MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Science Fiction Dreams That Came True in 2012

Science Fiction Dreams That Came True in 2012

As a longtime reader of science fiction, it’s always interesting to see how the visions of writers eventually become real. Take Arthur C. Clarke’s letter to Wireless World in 1945, which details the geostationary communications satellite network everyone uses today. The satellites are in what is called the “Clarke Orbit.”…

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IR-Blue brings thermal imaging to mobile devices

IR-Blue brings thermal imaging to mobile devices

Wondering if that electrical wall outlet is properly insulated? Want to see if there’s a person standing in that dark alley? Well, perhaps what you need is a thermal imaging system for your smartphone. Soon, you may be able to buy one, in the form of the IR-Blue. Illinois-based hardware…

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Bend me, shape me: Flexible phones ‘out by 2013′

Bend me, shape me: Flexible phones ‘out by 2013′

Imagine treating your phone like a piece of paper.Roll it up. Drop it. Squish it in your backpack. Step on it – without any damage. Researchers are working on just such handsets – razor-thin, paper-like and bendable. There have already been prototypes, attracting crowds at gadget shows. But rumours abound…

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Apple Finds New Battery Supplier to Replace Samsung

Apple Finds New Battery Supplier to Replace Samsung

The relationship between Apple and Samsung, as lucrative as it is for both parties, has soured and may continue to do so more rapidly as both companies distance themselves from each other.  According to reports, Apple has selected Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery to provide iPad and MacBook…

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BlackBerry 10 eliminates need for laptops

BlackBerry 10 eliminates need for laptops

BlackBerry 10 is not too far off a release, with loyal consumers hoping that the revamped operating system provides a much needed boost to the platform and provides a welcome alternative to the ongoing onslaught of multiple Android devices and Apple’s iPhone. RIM recently unveiled to the world that BlackBerry…

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Nexus 7 explodes, lands user free Google Glass

Nexus 7 explodes, lands user free Google Glass

The Nexus 7 has been one of the smokin’ hot tablets of 2012, and unfortunately for one user in China, that was literally the case. The user posted the photo above to a forum on Baidu (China’s home-grown answer to Google), claiming that the device began smoking while plugged in…

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Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation

Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation

Apple and HTC just announced a surprise settlement to their ongoing patent litigation, which spanned multiple lawsuits in courts around the world. The deal will see both companies drop all their charges and sign a 10-year patent cross-licensing agreement, which HTC says will “not have a material adverse impact” on…

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