Ily is sort of like a smartphone for the whole home

Ily aims to return to the simplicity of the family phone with some modern upgrades, so grandparents and grandchildren can use it, and it even connects to old landlines (and Wi-Fi too).

Hot or not? Find out for sure using your phone and the new Flir One thermal camera

Flir -- the company behind the smartphone case with a thermal imaging camera built-in -- is back with the Flir One 2015, a plug-in accessory for your Android or iOS smartphone that adds an improved thermal imaging camera to it.

LIVE Singapore! uses big data from smartphones to improve quality of life

In Singapore, smartphones and the growing amount of data that can be collected from these devices are legitimately being used to do good in a program called LIVE Singapore!, providing inhabitants with actionable advice based on big data.

Texting while walking strikes again, girl gets leg stuck in storm drain

Definitely an embarrassing way to spend an hour of your time, a young Chinese girl slipped into a storm grate while her undivided attention was solely focused on texting her friends instead of walking.

Not your grandpa’s office: Americans are telecommuting and using their smartphones more in their jobs

According to a new set of findings released by Workspot, the evolution of the American workplace and workforce shows a growing number of workers telecommuting and using their smartphones to remain connected to their jobs at all times.
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This $400, 3D gaming smartphone from Snail Mobile promises not to be a slowcoach

Do you play a lot of games on your smartphone? if so, then you'll want to check out the Snail Mobile W3D, a games-focused device with a 3D screen and a full set of gaming controls.

Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 smartphone-4K camera hybrid launches in U.S. for $1K

Panasonic surprised us at Photokina 2014 with the CM1 "connected camera," an interesting hybrid between smartphone and 4K-capable compact camera with a 1-inch sensor and Leica lens. The device is now available in the U.S. for $1,000.

Americans spend an alarming amount of time checking social media on their phones

It's an all too familiar sight: A woman falls into a mall fountain while texting. And now, a new report from Informate Mobile Intelligence tells us exactly how attached Americans are to their smartphones and their social media networks.

Is BlackBerry making an Android phone?

In a bid to boost its smartphone share and highlight the potential of its BES12 device management system, BlackBerry is reportedly getting ready to launch its first ever smartphone running Google's Android operating system.

Help catch skin cancer early with this potentially life-saving, $100 smartphone accessory

The MoleScope is an amazing tool that uses the high quality camera on your iPhone to assess moles on your skin, ready to detect the early stages of skin cancer. Caught early enough, the survival rate is 98%.

BETTER RE turns old smartphone batteries into portable power packs

Just because you’re done with an old smartphone doesn’t mean you're done with its battery. A product called the BETTER RE is applying the concept of upcycling to extend the life of discarded batteries by turning them into…

Woman barred from using smartphone for two years after fatal accident

Adding an unusual tweak to a sentence related to a tragic, distracted driving accident, a Michigan judge has banned a 23-year-old woman from owning or operating a mobile device for a period of two years.