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Apple, chipmaker work to add NFC pay tech to iPhone 6 -- report

Dutch chipmaker NXP will provide the chips required to support the short-range wireless tech known near-field communications, according to the Financial Times.

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IDC slashes forecast for tablet shipments

Emerging markets are still showing interest in new tablets, but that isn't enough to sustain IDC's prior forecast for this year.

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AT&T offers $100 bill credit for adding a new line

Both new and existing customers can get the $100 credit, as the carrier looks to boost its smartphone revenue. Customers who sign up for a new line must also sign up for the AT&T Next device program.

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Sony's next Xperia smartphone set for Sprint, SoftBank -- report

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has never sold a product from Sony's Xperia line of smartphones and tablets, so this would be a first.

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Interface designer Todd Hamilton released an iWatch mock-up in January 2014, showing the world what an Apple watch-wristband combo might look like.

4 'iWatch' alternatives Apple could unveil on Sept. 9

Apple may show off a wearable device at its September iPhone event. But don't call it an iWatch just yet. Here's what else Apple watchers say the company could be cooking up.

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iPhone 6 -- the jolt that mobile payments need

Apple's rumored embrace of true mobile payments may finally shake up how we pay for goods and services after years of empty promises.

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Wear next for wearables? in CNET UK podcast 401

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of wearables, from watches to woolly wares. The team look forward to the big trend at this year's IFA.

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The Lumo Lift is a compact wearable fitness tracker for your posture

This magnetic tracker clips to your clothes to track your movement and posture throughout the day and sends that data to your iPhone.

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Before Apple's big event, Samsung and LG tease new smartwatches

Perhaps Samsung and LG are worried Apple might reveal an iWatch? Both companies promote updated smartwatches -- the Samsung Gear S and the LG G Watch R -- even though each just launched new models last month.

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The world wants a bigger iPhone and big smartphones in general

The launch of a bigger iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet are just days away, and multiple surveys say supersized phone screens are exactly what the public craves.

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10 ways the Internet overanalyzed Apple's invitation

Apple's September 9 invitation is out, and as the yearly tradition follows, some people took to analyzing the invitation. In some cases, folks of the Internet took it too far.

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Motorola Luge is Verizon's prepaid Razr M

Without fanfare, Big Red re-purposes the Motorola smartphone for its no-contract crowd.

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