Despite the Doctor's supposition (Doctor Who, The Stolen Earth) that the bees were led off planet by wavelengths in the Tandocca Scale, it seems the answer is more terrestrial. A new study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology reports that honeybees are "fatally confused by the electromagnetic signals coming out of cellphones."
Touchscreens are great, but you do feel like you're losing something without being able to really feel the icons and buttons on the screen. That's not the case with this new prototype screen from Kajimoto Labs at Tokyo's University of Electro-Communications.
What if talking more often and talking louder on your cellphone could actually charge it? Would you stop texting so much? Electrical engineers at the Institute of Nanotechnology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul are working on converting background noise, music and voice calls from a cellphone into electricity.
At this point the only feature missing from the ever-changing category of smartphones like the iPhone is durability. Now this new Paper Phone prototype may mean the beginnings of a new phone paradigm for the future of mobile devices.
RIM just announced BlackBerry 7, the new mobile OS that's coming to the BlackBerry Bold Touch.
When disasters strike and take down AT&T's cell towers, they generally bring in big trucks that serve as temporary replacement towers. But they now have an even more portable solution: towers in suitcases.
If you see someone with one of those bad boys above, you probably want to keep your phone as far away from it as possible. That's the UFED Physical Pro, and it's capable of pulling literally everything off your phone, even if you "deleted" it.
The generally accepted wisdom at the moment is that the next iPhone, the iPhone 5, will essentially be exactly the same as the iPhone 4, but with a faster processor, more RAM and a better camera. But former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky hears otherwise.
In order to avoid the whole guy-losing-the-new-iPhone-in-a-bar fiasco from last year, Apple is now handing out iPhone prototypes that have new guts but look exactly the same as the iPhone 4. They're calling it the iPhone 4S.
One way to improve just about anything without spending too much money and/or effort on it is to just make it less inefficient. There's a lot of inefficiency in our wireless networks, and researchers at MIT have been able to use simple GPS tricks to reduce dropped calls and improve data rates.