Inventor of the first cell phone is hopeful that new tech will improve it

Cell phone - Brick phone

Marty Cooper feels that this device definitely has a dark side, but he’s optimistic for its future. The first cell phone call ever made was placed in New York City on April 3, 1973, by its inventor, Martin Cooper, using a massive gray prototype gadget. He and his team at Motorola had only recently developed the technology he was testing. The device that has now managed to change the world was invented by Cooper fifty years ago. Obviously, the original cell phone looked absolutely nothing like the slim, touchscreen devices…

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Scientists successfully place calls on battery-less mobile phone

battery-less mobile phone

A team of researchers have developed the first cell phone that does not require a traditional power source. A team of scientists have developed a new battery-less mobile phone and have managed to use it to place Skype calls. The mobile device consumes next to no energy. It requires so little power that it can operate on energy collected from ambient light or radio signals. Though the device is far from being as powerful as a smartphone, the battery free mobile technology is fascinating. At the moment, the battery-less mobile…

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The difference Siri has made to our interaction with computers

Augmented reality mobile marketing

Siri, the new voice recognition technology from Apple, has resulted in a significant fundamental change in the way we interact with digital devices such as computers, as well as with each other, to a certain extent. Apple, under Eric Schmidt, has recognized that there will soon be a time when we will no longer need to type things into a query box and search through a long line of results that potentially contain what is sought. Technology like Siri will also help to ensure that computer users won’t need to…

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U.S. courts wrestle with legality of using mobile device location data to track criminals

Mobile Privacy Issues

Congress and courts across the country are working to understand the balance between a criminal’s right to privacy and the need of law enforcement to be able to locate criminals, as they debate over the use of global positioning systems (GPS), which are a technology commonly found in most new mobile phones and other devices, for tracking criminals. In Maryland, U.S. District Judge Susan K. Gauvey, has denied federal authorities a warrant that they were seeking in order to locate a suspect through the use of the GPS data in…

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Texas Instruments unveils NFC transceiver with smallest power for better design development and data transfers

Texas Instruments Headquaters

Texas Instruments Incorporated has announced its development of the near field communications (NFC) transceiver with the lowest power, changing the way the industry looks at ultra-low-powered contactless short-range communication. When compared to the competition, this new device, called the TRF7970A, extends the life of the battery up to twice as long. This is because it provides the user with eight power mode options, ranging from The transceivers have software that is easy-to-configure, so that developers can rapidly begin their work. Developers are also capable of accessing all of the control…

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