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LG Rollable OLED Screen Smartphone Teased at CES 2021

If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from LG at CES, it’s at least one wild display that seems to bend—sometimes literally—the rules of physics. There was the transparent OLED TV in 2019, the massive OLED “Wave Wall” last year, and the LG Signature OLED R rollable TV that actually hit the market late 2020. This year, the company is taking their big ideas and applying them to the small screen,…

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ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom Now Available for Pre-Order

Announced at this year’s CES, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is now available to pre-order. We got an early look at it while at CES, learning about its high-tech camera and some other features. It’s now officially been announced for pre-order, with some surprises like a larger-than-average battery and a lower-than-expected price tag. Let’s take a look at some of the features of the new ZenFone 3 Zoom. As we learned at…

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Technologist Tuesday: Watch out: A Smartwatch Awareness

When the iPad came out, I was frequently asked, “I have an iPhone and a computer.  Why do I need an iPad?”  The tablet industry arrived with iPad and so many people were confused.  Do I need an iPad? Why? I rarely get asked this question these days.  Most people are getting a second or third tablet because someone in their household has taken over the iPad.   However, it still comes up…

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Cell phone need a recharge? Just Shake It!

It’s happened to all of us before.  You need to make a call but you’ve run out of battery life! Well, just give your cellphone a shake for an extra burst of power – that’s the idea behind a new cellphone charger that turns your movement into power. Shashank Priya and his colleagues at Virginia Tech are designing an emergency onboard charger that gets its power from what is called, piezoelectric force, which is generated…

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Military Looking to Further Secure On-Field Smartphones

What do you use your smartphone for? Checking your e-mail, ordering movie tickets, updating your Facebook?  Well, the brave men and women in our armed forces use their smartphones just as much, but for different reasons. They are loaded with contacts, location information and all kinds of military-grade applications, so it can be disastrous for a soldier to lose a mobile device or have its data leak out unwittingly.  What if one…

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5 Smartphone Apps That Save Lives

5  Mobile Apps To Keep You Safe Using a cell phone while driving, or even walking, is a major issue among smart-phone users. Truth is, it can wait—but since most users ignore the serious danger this habit presents, here are a few apps to help keep you and those around you safe. 1.  Awareness (Essency) Awareness is a wonderful little app that utilized the microphone in your phone to transmit outside noise…

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A Shopping Mall in Your Smartphone

In a recent consumer study, Nielsen reports that 29 percent of smartphone owners are “mobile shoppers.” This report indicated that 29 percent are buying items from their phone, instead of their computer or going to an actual mall. The percentage is higher when consumers use their smartphones to locate a mall, reviews, or get a number to a physical store. For now, the most popular shopping uses for smartphones are product research,…

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Abt @ CES 2012: Samsung Galaxy Note

Going against the grain and not listening to security, Abt representative Chad Taylor sneaked a quick pick of the guarded Samsung Galaxy Note after being told to “hit the road”. The Samsung Galaxy Note runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), has a 720p Super AMOLED screen, runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and has an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. It will also be an AT&T exclusive and run on the wireless carrier’s brand new 4G…

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HTC Posts Big Profits

Smartphone company HTC posted big profits at the end of June, closing out their business’ Q2 results. 2011 has been kind to HTC, the company known for its large selection of Android phones as well as several Windows 7 phones. With the release of the EVO 3D and the HTC Evo Tablet, HTC expects profits to continue to grow.…

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Shopping With Your Smartphone

When it comes to a unique way of shopping, an interesting trend has been growing. Consumers using their smart phones to look for stores, best prices and online purchases has been steadily increasing the last several years. Already, 25 of the 30 top online retailers have iPhone apps, even though less than 15 percent of online consumers report having used their mobile phones to buy something. Research company Forrester Research states that mobile shopping, which…

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