Stories by Matt Hamblen

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 to hit stores Aug. 21 (with video)

As expected, <a href="http://global.samsungtomorrow.com">Samsung</a> on Thursday announced a new Galaxy Note 5 phablet and <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/galaxy-s6-edge-plus-features-and-specs/">Galaxy S6 Edge Plus</a> smartphone, both with 5.7-in. displays.

Verizon preps super-fast 10Gbps broadband

Verizon engineers have finished lab and field tests of a new fiber optic network capable of 10Gbps, or 10 times the speed of Google Fiber and some other currently-available networks.

FAQ: What you need to know about chip-embedded credit cards

Banks have been sending millions of Americans credit and debit cards equipped with computer chips to improve the security of in-store purchases.

Rite Aid adds Apple Pay, Google Wallet for in-store payments

Starting Saturday, Rite Aid customers will be able to use Apple Pay and Google Wallet to make smartphone payments at its nearly 4,600 stores nationwide. Android Pay will also be available at stores when that service launches in the coming months.

HTC's nosedive blamed on scant smartphone innovation, fierce competition

The financial future of smartphone maker HTC appears dire, analysts say, even as the company has remained upbeat.

Target joins the beacon bandwagon with trial in 50 stores

Target, the nation's second-largest discount chain, is testing beacon technology in 50 of its stores.

Lumia 950 XL leaked images foreshadow Win10 Mobile's future

Recent leaked images of a Lumia 950 XL smartphone prototype point to it as Microsoft's next flagship running Windows 10 Mobile.

Hardware issue blamed for wireless and Internet outage in Southeast

A cell phone and Internet outage Tuesday evening in several Southeastern states was caused by a hardware problem, AT&T reported.

Sprint sees record low customer loss rate, but drops to 4th place behind T-Mobile

Sprint announced on Tuesday its lowest rate of postpaid customer losses in its history, even as the company officially dropped a notch to fourth place, behind T-Mobile, among U.S. wireless carriers.

AT&T launches wireless data and TV services on one bill

Wireless video to smartphones and tablets took another step on Monday with AT&T's announcement of a single nationwide package of pay TV and wireless services on a single bill.

Samsung devices caught between Apple and Chinese smartphones

Samsung faces competition from Apple iPhones on the high end and Chinese smartphones on the low end.

Focus turns to mobile Windows 10 and Lumia flagships

Now that Windows 10 is out, focus is turning to Windows 10 Mobile running on Windows Phones, with flagship Lumia models expected in the fall.

Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that could give it some staying power.

Motorola launches 3 new Android phones with 'amazing value'

Motorola announced three new Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) phones on Tuesday, including a high-end model that will be sold this fall in the U.S. as the Moto X Style Pure Edition, starting at the low price of $400 unlocked.

IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

Sales of mobile management software will grow at a slower pace over the next few years but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019, according to IDC's latest forecast.