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Microsoft working on long-lasting battery technology

Microsoft working on long-lasting battery technology

The problem most smartphone users face today has “something to do” with battery life. While our screens are getting bigger and better, the battery technology stays the same. Major handset makers are trying to address this issue with software tricks by monitoring which apps require more energy when not in use, and pause or slow…

Scientists create an unbreakable screen for mobile devices

unbreakable screen

Unbreakable screen is something most of us want. While Corning’s Gorilla Glass is getting better with every new version — right now new devices ship with Gorilla Glass 3 — it’s still breakable. Scientists at University of Akron claim they’ve managed to make an even tougher screen, using transparent electrodes to make for harder-to-break panels.…

NTT DoCoMo, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung all lining up to make 5G a reality in Japan

NTT DoCoMo

NTT DoCoMo announced that it is working with leading telecommunications companies to make 5G reality in Japan. As part of the effort, the operator is teaming-up with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung to conduct experimental trials of emerging 5G mobile communications technologies. Specifically, the firms will explore the potential to exploit frequency bands…

iPhone with holographic screen concept looks amazing

iPhone with holographic screen concept looks amazing

Apple has recently scored a patent for a holographic screen, prompting one designer to show us how an iPhone equipped with this technology could look like. And what he came up with is nothing short of amazing. While we’re sure a phone with this technology is still years away, it is kinda nice to look…

Volvo looking to turn cars into mobile base stations

Volvo looking to turn cars into mobile base stations

Volvo is working on technology that at point could turn cars into mobile base stations. This system is envisioned as part of next-generation cellular networks that could help solve coverage issues. While this may sound promising, the technology is still in the early phases of development and there is a lot of work to be…

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