Samsung’s new Galaxy S24 translates live phone calls with AI

Does anyone really need a smartphone to make live phone calls with AI? The Korean electronics giant is making its case for it in its new Galaxy S24 smartphone.

By Chris VelazcoJanuary 17, 2024

The best (and weirdest) tech we found at CES 2024

Unpacking what’s new at one of the world’s biggest tech trade shows is a dizzying experience. Here’s the best (and weirdest) tech at CES 2024 we found.

By Chris VelazcoJanuary 11, 2024

Samsung is betting your home needs an AI robot with a projector

Best known for its smartphones and TVs, Samsung is now betting that people will welcome robots into their homes.

By Chris VelazcoJanuary 8, 2024

The top tech trends in 2024 to watch

To see how the tech in your life could change in 2024, start with this week’s CES trade show in Las Vegas.

By Chris VelazcoJanuary 8, 2024

Apple wins temporary reprieve from the ban on Apple Watch sales

The company is allowed to sell its latest, “most popular” Apple Watch models again, but the wearables’ future remains unclear.

By Chris VelazcoDecember 27, 2023

In nursing homes, VR is a hit. Is that a good thing?

VR programs are popping up in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the country, with claims the tech helps with mood, memory loss and loneliness.

By Tatum HunterDecember 21, 2023

An Apple Watch ban is looming. Here’s what it means for you.

The company’s latest Apple Watches have been on the market for just three months. Now, not even Apple is sure when it can sell them again.

By Chris VelazcoDecember 19, 2023

You can send iMessages from Android right now, but the future is fraught

Small companies are trying to break down the wall around iMessage. Now Apple is firing back, and some lawmakers are taking notice.

By Chris VelazcoDecember 12, 2023

TikTok’s ‘aging’ filters bring us face-to-face with mortality

TikTok filters such as “time travel” and “aged” are bringing us face-to-face with our future selves. Here’s how to use the effects and how people are reacting.

By Tatum HunterDecember 6, 2023

Next year, texting between iPhones and Android devices won’t feel so 2002

Apple’s embrace of a more modern messaging standard is a surprising about-face -- and perhaps a way to gain favor with the EU.

By Chris VelazcoNovember 17, 2023

From TV to TikTok, how we get the news is changing fast

Traditional news outlets compete with and contribute to the fast-growing online news ecosystem. Here’s how Americans consume their news now.

By Heather KellyNovember 15, 2023

Coming soon: A fix for the Android green-bubble problem

Apple’s iMessage is synonymous with iPhones, but an Android phone maker and a New York start-up are changing that.

By Chris VelazcoNovember 14, 2023

Folding phones are suddenly everywhere. Are they any good?

Foldable smartphones are having a mainstream moment this summer — but are they worth it? Here’s what you should know.

By Chris VelazcoNovember 6, 2023

Google just changed how you log in to your account

Google made passkeys the default log-in option. Here’s how passkeys work, how to set them up and why they’re safer than passwords.

By Tatum HunterOctober 18, 2023
What's NewAnalysis

Flawless or fake? Google’s AI now fixes smiles.

A new AI function called Best Take in Google’s Pixel 8 lets you replace people’s faces, saving memories of moments that never actually happened.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerOctober 11, 2023

Why did phones get an emergency alert today? It was just a test.

Don’t be alarmed by the emergency phone, radio and TV warnings. They were a FEMA and FCC test of the national alert systems.

By Heather KellyOctober 4, 2023

Google’s new Pixel 8 phones reflect a deepening obsession with AI

These days, it seems like everyone is trying to build AI tools. Google is no exception, and it’s cramming those tools into its new phones.

By Chris VelazcoOctober 4, 2023
What's NewAnalysis

Meta pushes ahead to make VR and face cameras happen

Meta wants to blend real and virtual worlds. One of its new products inches toward that goal; the other could help smart glasses go mainstream.

By Geoffrey A. Fowler and Chris VelazcoSeptember 27, 2023
What's NewAnalysis

Thinking about an iPhone 15? There is a hidden cost to that new camera

Apple’s new iPhone takes photos that are about 65 percent larger than older iPhones. You could end up spending more to store them in iCloud.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerSeptember 26, 2023
What's NewAnalysis

Amazon unveils a ‘smarter’ Alexa. Its AI has a lot of work to do.

Amazon’s effort to play catch up with ChatGPT is still very much a work in progress — and that includes proving we can trust it.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerSeptember 20, 2023