Smartphones

Using amber-tinted glasses could lead to improved sleep in insomniacs: Study

Using amber-tinted glasses could lead to improved sleep in insomniacs: Study

The glasses approach allows us to filter out blue- wavelength light from all these sources, which helps sleep.

Dec 19, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Smartphone market seeing steady growth, as bigger screens rule

Smartphone market seeing steady growth, as bigger screens rule

A report by the research firm IDC said phablets -- with displays larger than 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) -- will account for some 40 percent of the 1.5 billion smartphones sold in 2017, and that the phablet share will rise to more than half by 2019.

Nov 29, 2017, 22:10 PM IST
Want a more secure password to your smartphone? Your sweat could help

Want a more secure password to your smartphone? Your sweat could help

Skin secretions contain many small molecules – or metabolites – that can each be targeted for authentication analysis.

Nov 13, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
'Put down those smartphones': Pope Francis to bishops

'Put down those smartphones': Pope Francis to bishops

Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task today.

Nov 08, 2017, 20:09 PM IST
Say hello to heart scan to unlock your computer

Say hello to heart scan to unlock your computer

And people`s hearts do not change shape, unless they suffer from serious heart disease, he said.

Sep 26, 2017, 13:38 PM IST
Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids' mental health: Experts

Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids' mental health: Experts

Reports suggest that an increasing number of teenagers are being trapped into the deadly Internet game Blue Whale Challenge. A Google Trends report of the past 12 months shows a sharp spike in the number of searches related to the Blue Whale Challenge in India.

Sep 14, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
Mobile wallet transactions to touch Rs 32 trillion by 2022

Mobile wallet transactions to touch Rs 32 trillion by 2022

Value of the transactions is also expected to reach Rs 32 trillion by 2021, growing at a rate of 126 per cent, said the report by consultancy Deloitte.

Aug 25, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
South Korea prosecutors seek 12-year jail term for Samsung scion Jay Y. Lee

South Korea prosecutors seek 12-year jail term for Samsung scion Jay Y. Lee

The court ruling is expected before August 27, when Lee`s current period of detention ends. Other charges he faces include wrongfully transferring assets overseas and hiding the proceeds of a crime. 

Aug 07, 2017, 14:23 PM IST
Gionee A1 Lite coming to India on August 10

Gionee A1 Lite coming to India on August 10

The smartphone was introduced in Nepal for 26,999 Nepalese rupees in June this year. However, the price for the Indian market is yet to be announced. 

Aug 04, 2017, 14:00 PM IST
New AI system can edit photos like a pro in real time!

New AI system can edit photos like a pro in real time!

Scientists from MIT and Google have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can automatically retouch images like a professional photographer in real time, eliminating the need to edit images after they are clicked with smartphones.

Aug 03, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
New system automatically retouches smartphone images like a pro

New system automatically retouches smartphone images like a pro

It is so energy-efficient that it can run on a cellphone, and it is so fast that it can display retouched images in real-time, so that the photographer can see the final version of the image while still framing the shot, according to a paper presented at Siggraph 2017, a digital graphics conference here. 

Aug 03, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
   Motorola launches special 'S' series smartphones

Motorola launches special 'S' series smartphones

The 'S' in the series stands for special edition, with improvisations and upgrades over the previously launched phones, Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. 

Aug 02, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

Luxury phone-maker Vertu find no buyers for its high-end devices

Vertu phones carry hefty price tags and one model featuring 18-carat red gold could cost as much as $46,600.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
Smartphone shipment to grow 5% globally in 2017: Gartner

Smartphone shipment to grow 5% globally in 2017: Gartner

The overall smartphone shipment is expected to reach nearly 1.6 billion units in 2017.

Jul 05, 2017, 15:49 PM IST
Smartphones are changing how humans walk: Study

Smartphones are changing how humans walk: Study

Researchers found that when using a phone, irrespective of how it is being used, people look less frequently and for less time at the obstacle on the ground.

Jul 02, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

New camera design to make smartphones slimmer

To make smartphones more slimmer, a group of engineers has developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array.

Jun 24, 2017, 18:41 PM IST
WARNING: Keep your smartphones where you can't see them! - This is why

WARNING: Keep your smartphones where you can't see them! - This is why

As per the study, this can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone.

Jun 24, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
Smartphones not made in India set to get costlier in the country – Know why

Smartphones not made in India set to get costlier in the country – Know why

Imported devices will get more expensive than locally made ones – Here is why.

Jun 16, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
App to use smartphone compass to foil voice hacking

App to use smartphone compass to foil voice hacking

Using tools already on smartphones, including the compass, researchers are developing an app to stop machine-based voice impersonation attacks on voice-based smartphone apps such as Siri and WeChat.

Jun 07, 2017, 10:02 AM IST
Smartphone notification in emergency room of hospital may help discharge patients quickly

Smartphone notification in emergency room of hospital may help discharge patients quickly

Patients who come to the emergency department with chest pain have blood drawn to test for troponin (protein) levels, which, if elevated, indicate a heart attack, researchers said.

May 13, 2017, 16:32 PM IST