Articles about phone (page 3)

OmniTouch turns any surface into a touchscreen phone
The idea of having an invisible phone has always been the fantasy of people everywhere, but it’s not exactly the most practical of “gadgets”. We’ve had stuff like the Kinect-iPhone and now, some researchers over at the Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute and Microsoft have come up with something called the OmniTouch.

Man arrested for refusing to turn off phone in plane
Ever since 9/11 reshaped the way aviation security was conducted, there has been many, many more restrictions, making air travel a whole lot more troublesome than before. You now cannot carry liquids more than 100ml, you’ll have to ditch that water bottle of yours before checking in, remove your shoes and belt, and heck, in some cases, go through a full body scanner to get all your inner bits looked […]

invoxia NVX 610 desktop phone
Your regular landline phone might need a design revamp after looking the same for a couple of decades already, and invoxia has taken up this particular task with their next generation desktop phone known as the invoxia NVX 610. What makes this particular phone so special? For starters, it will be able to play nice with some iOS-powered devices that serve as its control interface, while boasting an ultra-innovative acoustic […]

Xiaomi phone disassembled
The iPhone has certainly come up with some pretty cool designs over the years in all of its iterations, and the latest is no different, with a rumored September or October release date for the iPhone 5. Well, clones have come and gone, and the iPhone has proved to be quite the role model for cloning. The Xiaomi phone is a true blue Chinese effort, where it packs in a […]

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GadgetTrak helps authorities track stolen phones
It looks like thieves need to be a little more careful the next time they decide to steal a smartphone. The folks over at GadgetTrak, the creators of the smartphone tracking software, have reported that their software is currently leading authorities to a thief suspected of stealing a smartphone from a Sprint store.

Mall Maps arrives on Bing for Mobile
Hate getting lost at the mall looking for a certain store or restaurant? Instead of having to traverse all the way to the concierge at ground floor to ask for a map, why not pull out your smartphone instead? Thanks to the folks over at Microsoft, finding out where you need to go in a mall is just a website away because they have launched mall maps for Bing Mobile. […]

Huawei Vision Android phone launched
Huawei has just announced the launch of a new smartphone to its high-end Android lineup. Called the Huawei Vision, this Android-powered device will come with some pretty decent specs to match its sleek curves. The Huawei Vision will run on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor, pack a 3.7″ display, a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of […]

Yougetitback Mobile Superhero protects data on lost and stolen phones
As of now there are countless numbers of apps that help users deal with the problem of lost or stolen phones. It’s time to add one more to the list with an offering from Ireland called Mobile Superhero from Yougetitback. Available as a premium service for $28 (19.99 EUR) a year or $2.8 (1.99 EUR) a month, Yougetitback Mobile Superhero is designed to keep all data on your phone out […]

Ear MIKI concept earphones don't tangle
If you prefer corded earphones instead of Bluetooth headsets when it comes to hands-free kits for your phones, you probably know what it’s like to get your earphones tangled up with your keys and other objects in your pocket or bag. To deal with this problem, we’ve come up with solutions like wrapping the cords of the headset around something, or placing it in a separate bag – but it’s […]

Smartphones will soon be able to smell
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 we’ve reached a point where we can now build smell sensors small enough to be implemented into smartphones.Now why would anybody want smell sensors in our phones? Well, these smell-capable phones […]

Google Voice now supports Global Spam Filtering
Tired of receiving unwanted calls on your Google Voice number? Well, the folks over at Google have come up with a way to stop that from happening. Google has just updated the Google Voice service to support Global Spam Filtering. Whenever you get a call from a telemarketer or a random number who keeps asking for the wrong person, stopping them from ever calling again is just as easy as […]

InfoSonics verykool i610 handset not so cool after all
The verykool i610 handset from InfoSonics might sound as though it is the next big thing, but unfortunately from the specifications that we’re about to announce, it isn’t that cool after all. This is a 2G feature phone at best, sporting a QWERTY keyboard in an upgrade to the i600. The 2.2″ TFT LCD display is almost archaic, and a 1.3-megapixel CMOS camera makes us feel as though the i610 […]

Burg 5 watch gives you a phone on your wrist
In today’s world where we have wireless Bluetooth headsets, there really isn’t a need for wrist watch phones that were made popular in movies and comics of the past. But the novelty of speaking into a watch never seems to fade, and companies are constantly cashing in on the trend. Latest to join the party is the Burg 5 Watch.All you have to do is plug a SIM card into […]

Sony Ericsson announces Xperia active
In addition to the Xperia ray, Sony Ericsson introduced yet another phone to its Xperia line up. This time it’s the Xperia active – an Android phone with a rugged design to match consumers’ active lifestyles. With a small form factor that is reminiscent of some old school feature phones from the company, it features a rugged-looking body that’s more than just about looks.The compact smartphone has a 3″ Reality […]