TECHPULSE October 3, 2012

New Gadgets Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video) We've seen some large-scale simulations, including some that couldn't get larger. Simulated cellular networks are still a rare breed, however, which makes Sandia National … [Read more...]

TECHPULSE July 23, 2014

New Gadgets Uber's back on Windows Phone minus some key features If you've hailed an Uber ride on a Windows Phone handset, you're aware that the you were beamed to the service's mobile site rather via a full-fledged app. That changed today, as the taxi outfit returns to Microsoft's mobile OS with … [Read more...]

TECHPULSE September 30, 2012

New Gadgets Switched On: iOS 6 gets back from the app Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Apple's App Store has more smartphone apps than those of its competitors. But the sheer size of the library is not the only source of consternation for Google or … [Read more...]

TECHPULSE July 20, 2014

New Gadgets Gionee's next smartphone promises to be the thinnest ever If you thought Gionee's Elife S5.5 was ridiculously thin, you'd better hold on to your hat. China has certified an upcoming Android handset from the company, codenamed the GN9005, that reportedly measures 5mm (0.2in) thick; … [Read more...]

TECHPULSE September 29, 2012

New Gadgets Hard drive shipments recover from floods in Thailand, expected to reach record high Last year's floods in Thailand caused hard drive shortages after wreaking havoc on a number of electronics manufacturers, but new stats from IHS iSuppli indicate that the HDD market for PCs has fully … [Read more...]