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Loss of phone contacts is biggest nightmare (study)

07/19/2011, Plaxo, the company behind Plaxo.com – the world’s leading online address book has recently released the results of a study it performed, which brought to light some interesting findings. According to its study, 55% of people cited that the biggest...

Droid X2 Review

07/18/2011, Droid X2 Review - this complete review of the Motorola Droid X2 covers the strengths and the weaknesses of this 4.3" Android smartphone

Is the iPod becoming less popular these days?

07/18/2011, When it comes to listening to our music on the go, and before the emergence of smartphones, there was a good chance you would see someone on the street sporting an iPod or the Zune MP3 player, or even an iRiver. However all of that has changed, especially...

Smartphones will soon be able to smell

07/15/2011, While smartphones can pretty much do anything right now, there’s one thing it can’t do: smell. But according to some researchers, that may end pretty soon. Luc Van den hove, president of nanoelectronics research firm IMEC recently stated that...

Microsoft patent suggests a detachable dual-screened smartphone

07/11/2011, Dual-screened devices can sometimes prove to be a good thing, or a bad thing. In terms of gaming, the Nintendo DS proved to be very successful with the dual-screen design. The smartphone, Kyocera Echo, which was a rather unique offering during its time,...

Video Stabilization Software from SRI Embedded in Google Talk

07/08/2011, Image stabilization is a technology commonly used for digital cameras, but here, we are talking about real-time image stabilization for live video streaming, specifically for video chat services, which requires different algorithms and more computing...

Toshiba’s 1.12 micrometer pixel CMOS sensor launched

07/08/2011, Cameras on phones have come a long way since they were first introduced; from being able to capture photos in VGA to a whopping 8 megapixels that we are starting to see in some of the newer smartphones today. Most photography experts will tell you that...

Apple overtakes RIM in US smartphone share

07/06/2011, The days of RIM dominating the smartphone industry is finally over. According to recently released findings by comScore, it looks like RIM has finally slipped from second to third place in the race. In the last quarter that ended in May, Apple’s...

How durable is the Kyocera Echo?

07/06/2011, When the Kyocera Echo was released, it proved to be quite a revolutionary device in terms of smartphones, as it was the first dual-screened smartphone, and even more impressive because Kyocera wasn’t exactly known for their smartphones. The device...

Icelandic pop star’s dress is made out of QR codes

07/05/2011, Iceland has a pop star, Kali, who like Lady Gaga, is known for her outrageous costumes, so instead of dressing up in dress that has been made out of meat, she has instead decided to put on a dress that is not only less of an eye-sore, but is also composed...

US Soldier Makes App That Tracks Down Taliban Fighters

07/04/2011, After US army captain Jonathan Springer saw two of his comrades were killed in a rocket attack, he started thinking, what could he have done to prevent something similar from happening in the future? His answer was to create an app called Tactical Nav,...