With the increasing capabilities of mobile devices, individuals leave behind footprints of their interaction with the urban environment. As a result, new research areas, such as urban computing and smart cities, focus on improving the quality of life in an...Seguir leyendo »
Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi…There’s no shortage of ways for our smartphones to communicate wirelessly. And now there’s another one. At least that’s what researchers are working on at the University of Oulu (in Finland), where a team of scientists has created...Seguir leyendo »
The widely-publicized incidents that have taken place during flights, when certain mobiles have caught fire or exploded due to the conditions in planes, are caused by the batteries in the phones. These lithium-ion storage sources, which have evolved much more...Seguir leyendo »
Over the last few months, apps and tools that give our smartphones context and sense have been gaining strength. Especially in Android, thanks to its architecture and customisation, which allows more options in comparison with Windows Phone and iOS. These are...Seguir leyendo »
When Richard Feynman gave his famous conference at Caltech on the futuristic possibilities of nanotechnology, no one imagined that the physicist was predicting a large part of what we have today thanks to this scientific discipline.
The arrival of innovative biosensors to...Seguir leyendo »
Lots of SMEs now reach their customers via the Internet and smartphones. But there are also many who have applications but don’t know how to evaluate whether their numbers for downloads, visits and sales are good or bad.
The truth is...Seguir leyendo »
The mobile revolution has had – and continues to have – the greatest social and economic impact not in the US, Europe or China, but in Africa. This technology has triggered enormous changes in many areas, such as the micro-economy,...Seguir leyendo »
Recharging our mobiles has become a headache, especially when we have to anxiously be on the lookout for an outlet in any public place where we’re going to spend more than 15 minutes. There are a good number of research...Seguir leyendo »
It might sound a little like science fiction, but there’s no stopping the progress of technology. A new study by physicist Joshua Cogliati brings us one step closer to a promising future in which mobile devices will be used...Seguir leyendo »
It’s a fact that every day we become more dependent on smartphones. We use them to manage our social networks, as a camera, to check email, bank accounts, the weather, the time, etc. According to the report The Information Society in...Seguir leyendo »
Today’s smartphones are equipped with a variety of sensors to complement the basic hardware that used to make up computers. There are lots of uses for these sensors, some superfluous and some essential for the functioning of the devices. So...Seguir leyendo »
New technologies aren’t just useful for communicating with people thousands of kilometers away, or letting our friends know what we’re doing and with whom at all times. In fact, beyond these convenient functions, smartphones and tablets can also give us an...Seguir leyendo »