Category Archives: Mobile

Delphi self-driving car goes coast-to-coast, autonomously

It’s 1903 all over again when it comes to creating firsts in cross-country driving. This time, it’s not just to make it cross-country by car, but to make the longest autonomous drive cross-country in car. A team of Delphi engineers covered 3,400 miles, San Francisco to New York City, over a span of nine days. The…
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Sprint launches Smartphone Encore Challenge

Challenge designed to help reduce electronic waste and encourage mobile innovation. Sprint, Overland Park, Kansas, has launched its inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge in conjunction with Brightstar Corp., Miami, and HOBI International, Batavia, Illinois. Sprint says the challenge calls for students to find profitable and innovative ways to repurpose old smartphones or their components. Nonprofit Net…
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New polymers use visible light to offer 35 times more wireless bandwidth

Over the past 15 years, WiFi has gone from a curiosity to a common feature — it’s not uncommon for desktop systems to ship with WiFi adapters these days. This explosion in capacity and performance has created a significant spectrum crunch that’s left multiple companies hunting for new spectrum or creative ways of re-using existing…
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New aluminum air battery could blow past lithium-ion, runs on water

As battery technologies go, the world has a love-hate relationship with lithium-ion. On the one hand, breakthroughs in Li-ion designs and construction are responsible for the Tesla Model S, new installations, green energy research, and the modern smartphone. On the other hand, lithium-ion limitations are the reason why most EVs have a range of 40-60 miles,…
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Kraftwerk fuel cell will let you charge your phone with gas

Even the largest external battery packs will only free you from the grid for so long before you need to plug in and recharge. Kraftwerk isn’t just another battery, even though it might look like one. This tiny 200g device is actually a self-contained fuel cell that runs on standard lighter gas and can charge…
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Flexible nanogenerator harvests muscle movement to power mobile devices

The consumer world is becoming powered by mobile devices, but those devices are still powered by being tethered to a wall or a reserve power pack. What if you could generate power for your mobile devices simply by moving your body, and the power source was almost unnoticeable? A new device developed at the National…
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It’s 8 Years Since The iPhone Was Unveiled — Look How Terrible The First One Was

It's eight years to the day since Steve Jobs first revealed the iPhone to the world. It was nothing short of a miracle. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and e-waste instead of disposing it into dumpsters. Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half…
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How One Startup Just Changed the Game in the Internet of Things

We've known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy Google products…
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Wireless power system charges devices up to 20 feet away

A plethora of firms are racing to develop a feasible method for delivering power wirelessly, but thus far the best we’ve managed are short-range standards like Qi and PMA. A company called Energous is on hand at CES with a demo of its new wireless power system known amusingly as WattUp. It uses a mix…
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Information Mobility: Why Your Business Can’t Be Without It

Information mobility. Makes you think of phones, doesn’t it? I mean, it even has the word mobility in the title. Mobility, mobile – it makes sense. And yes, information mobility includes the world of mobile technologies. But it’s so much more than that. What is information mobility? It’s being able to digitize decades worth of…
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4 Ways Wearable Technology May Soon Benefit Your Business

The official list of apps now available for the life-capturing, data-aware Google Glass headset is contained inside the custom My Glass app that early owners of the $1,500 device can access. There are unofficial lists, but what you’ll find at either location are a lot of recreation tools, quite a few photo tricks, and more…
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Apple is about to change streaming music—and Spotify should be worried

If you’re an Apple user, be prepared to have Beats, the streaming-music service the company acquired for $3 billion earlier this year, forced down your throats. However you feel about that, the implications for the streaming-music landscape—and indeed the entire music industry—could be far-reaching. The Financial Times is reporting (paywall) that Apple will include Beats in the…
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Is 2014 the Year We Hit the Technology Tipping Point?

Earlier this year, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer said more users would access its content on mobile devices and tablets than on personal computers. That's the type of trigger that has her and many pundits proclaiming 2014 as a "tipping point" for technology. “It makes connecting and trusting people easier,” Mayer told an audience at the World…
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