A Samsung  Galaxy Gear 2 Neo smartwatch. The company today unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby. Photo: Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics has unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the So(...)

The strategy of Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook has been to introduce bigger iPhones, give more money back to stockholders and introduce new devices. Given the stock’s 25% rise this year, it seems to be working with investors. (Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Apple’s stock closed at an all-time high yesterday, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and(...)

Manufacturers are rolling out internet-connected burglar alarms, televisions and light switches. Google’s Nest (pictured) has also partnered with companies including Whirlpool Corp and light bulb maker LIFX to integrate their products with its thermostats and smoke detectors. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Samsung Electronics is to buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest (...)

Men are silhouetted against an Apple  logo as they pose with a Samsung  smartphone. Samsung Electronics and Apple said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the US.  Photo: Reuters

Samsung Electronics and Apple said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle bet(...)

A man holds a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S5 smartphone in an arranged photograph outside a Samsung retail store in the Central district of Hong Kong, China. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics today reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business, fuel(...)

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China’s mobile company Xiaomi, speaks at a launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing today. China’s Xiaomi unveiled its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker’s chief executive sought to challeng(...)

Hooking up with IBM may help address lingering concerns about smartphone software security and data privacy, in the form of a veteran partner that’s led in enterprise IT for decades.

IBM will partner exclusively with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with applications geared at enterprise clients this fall, the company announc(...)

Google Nest’s products include a self-learning, smartphone-controlled thermostat that learns your movements and adjusts temperature accordingly. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new sta(...)

The Sewol ferry disaster in which 304 people died: the tragedy affected the economy. Photograph: AP/Ahn Young-joon

The Sewol ferry disaster on April 16th, in which 304 people, mostly teenagers, died, has contributed to a slowdown in economic growth. Consumer spendi(...)

Samsung said it had conducted an investigation immediately after China Labour Watch’s report. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics has suspended business with a Chinese supplier accused of hiring child workers, after finding evidence to suggest the allegations (...)