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28

Jan


 Indian designer creates Braille Phone, a smartphone for the visually impaired  



A touch screen made of tiny, height-variable bumps allows users to ‘feel’ information — and brings printed and visual resources like maps and animations to life.
A touch screen made of tiny, height-variable bumps allows users to ‘feel’ information — and brings printed and visual resources like maps and animations to life.

23

Apr

Charge your phone and kill bacteria at the same timePhoneSoap’s box uses top and bottom ultraviolet-C, or germicidal, lighting to kill off any bacteria and viruses clinging to a phone’s surfaces.

Charge your phone and kill bacteria at the same time
PhoneSoap’s box uses top and bottom ultraviolet-C, or germicidal, lighting to kill off any bacteria and viruses clinging to a phone’s surfaces.

15

Dec

U.S. director makes first smartphone movie'Olive' stars actress Gena Rowlands and is about 'a little girl who transforms the lives of 3 people without speaking a word.'

U.S. director makes first smartphone movie
'Olive' stars actress Gena Rowlands and is about 'a little girl who transforms the lives of 3 people without speaking a word.'

12

Dec

In 2012, emergency weather alerts coming to cell phonesThe NWS alerts will be voluntary and each cellular provider will begin rolling out the service separately.

In 2012, emergency weather alerts coming to cell phones
The NWS alerts will be voluntary and each cellular provider will begin rolling out the service separately.

22

Jun

T-shirt charges your phone by absorbing ambient soundShirts made of piezoelectric fabrics could make charging your portable electronics easier than ever.

T-shirt charges your phone by absorbing ambient sound
Shirts made of piezoelectric fabrics could make charging your portable electronics easier than ever.

15

Jun

Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 4, but is it worth it?Reason to buy (or not buy) the Apple-approved unlocked iPhone 4.

Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 4, but is it worth it?
Reason to buy (or not buy) the Apple-approved unlocked iPhone 4.

12

May

Charge your mobile phone … with your voiceNew technology that turns sound into electricity could offer a novel, inexpensive way to keep your phone charged, even while you use it.

Charge your mobile phone … with your voice
New technology that turns sound into electricity could offer a novel, inexpensive way to keep your phone charged, even while you use it.

04

May

Digital detox vacations: Check your iPhone at the hotel doorResorts range from mountainous locales with no cell phone reception to Caribbean Islands with no telephones at all.

Digital detox vacations: Check your iPhone at the hotel door
Resorts range from mountainous locales with no cell phone reception to Caribbean Islands with no telephones at all.

22

Mar

14

Feb

How to change a climate skeptic's mind

How do you convince Uncle Charlie that climate change is real? Conservancy climate scientist Evan Girvetz says some new mobile apps and books might do the trick.