News Stories relating to "smartphone"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red arrow pointing in the direction the shot came from.
A team of computer engineers has made such a scenario possible by...
Friday, March 29, 2013
The latest thing in technology is wearable computers: wristbands, watches
and glasses. Google has invented glasses that incorporate both a computer screen and a camera, so that we can call up information with voice commands and capture an image of something just by...
Monday, March 18, 2013
In the March 14th edition of the Financial Times, Richard Waters writes: "What people choose to strap to their wrists has much to do not just with ease of use, but also fashion and self image." Swiss watch makers, who sell the most timepieces, know that their customers aren't just paying big bucks "just because they want to know the...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Iphones make many of us nervous
, but new iphone apps can save you from both big and small problems. One of these apps warns you about high levels of solar activity, which fluctuates over an 11-year cycle, It's likely to peak over the next year, which could send...
Friday, May 4, 2012
What if you could use your iphone
to develop the Superman-like skill of having X-ray vision? Well, now you can: A microchip enables a phone to see through walls, wood and plastics and--although the researchers deny this--through clothing as well, meaning you can...
Friday, December 9, 2011
Do you have the wrong kind of phone? New research shows that some of the smartphones specifically designed to support the Android mobile platform have incorporated additional features that can be used by hackers to bypass Android’s security features, making them more vulnerable to attack. Android has the largest share of the smartphone...
Thursday, October 6, 2011
It's not just because you can have sex with it
. Biologists and mathematicians have discovered that nature follows a formula known as the "golden mean," which refers to the proportions found in nature. It is a ratio based on "pi," the ratio of a circle's...
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Be sure to take your smartphone to your next party or business meeting (whether or not you are sexting
)! Engineers are developing software that helps people locate their friends in a crowd and make new friends who share similar interests. It uses nearby wireless networks and...