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Blackberry sees another sales fall

Toronto - Canadian smartphone manufacturer Blackberry has announced a larger-than-expected drop in revenue during the third quarter of 2015.

This is what a $6,000 smartphone looks like

If you think $700 sounds like an expensive price for a smartphone, imagine paying $6,000. That's how much the new 88 Tauri smartphone from Tonino Lamborghini costs (via Engadget).

Five things cleaner than your smartphone

Smartphone are known for carrying germs. However, did you know that there are five other common items that are “cleaner” than the cellular device? Digital Journal takes a look.

BMW buys 57,000 Windows Phones to replace ageing Symbian Nokias

German automobile manufacturer BMW is reported to be replacing all of the mobile phones that it gives to employees with brand new Windows Phones from Microsoft.

Op-Ed: How much further can smartphones go?

Memories still linger of the Tetris-style block phone I was given on my first day of secondary. A decade later, we all have phones that can do everything imaginable, such as scan fingerprints and monitor heart rate.

Op-Ed: Is Blackberry’s iPhone trade-in plan desperate or ingenious?

Blackberry is offering up to $600 to iPhone users to trade in their device to purchase the recently launched Blackberry Passport flagship in what appears to be a clever marketing but desperate strategy.

Chinese startup aims for 1000 times faster smartphone Internet connections

We still have a long way to go before we experience the next step after 4G LTE, but telecom companies are already hard at work developing faster, more efficient networks.

How flip phones could return in a big way

A decade ago, flip phones ruled the world. The Motorola Razr was the best-selling clamshell phone, selling more than 130 million units during its four-year run from 2003 to 2007, when the iPhone was introduced.

Taiwan chip designer produces low-priced smartphone

Smartphone chips manufactured by Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc. were mostly looked over by the big phone brands throughout the past decade.

The Prynt case turns your smartphone into an instant print camera

Over the years, smartphones are always upping the ante. Especially when it comes to how well the device takes the pictures. Luckily, companies such as Prynt are slowly realizing that.

What do consumers want from wearable tech?

Wearable and mobile technology has been steadily growing and companies like Apple, Sony and Google are rushing to bring out snazzy products. However, are these what consumers want? A new survey takes stock.

Man buys 99 iPhones to propose to girlfriend, gets rejected

A Chinese man went all out this week on his girlfriend, buying 99 iPhone 6 units and arranging them publicly in a heart shape before proposing to her. Unfortunately, the gesture didn't achieve its intended affect and she rejected him.

Making cellphone batteries last longer

As mobile and wearable tech becomes more commonplace and sophisticated, one of the frustrations that consumers face is a lack of battery power. But now physicists have come up with a new way to make more powerful cellphone batteries.

Chinese startup creates world's thinnest smartphone

The iPhone 6 looks chubby compared to this startup's new Android phone. China-based Oppo recently unveiled its new R5 smartphone, which is more than two millimeters thinner than Apple's iPhone 6.

This startup wants to make your smartphone's camera a lot better

While smartphone cameras have come a long way, most of them can't snap a completely clear photo while zoomed in on the subject. Startup DynaOptics is looking to change that.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Is your smartphone too big? There's a thumb for that

Do you have tiny hands and also own a huge phone? If you're having trouble reaching all the desired areas of your device, a Japanese company may have you covered.

Apple fans' tight pants are bending the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's larger screen for the iPhone 6 models has come at the cost of rigidity, according to reports of users who have purchased the new flagship device and are noting the phone has bent while being carried in pant pockets.

Get Democracy is an app that can help you 'change' the world Special

Stamford - Jason Cohen is developing a new app, Get Democracy. The app tracks your legislators' voting record and promises to place US government oversight in your hands, the individual US citizen, forcing elected officials to be accountable to "you and only you."

SmartWatches are so yesterday — Introducing the SmartRing

As Samsung, Apple and Co. are all launching their own takes on the SmartWatches, MOTA, a US company based in the Silicon Valley with its award-winning design team, has designed the next step in the high-tech consumer electronics: the SmartRing!

Is new lane for smart phone users simply feeding our addiction?

Our cellphones have become genuine hazards in our hands. Just look down a busy street corner and see how many tops of people’s heads you see, instead of faces. We simply do not watch where we are going anyone, and it’s becoming quite the problem.

What you need to know about the iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed a completely redesigned iPhone this morning. The iPhone 6 sports larger screens than its predecessor, reaching a maximum 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. The new A8 processor is reportedly 25 percent faster than the A7.

Review: LG G3 phone of the year? Special

With the successful launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, as well as the rumoured much anticipated unveiling of the Apple iPhone 6 this fall, LG has decided to take on the industry’s best offerings by releasing the LG G3 flagship device.

Montreal entrepreneur Steve Danson on the growing integration of mobile advertising and platforms Commissioned

Mobile advertising is beginning to have a strong impact on consumers. In this report, Steve Danson, Montreal entrepreneur, breaks down what you need to know about this growing trend.

5 things you need to know about the Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon is clearly taking things to the next level, bringing in their very own version of a smartphone into the market. What edge does their Fire Phone have against the competition?

Amazon Fire phone gaining popularity slowly but can it compete?

The Amazon Fire smartphone was up for sale just a week ago and few smartphone users are excited about the release. This isn't very surprising considering Amazon does not have an established customer base for smartphones.

Lux Line preorders of iPhone 6 ready before phone hits market

As if having an iPhone 6 is not enough, Apple lovers can now have one that is worth its weight in gold. Well, maybe not worth all its weight, but soon consumers will be able to get one that is finished in either 24-karat yellow or pink gold.

BlackBerry only brand that meets German government's security

Good news for BlackBerry as German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a tap-proof BlackBerry that she wants more Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior officials to use.

FreedomPop, the free mobile provider, now offers LTE tablets

As of today, you can now pick up a discounted iPad Mini or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 on a free 4G LTE data plan, courtesy of mobile network provider FreedomPop that aims to provide people with access to the base mobile services at absolutely no cost.

Smartphone used to spot fake medicines

Developers from Egypt have devised a smartphone app that is able to distinguish between genuine drug treatment and counterfeits.
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