Microsoft says its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business is complete. The deal is meant to help Microsoft deliver a Windows phone to challenge Apple and Google. However the company said it's only the first step in a journey to bring the two organizations together as one team.
Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 2:29 pm
On a Wisconsin street, a woman in a white hoodie stands frozen in the act of stepping out of the road and onto the curb, her left hand reaching behind her. As part of a public service announcement, she explains why she's there, as string music slowly plays under her voice.
"I had my brother in my hand, and all of a sudden my hand was empty," Aurie says as a car drives past. Her little brother, 8 years old at the time of the PSA, was left paralyzed after being hit by a car driven by a texting driver.
Some hikers are opting to take their cell phones along with them on the trail, for safety reasons or for documenting their adventures. In this interview, one hiker even upgraded his phone while on the trail.
In August, life is supposed to slow down. But in the city, things never seem to let up. So I thought, why not get away from it all? Go out into the woods and hike the Appalachian Trail for a couple days with just my dog Cola for company. Totally unplugged.
Two new iPhones are hitting the market later in September. The upscale iPhone 5S, and the cheaper iPhone 5C . But will the iPhone 5c be cheap enough?
There used to be a time when a new iPhone meant a jump in Appleâ€™s stock. This time, not so much. Apple's stock fell 5 percent due to concerns that the newÂ iPhone 5C is not cheap enough to compete with Google's Android phones, which currently lead the pack. Joining us to talk tech is Todd Bishop co-founder of the independent technology news site and online community Geekwire.
Seattle Times tech columnist Monica Guzman is back on the grid and using her phone to help navigate the city. Guzman tells us about a smart phone app that helps her get where she needs to go with the least amount of trouble. The app is called Waze.Â It incorporates user data and the more you drive, the better it gets. Ross Reynolds chats with Guzman about how she gets around town.
Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Apple unveiled its replacement for the iPhone 5 â€” one for the top end of the market that features an innovative new fingerprint security device, a faster processor and longer battery life; and a second budget phone that will retail for as low as $99.
CEO Tim Cook was joined by other Apple executives at the Cupertino, Calif., headquarters for the long-anticipated and hyped announcement of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
Nokia was once the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, the most valuable company in Europe and an icon in its home base of Finland. But the rise of Apple and Android smartphones knocked the company on its heels.
Â According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans with smart phones has just exceeded the halfway point. But more fancy phones could mean more cell phone theft. A recent Harris Poll showed that one out of every 10 mobile phone users has had their phone stolen at some point.
Seattle Times Tech columnist Monica Guzman had an article in the Sunday paper about smart phone theft specifically. Sheâ€™s also a writer for GeekWire, and she appears regularly on The Conversation to talk about the latest tech news. This time she discusses cell phones and â€śhalfalogueâ€ť with David Hyde.
According to a new study nearly 1 in 3 pedestrians is distracted by a mobile device like a smart phone when walking into high-risk intersections. Only 1 in 4 looked both ways before crossing the street. Â
David Hyde talks withÂ Dr. Beth EbelÂ who wasÂ the lead author on the study. She directs the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research center at the University of Washington.