Waze announces largest update since Google’s acquisition two years ago

Mobile mapping app Waze has announced its biggest update since Google acquired the company in 2013. Version 4.0 brings an entirely redesigned interface, one-tap navigation, and friends ETAs.

Apple purges hundreds of apps that collected personal data from the App Store

Earlier this week, Apple has purged the App Store of 256 apps that were using a faulty API to steal personal data from users. The total number of downloads for the apps reached 1 million, with most originating from China.

Smartphone eye testing kits could lead to personalized VR screens

EyeNetra, which develops eye testing kits for smartphones, believes that its technology could be used to create special prescription virtual reality screens for people with glasses.

Recent patent could reveal Samsung’s implementation of force touch technology

The next big battle for smartphone supremacy could be in force touch technology. Apple has already taken the lead with 3D Touch, but Samsung isn't sitting on the sidelines. A new patent could reveal what Samsung has up its sleeve.

Fallout Shelter update 1.2: The good, the bad, and the supermutated 1:00

Fallout Shelter update 1.2 introduces Piper, a character from Fallout 4 for iOS devices. Other features include a new statistics page, appearances from the series' Mysterious Stranger, and a controversial new cap for explorers.

New phones planned in the new year, as struggling Pantech is raised from the dead

After a particularly difficult year, Korean smartphone manufacturer Pantech has found a buyer. A consortium of local companies hope to revive the company, sell new smartphones, and break into the connected home market.

Intel making a huge push for the iPhone chipmaker position

Intel really wants to break into the mobile market, and is throwing 1,000 engineers on the iPhone 7 LTE modem job. It plans to shove Qualcomm off with the 7360 LTE modem chip, and potentially shoot for the SOC position.

AT&T CEO admits it made a mistake by having a lawyer respond to a customer

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted that his company made a mistake in having a lawyer reply to Alfred Valrie's suggestions. According to Stephenson, this mistake is "already corrected," though it surely proved to be a sour point for the…

Sprint doesn’t believe 5G will hit the United States by 2020

Sprint senior research scientist Scott Migaldi doesn't expect to see commercial 5G rollout in the U.S. until at least mid-2020s. This differs from the view held by Verizon, which will launch 5G field trials in 2016 with possible wide…

These are the 5 mobile apps you need to download this week

It's more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy…
Home Theater

Watch: Philips’ new Izzy BM5 Bluetooth speaker does multiroom audio differently 1:47

We go hands on with Philips' new shot at multiroom audio, the Izzy BM5 wireless speaker. Trading Wi-Fi for extended-range Bluetooth, the Izzy BM5 is a whole new take on the burgeoning genre.

10 stories you missed: Digital rat brains, YouTube tycoons, Die Hard 6

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Facebook's data on coming out on social media to Apple's…