Stories by Matt Hamblen

Mobile testing for Ebola gains renewed urgency as outbreak grows

Developing a mobile test to quickly detect the presence of the deadly Ebola virus in a patient has become a priority for medical technologists.

Former Sprint CEO's severance could top $38M

Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse could receive more than $38 million in severance pay, including cash, benefits and Sprint stock.

Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device's phone, camera

Facebook ignited a flood of criticism last week when it began requiring mobile users to load its Messenger app for Android and iOS separate from its basic Facebook app.

How Claure can fix Sprint as it battles T-Mobile

What can incoming Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure do to reverse the carrier's declining subscriber base?

Big tech firms back Wi-FAR for remote broadband

Google, Microsoft and Facebook are cranking up an emerging wireless technology known as Wi-FAR to help reduce the digital divide in remote and unconnected regions of the world.

Timex set to join smartwatch fray with $399 Ironman One

Timex will ship its Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch in November, starting at $399.

Sprint confirms new CEO amid reports of abandoning T-Mobile merger

Sprint confirmed today that CEO Dan Hesse will be replaced by board member Marcelo Claure, effective Monday.

Amazon Fire dubbed an 'experiment in e-commerce' with lessons for future phones

The Amazon Fire, which finally arrived on July 27, has been nothing but controversial.

Samsung, Apple still dominate smartphones, but their shares slip

Samsung and Apple, in the second quarter, sunk to their lowest shares of the global smartphone market in recent years as Chinese smartphone vendors came on strong, according to market research firm, IDC.

Amazon Fire teardown pegs parts cost just below 32GB iPhone 5S

Parts for the 32GB Amazon Fire smartphone cost $205, just shy of the cost of parts of a similarly configured Apple iPhone 5S and well below the Samsung Galaxy S5, both with the same 32GB storage tally.

Is the Samsung Z smartphone just delayed -- or doomed?

The launch of the Samsung Z, the first smartphone to run the Tizen OS, has been delayed indefinitely.

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How Microsoft's CEO sees growth for Windows Phone and Lumia

During an earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella repeatedly promoted Lumia smartphones running on the Windows Phone platform. The call was just five days after the company announced a record 18,000 layoffs that raised concerns about Microsoft's long-term commitment to its phones.

Deep-dive review: The Lumia 635 smartphone -- a study in contrasts

Nokia's new low-cost Lumia 635 smartphone makes some unfortunate hardware compromises, but on the plus side it comes with the excellent Windows Phone 8.1.

Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

Sprint announced a partnership with Google to offer the Google Apps for Business cloud service, adding that customers of the service won't be required to use Sprint's wireless network or Android devices.

Small cell device tech set to connect workplace Wi-Fi with 3G and LTE

Cisco says small cell technology is primed for explosive growth as it plans to connect 3G and LTE cellular networks to Wi-Fi access points that are already widely deployed in many enterprise facilities.