Team of students and faculty designs product to increase childhood immunization rates in developing countries
A multidisciplinary team of students and faculty members has been recognized with an international design award for their development of a smart phone application that makes it easier for children in developing ...
Fujitsu semiconductor launches power management IC MB39C326 for mobile devices
Fujitsu Semiconductor today announced the release of MB39C326, a DC-DC converter for mobile devices. By automatic step-up/down switching mode, its range of power supply voltage can be expanded. MB39C326 contains an oscillation ...
Do you know where you're going? Your smart phone soon will
(Phys.org) -- Your smart phone may soon be able to predict where you are going, according to research by University of Birmingham computer scientists.
Augmented reality makes shopping more personal
While in-store shopping accounts for 92 percent of retail volume, consumers are expecting the same levels of personalization and customization that they do when they shop online; 58 percent of consumers want ...
Increased use of hand held devices may call for new photo guidelines
Viewing Facebook and Flickr photos on a smart phone are becoming common practice. But according to a recently published Journal of Vision study, pictures on the small screen often appear distorted. Vision scientists found ...
A new system architecture speeds up the use of mobile phone applications
When a phone is used to scan a smart tag on a concert ticket, the bands latest music video and interviews appear on the screen. Although the slow speed of data transmission in a phone network and high ...
Mobile technology to fix hand pumps in Africa
(Phys.org) -- Thousands of families affected by the ongoing drought in East Africa are set to benefit from improved water supplies thanks to innovative mobile technology designed by Oxford University.
Music choice reflects mood
(Phys.org) -- What kind of music are you in the mood for? A new smartphone app designed to recommend music according to how listeners feel could provide insight into teen mental health.
RIM loses another senior executive
(AP) -- Struggling BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd. said Monday that it is losing another senior executive as its chief legal officer is retiring from the company after 12 years.
Facebook launches iPhone camera app (Update)
Facebook released a "camera" application Thursday that lets people take Instagram-style pictures that can be shared with iPhones.
Android vulnerability neutralised
Smart phones and tablet computers - once the latest must-have devices for technology geeks - are becoming increasingly more popular with the mainstream. The Android platform is now one of the most popular ...
Japan's DoCoMo to launch smart phones for elderly
Leading Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo on Wednesday unveiled its first smart phone specially designed for elderly users, as the company bids to tap into an ageing consumer population.
Smartphone users develop new concepts of privacy in public spaces: study
With endless applications, high-speed wireless Internet access, and free messaging services, smart phones have revolutionized the way we communicate. But at what cost? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University, the ...
Foxconn building Shanghai HQ, aims at China market
(AP) -- Foxconn Technology Group, the world's biggest assembler of consumer electronics, began work Thursday on a Shanghai headquarters that it says will help spearhead its efforts to sell more in the China market.