Emerging Tech

This DIY kit teaches more than coding; it teaches you how to build a smartphone

Want a crash course in coding and electronics, with something to show for it at the end? The MAKERphone is a DIY mobile phone that you can build for yourself. And, yes, it actually works.

Code in latest Windows 10 preview hints at a Surface Phone

Microsoft may use the Surface Phone to showcase Windows 10's new telephony features. A Windows Insider Preview build reveals that support for phone features in Windows is coming, further fueling Surface Phone rumors.

The Razer Phone celebrates the Chinese New Year with a gold edition

The Razer Phone is finally here, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, a massive 8GB of RAM and a 120Hz display. Here's everything you need to know about the new phone, from specs to pricing and availability.
Emerging Tech

Shell is an unusual mash-up of smartwatch and smartphone

When is a smartwatch not a smartwatch? When it’s also a smartphone called Shell, a new mobile device which promises to combine both devices into one, slightly unusual multi-purpose device.

The Unihertz Jelly phone packs a lot of features in a tiny body

Phones are getting bigger and bigger, but one company, Unihertz, has launched a phone that's built to be tiny. The phone is called the Jelly, and it boasts a tiny 2.45-inch display and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Folding Fodi phone stand uses origami techniques to give it great strength

We're all for multipurpose products, and the Fodi phone stand uses origami techniques for great strength, without adding weight and bulk. It's so strong, you can use it to angle your laptop for a better typing position.

Is that phone stolen? Check and see with the CTIA’s new tool, the Stolen Phone Checker

Here to help you ensure that you never break the law, inadvertently or not, is a new tool from the CTIA that lets you check if the phone you're interested in purchasing came from an illegitimate source -- the Stolen Phone Checker.

John McAfee’s ‘hack-proof’ phone secures the hardware — but what about the software?

John McAfee is at it again -- this time he's launched what he claims is a "hack-proof" phone. The phone features a physical switch to turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, battery, camera, and microphone. But is it really all that hack proof?

iPhone 7 was the best-selling phone worldwide in the first few months of the year

Android and iOS continue to dominate the market -- and in fact, are pushing out other operating systems like Windows Phone, according to a new report. The report also noted that the Apple iPhone 7 was the highest-selling phone in Q1.

Hackers can control your smartphone using sound waves from a $5 speaker

Researchers have figured out how to manipulate and hack your smartphone's accelerometer with only sound waves from a $5 speaker and you may be surprised with how much they can achieve with the hack.

Just hope it doesn’t ring: Hitler’s personal phone is up for auction

The phone used by Hitler as his personal handset is being auctioned off after more than 70 years in a private collection. The sooty, red phone is expected to fetch as much as $300,000.

Experience a lot of phantom vibrations? You might be addicted to your smartphone

Researchers at the University of Michigan believe that "phantom vibrations" -- the false perception that you've received a phone message or notification -- are a sign of addiction to your smartphone.

Don't upgrade your phone — just upgrade your phone case with the Zee Smart Core

You don't need to get a new phone to upgrade your mobile experience. You just need a smart phone case. Meet the newest device from Hello Zee -- an "intelligent universal Zee Smart Core"

What happens to your stolen phone? A Dutch filmmaker spied on a thief to find out

Ever wondered what happens to a phone after it gets stolen? Using a specially modified phone, this filmmaker allowed the device to get stolen, and then tracked what happened to it using data, audio, and even pictures.

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.

Move over, Area 51 — Facebook’s Building 8 division may be making a phone

According to a new report from CNET, there just might be a new secret project underway in Menlo Park. Its name is Building 8, and it's a "secretive new division of Facebook." It just might be making a phone.

From phone to timepiece: YouTuber shows how to turn your old Nokia phone into a smartwatch

If you're crafty enough, you can turn your old tech into new tech, so don't donate that old Nokia phone quite yet. Instead, head to YouTube and learn how to turn it into a smartwatch.

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.