Obama Phones" Could Actually Generate $4 Billion In Income

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/A_Barack_Obama_Branded_Mobile_Phone_1.jpg" />There's a new study out that says having tax dollars go towards free <a href="http://www.cru

Video: Japan's ABIT Presents The "Wristwatch Phone"

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Picture-1-620x333.png" /> It's certainly not the first <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?s=watch+phone">combination</

LovePlus: Konami's Dating Sim Gets Otaku Cell Phone Chargers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Picture-3.jpg" /> In September last year, Konami Japan released a dating simulation called <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LovePlu

Video: Sharp's Naked-Eye 3D Smartphone Up And Close

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Picture-11-630x341.png" /> <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/11/04/galapagos-003sh005sh-sharp-shows-3d-enabled-smartphones/">Ab
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