TECHNOLOGIES

The promise of 5G
Tech Explainer: When will 5G deliver on its promises?

5G mobile technology is hot. Maybe too hot. To be sure, 5G is pushing smartphone sales to new highs. Market watcher IDC expects 5G to account for 40% of all smartphone sales this year. That could...


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone
Tech Explainer: How do the new flip phones flip?

Flip phones are making a comeback. Like Led Zeppelin reissued on 180-gram vinyl, what’s old is new again. But to produce this new generation of smartphones, scientists and engineers are this time...


Wireless charger
Tech Explainer: How wireless induction charging works

Wireless charging promises ease-of-use and a clutter-free workspace. Just plunk a compatible smartphone, tablet or other device on a charging pad — sold separately, of course — and wait for the...


In the Zone
Video: Get ‘In the Zone’ with HP PCs, top tech trends, folding phones

Keeping up with the news just got a little easier. This past few weeks have been no one’s idea of quiet. Every day, it seems, the morning’s eye-popping headlines are by mid-afternoon replaced by...


Microsoft Surface Duo
Are the latest foldable phones ready for prime time?

Has the foldable phone revolution begun? That’s the multibillion-dollar question as tech titans including Microsoft and Samsung push high-priced folding handsets into a flagging market. Your mission...