Upcoming Hyundai Cars Will Use Smartphones as Keys
Future Smartphones
If you keep on misplacing the car keys, future smartphones can help you unlock the door. Researchers at Hyundai have developed an innovative system that allows smartphones to work as car keys. The technology will be ready for commercial use within couple of years. Instead of Bluetooth, the method is based on NFC (New Field Communication), which allows users to …
World’s Smallest Mobile Antenna is Introduced
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Sofant Technologies has announced a revolutionary antenna design, which could transform the overall design of future tablets and smartphones. Despite the significantly smaller antenna size; short battery life, dropped calls and poor reception will be things of the past. Following years of development and research, Sofant is now aiming to license its innovative antenna design. Antenna technology hasn’t kept pace …
Future Windows Phone Devices Might Have Whack-to-Silence Feature
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Microsoft has filed a patent application for an interesting method to silence a mobile device. A swift whack will tell the operating system to activate the silent mode. The patent is titled “controlling audio of a device” and the phone simply monitors data delivered by the accelerometer. So if the system detects specific kind of jolt, the speaker is turned …
Future Smartphones May Feature Self-Charging Battery
Future Smartphones
Experts from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a self-charging battery that could significantly reduce battery woes among users. The assembly looks like a unit that can simultaneously generate and store energy. A group of researchers envisions that the technology could adequately power mobile gadgets. When the battery is subjected to some amount of stress, some power is stored. …