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Future Smartphones Could Eventually Use Micro Vacuum Technology

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Micro vacuum pumps developed as part of DARPA’s Chip-Scale Vacuum Micro Pumps (CSVMP) program could pave the way for faster processors in smartphones.

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Researchers create ‘subconscious’ mode to boost smartphone battery life

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Do you ever wonder why your battery still gets drained even if you set it in an inactive mode? Scientists have found a way to prolong the life of your smartphones or Wi-Fi device battery by way of a “subconscious mode” which they claim can extend battery life by as much as 54 percent.

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Researchers Find Way to Extend Battery Life

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Scientists from the University of Michigan said that mobile phones that are in power-saving mode and not actively sending or receiving files or messages still use battery power for searching communication channels and anticipating incoming information. According to the researchers, a new “subconscious mode” for phones and other Wi-Fi enabled mobile units can help extend the life of the battery by 54 per cent.

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Shrinking antennas could mean smaller cellphones

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While no one wants a smaller screen, shrinking the phone's antenna could pave the way for even smaller phones and consumer electronics, according to engineering researchers at the University of Michigan.

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