HTC One A9 first look: Radical design changes with a price $250 less than the iPhone 6

The HTC One A9 is HTC's latest One series device, that shows a substantial departure from the curved back, BoomSound front-facing speakers, and unique camera innovations of the past. The leaked images of the new HTC One A9 were correct. This new phone looks and feels a lot like an iPhone 6. There…


Google Has Two New Drones in the Works

Earlier this month, Google filed paperwork with the Federal Aviation Administration for two new unmanned aerial vehicles, registering the craft to the company’s Boulder, Colo., office. The tech site Engadget first spotted the filings and guessed that they belonged to Project Wing, the drone…


How Vermont Used Drones After a Train Derailment

When an Amtrak train went off its tracks in the forests outside of Northfield, Vermont, Oct. 5, state authorities needed pictures of the site to determine how best to respond and to document the damage for later investigations. So they decided to call in the drones, operated by the Spatial Analysis…


Want to Use Your Phone Number On Multiple Devices? AT&T Finally Has a Plan

It seems kind of silly that you can only use your phone number on a single device. An upcoming AT&T feature called NumberSync will let you use one set of digits for your smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. AT&T hasn’t provided a specific timeline for rolling out the service to customers. The…


Verizon to unveil next Droid smartphones on October 27

"Everything you expect from a phone will change," the carrier teases in an invitation to its media event. Verizon Wireless' Droid smartphone franchise will soon get its moment in the spotlight. The New Jersey-based carrier sent out invitations to a media event in Manhattan on October 27, teasing…


Microsoft's Band 2: Specs, pricing, SDK and more

Microsoft's Band 2 fitness device -- part of the company's Windows 10 devices family -- is available for preorder in the U.S. for $250. Microsoft's second-generation fitness band, the Band 2, was one of several new devices the company introduced last week. In the days since Microsoft showed off its…


Windows 10 bandwagon: Acer jumps aboard with two new PCs

Acer has unveiled two of the first new Windows 10 PCs expected to arrive from Microsoft's hardware partners this month. After the Windows 10 New York City hardware showcase last week, Acer has unveiled two PCs that take advantage of new features in Microsoft's latest operating system. At a press…


Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC and Chili's

Slowly, but surely, Apple Pay is adding more supported merchants. At Re/Code's annual Code/Mobile conference on Thursday, Jennifer Bailey, the vice president of Apple Pay, announced the company's mobile payment system on the iPhone and Apple Watch will roll out to select Starbucks stores as a pilot…


Cat Phones announces Cat S40 rugged Android smartphone for the US market

Our smartphones are often the computer we use the most and when you are out in the mud, snow, or water you still need a device to perform. The Cat S40 is designed to go into these environments with you. As a professional engineer and ship designer, I often find myself out on shipchecks crawling…


Kemoge malware: Yet another reason not to use unofficial Android app installs

Unofficial Android apps are finding their way to devices through ads in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. They gain root access and gather phone data before sending off to a remote server. Another week, another attack on Android through adware apps it seems. Security and cyber-attack firm…