11/25/2011, As our smartphones start doing more for us and become more feature packed, the more battery it would drain, but the thing is it does not matter how big a battery you have because the more you charge it, the less effective it becomes, ultimately resulting in a battery that will barely get you through the day.
11/25/2011, Fans of the Doctor Who series are probably familiar with the Daleks, a race of mutant cyborgs who basically are the show’s protagonist’s enemy. Now researchers at the BBC have managed to sync toy Daleks with their on screen counterparts, thus allowing the toy to mimic the actions of the Daleks that appear on the TV. This is achieved by having the metadata sent from the set-top box to the […]
11/02/2011, Twitter is a very interesting tool. Besides serving as a source of news or a form of communication for a large number of people worldwide, people have also been studying how tweets have an impact on our lives and world around us. For example, recently there was a study on tweets that showed how the moods of people changed throughout the day.
10/31/2011, Explosives detectors usually do not come on the cheap side, but yet there is an increasing need for such devices, whether it be at the airport or on the battle field or used by police officers during their patrol. Unfortunately the downside to such equipment is that even though they have the potential to save many lives, they do not come cheap and are often difficult to manufacture, at least […]
10/25/2011, There exists malware for computers that log keystrokes, which is used to determine passwords and credit card numbers. There also exists malware on our smartphones that log calls and text messages, but interestingly a team of researchers at Georgia Tech managed to use the iPhone 4 to log keystrokes from a keyboard simply by placing the device near the user’s keyboard.
10/17/2011, With the quality of our media on our computers getting larger (i.e. HD movies, Blu-ray rips, etc), and with the quality of our games going up and eating up more resources, we’re starting to need more and more hard disk space just to back everything up. Sure there are external hard drives that can hold several terabytes, but what if we got to the point where we need to bring […]
10/17/2011, There’s an increasing trend to start producing gadgets that are getting thinner and thinner with each generation. Heck, Motorola is set to unveil the Droid RAZR, which based on the legacy of the RAZR feature phone, will most probably end up being one of the thinnest smartphones to date. But how much smaller/thinner could be make our devices? Well if the scientists at Northwestern University manage to commercialize their new […]
10/17/2011, While we long for new battery technology that will be able to let us use our smartphones or tablets for longer periods of time, NEC has managed to develop a new lithium-ion battery technology that they are claiming will be able to double the life span of the conventional model, but the downside here is that it appears to be limited to just electrical power systems found in buildings and […]
10/07/2011, One of the reasons people aren’t as willing to adopt electric vehicles (EV), is probably due to its power output isn’t up to par with most fuel-powered cars, unless of course you go for a Tesla S EV, which is incredibly expensive and probably not for everyone. The fact that you only have a limited driving range before requiring another charge is a hassle that many car owners can do […]
10/03/2011, Sick of losing your house keys, or wish that your pant’s pockets would stop tearing or going out of shape thanks to your keys? Well it looks like thanks to a group of Taiwanese researchers, opening your doors with an “invisible key” could become a possibility in the not-so-distant future.
09/21/2011, Several months back there was a huge issue with Lodsys who attempted to sue iOS, Android and even Blackberry developers for allegedly infringing upon its patents. Many had referred to Lodsys as a patent troll, which has been defined as a company with no tangible products of its own apart from a broad patent portfolio, and who are suing companies with money in order to gain a settlement under the […]
09/19/2011, Thanks to Neal Patwari and his colleagues at the University of Utah, they have come up with a new study where they demonstrate how their motion detecting technology could be used to monitor breathing patterns and could possible aid in understanding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
09/16/2011, Battery life on smartphones are an issue. Compared the battery life on smartphones these days with feature phones like the Nokia 3310, where it could last you just about forever. With smartphones, turn on 3G/4G/WiFi, surf the net for a while and suddenly you find yourself with 10% less battery. Granted it’s a fair trade off, but what if there was a way to potentially increase your battery life? Researchers […]
09/12/2011, Thanks to scientists and their research at the University of Leeds, it appears that jelly has been upgraded from a tasty treat to something that could possibly power your mobile devices in the future, in a thinner, cheaper and safer manner – just don’t expect it to be edible or come in fruity flavors!