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China’s Huawei posts higher profit as smartphone sales hit record

The outlook for Huawei, however, has been clouded by US accusations that its telecoms network equipment could be used for spying by the Chinese government.

Sony’s entire Xperia smartphone lineup leaked before MWC debut

The Xperia 1 is the flagship of the lineup with its 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display.

Sony to beef up chip business with new engineers

Investors look for the next profit pillar as Sony's gaming business shows signs of slowing.

Samsung bends over backwards to rev smartphone desire

Principal analyst says smartphone industry has reached a saturation point and Samsung needs to innovate.

Travelling classroom bridges digital divide in Benin

Benin's internet penetration rate is just 42.2%.

Samsung expects US$4 billion in Indian sales of new smartphone range

The South Korean giant will unveil one smartphone from the Galaxy A series every month beginning in March, through June.

Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

Around 1.1 billion people risk "prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds".

Xiaomi beats Samsung to the rounded notch design

The cut-out option may be less obstructive than the pinhole-like punch of the alternatives.

While smartphone giants deliver 5G next year, 5G iPhones to arrive...

Apple's decision to release 5G supporting iPhones in 2020 gives the company a safe timeline to follow.

Smartphone sales down for fourth straight quarter

Researchers said a slowdown in China is a major factor in the slump in global sales.

Huawei launches new flagship phones in bid to keep No. 2...

The new premium phone line-up from the world's biggest telecom equipment maker includes four models, the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, with a 7.2 inch display screen, and a Porsche Design limited edition phone.

Tim Culpan: Hey Xiaomi, maybe your future is in smartphones

The Chinese technology outfit reported its first set of quarterly earnings since its Hong Kong IPO and the numbers were all over the place.

China Xiaomi’s Q2 revenue soars 68%

Xiaomi's cheap smartphones have become very popular in price-conscious countries such as India - it said its revenue from overseas markets more than doubled from the year-ago period.

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.

Chinese phone giant Xiaomi struggles to live up to IPO hype

The Beijing-based purveyor of mostly cheap smartphones has sunk 19% from its post-IPO peak despite a spate of positive ratings.

Samsung’s Note 9 versus iPhone X: battle of the US$1,000 phones

Samsung is banking on a larger screen and more high-end specifications as it goes head-to-head with the iPhone X before Apple Inc introduces new devices ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Uber crash was not Volvo’s fault

It is best to continue the development of the self-drive car, while continuing to educate drivers on how to be more alert behind the wheel.

Sensors to smartphones bring patent wars to diabetes monitoring

For glucose monitors alone, the number of published patent applications has grown steadily for a decade and has accelerated significantly since 2015.

Light from digital devices contributes to eye disease and blindness

New US research has found that blue light from digital devices can trigger a process in the retina of the eye which kill cells, and might increase risk of blindness.

The Chinese smartphone upstarts taking on Apple and Samsung

Huawei is setting its sights on No. 1 Samsung, which has seen disappointing profits. Here are the list of other players -- and phones -- to watch.

Pentagon bans use of geolocation software for troops

The immediate ban follows concerns raised in January when an Australian researcher's analysis of data posted by Strava, a fitness tracking app, revealed locations of American forces in Syria and Iraq.

Samsung’s Q2 profit seen flagging as smartphone innovation dries up

Samsung's lead over Apple Inc in the global smartphone market is under pressure after the US firm's iPhone X exceeded market expectations while a lack of technological innovation dogs Samsung offerings.

China’s Xiaomi files for mega Hong Kong IPO, lifts lid on...

Smartphone and connected device maker Xiaomi filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering on Thursday, in what is expected to be the largest listing by a Chinese tech company in almost four years.

Kids on gadgets could get ‘pseudo autism’, says expert

An early childhood education specialist says age 1-6 is a critical time for children and a lack of physical activity and interaction, could impede growth of their brain.