Archive for the ‘Cellphones’ Category
We’ve been hearing about the potential flash killer for years, and now a team of University of Illinois engineers is claiming that its new phase-change technology could make the PRAM of our dreams look quaint by comparison. Like so many groundbreaking discoveries of late, carbon nanotubes are at the heart of the this new mode of memory, which uses 100x less power than its phase-change predecessors. So, how does it work? Basically, the team replaced metal wires with carbon nanotubes to pump electricity through phase-change bits, reducing the size of the conductor and the amount of energy consumed. Still too much technobabble? How ’bout this — they’re using tiny tubes to give your cellphone juice for days. Get it? Good.
The Swedish Postal Service has announced that it will soon replace traditional postage stamps with a text message-based system. The system will work pretty simply — customers will send a text message to a particular number, and a special code will be texted back to them which they can then write on the letter. A spokesperson for Posten AB, the Swedish Postal Service, says the system will work for packages weighing up to two kilograms, and that it will be just as secure as traditional postage. That’s all well and good, but how will they adorn their letters with famous Swedish crime writers?
When it comes to mounting a smartphone on your dash there are plenty of commercial solutions out there for you to choose from. The unfortunate thing about trying to find the right mount for your device is that you’ve probably also put it in a case. If you can’t seem to find the right commercial solution you might consider checking out this low profile
“>DIY gadget mount from Instructables user Mike73. It’s minimalist construction accepts the extra bulk from the case while supplying an unencumbered view.
HTC just unveiled its MWC lineup a few hours ago, including the ChaCha and the Salsa, which both possess dedicated Facebook buttons (all the cool kids have Facebooky phones these days). AT&T, however, just issued a statement to let the world know that it’ll have a Facebook-dedicated HTC handset by later this year. Now, there’s no word on which phones are AT&T-bound just yet, but a spokesperson told All Things D‘s Ina Fried that the carrier will have at least twelve Android phones on offer this year.