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Tags results for 'smartphone'

Android captures record 81% global market, Windows Phone is growing

Posted in Software on 1st Nov, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global phone shipments are over 418 million, smartphone shipments hit a record 250 million, and Android has captured a record 81 percent global market share.

Samsung Wants to Melt Your Eyes With 4K Phones in 2015

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2013 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
As well as predicting the coming of the fabled folding smartphone, the company is also hoping to release a 4K smartphone too.

A Smartphone App That Detects Radiation In A Disaster

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2013 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
GammaPix just got a test run at the catastrophe simulation site Disaster City.

Apple plans big iPhones with pressure sensors, curved screens

Posted in Hardware on 11th Nov, 2013 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is working on two large iPhones that will have curved screens, and also touch screens that can register different levels of pressure.

Scanadu nabs $10.5M to turn your phone into a health helper

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2013 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The company claims it is “taking your smartphone to med school” by building devices that let people track their vitals at home.

California startup tribogenics develops smart phone sized portable x-ray machines

Posted in Medicine on 18th Nov, 2013 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology underlying X ray machines hasn’t changed much in the last hundred years.

With Flexible Circuits Wearable Electronics Gain Uses

Posted in Hardware on 19th Nov, 2013 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
In the world of tech, wearable devices are a hotbed of innovation.

Samsung to pay Apple $290m (£180m) for copying phones

Posted in Software on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A Silicon Valley jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $290m (£180m) to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices.

Smartphone physicals are taking off with an explosion of apps and attachments

Posted in Software on 25th Nov, 2013 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Medical apps have started growing up, leaving behind the novelty of attaching probes to a smartphone to offer serious clinical tools.

App turns smartphones into 3D scanners

Posted in Software on 7th Dec, 2013 03:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon, smartphones might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology – the 3D scanner.

Hi-tech sensors aim to help prevent obesity

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union.

Handheld Device Tellspec can Detect Allergens, Chemicals and Nutrients in Food

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2013 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A hand-held spectrometer that can determine exactly what is in the user’s food and display it on his or her smartphone.

Shares in Apple rise after iPhone deal with China Mobile

Posted in Hardware on 24th Dec, 2013 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has been looking to boost its sales in China, the world's largest smartphone market, but has struggled amid growing competition from rivals.

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Posted in Software on 25th Dec, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting closer to letting you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.

Laser Smartphone Add On Accurately Measures Everything In a Photo

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A smartphone accessory called the Spike that uses lasers, GPS, and other sensors to automatically measure everything in a photo you take.

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
We’ve all been there: you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.

Smartphones changing picture for camera sales

Posted in Business on 6th Jan, 2014 05:02 AM
by AlexMuller
People are taking more photographs than ever before, nearly 400 billion last year, yet sales of cameras are shrinking.

CES 2014: Anti-bacteria Gorilla Glass announced

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2014 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A new type of touchscreen glass that combats bacteria and fungi has been unveiled.

Micro-windmills used to recharge cell phones

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging.

1 smartphone for every 7 humans: Smartphone shipments top a billion in 2013

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:50 AM
by AlexMuller
That’s just counting last year’s shipments.

Samsung's slumping sales suggest China is the next battlefield

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Now, the war is shifting to developing markets where more people are becoming smartphone and tablet owners for the first time.

Personal cellphone signal that's 1,000x faster than what you have now

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology to give us a personal cellphone signal that is 1,000 times faster than what we normally get today.

Nighttime Smartphone Use Can Sap Next Day's Energy

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2014 04:32 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be better for all concerned to avoid work emails late at night.

IBM wants to put the power of Watson in your smartphone

Posted in Business on 27th Feb, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Watson, IBM's Jeopardy-conquering super computer, has set its sites on mobile apps.

Google Project Ara aiming for 2015 release at a ridiculously low price

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2014 04:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The ambition is to do for hardware what Android and other platforms have done for software; open handset manufacturing to developers.

EyeGo adapters let you perform eye exams with a smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 12th Mar, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
EyeGo is designed to "make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely"

Europe backs call for universal smartphone charger

Posted in Hardware on 15th Mar, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The maddening scramble to find the right charger for your smartphone could be coming to an end.

Smartphone app reads blood oxygen levels, forewarns of life-threatening pre-eclampsia

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
LionsGate Technologies has secured its first major financial backers to scale up development of the Phone Oximeter.

New AI lets your smartphone identify objects

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The Purdue team developed new software and hardware and showed how a smartphone could run deep learning on its own.

A DIY medical diagnosis app

Posted in Software on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Colorimetrix, a new app developed by University of Cambridge researchers, turns a smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device.

Apple engineer reveals where the iPhone’s original software came from

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of Apple’s lead engineers is finally telling the tale of the first iPhone’s software.

Smartphone overuse may 'damage' eyes, say opticians

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Opticians are worried over exposure to light from devices could cause long term eye problems.

Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts.

iPhone 6 screens reportedly start production in May

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2014 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple’s manufacturing partners are reportedly gearing up production for the iPhone 6′s screens in May, which will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch varieties:

Intel launches $100M venture fund to invest in smart devices and wearables in China

Posted in Business on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Intel Capital to invest $100 million in tablets, smartphones, wearables and the Internet of Things devices in China.

Britain in the grip of an epidemic of insomnia

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tablets and mobile phones blamed as more than nine in ten young people fail to get a good night’s sleep.

Apple worries cheaper Android 'phablets' will hurt iPhone sales

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is concerned that iPhone growth will slow due to the growing number of Android smartphones with larger screens.

A smartphone that charges in 30 seconds: Engineers unveil new 'bio-battery'

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
StoreDot uses unique nanotechnology to deliver the charge quickly: Don't expect to see it on shelves for another 3 years.

South Korea May Try To Curb Smartphone Use With Mobile Gaming Curfew

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It's already in place for online computer gaming. Can the government impose a curfew on the one gadget people can’t live without?

For the first time, a majority of Americans are using smartphones, even seniors

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified.

Mobile apps could hit $70B in revenues by 2017

Posted in Games on 29th Apr, 2014 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
While games drive the majority of app revenue now, they won’t stay on top of the heap much longer.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.

iPhone app tells you if you have skin cancer in seconds

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
You can't beat cancer if you don't know if you have it or not. Fortunately, there's an app that can detect if you have skin cancer.

Mobile phone child health risk investigation

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children's mental development is getting under way.

Your smartphone's best app? Battery life, say 89% of Britons

Posted in Hardware on 25th May, 2014 04:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Battery life is more important to consumers than brand, processor speed or camera quality, says new research.

10 features Apple should steal from jailbreakers for iOS 8

Posted in Software on 31st May, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Jailbreaking has evolved to allow users hundreds of extra features that iOS doesn’t (yet), such as a personalized control center and a low battery power-saving mode.

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Posted in Software on 7th Jun, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.

iPhone 6 will feature NFC, wireless charging, better 4G antenna, & a much bigger screen

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The new iPhone is nearing completion and is now being tested for things like durability, speed, and network performance.

By the end of this year 1 in 4 people around the world will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jun, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
As many as 1.76 billion people will own and use a smartphone by the end of 2014.

Charging portable electronics will be super-fast, widely accessible

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Two innovations for on-the-go mobile-device users seeking a quick charge are in the works:

Android now has over 1B active users, up from 538M last year

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of monthly active Android users has doubled every year, Google said.

NASA equips space robots with smartphones for the International Space Station

Posted in Software on 9th Jul, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.

Digital banking reaches £1bn a day, BBA says

Posted in Business on 9th Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1bn a day, a study has suggested.

You Can Scratch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Off Your Christmas List

Posted in Business on 15th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Production issues are said to have considerably delayed the smartphone.

Apple and IBM join forces to bring iPhones and iPads to businesses

Posted in Software on 16th Jul, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
We now live in a world where Apple and IBM, two former PC industry rivals, are working together in a big way.

Your next iPhone could lock itself if it senses you’re not the one using it

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Imagine your iPhone could tell someone else was using it and lock them out.

Apple scolded by Europe over in-app purchase protections

Posted in Business on 20th Jul, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple has been criticized by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.

Blood diagnosis app 'can detect diseases'

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via a smartphone.

Apple reportedly holding its next big iPhone event on Sept. 9

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is expected to show off two new iPhone 6 models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, according to the most recent rumors.

Britons spend more time on tech than asleep, study suggests

Posted in Online on 7th Aug, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night's sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

Some Simple Software Could Help Charge Your Phone in Minutes Not Hours

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 02:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Modern phones aren't renowned for their battery life; to make things worse, they can take hours to charge, too.

UK Cops Want Compulsory PIN-locks on All Mobile Phones

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The Metropolitan Police has spent more than two years lobbying phone manufacturers and the government to introduce mandatory passwords on every unit sold in the UK

How mobile marketplaces are creating a million new U.S. jobs

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Online marketplaces such as Uber and Instacart are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want, whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter, when they want it.

Samsung reveals Gear VR headset and Galaxy Edge smartphone

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides.

Cheap 99p Smartphone Chargers are Putting People's Lives at Risk

Posted in Hardware on 6th Sep, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
If you're an iPhone user you don't want to have to fork out £15 if you ever find yourself in need of a new USB adaptor, so finding one for a pound might seem like an absolute bargain.

'Pocket' diagnosis for Parkinson’s

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone technology revealed at the British Science Festival could help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease.

Apple Tried to Buy Mobile Payment Company Square

Posted in Business on 13th Sep, 2014 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
According to TechCrunch Apple was offering $3 billion (£1.4 billion) in exchange for control over the company.

Next-Gen Glaucoma Treatments:

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Microfluidic Implant And Smart Phone App Monitoring.

Google launches Android One to bring smartphones to everyone

Posted in Software on 16th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Android’s future lies not in expensive smartphones for the tech elite. Instead, it’s all about getting smartphones to the rest of the world.

Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Posted in Hardware on 18th Sep, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Although the device works particularly well with the iPhone, it can reportedly also be used with most other smartphone makes and models.

Google and Apple to introduce default encryption

Posted in Business on 19th Sep, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default, with even the company itself unable to gain access.

SVOne turns the iPhone into an eye test kit

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
New York-based Smart Vision Labs has created a low-cost, portable iPhone-based gadget to help people in developing countries to diagnose vision problems.

Phone boxes turn green to charge mobiles

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Oct, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.

App turns a smartphone into a pocket-sized cosmic ray detector

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A new app can help turn your smartphone into a detector of cosmic rays thought to emanate from supernovae.

There Are More Gadgets Than There Are People In The World

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time ever people are outnumbered on Earth by the mobile technology we have produced.

Google CEO Larry Page appoints Sundar Pichai to lead nearly every product at the company

Posted in Business on 25th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Pichai, head of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google, will become head of core Google products.

Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2014 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register.

Former Android boss Andy Rubin leaves Google

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Andy Rubin co-founded the world's most popular mobile operating system, Android.

Why Nearby Phones May Soon Be Borrowing Your Bandwidth

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
U.S. cellular operators are testing technology that boosts mobile download speeds by having phones borrow bandwidth from devices nearby.

QR codes could generate 3D images on phones: without requiring an internet connection

Posted in Software on 16th Nov, 2014 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
QR codes may be used to securely display 3D images on the user's phone.

Doubling the speed of cellphone data with a simple full duplex circuit

Posted in Online on 26th Nov, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A circuit that lets a radio send and receive data simultaneously over the same frequency could supercharge wireless data transfer.

Plan V lets you charge your phone using a 9-volt battery

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Smartphones are more powerful than ever, but they still have an annoying tendency to run out of juice just when you need them most.

Emergency repairs for cracked phones

Posted in Business on 29th Nov, 2014 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A US firm is launching an emergency repair service for broken or damaged smartphones in the UK. Services are springing up offering fixes for cracked screens or broken home buttons.

Text messaging service helps people take their pills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Around a third of patients do not take their medicine as directed.

Wi-Fi Pioneer Predicts the Future of Wireless Technology and Mobile

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The next step for adding more capacity is making cells smaller and smaller so you offer more spectrum, offering faster feeds and speeds.

Mobile Computing, the Metatrend of the Past Decade

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Four billion people are buying new smartphones every two years, massively outpacing the PC industry.

Smartphone use is changing our brains

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2014 09:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Our brains are adapting to touchscreen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human volunteers.

Your Smartphone Could Soon Track Your Sleep and Listen Out for Sleep Disorders

Posted in Software on 26th Dec, 2014 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they’ve come up with an accurate, simple way to monitor breathing while you sleep, no wearables required.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition made more money on Christmas Day than any other iOS app

Posted in Games on 27th Dec, 2014 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft: Pocket Edition was the top-grossing app for all of iOS on one of the biggest days of the year for mobile gaming.

Annual Smartphone shipments will increase from 1.3 billion in 2014 to 1.9 billion in 2018

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2014 09:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013.

How Android beat iOS in 2014, and vice versa

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
There is no single way to declare a winner. They may be competitors, but Google and Apple have very different strategies for their mobile platforms.

Teachers Will Learn To Embrace Student Smartphone Addiction In 2015

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2015 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
With big investments, 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet.

CES 2015: Charging a mobile battery in seconds

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2015 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to recharge devices 100 times faster than at present has the potential to revolutionize the way we use mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable tech.

The 4 things your mobile health app needs for a breakout in 2015

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The world of mobile health applications is poised to truly go mainstream in 2015.

ChargeTech promises to cut your smartphone charge time in half

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable.

Google aims to become a wireless carrier

Posted in Business on 25th Jan, 2015 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile, but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon.

App downloads soared in December, but so did marketing costs

Posted in Software on 26th Jan, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Downloads set a new record in December, but the cost of acquiring users also rose 20 percent from last year.

Should you leave your Smartphone plugged in charging over night? We asked an expert

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Feb, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Is it safe to leave our phones plugged into the charger once they’re fully charged? Is it damaging the battery, or shortening its lifespan?

Smartphone HIV and syphilis diagnosis in 15 minutes:

Posted in Hardware on 6th Feb, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that detects infectious disease markers.

Kill switches 'cut thefts' in London, New York and San Francisco

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2015 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The addition of "kill switch" anti-theft tools to iPhones and Android handsets appears to be acting as a major deterrent to criminals.

Mobile growth is huge, and could surge 3x in the next 2 years

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2015 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile has been one of the biggest drivers of growth in tech sector the iPhone’s launch in 2007. But if Digi-Capital's predictions hold water, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains?

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A company called Thync thinks so.

By 2020, 80% of the world's adult population will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Mar, 2015 08:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The smartphone is probably the fastest adopted technology of all time.

Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution-location monitors

Posted in Hardware on 14th Mar, 2015 08:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Using smartphones and sensing technology to pinpoint times and locations of the worst air pollution, which is associated with respiratory and cardiovascular problems.

You Can Now Use Your Cellphone As A 3D Modeling Tool

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have created a new technology that uses the camera and accelerometers in an average cellphone to measure real objects in 3D space.

Getting enough sleep?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A mobile app helps physicians identify common sleep disorders in patients.

Camera chip provides super depth resolution for 3D printing

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2015 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
You take a snapshot with your smartphone, send it to your 3D printer, and within minutes you have a replica accurate to within microns of the remote original object.

Using Smartphones for an Earthquake Early Warning Network

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
An early warning system for earthquakes can’t come soon enough for the US, which is lagging behind other seismically active countries like Mexico and Japan.

You can now Google your lost Android phone

Posted in Software on 16th Apr, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
If your phone is nearby, Google can ring it for you. If it’s further away, Google will show you it on a map.

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Google intends to run a mobile phone network in the US. The firm will rent voice and data capacity from existing operators, and use existing wi-fi hotspots, rather than build new infrastructure.

A Smartphone Eye Exam Service Launches in New York

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.

Mobile gaming will be a $45B market by 2018, leaving console gaming way behind

Posted in Games on 4th May, 2015 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
As the smartphone continues to take over the world, mobile gaming stands to outpace the rest of the industry.

Lens turns smartphone into a basic microscope for only 3 cents

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2015 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120 times.

'centimeter accurate' GPS system to be integrated into phones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Knowing exactly where you are in the world, to the centimeter, is going to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new ultra-accurate GPS system.

The golden era of mobile video

Posted in Business on 9th May, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile video is having its moment, thanks to improvements in smartphone cameras, apps that are changing the way we consume media, and our movement to the second screen.

NSA planned to sneak spyware onto smartphone app stores

Posted in Software on 22nd May, 2015 10:59 AM
by AlexMuller
In addition to using these 'implants' for plain old spying, the agencies also intended to use hijacked phones to send bad information to targets.

New tech keeps your smart phone charged for 30 percent longer

Posted in Hardware on 30th May, 2015 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Invention captures wasted cell phone energy, feeds it back to battery.

Ericsson Mobility Report: 70 percent of world's population using smartphones by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced mobiles will be commonplace around the globe: smartphone subscriptions will more than double, reaching 6.1 billion.

Snips Grabs $6.3 Million To Add An Artificial Intelligence Layer To Your Phone

Posted in Software on 1st Jul, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By gathering data, such as location and calendar data, an AI could show you what you need.

One of the Most Important Tools in Science Now Fits Inside Your Phone

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
A spectrometer that fits in your mobile devices could let you scan yourself for skin cancer, among many other things.

Can your phone really know you’re depressed?

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone data was more reliable in detecting depression than daily questions participants answered about how sad they were feeling on a scale of 1 to 10.

In 2015 there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2015 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Globally, there are 3.2 billion people are using the Internet of which 2 billion are from developing countries.

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

Posted in Software on 27th Jul, 2015 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Crowdsourcing smartphone data could provide valuable advance notice for people in quake zones.

Nearly half of Facebook’s users only access the service on mobile

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.49 billion monthly active users, 655 million of whom only access Facebook via a mobile device.

The UK now prefers using phones to get online over laptops

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2015 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It marks a significant shift. Just last year 22% named their phone as their most important means of getting online, with a solid 40% naming their laptop.

China passed 250M 4G users in July, more than double the subscribers in the U.S.

Posted in Hardware on 25th Aug, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If you throw 3G users into the mix, that number shoots up to a whopping 695 million users, with China’s total mobile user base now at 1.29 billion.

Is Technology Giving You Digital Amnesia?

Posted in Science on 19th Sep, 2015 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Smartphones and the Internet could be changing the way our brains work.

What happened to the growth in mobile gaming?

Posted in Games on 19th Sep, 2015 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Not only has revenue growth slowed down, but the cost of doing business has also risen substantially over the last few years.

Peeple app for rating human beings causes uproar

Posted in Online on 1st Oct, 2015 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new app that promises to let users review individuals has caused controversy before it has even launched.

More than half of Google searches now happen on mobile devices

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2015 10:27 AM
by AlexMuller
At some point this summer, Google said, there was a tipping point: Now the majority of web searches happen on mobile devices.

Wi-Fi Trick Gives Devices Super-Accurate Indoor Location

Posted in Hardware on 17th Oct, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The Wi-Fi routers with mobiles in offices and malls could be used as a super-accurate indoor location system.

Affordable camera reveals hidden details invisible to the eye

Posted in Hardware on 19th Oct, 2015 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
HyperCam may enable consumers of the future to use a cell phone to tell which piece of fruit is perfectly ripe or if a work of art is genuine, and other things.

Why Using Your Phone or Tablet Before Bedtime Messes With Your Sleep Patterns

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The race for ever brighter, clearer and more vibrant display tech is keeping us awake.

Google Wallet now lets you send money to any phone number

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Until now, you needed to give Google Wallet an email address. With this latest update, however, you can just send money to anyone with a phone number.

MIT invention could boost resolution of 3D depth cameras 1,000 fold

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Imagine 3D depth cameras built into cellphones for 3D scanning and driverless cars with clear vision in rain, snow, or fog.

Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?

Posted in Online on 26th Dec, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is trying out a feature that lets some users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones.

Google is hard at work on a next generation chatbot

Posted in Online on 29th Dec, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Many people consider Google Now to be the best virtual assistant. Building A.I into a messaging platform makes a world of sense for Google.

Algorithm turns smartphones into 3D scanners

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 07:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The limitation with current 3D scanners is that the pattern projector and the camera have to precisely synchronized, which requires specialized and expensive hardware.

Google Loon and drones could connect the remaining 4 billion

Posted in Online on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The total number of mobile Internet users is forecast to rise at a pace of 2% annually through 2020 unless new methods of accessing the Internet are introduced.

The Cota transmitter shown at CES can charge gadgets over the air

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2016 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The company eventually plans to follow-up with larger base station units that are capable of blanketing an entire home with wireless power.

Google and Lenovo to make smartphone with Project Tango augmented reality

Posted in Software on 8th Jan, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Tango is a way to create Augmented Reality, putting animated objects into a real 3D space that you view via special glasses or a screen.

Google says 5 million Cardboard VR headsets have shipped so far

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2016 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
“5 million Cardboard fans have joined the fold,” Google’s vice president of virtual reality, Clay Bavor, wrote in a blog post.

MWC 2016: Samsung; What you need to know

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2016 05:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Yes, phones; as well as the Galaxy S7 we also met the new Galaxy S7 Edge and a few other VR related goodies.

Mobile virtual reality on track to hit $861M in revenues this year

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2016 11:38 AM
by AlexMuller
There could be a big opportunity for Samsung and Google to sweep up entry-level consumers without the high-end PC.

Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

Posted in Business on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Blippar, is an AR company that lets you see extra, rich information content by simply pointing your phone at an object.

Google experiments with a way to pay without taking out your phone

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The end result is that a point of sale device is already aware of your phone’s presence, and when you want to pay for something, you can do so through Hands Free.

Whole-genome sequencing test for under $1,000

Posted in Science on 8th Mar, 2016 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
For $999, Veritas Genetics Will Put Your Genome on a Smartphone App. If the claim is true, it would shatter a long-held barrier in genetic medicine.

FBI 'may be able to unlock San Bernardino iPhone' on their own

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone without Apple's assistance.

Apple unveils a smaller iPhone and a smaller version of iPad Pro

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The iPhone SE has the same processing and graphics performance of the larger Apple 6S. The new iPad Pro will have a 9.7 inch screen, the same size as the original iPad.

FBI-Apple case: Investigators break into iPhone without Apple's help, ending a court case

Posted in Software on 29th Mar, 2016 01:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Last week, prosecutors said "an outside party" had demonstrated a possible way of unlocking the iPhone without the need to seek Apple's help.

The quest for an unbreakable phone is 'impossible,' says Apple

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2016 07:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is pushing hard to make its phones more secure, but says the quest for perfect security will never be met.

US pushes Apple for access to iPhones in criminal cases

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2016 03:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI had said it was able to gain access to the device independently. This method is said only work on certain older models of the iPhone.

Apple revenue falls for first time since 2003

Posted in Business on 27th Apr, 2016 01:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple reported a 13% drop in its second quarter revenue on Tuesday as sales of iPhones slipped. China was a particular weak spot. Apple shares fell 8% in after hours trading.

Should we use smartphone apps to treat depression and anxiety?

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have looked to gain some concrete information as to how helpful an app can be for patients tackling anxiety and/or depression.

OnePlus launches limited edition Loop VR headset, gives away 30,000 ahead of OnePlus 3 launch

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
By paying for 30,000 people to tune in through virtual reality, it hopes to stand out from the crowd.

Google will reportedly release its own phone this year

Posted in Business on 27th Jun, 2016 03:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is currently in talks with mobile operators to release its own non-Nexus device, according to reports.

Texting Produces an Entirely New Kind of Brain Wave Pattern

Posted in Science on 29th Jun, 2016 04:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.

Games built on Unity reveal massive growth for BRIC, Samsung and Android dominance

Posted in Games on 20th Jul, 2016 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
4.4 billion installs of Unity games on smartphones and tablets worldwide.

Apple hits 1 billion iPhone sales

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2016 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s a noteworthy milestone for a company recently knocked around by investors over the smartphone’s declining sales momentum.

Studies show most people use only 5 apps on their smartphones

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of those apps is Facebook. The other most common apps, which we know from stats about user counts, include WhatsApp and Snapchat.

Portable vision testing kit puts an eye doctor in your smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2017 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Attach the mini microscope to your smartphone to take the test.

The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict 10 years ago today

Posted in Business on 9th Jan, 2017 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce the world to the iPhone.

Google brings voice-activated digital assistant to more Android phones

Posted in Software on 27th Feb, 2017 05:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system.

Smartphones that charge in five minutes 'could arrive next year'

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2017 10:11 PM
by Alex Muller
The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

How AI will make smartphones much smarter

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2017 02:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The future of the smartphone is rooted in advancements of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Understanding the Real Innovation Behind the iPhone

Posted in Software on 5th Jul, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet economy and, in many ways, society as a whole.

Android Oreo released by Google

Posted in Software on 23rd Aug, 2017 12:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits.

Everything Apple announced during the special event:

Posted in Software on 13th Sep, 2017 05:30 PM
by Alex Muller
Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, iPhone X, and more

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2017 08:16 AM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business.

Scientists Find That Smartphone Addiction Alters Your Brain Chemistry

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2017 03:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Tech addiction might cause a chemical imbalance in the brain.

Apple's iPhones slowed to tackle ageing batteries

Posted in Business on 22nd Dec, 2017 07:13 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age.

Apple faces lawsuits over slowing of older iPhones

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2017 07:49 AM
by Alex Muller
Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant's admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age.

Google Play hit 19 billion+ downloads in Q4 2017, highest quarter ever

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2018 06:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Smartphone adoption in emerging markets just delivered the highest number of app downloads Google Play has ever seen in a quarter.

Apple chip maker TSMC plans 5-nanometer chips for 2020, 3-nanometer in 2022

Posted in Business on 28th Jan, 2018 03:01 AM
by Alex Muller
The new processors mean future smartphones will offer superior performance and battery life to today’s models.

Apple reportedly halves iPhone X production after low sales

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2018 10:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Starting at $999, the iPhone X is Apple’s most advanced model to date, but it’s apparently not selling well enough to keep manufacturing at current rates.

Apple and Samsung Hardest Hit as Smartphone Production Falls But 5G Phones Could Save 2019

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jan, 2019 02:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Smartphone production in the first quarter of this year is expected to drop 19 percent as China and world markets slow.

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