Smartphone sensors collect enough data to detect when you’ve used weed

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Rutgers University researchers found that phones have a 90 percent cannabis use detection accuracy. A team of researchers from Rutgers University have determined that data collected through nothing more than smartphone sensors, when combined with machine learning, can be enough to detect if someone has been using marijuana. The researchers’ goal was to develop a passive cannabis usage detection proof-of-concept method. The research goal was to develop a proof-of-concept passive detection method for marijuana use which could be used as an alternative to the current conventional detection methods such as…

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Samsung is working on a smartphone technology to develop a one-of-a-kind screen

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Samsung is continuing its efforts in creating an “all screen” smartphone. Samsung’s latest smartphones are the closest the company has come to providing its customers with smartphone technology that has a huge amount of screen real estate. That said, these devices – the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus – are still far from being an “all screen” smartphone. Samsung is on track to making a mobile phone display that features only a screen. The company’s Vice President of the display R&D group, Yang Byung-duk, stated in…

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Mobile technology can reduce a carbon footprint

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Recent predictions have said smartphones and similar tech slash emissions by 180 million metric tons. According to a report that was recently released by Carbon Trust, the use of mobile technology is contributing to the ability to avoid the addition of 180 million metric tons of carbon emissions into the air throughout Europe and the United States. That amount represents about five times the level of emissions that are required to operate mobile networks. The report stated that the savings in carbon emissions by mobile technology are the direct result…

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Fake mobile technology towers are tracking device users

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In some areas of the U.S., police are using the masts to “trick” smartphones into revealing their locations. The results of a recent investigation that was conducted by USA Today has revealed that police in some areas regularly use artificial mobile technology towers for the purposes of tracking smartphone users. These towers connect to smartphones in order to fool them into disclosing their current locations. This mobile technology isn’t being used on the regular public. Instead, it is being applied to a location tracking effort for criminals. However, that isn’t…

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Amazon drones could use smartphone technology to locate customers

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The online marketplace has been looking into this delivery technology for some time and is filing many patents. At this point, it doesn’t come as a surprise to many that Amazon drones are in the works at the massive online marketplace, which loves to invest in the creation of new and potentially revolutionary forms of technology, but recent patent application publications have revealed a great deal more as to the way that the delivery system could end up functioning. These UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) may be able to track a…

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