While touchscreen phones may be the wave of the future, they're not doing any favors for the visually impaired. After all, with nothing tactile on the screen, it's tough for them to control it. But this DrawBraille concept is the opposite.
A new tech developed at UCLA would allow touchscreens to power the phones they were attached to via sunlight or ambient light — even the light thrown off by the screen's own backlight.
When Palm launched the webOS mobile software a couple of years ago, it was generally seen as a pretty solid offering and a good alternative to the iPhone. But since then, HP has bought Palm, and not too many webOS devices have been sold. And today, HP killed the OS off.
Google just made a pretty serious move in the mobile space, buying up Motorola Mobility (the Motorola cellphone business) for a whopping $12.5 billion. It's the biggest deal Google has ever made, by far.
Calling a customer service number and being forced to wait on hold is a form of torture. The wasted time, the awful music, the phone bills, it's just a mess. But a new app promises to do all the waiting for you.
During the recent London riots, a lot of cellphones were stolen from various stores, and many of them are now popping up on the internet for sale. Well, you probably don't want one of them, as none of them are going to work.
AT&T has lagged behind Verizon in getting its 4G LTE network up and running, instead choosing to advertise its 3G network as a 4G network and hope people didn't ask too many questions. But not for much longer! AT&T should have it's first real 4G phone running on its LTE network by the end of the year.
Due to restrictions in the App Store against apps that duplicate the features of Apple's built-in Apps, Google hasn't been allowed to offer up a Gmail app. So instead, they've made the mobile version of Gmail behave as much like an App as they could.
OK, not to be overly skeptical here, but I seriously doubt this Japanese "Mosquito Buster" smartphone app actually keeps mosquitos away.
Solar power is wonderful. Really, it is. And if you don't think so, it means that you hate the planet, and you don't hate the planet, do you? The one teeny tiny little problem with solar power is that so far it's proven to be more or less useless with the things that could really benefit from it, like mobile electronics. So what's the problem?