Better drivers worse at texting while driving

Older, more mature motorists, who typically are better drivers in many circumstances are much worse than their younger counterparts when it comes to texting while driving, says a research.

Smartphone use on rise in hospitals

More than half of US hospitals use smartphones or tablets and around 69 percent clinicians use both a desktop or a laptop and a smartphone or tablet to access data, a study says.

Novel method promises better rechargeable batteries
Novel method promises better rechargeable batteries

A research team led by an Indian origin scientist has designed a novel method to develop high-capacity, rechargeable lithium-sulphur batteries for smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.

By 2018, 9 out of 10 phones to be smartphones: Gartner

Smartphone sales grew over 20 per cent in the July-September quarter, 2014, on the back of strong growth in emerging markets, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

Twitter to track apps on your smartphone
Twitter to track apps on your smartphone

The micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a new move to track which apps are installed on your cellphone.

Have a coffee via your smartphone!
Have a coffee via your smartphone!

Smartphones are soon to control every inch of our life, so why not coffee?

Turning off electronics helps kids sleep better: Study

 Children who leave electronic devices on at night sleep up to one hour less on average per night, a new US study has found.

Graphene may allow for flexible, low-cost touchscreens
Graphene may allow for flexible, low-cost touchscreens

Graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology allowing for more affordable, flexible displays, scientists say.

Millennials addicted to smartphones

The millennials are in awe of their smartphones, with nearly 90 percent admitting they never leave their devices during the day, says a new survey.

Now, use gestures to control your smartphone
Now, use gestures to control your smartphone

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed new wireless sensing technology that could allow users to 'train' their smartphones to recognise and respond to hand gestures near the device.

Most US college students dependent on smartphones: Study
Most US college students dependent on smartphones: Study

Nearly 75 percent of the college students in the US are dependent on smartphones while one in five consider themselves to be "lost" without the device, says a study.

People send most 'swear' tweets on Monday
People send most 'swear' tweets on Monday

Do you know which time of the week people swear the most? It would be Monday at around 5 p.m.

More British users shun morning coffee for smartphones

Even before sipping their morning cup of tea or coffee, a third of smartphone users in Britain look at their device within five minutes of waking up, according to a survey by the professional services firm Deloitte.

Gadgets harm social skills in kids: Study

Does your child have poor social skills? Limit his or her use of the digital screen.

Coming, smartphones that correct vision

You can soon kiss goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses as future smartphones can adjust the display screen for better visibility for you.

Soon, tell stories with `sense of touch`

The touch vibration on your smartphone or in console game controllers gives a sense that the task has been done. Soon, tell stories to your kids with a sense of touch or "haptic" effect.

TV, smartphones as destressers lead to guilt feeling

If you destress yourself daily by watching TV or playing games on your smartphone after a tiring day at work, you may not be doing yourself any good.

Smartphone charging contributes to global warming

A new study has revealed that smartphones charging emits greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.

App to turn your selfie into funny stickers

Want to share your face with friends at various social networking sites without them losing interest in you? Try this app that turns your selfies into stickers.