Tag Archives: Smartphone

MIT Researchers Shrink Spectrometer to Nano-size to Fit Into Smartphone

Smartphones have become the in-thing in modern Internet age that MIT students have created a spectrometer that can fit into the device to diagnose skin diseases among others. Based on properties of light, spectrometers are useful in chemical and biological research but huge in size and non-portable. The researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology were able to shrink it to ...

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Lenovo Launches Moto Maker Scheme in China; Are Custom-Made Phones Future of Smartphones?

Lenovo has launched ‘make your own Moto X’ scheme in China, Thursday. The company announced at the Lenovo Tech World that the Moto Maker online design studio will allow buyers to customise Moto X via their website www.motomaker.cn. The company stated in a statement that the buyers can build their own Moto phone by choosing the front colour, back colour and materials, ...

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Oppo to Open Manufacturing Unit in India by August 2015 but Where?

Chinese handset maker Oppo is planning to establish a manufacturing unit in India by August this year, it announced on Wednesday, without mentioning the location. Going by industry expectations, the manufacturing unit may come up somewhere in Tamil Nadu, most probably bordering the tech capital Bangalore, experts said but the company is yet to confirm the place. “India is the ...

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It’s Official: Xiaomi Mi 4i Launched in Delhi, priced at Rs 12,999

Finally, the invite and enthusiasm about Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone ended on epected lines of the company launching the Mi 4I priced at Rs.12,999 within the budget range as written in our columns last week. Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra released the Mi4i phone on Thursday evening at a function in New Delhi. However, the phone will be sold on pre-registration ...

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NASA, USGS Breakthrough on Early Earthquake Warning by Smartphones

Smartphones and tablets can give early warning on large earthquakes in areas where highly technical and more expensive systems are not in place, said a new research. The study, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), found that the sensors in smartphones could be used to build earthquake warning systems, though less accurate than conventional systems. The GPS ...

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OnePlus Teasers Say — No Smartphone, No Tablet But ‘Game Changer’; A Gaming Device?

OnePlus, which is struggling to sell its OnePlus One in India despite its superb features owing to no updates from Cyanogen in the country is now serious to launch a killer game device that can overcome all the troubles. Carl Pei, Global Director of OnePlus Global, said at the World Mobile congress in Barcelona recently that it is preparing to ...

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Moto E Next Generation Smartphone on Flipkart, Priced Rs.6999, Shipment from March 10

Motorola is all set to launch its next generation Moto E smartphone priced at Rs.6,999, which will be available for sale online from e-retailer Flipkart from March 10. The Moto E Next Gen device is priced Rs.1000 higher at Rs.6,999 compared to the current price of Moto E at Rs.5,999. However, despite expectations, Moto E has not included a flash in ...

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Microsoft Launches Budget Smartphones Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL Priced in Rs.10,000 Range

Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, the two smartphones in the budget range targeting India among other developing countries have been released with a price tag of Rs.9700 to Rs. 11,000 respectively, said the company. Lumia 640 XL will hit shelves in this month itself but Lumia 640 will be shipped next month and the devices are upgradable to ...

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Israeli startup develops world’s first touch-free smartphone for disabled persons

An Israeli company has built the world’s first completely hands-free smartphone for the disabled. The smartphone, developed by start-up Sesame Enable, is designed for people with spinal cord injuries, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy or other disabilities that affects the use of hands and arms, The Times of Israel reported. Fetures: Touch-Free Control – Gesture recognition understands small head movements, ...

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