Samsung’s Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is for those with a tight leash on their wallets

If you are on an extremely tight budget, or are looking for someone's first smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy J1 Mini Prime might be worth a look. The phone is currently available for around $90.

Tech is upending the ways we write, speak, and even think

Text messages, emoji, voice assistants, and even artificial intelligence are changing the way humans communicate, but are we eroding language or merely evolving it? It depends who you ask.

GoPro has started selling its Karma Grip for silky smooth video shots

When GoPro's Karma drone disappeared from sale last month following a recall, the accompanying Karma Grip disappeared with it. On Sunday, however, the Grip launched as an independent device, offering GoPro users a handy option for…

Jooble wants to help those in emerging markets find jobs via SMS

Jooble emerged from TechCrunch Disrupt in London this weekend. Written in Python and making use of Twilio's SMS API, Jooble hopes to connect smartphone owners with jobs, particularly in developing countries.

Paper is so last century — reMarkable tablet aims to make it obsolete

Meet the reMarkable, a rather self-confidently named tablet now available for preorder geared towards folks who want the feel of paper, and the convenience of a tablet. It's slated to begin shipping next summer.

5 songs you need to stream this week: Paul Simon, Fufanu, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Paul Simon, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, and more.

Forget speakers — just use everyone’s phones with Amplify

Who needs speakers at a party when you've dozens of guests, and all their mobile phones? The only addition you need is Amplify, a new app that wants to get everyone's smartphone playing the same tune at the same time.

VetPronto wants to make it easier to care for your pets by sending vets to you

There's a startup hoping to make the process of caring for your pets a bit less painful. Meet VetPronto, a company that believes that it's not just man who deserves a house call from his doctor -- man's best friend deserves the same.

Homeland Security contractor says Chinese software secretly infected Blu phones

Chinese Android software secretly transmitted personal data including text messages, call details, and contacts from tens of thousands of phones sold by Florida-based smartphone maker Blu.

Text up a storm with the best messaging apps for iOS and Android

These days, most people tend to favor digital messages over phone calls. Thankfully, these apps will allow you to share photos and documents, send text messages, and carry out a range of other tasks with the benefit of end-to-end…

What’s the difference between 4G and LTE? 2:29

Wireless standards are confusing -- it doesn't matter if you're talking about 4G, LTE, WiMax, or others. Here, were break down the differences between 4G and LTE, so you can make sense of how they play out in real-world scenarios.

Uber’s surveillance feature tracks your location before and after your ride

As promised, the Uber app now has a surveillance feature that enables it to track riders from the time of the request until 5 minutes after the trip. Riders must allow location tracking in order for it to work and can turn it off later.