Electronics

Why more iPhones break when a new model comes out

Why more iPhones break when a new model comes out

Oops! Some consumers 'lose' or break iPhone when new model becomes available Rationality goes out the window for some consumers who suddenly “lose” or break...
Is cellphone use linked to brain tumors

Is cellphone use linked to brain tumors?

One of questions often posed to the University of Michigan’s Cancer AnswerLine™ nurses is whether there is a connection between cellphone use and cancer...
How many calories in that tweet

How many calories in that tweet?

It's easy to find out how many calories are in a Twinkie. But how about in a tweet? A team of scientists have invented a...
Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other...
This cell phone doesn’t need any batteries

This cell phone doesn’t need any batteries

Instead of batteries, a new cell phone harvests the few microwatts of power it needs from a different source: ambient radio signals or light. Researchers...
Tiny details in photos identify your unique smartphone

Tiny details in photos identify your unique smartphone

Researchers have discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device. The advancement opens the possibility of using smartphones—instead of...
A foolproof fishing lure

A foolproof fishing lure

Sure, you can teach a man to fish, but can you teach a lure to do it? Here's a new fish story. One day two years...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...
Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone

Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone

When the iPhone emerged in 2007, it came with all the promise and pomp of a major Steve Jobs announcement, highlighting its user interface...
Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record...