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Personal Cosmic Ray Detectors Soon Available For Smartphones

 Soon, the growing capability of your smartphone could be harnessed to detect cosmic rays in much the same way as high-end, multimillion-dollar observatories.

With a simple app addition, Android phones, and likely other smartphone brands in the not-too-distant future, can be turned into detectors to capture the light particles...
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New Pocket Phone Chargers Could Spell Trouble For Sperm Health

As though they don't already spend enough time welded to their cellphones , Microsoft Mobile has now collaborated with menswear fashion designer A. Sauvage to create a pair of "techno-trousers" that will mean that a man never needs to be parted from his cell, even to charge its battery.
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Spy Agencies Exploit Smartphone Apps in Trawl for Personal Information

It seems that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)have become extremely inventive in their unending search for personal information.

Top secret documents have revealed that Smartphone apps transmitting user details across the internet are now providing a wealth of sensitive...
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Ladies! The Answer to your Christmas Dieting Troubles is here...

If you are a lady and you are worried about how you will resist the abundance of festive food this Christmas, then Microsoft may have the answer for you.

Girls, forget the "Smartphone", now you can put the "Smartbra" on your Christmas list! This handy new device will ensure that you stay off Santa's "naughty...
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Would Tracking the Gunshots Have Helped Catch the Boston Bombers?

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...
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Wearable Computers Make It Easy to Spy on You

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...
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Smartphone? Smartwatch!

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...
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The Police State Creeps Closer

Several worrisome laws that restrict our freedom have been passed recently and now Apple has patented technology which would allow governments and police to block transmission...
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Smartphone Apps Protect and Warn

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...
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An Iphone That Gives You X-Ray Vision

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...
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Some Smartphones are DESIGNED to be Hacked

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...
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Why You Love Your Phone

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...
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Be a SPY with your Smartphone

Spies are everywhere these days (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show) and their new tools--Smartphone cameras...
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Going to a Party? Don't Forget Your Phone!

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...
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