Report: Digital assistants held back by poor microphone technology

Your smart device's microphone hasn't gotten much better in over four years, which means your digital assistant won't get any better at understanding you. That could soon change, however.

Is a Hasselblad camera module coming to the Moto Z? Leak says it’s possible

Hoping to improve your mobile photography? A new leak shows off the Hasselblad Moto Mod camera module, which will attach to the Moto Z and could seriously improve the quality of photos being taken with the smartphone.

U.S. Cellular debuts Shared Connect plans with more data, higher prices

U.S. Cellular's new Shared Connect plans bump up data allotments, but at cost: Most are more expensive than the tiers they're replacing. The carrier also debuted new data controls for multi-line plans.

Sony's Xperia X Compact is real, and here's a leaked image

Sony's own website has leaked the existence of a Xperia X Compact, and it's likely going to be announced next week at IFA 2016 in Berlin. A leaked image has also given us a glimpse at the front of the device.

Speed demons, be warned: Google Maps could soon alert you to posted limits

Code in the newest version of app points to upcoming new features like speed limit notifications and improved integration with food delivery apps. No word yet on when they'll launch, unfortunately, but it might not be long.

Update your iOS device to 9.3.5 as it fixes serious security vulnerabilities

You shouldn't wait to install the most recent iOS update, as it patches three vulnerabilities that were actively used in a spy operation targeting a recognized human rights defender.

Who has the best family plan? Shake-ups from T-Mobile and Sprint tilt the balance

Picking the best family plan for your needs can be extremely difficult. We've gone through all the plans from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon to help you decide which one is best for you.

Big budget cuts ordered for Google Fiber, likely putting the brakes on rollout

Rollouts of Google Fiber are just costing too much, and fiber-to-the-home might not be the right strategy. Top brass including Larry Page and Sergey Brin are pressuring the division to cut costs.

Intel serves up affordable new SSDs with stacked 3D NAND storage

Intel has dished out a new series of SSDs based on 3D NAND Flash technology. These SSDs are now offered in the consumer, business, data center, and IoT markets, with prices starting at $70.

Geekbench listing shows two Nokia-branded Android phones in the works

Two Nokia Android phones have appeared on Geekbench, a mobile benchmarking tool similar to 3DMark, giving credence to rumors that these phones might actually hit market, possibly later this year.

DJI’s Osmo+ is the first handheld gimbal with a zoom lens

Less than two months after the reveal of its Zenmuse Z3, DJI brings a zoom lens to the Osmo. The Osmo+ features a camera with a 22-77mm zoom range atop the standard Osmo gimbal for increased creative control on the same stabilized platform.

Uber launches monthlong power rider flat fare pilot programs in four cities

Uber riders who take 10 or more trips each month may benefit from Uber's flat fare pilot programs in four cities. Each location has different up-front fees, per trip UberPool and UberX flat fares, and designated areas.