Two Out Of Three Phones Sold Are Now Smartphones

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It’s official, smartphones have moved beyond the toys of the wealthy, nerdy or business elite- though this probably isn’t shocking news to anyone. According to information from Nielson, 53% of consumers in the US are purchasing smartphones, and 2 out of 3 new phones purchased last month in the United States were of the smart variety.

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iPhone 5 Could Have Kinect-like Micro Projector

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There is a limit to how big the display of a smartphone can be and it’s always better if we can watch photos and videos on devices with bigger screens. But in the future, a new LED projector being developed by the researchers at Fraunhofer could be able to help.

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Indoor Sensor Allows Navigation Inside Buildings

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You may not have any problems finding a building in a busy city via the GPS receiver in your handset, but it won’t be helpful once you step inside one. How will you find the elevator or the bathroom or the fire exit? This problem could soon be a thing of the past all thanks to a new system, called the MST-Smartsense Sensor, from Fraunhofer which uses simple sensors to enable in-building navigation. They have introduced a tiny module that could work with tablets and smartphones.

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X-Ray Vision Smartphones Could Arrive In The Future

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Your smartphone allows you to stay in touch with your family and friends, take photos and videos, play with thousands of apps, and do a lot more, and in the future, it might also give you the power of x-ray vision. Yes, you read that right. A new imager chip, designed by the researchers at UT Dallas, could turn your handset into a portable x-ray vision device that can see through walls, wood and other objects.

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New RIM Patent Would Result In An Increase In SAR

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Research In Motion (RIM) filed a patent for a technology back in November 2007 and it was granted to them today after 5 long years. The technology allows for the smartphone to automatically adjust earpiece volume based on the “estimated degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port”. That’s really convenient, but is it really safe?

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Who Bricked The Electric Car? You Did!

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According to an article by Michael Degusta over at theunderstatement.com, if a Tesla electric car, such as the Roadster is parked unplugged, it will eventually become what the company calls a “brick”. The vehicle can no more be started or even pushed down the road. This is the result of the car’s always-on subsystems which continually feed on the battery.

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Virtually Eliminate Wandering People.. From Your Future Smartphone Photographs (Video)

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If you don’t want random strangers crowding your precious photographic memories, check out what Swedish photography firm Scalado has come out with.  The app called Remove, claims to be the world’s first optical removal software for smartphones.  Scalado says the new app will help you remove unwanted moving subjects from your photographs. It works just like you would imagine it to. The Remove app takes burst of shots in succession, you will have to keep the camera still on the person or thing you are taking a photo of. It then recognizes the moving objects in the frame by comparing the different shots, then it will highlight the objects in motion allowing you to select the ones you want to be removed. The final product will be a perfect photo of just your dear loved ones.

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Future Apps Will Help Detect Mood And Prevent Depression

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Soon, substance abuse could become a thing of the past and those inclined towards addiction and troubled by stress will be able to carry help, be it rehab or therapy or just plain support, in their pockets; in their smartphones actually.

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Android Accounts For More Than Half Of Smartphones Sold In Q3

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Android is on the rise. In fact, when you look at the sales numbers for Q3 2011 and compare them to the sales numbers for the same period one year prior, you’ll see that Google’s mobile operating system has effectively doubled its market share.

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DoCoMo Goes Crazy with BMI, UV, Breath Analyzer and Radiation Detection Smartphone ‘Jackets’

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Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo, has launched three smartphone smart jackets which will probably never see the light of day and are so gigantic it would seem to be quite useless in today’s compact portable on the go culture and should probably be called smartphone parkas.

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Freescale’s new i.MX 6 processors to make quad core smartphones

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In the on-going quest to do more with less, Freescale Semiconductor continues to deliver what we need to power our mobiles, tablets, and other infotainment appliances. The Austin-based manufacturers have announced the launch of their i.MX 6 series of quad-, dual- and single-core applications processors for 2011.

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