As a phone, the National Geographic Talk Abroad Lite is weak, flimsy, and lacks essentials. However, as an emergency travel phone, its light, simple, and affordable build could do the trick for some.
Technically Incorrect: A survey suggests that American cell phone users headed to foreign lands don't know enough about costs and data usage. Which means unsettling changes in behavior.
Sprint customers traveling overseas get a boon with the carrier's added Wi-Fi calling feature, starting with the Galaxy S4.
Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.
Microsoft had sought to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining emails in Ireland without first getting the country's consent.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks down best ways to use your smartphone while overseas without breaking the bank.
The star-studded FX television sequel to the Coen brothers' film will be available on Netflix in the Netherlands the day after it airs on TV in the US.
Last week, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for $19 billion. Not familiar with the mobile-messaging app? CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings you up to date on WhatsApp, which boasts 450 million users around the world, and other apps for free texting in this Tech Minute.
Technically Incorrect: Stress tests on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge show that it not only bends, but the glass shatters too. Does it matter?
Is Google abusing its position as the world's most popular search engine? Also, if you're hoping to walk into an Apple store and buy a Watch next week, we have some bad news. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.