Category Archives: Mobile devices

McDonald’s + Kids + NFC + Mobile = Happy table

McDonald’s is implementing NFC in their tables

Mobile phone runs on urine power

Scientists working at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, which is a collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol, have developed a novel way of charging mobile phones using urine as the power source to generate electricity, see video.

Waste to Real Energy: the first MFC powered mobile phone is published in the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics’.

Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos from UWE Bristol is an expert at harnessing power from unusual sources using microbial fuel cells. He says, “We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed power from urine to do this so it’s an exciting discovery. Using the ultimate waste product as a source of power to produce electricity is about as eco as it gets.”

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Google Glass QR code exploit

All it took to hack the Google Glass was one malicious QR code

Phone display will kill the Bacteria

Future of phone displays: non-reflective, antimicrobial, made with Corning
by Daniel P

Future of phone displays: non-reflective, antimicrobial, made with Corning

We’ve heard that Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass that protects your smartphone or tablet display, is cooking up something in terms of anti-reflection and anti-microbial abilities, and for the first time the firm gave it some pep talk in public at the MIT Mobile Technology Summit.

Dr. Jeffrey Evenson, senior vice president and operations chief of staff for Corning took the stage and gave the usual demos we’ve seen before like a four-pound steel ball dropping on a 1mm sheet of Gorilla Glass with the proverbial trampoline effect.
Corning reiterated some of the main advantages of its glass technology in the bullet points below:

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