Researchers at the Queen Mary University in London are working on a way to charge your cell phone using nothing more than sound. Go ahead, play your music, we need a top up.
Researchers in Brazil are working on a system that can detect when you are on the phone behind the wheel. It won’t lock you out of your phone, or notify the police, at least not yet.
Personal preferences play the most important role in choosing the right device, but this doesn’t mean we don’t collectively tend to prefer certain features or factors over others.
Growing demand for mobile data connectivity has prompted device makers and networks to kick their speeds up a notch, especially with rich content like video conferencing and video streaming. However, even with increased bandwidth, there is still the problem of latency, which is mostly due to the lag in connectivity between the cell sites — radio towers that communicate with mobile devices — and the data centers that actually process and deliver the content. In the UK, mobile carrier Vodafone is experimenting with hosting small data centers directly at the cell sites, in a project done in collaboration with the…