Mozilla imaged an entirely new development medium for those who were interested in the Firefox OS 2.5, but weren’t willing to take the complete dive: by packaging an easy-to-install Android launcher and sending it right to you. Turns out it’s not going to be of much use to those devs anymore. In fact, the platform is now dead.
At least on the smartphone side. Mozilla senior vice president of connected devices Ari Jaaksi tweeted out the twist in Firefox OS’s legacy saying that it will focus on the smartphone web experience and divert development towards the [...]
Ericsson used to have a larger footprint in the mobile technology space. In this decade, we’re lucky if we hear from them once or twice a year. This time around, our luck may have run out if we’re talking about smartphones. It’s a hardware field that Google currently has a vested interest in. Not to worry, though, as one of its software managers has come up with her vision of what’s next.Doom for the devices
Stockholm-based Ericsson commissioned a survey of 100,000 participants across 40 countries including Sweden and has found that people will [...]
Are we getting a little too comfortable with pornography these days? After all, we do have access to it with a few taps on glass. Furthermore, the instant socialization and crowdfunding of user-generated pornography has made nude selfie trading normal. But in terms of putting a number to all this triple-X, how much is there?
One porn industry analyst estimates that there could be between one and five million porn sites on the web.
A Juniper Research report from a few months ago says that by year’s end, more than 136 billion videos will have crossed eyeballs in 2015. [...]
When we talk about recycling our smartphones or thinking about the environment once we’re done with our devices, we often see dreaded fields of waste or look to companies thinking up solutions like Fairphone. OnePlus makes a token gesture every once in a while to help doctors out. Some people just don’t care. But some of the people that do care go to extraordinary lengths to make their point.
Take Lin Shih Pao, a Taiwanese artist who took to creating a Formula 1 racecar out of a colorful multitude of smartphones and dumbphones. We were taken aghast by some certain [...]
We’ve spent hours on the subject of data transmission security and device security on this site. We’ve reviewed BlackBerry after BlackBerry and a Blackphone, too — with another one out there that we’d might want in our review labs. A lot of us treasure hiding data from our adversaries and our nightmares, whoever or whatever they are.
But in the case of smartphone encryption, you could end up causing a nightmare for if not yourself, then your family and the people that would fight for you.
Let’s be clear that the majority of smartphones encrypted [...]
Acer is getting ready to go all-in for an afternoon of Windows 10 desktops, laptops, tablets and phones to show you what it can do with them. You’ve got to admire the company for being an underlying current in Taiwan between the struggling HTC and the decently-performing ASUS. But once in a while, Acer should get to shine, too, just after Microsoft had its own Windows 10 devices event.
And so it will shine with the Acer Windows 10 Global Press Conference in Taipei on Monday, October 12 at 2pm local time (2am Eastern). You can check out the livestream Acer has set up for [...]
Year-to-date, we have covered ten mid-range smartphones, depending on how you define that term. Somewhere in our reviews for each of them, we’d mention that the phone punches above its price tag or is a flat-out great deal all on its own. But devices in that category have failed to shake off their “middle child” reputation. We even lead in our video review of the ASUS ZenFone 2 with a scenario in which “if you break or lose that phone and need to replace it on the cheap,” you’d want to consider getting a wannabe-premium replacement for the same price [...]