TU Me brings free calls to you


A major cellphone provider has decided it’s not worth the effort of trying to block subscribers from making calls via VOIP services such as Skype. Instead it’s launching its own VOIP service. Telefonica, which offers services in Europe and South America, has dubbed the service TU Me. It’s available initially as an iPhone app with […]

Google to serve ads, come shine or rain


If you think the smarts of your smartphone are more for other people’s benefit than your own, you’re not going to like Google’s latest idea: handset sensors that exist to target advertising based on your environmental conditions. The company has joined Microsoft (remotes that charge you to skip commercials) and Nokia (vibrating tattoos to indicate […]

Spray-On Antenna Technology Revealed at Google’s Solve for X Conference


A start-up called Chamtech Enteprises has an answer to the problems of poor cellphone reception and other shortcomings of traditional antennas. The company has developed a spray-on antenna that it says is more lightweight, energy-efficient and effective than the old-school version. (Where was this stuff when the iPhone 4 came out?) [Via WSJ/a>]