5G is the next major phase of mobile telecommunications and follows the global adoption of the 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard since 2012. A new report from China states that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has started research and testing of the 5G technology.
If you are someone who dislikes wearing or carrying fitness trackers or simply does not want to invest in a tracker then this should be good news for you. Researchers at MIT have come up with a way for you to track you pulse using just your smartphone even if it is not in your hand.
Battery life has always been a problem when it comes to smartphones, we have been talking about solar powered smartphones from quite some time now, but have never come up with a good solution, but a research team has come up with a new concept of OLED displays which have solar cells embedded in them, and this really looks like the perfect solution, at least for now.
Researchers from the Intrepridus Group have found out a security flaw in the bridge feature of the Blackberry Playbook tablet which could potentially let hackers have complete control over a user’s email and calendar.
The Android Market surpassed 500,000 applications in the month of September. Although more that 37% of submissions have been taken out over the course time for an assortment of excuses, the Android Market transcended 500,000 issued applications last month as recorded by a mobile app market intelligence firm research2guidance. This firm also stated that the Apple’s App Store has had more than 600,000 bestselling submissions till date having 24% of apps have been removed. This is what the firm had to say – “Although Apple regularly cleans up its store from inappropriate or outdated content, its active application share still exceeds that of Android,” it also stated about Apple – “It is likely that the more rigid application submission requirements prevent developers from publishing multiple trial or low quality applications whereas publishers in the Android Market place a lot of market testing, trials, demo and malware content.”
According to a new report by research firm Berg insight, shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/3G handsets increased 92 percent across the around the globe. Over 150 million GPS-enabled phones were shipped in 2009 and forecasts for 2014 stand at a mighty 770 million units
According to research firm Juniper Research , Symbian Handset Shipments could double by 2014.The firm sees a mobile phone market being dominated by phones running an open source OS
Fonearena had covered the story of mobile phones affecting sleep patterns according to a research.
Another study funded by the Mobile Manufacturers Association, undertaken by the Electromagnetic Academy based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the United States, has concluded that mobile phones severely disrupt sleep patterns.
“According to the study, monitoring under laboratory conditions showed the initial ‘light’ phases of sleep in the subjects were affected. In addition, “exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals, components of sleep, believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear, are adversely affected.” The research also found that those exposed to mobile phones during their sleep appear to have more headaches, than those not exposed.”
While France has recently become the latest country to advice against excessive use of mobile phones, particularly by children, it is clear that other countries need to follow suit.
If you use your handset like an alarm clock, here’s warning that you must stop doing it.
A recent study conducted in Sweden, where 36 women and 35 men were subjected to a laboratory experiment were exposed to 884 MHz GSM radiation or placebo shows that your handset may be interfering with your sleep pattern/cycle and even altering it.
Twenty-two women and sixteen men reported symptoms they specifically related to mobile phone use. The radiation exposed subjects reported a delay to reach the first cycle of deep sleep, and further, the amount of sleep was also decreased. They also reported to have more headaches.
The study indicated that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals, components of sleep, believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear, are adversely affected. Continue reading “Mobile Hazard – Keep it away from your bedside, it may be interfering with your sleep!”
The no of mobile users in India is increasing again month after month. A TRAI report suggests that India added a whooping 8.3 million mobile users in November 2007 compared to the 8 million odd added in October.
Land line usage is declining due to the portability factor and Mobility is playing a vital part in India’s growth story.Total telephone user base is expected Continue reading “India added a whooping 8.3 million mobile users in November 2007”
Mobile phones do a lot these days. They are serving every purpose known to man to keep him informed and updated and to enable him to keep track of his appointments, commitments etc. Mobiles also help you keep connected.
Now mobile phones will also do much more. Nokia revealed the Eco Sensor concept a few days ago, which is a mobile phone and a sensing device that will help monitor your health and environment as well.
LG and a team of Canadian Researchers (from the University of Edmonton in Alberta) are busy inventing a system that will enable you to record your vital signs, such as temperature, heart rate and blood pressure, and then transmit them, through your cell phone to your doctor or medical assistant.
Incredible I would say! Continue reading “LG to introduce mobile technology for medical purposes”
Nokia N Series carried out an entertainment study with the help of Future Laboratory. They call it the Entertainment Study. Nokia interviewed trendsetters from 17 different countries about their entertainment and digital lifestyle. This study also included India. Continue reading “Nokia Entertainment Study defines Next Episode in Entertainment”