Tag Archives | Smartphones
Mobile Battery Life can be Prolonged with System Settings

Mobile Battery Life can be Prolonged with System Settings

By using crowdsourced measurements researchers explain the energy impact of smartphone system settings, and their results show how to improve a mobile device’s battery lifetime by adjusting the settings. The NODES research group from University of Helsinki, Finland, has studied how the impact of different settings on battery lifetime can be estimated using crowdsourced measurements [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
How Sensor-Packed Smartphones Can Read Your Mood, Guard Your Data and Wreak Havoc in the Wrong Hands

How Sensor-Packed Smartphones Can Read Your Mood, Guard Your Data and Wreak Havoc in the Wrong Hands

Smartphones can already do pretty much everything, right? Actually, UAB computer scientists have a few more ideas. They’re tapping into the accelerometers, proximity sensors and other environment-aware chips packed into modern phones to help users stay safe — and keep ahead of the bad guys.   Here are seven innovations that could be coming soon [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Smartphone Apps Just as Accurate as Wearable Devices for Tracking Physical Activity

Although wearable devices have received significant attention for their ability to track an individual’s physical activity, most smartphone applications are just as accurate, according to a new research letter in JAMA. The study tested 10 of the top-selling smartphone apps and devices in the United States by having 14 participants walk on a treadmill for [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Diabetes App Developed for Smartphone

Diabetes App Developed for Smartphone

An app for smartphones automatically calculates the carbohydrate content of a meal. The programme called “GoCARB” enables diabetics to better plan their meals and to control their blood glucose easier. GoCARB was developed at the ARTORG Institute of the University of Bern in close cooperation with Bern University Hospital. Approximately 366 million people worldwide — [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Turkeys Inspire Smartphone-Capable Early Warning System for Toxins

Turkeys Inspire Smartphone-Capable Early Warning System for Toxins

Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals. But bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that changes color when exposed to chemical vapors. This feature makes the sensors valuable detectors of toxins or airborne pathogens.   [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Voltage Says PC Sales Slump Reinforces Need for Data-Centric Security

Voltage Says PC Sales Slump Reinforces Need for Data-Centric Security

Voltage Security says PC sales slump heralds the accelerating data governance challenge facing most large organizations Cupertino, Calif., July 15, 2013 — Commenting on Gartner’s latest quarterly PC sales analysis – which shows Q2 2013 shipments down 10.9 percent from Q2 2012 worldwide, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of falling sales – Voltage Security says [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Latest Experian report highlights our love affair with smartphones – and the risk this poses to corporate data

Latest Experian report highlights our love affair with smartphones – and the risk this poses to corporate data

“By all means allow staff to use their smartphones to communicate on the move – using voice, text and basic email. But when it comes to risking the integrity of the company’s data, encryption at source is the best security defense possible.” – Dave Anderson, Voltage Security CUPERTINO, CA, May 30, 2013 — Commenting on [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Voltage Security says US Army’s data insecurity problems are a lesson for us all

Voltage Security says US Army’s data insecurity problems are a lesson for us all

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 3, 2013 — Commenting on a report from the US Inspector General’s office on the effects of BYOD (bring your own devices) on US military data security – which found that military command was unaware of more than 14,000 mobile devices in active use across the US Army – Voltage Security says [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Xenon Flash for Photos in Dark from Smart Phones

Xenon Flash for Photos in Dark from Smart Phones

A Singapore invention looks set to equip mobile phones with a built-in, small yet powerful Xenon flash, allowing consumers to take great photos even in low-light conditions. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have made a revolutionary capacitor that overcomes the limitations of current capacitors, which are needed to store enough energy to fire a [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Quick, Efficient Chip Cleans Up Common Flaws in Amateur Photographs

Quick, Efficient Chip Cleans Up Common Flaws in Amateur Photographs

Your smartphone snapshots could be instantly converted into professional-looking photographs with just the touch of a button, thanks to a processor chip developed at MIT.   The chip, built by a team at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory, can perform tasks such as creating more realistic or enhanced lighting in a shot without destroying the scene’s [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }