Phones and Mobile Devices

Will The NOOK Become The Best Audio Book App For Android?

Barnes and Noble has recently decided to re-enter the audio books on e-Readers space with their new Nook App. Can Barnes and Noble beat the other audio book services to become the best and most popular app for audio readers?

Breaking: Scientists Develop The First Color-Tunable LED

A Holy Grail in the production of next-generation displays is the need for LEDs that can be induced to change their color in response to shifting electrical inputs. Despite the obvious utility of such a device, researchers have been widely stumped by this problem. Read on to find out how scientists used everyone’s favorite wonder material, graphene, to finally solve it. A revolution in display technology is imminent!

Hyperkin Smart Boy Morphs Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy

Time to dust off those old GB cartridges. Hyperkin's Smart Boy smartphone cradle intends to make your iPhone or Android phablet into Nintendo's circa-1989 handheld console, going so far as to include a working cartridge slot.

Ollie Is An App-Enabled Robot, Not Your Father’s Remote Control Car

A few years ago founders Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson’s Colorado based company, Sphero, introduced us to the Bluetooth controlled robotic ball by the same name. They now want us to meet their newest creation. Ollie is a souped-up, customizable app-enabled robot. This machine is not your father’s remote control car.

Where Art Meets Science: Kirigami For Stretchable Electronics

Kirigami is a variation of the more well-known origami, in which paper is both folded and cut. In the right hands, it allows for the creation of remarkably intricate works of art. Now, however, scientists are putting the technique to use for more than just aesthetics. They’ve discovered that cutting electronic materials in a similar fashion allows them to stretch up to 370% without loss of electrical performance. This may be just the breakthrough needed to develop practical and functional wearable electronics.

GHOST Displays Will Revolutionize How We Interact With Smartphones And Tablets

If there has been one relative constant as display technology has advanced over the past decades, it’s that screens tend to be flat. In fact, much research has gone into finding ways to make them flatter, thinner. Now, European scientists are developing an exciting new technology that takes a completely different tack. GHOST, or ‘generic, highly-organic shape-changing interface’ displays allow viewers to manipulate their screens in 3D – to literally drag the two-dimensional images contained therein into our three-dimensional world.

Fish-Shaped Mobile Battery Sparks Devices, Smiles & Appetites

There's something fishy about the 6000mAh SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN, a mobile battery that puts portable power in the palm of your hand. Modeled after a taiyaki (a delicious traditional Japanese pastry) with glowing golden eyes, the SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN is a high-efficiency lithium ion battery that charges all sorts of mobile devices while sparking your appetite in the process.

Bloxels Requires Kids To Design Video Games Before Playing Them, Keeps Brain Rot Away

Not all video games will rot your child’s brain. In fact, the imaginative inventors at Pixel Press believe in the opposite. Some video games can increase problem solving skills, sharpen the analytical side of our brain, and open the door to endless creativity. Bloxels is the latest project from Pixel Press, and the promise is that it will exercise both sides of your child’s mind.

Creepy Elfoid Cellular Phone Humanizes Mobile Telecommunication

The Elfoid “portable tele-operated android” from Japan's ATR is an innovative communication medium designed to take cellular phone communication technology to the next level... whether you want to go there or not.

Therapy By Text: Where iMessage Replaces The Doctor's Couch

What comes to mind when you hear the words "therapy session"? If the portrayal in mainstream media has anything to say about it, you're probably envisioning being stretched out on a leather couch, sharing your darkest secrets while your therapist continues to provide you with a constant flow of new Kleenex as you deposit tear stained ones into the trash. But in today's world where technology and detachment are favored over face-to-face interactions that's an archaic method for improving mental health. I bet you can guess here this is heading...

Wristboom Is The Little Speaker That You Wear On Your Wrist

When you're mobile there is pretty much only one way to listen to music, through headphones. But tangled cords and earbuds that have an affinity for falling out is not fun. Well, Wristboom hopes to alleviate those woes. Wristboom is the portable speaker that you wear on your wrist like a traditional watch that also allows you to take calls and record surrounding conversations.


MediaTek Announces First Deca-Core Smartphone Chip

More cores is better. Right? MediaTek seems to think so. The Helio X20 SoC packs a whopping 10 ARM cores, and support for a certain cellular wireless standard should allow Android smartphones bearing the chip to show up in the US.

Saygus V² Smartphone Packs Dual Micro SD Memory Card Slots

Are you the type who downloads way too many movies and TV shows for viewing on your phone? Perhaps consider upgrading to Saygus' 5" Android-powered V², which will take two micro SD cards for a grand total of 464GB of storage capacity. Take that, um... everyone.

The World's Smartest Backpack Charges All Your Mobile Devices At Once

If you travel for work and airports have become like a second home, you know how difficult it can be at times to find an available outlet for charging mobile devices like cellphones, tablets and laptops. A new product coming out called the AMPL SmartBag is getting ready to change all that. This handy backpack will soon be the only charging station and storage compartment you'll ever need when when you're on the go.

New GPS Technology Provides Delivery Drones Pinpoint Accuracy

Despite what appears to be a number of potential stumbling blocks, Amazon and other companies seem determined to take advantage of drone technology for rapid parcel delivery. Researchers in Austin, Texas have just done them a big favour by developing a low-cost global positioning system (GPS) that can reduce localization errors over 100 fold – from the size of a Volkswagen to the size of a nickel.