Forget pizzas, Sprint wants to bring your new smartphone to your house

If the idea of a Sprint store coming to you sounds more appealing than you having to go to it, then listen up – the carrier has just launched a free personalized service that will have a rep deliver the device, set it up, and show you…

Apple Watch pre-orders reach almost 1m in U.S. on first day, Watch Sport proves most popular

Apple took almost a million pre-orders for its smartwatch in the U.S. on Friday, according to data from an e-commerce analytics firm. The large-case Sports option with a black band proved the most popular combo, the data showed.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart art, weather wearables, and pocket-sized VR

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Here are the 5 hottest apps you’ll want to download this week

There are hundreds of new apps released every week, making it impossible to try them all, even if you can search them out in our ever more crowded app stores. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorites together in a handy list…

IBM’s Watson supercomputer powers Usher, an intelligent museum tour guide app

A group of IBM researchers in India recently unveiled the first version of Usher, “an intelligent tour companion.” In their paper, the group says there are three advantages Usher has over its traditional audio guide counterparts when…

Adonit Forge isn’t for drawing pictures, it’s for building ideas

Adonit's first drawing app, Forge, aims to help designers filter through ideas and find their next project. We spoke with the app's creator and an animator who uses it regularly, before we tested it out ourselves.

Xiaomi sets a new Guinness World Record by selling 2.1 million smartphones in 24 hours

As part of a fan festival to commemorate its fifth birthday, Xiaomi ran a 12-hour flash sale that ended up selling more than 2.1 million smartphones via, its consumer-facing online store – good for a new Guinness World Record.

Report: Apple is the top smartphone maker in the US, Samsung slips, LG gains ground

Apple remains the supreme smartphone maker in the U.S., while Samsung holds the second spot on the list. However, No. 3 LG continues to gobble up more of the pie at a rapid pace, according to the latest data from comScore.

Smartphones could power a new earthquake early warning network

Smartphones -- is there anything they can't do? New research from the United States shows that ordinary mobile sensors could one day be used to give several seconds' warning of an earthquake.

Google is secretly working on better battery technology

Are you happy with the amount of battery life you get from your smartphone? According to new reports, Google has set up a team of engineers to work on improvements to battery technology.

The new Windows Phone 10 preview includes Project Spartan and a ton of new apps

A new Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview release, Microsoft's very first beta for mobile, includes Project Spartan, plus a bevy of core app updates. It's still unstable, but progressing closer toward a final release.

Sprint pulls a T-Mobile with free international data and text in 15 countries

Sprint is doing its best imitation of competitor T-Mobile as it launches International Value Roaming, a new program that provides subscribers with unlimited text and data in Latin America, Europe and Asia.