The problem with scientific papers is that they hide about half of the interesting stuff. Recently, a group of scientists set out to directly measure a property of a laser, something that goes by the exciting-sounding name of "spatial hole burning." In the process, though, they discovered how to turn a laser into a very high-speed microwave device, a discovery that may make the next generations of Wi-Fi and mobile data much easier to implement. Was this discovery an accident, or did the scientists know that the application potential was there before they started? The paper is silent on the issue. But are we seriously going to put a laser in every cell phone? Your laser is full of holes When you form a picture of light from a laser, you might imagine something like light from a laser pointer: red or green, a nice directed beam, possibly a bit sparkly when you shine it on the wall. Lasers emit light with a single pure color, right? Unfortunately, life is not that simple. A laser needs … [Read more...] about Laser-powered cell phone transmitters could be in your future
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Until recently, INQ was a company that nobody had heard of. But it managed to make it big with their socially-oriented, feature phone product that includes handsets such as the INQ1 that got the best device award at MWC 2009. The manufacturer then released two other BREW-based cell phones in quick succesion, the Chat 3G and Mini 3G and so far, INQ has cashed in on more than 700 000 units in total, despite the fact their devices are available on a limited number of markets. INQ´s plans include Android-based cell phones that, according to company´s CEO, will be released in 2010. Keeping in mind what these guys achieved with BREW, we cannot wait to see what they will come up with using the richer, more advanced Google-made platform. We don´t have to be fortune tellers to know INQ´s products can give the upcoming socially-oriented Motorola handsets based on the new MOTOBLUR interface a good run for the money, but INQ will have to enter the … [Read more...] about INQ working on Android-powered cell phone
With a major Hurricane set to hit heavily populated regions of the U.S. as early as Thursday, those who rely heavily on their cell phone to stay in touch will need to take precautions. The Weather Channel ran a story about what to do to keep your handset running after a storm. In the report, a Verizon spokesman by the name of Gordon Cook says that even if your home has no power, you can still use your Verizon phone because Big Red's cell towers have either a permanent back-up generator or an 8 hour battery that goes live when the power dies. Cook adds that even if you can't get a voice call out, you might be able to communicate by texting. Without power, cell phone users need to stretch out the life of their battery. Texting takes less out of your battery than making a phone call. And while experts suggest keeping your phone on only when it is necessary, when you do have the power on you should make sure that your display is set to the lowest "Brightness" setting . The … [Read more...] about Weather Channel gives tips on using your cell phone after a Hurricane
There are well over a thousand models in Samsung's cell phone portfolio, ranging from basic handsets and pocket-friendly feature phones to top-of-the-line Galaxy smartphones. The phones we're highlighting today are far from smart, yet we do think their uniqueness makes them worthy of a spot under the sun... quite literally. In 2009, Samsung released the world's first solar-powered cell phone. It was known as the Samsung Guru E1107 and featured a solar cell built into its back plate. When exposed to sunlight, the cell generated electricity which in turn recharged the phone's battery. The small solar cell could not provide a lot of power, however. To generate the charge needed for a 5- to 10-minute voice call, the phone had to absorb an hour's worth of solar energy. Still, the solar charging feature made sense given the markets the phone was aimed at. The handset was designed for consumers living in developing markets and areas where power outages were a frequent occurrence. The Guru … [Read more...] about Did you know that Samsung launched the first solar-powered cell phone?
posted on 22 Mar 2015, 20:37 20 1. MarquiX (unregistered) No, but I'm not surprised. They are the most innovative phone company there is. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 20:54 9 2. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015) wow innovative posted on 23 Mar 2015, 02:18 1 11. brunelian92 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 Feb 2015) Tbh it's no more innovative than a calculator. You just slap a solar cell in the back. The term innovative is used too lightly. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 21:22 1 3. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014) Not a good option for a rainy day hehe just kidding, its a good idea. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 21:58 5 4. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 717; Member since: 21 Dec 2010) Samsung isn't going anywhere. It's laughable when people say that crap. They are singlehandedly pushing the smartphone industry forward. That's a fact. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 22:24 0 5. DirtyDan23 (Posts: 280; Member since: 12 Aug 2014) Nifty posted on 22 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Did you know that Samsung launched the first solar-powered cell phone?