Bicycle “operating system” gears up for 2017 release

The more that technology advances, the greater the variety of electronic gadgets that can be installed on our bikes. Lights are an obvious example, but there are also electronic shifting and suspension systems, along with things like actioncams, phone chargers, and cycling computers. As it stands right now, they’re almost all stand-alone items, receiving power independently andRead More

iPhone 6S to double LTE speeds, run more efficiently with new Qualcomm chip

One of the main upgrades to the next iPhone’s internals will be a redesigned wireless system featuring a new Qualcomm-made LTE chip, as revealed by images of a prototype iPhone 6S logic board shared by a source. As shown in the image below, the new device will include Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35’ Gobi modem platform. This newRead More

As Privacy Fades, Your Identity Is the New Money (Op-Ed)

Rob Leslie is chief executive officer of Sedicii, which provides technology for eliminating transmission and storage of private identity data during authentication or identity verification, and reducing identity theft, impersonation and fraud. Leslie is an electronics engineer with more 25 years of experience in information technology and business. This Op-Ed is part ofRead More

New iPhone 7 Concept

New iPhone 7 Concept German designer envisages iPhone 7 concept which builds on the hugely successful iPhone 6 With more news emerging about the iPhone 7, a collection of concept images have emerged in Germany. Produced by Martin Hajek, this collection of images was specifically commissioned by the German publication ComputerBild.de, and provide anRead More

Facebook Testing Phone App for Android

Facebook phone? No, we’re not talking about a new Facebook-branded smartphone (and we’re happy that we’ll likely never see those rumors again). We are, however, talking about a potential app that Facebook is allegedly testing out—the details of which were accidentally leaked via a server-side update to the Facebook app, which was probablyRead More

The 6 Best Media Streamers

There are many ways to watch online content on your HDTV. Your television itself might have apps, or you might have a Blu-ray player orgame system connected with built-in streaming services. If neither case applies, or if your HDTV, Blu-ray player, or game system doesn’t have the exact media features you want, youRead More

How to Buy a Cell Phone

There’s no sense in denying it: For most of us, mobile phones are at the center of our universe. The typical feature set of these things is astounding. It’s your phone, your messaging device, your on-the-go Web browser, your camera, your music player, your GPS navigation unit, and more. If you thought choosingRead More

How to Activate an Apple iPhone

Forget making phone calls. Getting texts, checking Twitter mentions, and racking up Instagram love: that’s why we’re glued to our phones 24-7. But before we can make a dent in our monthly data allotment, we have to activate our new smartphones. PCMag has an in-depth run-down of how iPhone newbies can make theRead More

On the Road to 5G Networks

Walking around Mobile World Congress, it was easy to see all sorts of demos marked “5G,” as if the next generation of wireless technology–the step beyond 4G or LTE–is right around the corner. It’s not. In fact, formal proposals for 5G technology aren’t due to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) until the fallRead More

How to Improve Your Phone’s Battery Life

When your phone’s battery runs down inexplicably fast, certain apps and settings are likely to blame. A recent report by AVG actually pinpointed the top battery-draining apps on Android, which included Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Path, and Amazon Shopping. Just knowing that those apps are notorious energy offenders could help you manage how youRead More

Flying Cars Could Be a Reality By 2017

Though it’s not exactly what The Jetsonspredicted, AeroMobil’s flying car may hit the road—er, sky—as soon as 2017. During an appearance at this week’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, AeroMobilCEO Juraj Vaculik said the company hopes to release its first model within three years, The Verge reported. Vaculik described three “prisons” of modernRead More

Use Your Face to Unlock Windows 10

Microsoft today dropped the latest breadcrumb leading to the upcoming release of Windows 10: Biometric authentication. Dubbed Windows Hello, the security feature will provide instant access to upgraded devices via your face, iris, or fingerprint. So forget forgetting passwords—your unique features will soon be the key to unlocking apps, data, websites, and otherRead More