A new smartphone app gives a close-up view of a patient's eye.
Screengrab from video by Peek Vision, produced in collaboration with Sony Mobile.
May 28, 2015 In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.
Our readers wrote in on how they tried to take a vacation from their smartphones.
July 7, 2014 Giving up digital devices — even if for just a few hours or days — is a struggle. Whether it was to catch up on the news or peek in on the World Cup, NPR listeners found it tough to kick the habit.
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These days, pedestrians tapping away while walking are hard to miss.
October 30, 2013 They're everywhere — smartphone users who wander the sidewalks, and sometimes into other people, tapping away at their cellphones. Is resistance futile?
CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Thursday's "Facebook phone" announcement.
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April 4, 2013 It's not really a phone, the Facebook CEO says. And it's not an operating system. Zuckerberg says it's a "family of apps" that "becomes the home of your phone."
A salesperson demonstrates the Apple iPhone 4 in New Delhi, India. While mobile device use is growing rapidly in emerging markets, Apple's current product line may prove prohibitively expensive for many consumers.
January 28, 2013 Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
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July 7, 2010 Forget your social security or credit card numbers -- some hackers can now access your personal identification with just your cell phone number.
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