Nose job: Smells are smart sensors' last frontier

Jun 23, 2016

Nose job: Smells are smart sensors' last frontier

Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can’t smell. That’s created a technology bottleneck that companies have spent more than a decade trying to fill. Most have failed. A powerful ...

New smartphones may soon sense everything around you

Jun 9, 2016

New smartphones may soon sense everything around you

Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info? We are about to get our first look. On Thursday, ...

Mobile message app Line eyes listing on TSE in July

Jun 1, 2016

Mobile message app Line eyes listing on TSE in July

Mobile messaging service provider Line Corp. will likely make its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in July, with the bourse set to soon approve the listing, sources said Wednesday. Line is expected to have a market capitalization of around ¥600 billion when it ...

May 27, 2016

Jury sides with Google against Oracle in battle over Android software

Google’s Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet. A federal jury found Thursday that Google didn’t need permission to use a rival’s programming tools as it built Android — now the world’s leading smartphone operating software and a key part of Google’s multibillion ...