Tag Archives: smartphone

A Smartphone Priced Less Than $4? Ringing Bells Launches Freedom 251 For Indian Markets

There’s a smartphone priced less than $ 4 in India. The Freedom 251, launched by Ringing Bells, costs less than a micro SD memory card that goes into it. Ringing Bells, a relatively unknown name in the fiercely competitive smartphone market, has launched Freedom 251, a smartphone that costs just Rs. 251 or just $ 3.5, per current exchange rates. ...

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The Jaq charges a smartphone using hydrogen fuel cells

The Jaq smartphone charger, from Swedish startup MyFC, is trying to swap lithium-ion batteries for hydrogen fuel cells. MyFC says it’s the world smallest and most powerful fuel cell charger in the world, and it lets you stay charged without ever having to touch a wall outlet. Instead of plugging the charger into the wall and juicing up a standard ...

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To Combat Fraud, Visa Wants to Track Your Smartphone

Filed under: Identity Theft, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Ripoffs & Scams, Financial Education Patrick Semansky/AP By KEN SWEET NEW YORK — Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $ 200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The ...

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Alibaba fights for smartphone users in China with $590m stake in Meizu

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has invested $ 590 million for a part of domestic smartphone manufacturer Meizu. The unspecified stake gives the internet giant a foothold in hardware for its smartphone operating system YunOS — best known previously as an iOS-clone — but the company faces serious competition from domestic and international rivals trying to tap the country’s growing number ...

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Smartphone Dongle Tests For HIV And Syphilis In 15 Minutes

With the prick of a finger, this new portable smartphone accessory can detect HIV and syphilis in just a matter of minutes. The accessory was developed by researchers at the Columbia University and it can spot markers of infectious diseases in 15 minutes, according to a report on Philly. Researchers have indicated that the device is the first smartphone accessory ...

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Wheelchair: Tongue Can Now Steer A Wheelchair Using A Smartphone

The March of Science continues to reach unexpected levels. Scientists have invented a wireless device that allows paralyzed people to steer their wheelchair using their tongues. In a recent clinical experiment, people paralyzed in all four limbs, a condition known as tetraplegia or quadriplegia, used the tongue-driven system to guide a wheelchair through an obstacle course. There are presently about ...

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Quechua’s new smartphone aims to tag along on your next wild adventure

Even though it is a pretty populated world already, Quechua wasn’t going to let that interrupt the (rugged) vision for a smartphone of its own. The company, which is known for selling mountain sports gear and equipment, has partnered with Archos to introduce the Quechua Phone, a 5-inch handset with Android 4.1. Aside from packing ruggedized traits such as IP54 ...

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A guide to street photography: Gavin Harrison’s smartphone art

Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we’ll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical wisdom about what engages their eyes, brains and ...

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