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Charge Your Cell Phone with Your Voice

South Korean researchers developed a new technique for turning sound into electricity, allowing a mobile phones to be charged while the user is talking over the phone. Charge while you talk? (Image credit: Iddo Genuth) At the Sungkyunkwan University in ...

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iPhone 3G S Overview

Apple has released the next iteration of its iPhone, the iPhone 3G S. Outwardly nearly identical to the existing iPhone 3G at first glance, there are quite a few improvements under its covers. The new phone is considerably faster with ...

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Super Precise GPS

Super Precise GPS

MEMSIC, a semiconductor company located in Andover, Massachusetts, has developed the new MMC212xM, a magnetic sensor that will enable greatly improved location-based services (LBS) in cellular phones and handheld GPS systems. The new component will enable greater precision and automated ...

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HP’s Mobile Beauty Advisor

Cellular phones have added another skill to their long the list of features – providing beauty consultation. Color and imaging science has led researchers at HP Labs to develop a novel color-matching technology that can be installed in any camera-equipped ...

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Dangerous Phones

Dangerous Phones

Last month, a 22-year old Chinese welder died as a result of the explosion of his mobile phone. This was the first fatal accident of this sort, caused by overheated batteries. The initial investigation showed that the phone battery had ...

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Asus P526 at Cebit 2007

Asus P526 at Cebit 2007

At Cebit 2007 ASUS showcased its new slim and light pocket PC phone (PPC) under the designation P526. Here at TFOT we had a chance to talk to Micael Lin form ASUS and play with the beta version of the ...

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Nokia’s Wibree and the Wireless Zoo

Nokia’s Wibree and the Wireless Zoo

Nokia’s cost-effective, short range, wireless technology now under development allows the connection of small, low power devices such as watches and sport sensors to larger devices such as mobile phones and personal computers. This new technology joins an expanding range ...

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