The No-Name Companies Selling More Phones Than Samsung, LG, and Apple Combined Alexis Madrigal/Gartner

The No-Name Companies Selling More Phones Than Samsung, LG, and Apple Combined

Add up the units sold by the world's hundreds of small manufacturers, and they grab a larger chunk of the market than almost all the big boys

The 1947 Paper That First Described a Cell-Phone Network Bell Labs

The 1947 Paper That First Described a Cell-Phone Network

The unpublished technical memorandum that described an embryonic cellular phone network

How the 'Cellular' Phone Got Its Name Bell Labs

How the 'Cellular' Phone Got Its Name

What does your phone have to do with 'cells' anyway? We help solve this etymological mystery

The Hardware Scavengers of Ghana Kwei Quartey

The Hardware Scavengers of Ghana

As mobile devices proliferate, the already huge e-waste problem will grow, and with it, the cadres of kids who scavenge their metals

If a MacBook Air Were as Inefficient as a 1991 Computer, the Battery Would Last 2.5 Seconds Apple

If a MacBook Air Were as Inefficient as a 1991 Computer, the Battery Would Last 2.5 Seconds

Computers haven't just gotten better over the last two decades, but radically more energy efficient

Apple Yanks App Depicting the Dark Side of Your iPhone Phone Story/Molleindustria

Apple Yanks App Depicting the Dark Side of Your iPhone

A game illustrating the mining, child labor, and waste associated with electronic devices is deemed too crude for Apple's App Store

Make an HD Mobile Display out of iPhones With Junkyard Jumbotron MIT Media Lab

Make an HD Mobile Display out of iPhones With Junkyard Jumbotron

A program from the MIT Media Lab empowers users to transform the cellphones, iPads, and laptops that usually isolate us into a collective viewing experience anywhere.

The First Signs of Mutiny in the Android Brigade Reuters

The First Signs of Mutiny in the Android Brigade

The chair of the Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC, told a Chinese newspaper the company was considering a different operating system

10 Charts: Everything You Need to Know About Mobile comScore/Rosen

10 Charts: Everything You Need to Know About Mobile

We kick off our special report with a look at the cell phone industry, which is remaking our lives at home, in the office, or out on the town

Estimating the Damage to the U.S. Economy Caused by Angry Birds Rovio

Estimating the Damage to the U.S. Economy Caused by Angry Birds

The avian projectiles aren't just taking out pigs, but costing employers perhaps $1.5 billion a year

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