A team led by Prof Hongjie Dai at Stanford University made a breakthrough by accidentally discovering that graphite made a good partner to aluminium.
Samsung, LG and HTC unveiled their high-end smartphones at the world's biggest mobile fair, in the hopes of challenging Apple.
It's customary, in January, to make predictions for the year ahead. Arthur Goldstuck sees 2015 as the year of connections.
Edgars unveiled its first Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Verssed W1 smartphone, and will be available in select retail outlets from December 15.
From sad faces to a "smiling pile of poo", Alistair Fairweather looks at how these symbols have seeped into every form of textual communication.
The Passport is one of the most unusual new shapes in smartphones since Motorola’s FlipOut way back in 2010.
Protecting your gadgets from the elements is a compromise between sleek experience and a long-lasting device. But real protection costs real money.
While smartphones are beginning to invade the mass market, an equally big divide remains. Arthur Goldstuck writes about the cost of access to data.
The numbers from South Africa's largest mobile phone retailer show a massive shift is happening in the smartphone market.
?Last year Lenovo became the world's number one PC maker. Now it aims to pursue smartphone dominance.
International digital music service Spotify is said to be in talks with Vodacom to provide users with access to its music library.
At what age should a child have a cellphone? There is no easy answer, but there are guidelines.
As smartphone screens go ever-larger, some expect a backlash and a return to poky displays. But there is a powerful force behind the trend.
BlackBerry has announced the Z3 smartphone, a new all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone designed with Indonesian customers in mind, will come to SA soon.
Nokia has released five new low-cost phones, including three that can run both Android apps and Microsoft services.
Samsung's "Unpacked" event in Barcelona has delivered not only the new Galaxy S5 and Gear products, but also the promise of a new device ecosystem.
LG has entered the phone-tablet arena as it introduces its 5.5" G-Pro Lite, which combines a big screen and a stylus with slightly more modest specs.
Phone cameras cannot, by themselves, replace conventional SLR but add-on lenses are reinventing phone photography, writes Arthur Goldstuck.