Everything is always 100% better after a nice little nap, and Wi-Fi is no exception. By allowing smartphones to take sub-second naps while waiting to transfer data, it's possible to double battery life with just a clever piece of software.
What would make you pay $6,700 for a cellphone? The world's fastest mobile processor, or crispest screen? Well, this Tag Heuer phone has neither of those things, but it does have snakeskin on it, so that's something I suppose.
With NFC wireless payment technology taking its sweet time to integrate itself into anything useful, the market is wide open for some clever new system to save us all from the hassle of having to carry around and use credit cards to pay for stuff. One company has hit on a way to make payments without any fancy hardware, using music only machines can hear.
Android users who are looking to upgrade to the most badass phone that OS has to offer should take a gander at the upcoming Google Nexus 4G, which is crammed to the gills with pretty much everything you could want in a phone.
When you're camping, there's a pretty obvious shortage of power outlets around for you to charge up your gadgets with. But if you bring along the Hatsuden-Nabe, you can juice up your phone using only a campfire.
From the U.K.'s Vodafone comes this colossal phone charger (or a rather standard-sized 18-wheeler, depending on how you look at it). It weighs 44 tons, has a retractable staircase and also a secure bank of lockers that can charge 2,000 cellphones of different makes all at once.
Following in the footsteps of AT&T, Verizon is planning to kill off its unlimited data plans, instead switching to a tiered system that will charge heavy users more to download via their phones. Sigh.
Apple already shrunk down the SIM in its iPhone 4 adn ipad, using a micro-SIM to save space. But apparently even that micro-SIM is too big for Apple, who wants and even tinier SIM to take hold in even tinier gadgets.
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.