DoCoMo Develops 8-Band Power Amp for Phones
NTT DoCoMo announced that it has developed a prototype multi-band power amplifier that has eight frequency bands between 700MHz and 2.5GHz. This amplifier will allow manufacturers to make phones that can contain different cellular radios, such as LTE, GSM and UMTS. Power amplifiers are what boosts cell phone's transmitting capabilities, allowing them to connect to cell towers. The new amplifier from DoCoMo is small enough that it can be used in mobile phones without increasing their size.
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Google has two new apps rolling out designed to help the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing use their smartphones to understand people speaking aloud around them. Live Transcribe is an app that listens, converts speech to text, and simply displays a live transcript on the screen of what's being said aloud nearby.
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The FCC today approved four new Google Pixel phones, two of which seem US-bound, both of which include short-range 60 GHz radios, commonly used for the technology known as WiGig, Wireless Display, or 802.11ad. WiGig is fast enough to send 4K video or real-time VR wirelessly.
With something like this, it will be easier for AT&T to switch to LTE when they decide to do so...
Now I don't have to.....