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Oct 8, 2018, 6:17 AM

Part-organic invention can be used in bendable mobile phones

Engineers at ANU have invented a semiconductor with organic and inorganic materials that can convert electricity into light very efficiently, and it is thin and flexible enough to help make devices such as mobile phones bendable.

The invention also opens the door to a new generation of high-performance electronic devices made with organic materials that will be biodegradable or that can be easily recycled, promising to help substantially reduce e-waste.

The organic component has the thickness of just one atom - made from just carbon and hydrogen - and forms part of the semiconductor that the ANU team developed. The inorganic component has the thickness of around two atoms. The hybrid structure can convert electricity into light efficie...

May 19, 2017, 3:06 AM

What is Google Lens? Google Lens announced at Google I/O 2017

Google Lens is the intelligent camera app that can actually read, understand and interact with the information within your photos.

Google said its new Lens app will be available later this year. Google's CEO Sunder Pichai made the announcement about Google Lens at his keynote speech in the Google I/O 17.

Google Lens is a super-powered version of Google Googles

Google Lens Turns Your Phone Camera Into an AI-Powered Visual Search Tool

At launch, Google Lens will be implemented into Google Assistant and Google Photos.

Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to not only detect an object but understand what it detects and offer actions based on what it sees.

To trans...

Mar 17, 2017, 6:00 AM

Amazon is rolling out Alexa inside the Amazon App for iPhones

Amazon is bringing its intelligent personal assistant Alexa to the iPhone right inside of the Amazon app.

There will be a microphone icon near the top of the screen Inside the Amazon App for iOS.
You can press that microphone icon to call up Alexa. You’ll be able to ask the assistant almost anything you’d normally be able to ask through a device like the amazon Echo.
i-e You can ask it to make purchases for you, look up facts, or control smart home products.

But still there is a major difference between Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. Since Siri is built-in with the operating system we can talk to siri without opening any app, but for speaking with Amazon Alexa, we have to open the Amazon App first.
Amazon says this new feature be...

Mar 1, 2017, 6:04 AM

YouTube TV - YouTube launches its own streaming TV Service in U.S

YouTube is launching its own Streaming TV Service named as YouTube TV in United States.

YouTube TV offers Live TV streaming from more than 40 Live TV channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks.

YouTube TV includes major sports networks like ESPN and regional sports networks like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, so you can watch your favorite NBA or MLB teams. YouTube TV has also partnered with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live.

With YouTube TV, you’ll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on ...

Feb 10, 2017, 6:35 AM

Secure Wireless Chargers

Counterfeit chargers for portable electronics are a major problem. At the end of 2016, Apple claimed that of 100 Apple-branded charging accessories it bought on Amazon, 90 were counterfeits. Around the same time, Britain’s Chartered Trading Standards Institute reported that of 400 counterfeit chargers it bought from a range of online retailers, 397 failed a basic safety test.

In the last few years, portable electronics that can be recharged wirelessly have started coming to market. In an effort to get ahead of the problem of counterfeit wireless chargers — which could cause power surges that fry a device’s circuitry — researchers from MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories have built a chip that blocks attempts to wirelessly charge a...

Jan 23, 2017, 5:16 AM

Smartphone Microscope offers cost-effective DNA Sequencing and Genetic Mutation analysis

Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, the sequence of chemical bases is incredibly important in how DNA functions and codes our lives.

One reason scientists pay close attention to DNA sequence is that it can help them identify a gene or a mutation that may cause a disease. But the analysis typically requires sending patients’ cell and tissue samples to well-equipped labs, which in many cases are located far away. This is a particular challenge in settings with limited resources — in developing countries and underdeveloped communities, for example — where health care workers do not always hav...

Jan 2, 2017, 4:11 AM

LG Robots to take center stage at CES 2017

LG Electronics (LG) has planned to preview advanced robot technologies at CES 2017, to showcase its innovations in artificial intelligence.

AI is expected to be a major theme of CES 2017 which is going to start in few days in Las Vegas.

By leveraging powerful analytical processing power, LG’s robotic lineup will be able to navigate complex environments and decipher the most efficient and effective path to accomplish tasks, making people’s lives easier at every touch-point.

Innovating beyond LG technologies already found in the LG HOM-BOT automated vacuum cleaner, LG’s first non-cleaning robots are equipped with AI technologies enabling them to be employed in the home, in tandem with other smart appliances, outdoors, as well as in p...

Dec 30, 2016, 3:50 AM

AI Dancer - LuminAI watches Dancing Person and improvises its own moves using AI

An Artificial Intelligence system developed by Georgia Institute of Technology watches dancing person and improvises its own moves based on prior experiences. When the human responds, the computerized figure or “virtual character” reacts again, creating an impromptu dance couple based on artificial intelligence (AI).

This project is named as LuminAI, and it is housed inside a 15-foot-tall geodesic dome.

It learns how to dance by paying attention to which moves the current user is doing and when. The more moves it sees, the better and deeper the computer’s dance vocabulary. It then uses this vocabulary as a basis for future improvisation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU-hmEwd8bw »

Dec 9, 2016, 6:30 AM

Facebook’s Year in Review 2016. Most Popular News in 2016

Facebook has released a video highlighting the most talked about global topics in Facebook’s 2016 Year in Review.

The top 10 moments of this year’s Year in Review were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and November 27, 2016. To put this list together, mentions were analyzed in an aggregated, anonymized way and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook. The top 10 Live videos were measured by total cumulative views.

Watch this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_sx48Cl8Fs »

Oct 5, 2016, 4:04 AM

Toyota to Launch Sales of 'Kirobo Mini', a Small Talking Robot. Cost of Kirobo Mini is around $390

Japan’s largest automaker Toyota will begin selling a 10-centimeter-tall (4 inch) talking robot called Kirobo Mini across Japan in early 2017. This Robot is Priced at around $390, and it is small enough to fit into a car cupholder.
Toyota is billing Kirobo as capable of responding to human emotions while engaging in conversation and moving its head and hands.

Toyota will position Kirobo as a communication partner developed for companionship just as surveys of Japanese consumers show a declining affinity for automobiles. One poll by Japan’s automakers association released in April found about 30 percent of respondents under age 30 had no interest in cars at all.

Kirobo Mini is a miniature communication partner developed to provide comp...

Sep 30, 2016, 9:50 AM

LG Envy 2 phone UX9100 help

Got phone new when it first came out, I put a sd card in it and took photos of my kids with it .
My son used those photos to make a slide show on this phone so when I open the phone I see the slide show photos.
About a year later I found that the sd card had been corrupted and the photos that were on it were gone.
Got a new sd card and was able to transfer the photos that on the phones memory to the card and put them on my computer, the slide show photos were not there they came from the old sd card not from the phones memory.
Now here is were I need help, when I turn the phone on and open it I see the slide show photos flipping buy but I cannot find them any where on the phone and I looked every where the only photos that I can see a...

Sep 10, 2016, 6:25 AM

Team of Robots Learns to Work Together, Without Colliding

When roboticists create behaviors for teams of robots, they first build algorithms that focus on the intended task. Then they wrap safety behaviors around those primary algorithms to keep the machines from running into each other. Each robot is essentially given an invisible bubble that other robots must stay away from. As long as nothing touches the bubble, the robots move around without any issues. But that’s where the problems begin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDh-zalCvUo »

Aug 24, 2016, 3:46 AM

MIT built a Self-assembling Cell Phone. It is Useful for Google's project Ara ph

Consumer Electronics assembly requires a tremendus amount of manual labor, or highly customzied robotics.
This leads to increased cost, assembly time and energy consumption.
Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have come with an amazing solution to handle these issues.

Their new project explores how with a few components, a source of energy, and the right interactions, a cell phone could "build itself," without the need for human or even high-tech automation

They have a rough prototype for the self-assembled cell phone. It's composed of six parts that assemble into two different phones. The parts are put into a tumbler (think of something like a cement mixer) and tossed around until the parts click together into the phones.


May 30, 2016, 3:18 AM

iPhone 6S Repair

So I dropped my 6S in water while charging. The bottom part of the iPhone was in a bucket no deeper than the home button for maybe five minutes. All working fine. I took it off the charger and it sat for a while. Screen was very responsive but I noticed the volume was stuck on headphone mode while no headphones were plugged in. I plugged in headphones to see if that would fix the problem but it did not.

After I unplugged the headphones the screen went completely black. I did a hard reboot and the Apple logo came on but soon all went black. I called my phone from another and it was ringing fine, alerts were sounding fine as well.

I left it alone again for some hours off of the charger. I wanted it to die out completely. I would know b...
2 replies

Jan 22, 2015, 8:37 AM

The best cell phone ever!

I would like to make a present for a very good person, I need your advice. What is the best cell phone nowadays? The very very best!!! The sum of money does not matter for me.
2 replies

May 16, 2016, 4:18 PM

iphone is better

it has the blue texts

Jun 1, 2011, 12:31 PM

Why I prefer the iPhone over ANDROID

first off I do work in cellular, and I am very aware that I make crap commission wise selling iPhone. I totally understand where people come from when they hate this phone for that reason. But there sure seems to be a lot of hate aimed at this phone and I see a lot of threads about why android is better.

I decided I would make a thread about why I wouldnt choose Android over iPhone

1. I do not like the look and feel of Android OS. To me Android does not have a polished look to it well thought out interface. The icons all look very amateur in comparison to iPhone. It also just doesnt seem to run as smoothly all the time.

2. The battery life of Android devices doesnt seem to last as long as my iPhone 4. Most my friends use Android...
38 replies

Jul 14, 2015, 10:19 AM

Should Apple implement wireless charging concept in a typical “Apple Way”?

The concept of wireless charging is becoming a standard feature in flagship Smartphones. The latest Smartphones from Samsung, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge features wireless charging concept that is compatible with both standards of wireless charger and because of this it is garnering more attention from the consumers across the world.

Most of the Android based devices these days have inbuilt wireless charging feature, but there is still major manufacturer that has yet to employ this function in their Smartphone, yes we are talking about Apple.

When the world switched to microUSB as a standard charger for Smartphones, at that time Apple was still stuck to its 30 pin connector. When this 30 pin connector was considered as an outdated and slow c...
1 reply

Apr 2, 2015, 12:00 PM

A Samsung SPH-M320 shows "Emergency mode" only...

...it also refuses to be shutted down. It shows that it's related to Sprint when you open it (not on the screen).

It was working ok until a few weeks ago but suddenly it's showing signs of trouble.

After having searched on the web for info on cellphones I learned of something called rooting; I've given this idea some consideration and since the phone is now de-activated but still with a considerable amount of MBs available inside I want to try this thing of rooting and using it later as a kind of memory stick, just for fun. I'm aware that there might be other more useful things to do with it, but for starters I want to experiment with it, if at all possible.

Now that I've established what I have, in what condition & my immediate pur...
4 replies

Feb 12, 2015, 6:45 AM

Rooting htc phone

Hello All..!!
Someone please help me, how can i root my htc one M8 phone? Thanks in advance.
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