Robots, even tiny ones, are generally not known for being cheap. While this is partly because of their precision-made arms, legs, wheels or whatnot, much of the cost is due to their electronic components – their sensors, input/output interfaces, and processors. Given that most people already have all of these things in their smartphone, however, why should they bother paying...
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A good laser 3D scanner used to be expensive. Now an inventor wants to make them cheap enough for the masses. ->
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This week we took on a somewhat unusual endeavor. We asked for your help to make a difference in the high-end smartphone market. The currents trends mean you cannot get a top-of-the-line smartphone with a pocketable size. The trend suits OEMs just fine as the more surface area, the less challenging it is to make the device slimmer while still fitting a big size battery. But...
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NOKIA has launched an ultra-cheap smartphone in New Delhi as it targets an emerging market.
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Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google forecasts that the next revolution will be caused by cheap and high power smartphones and laptops.
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Is the mobile industry headed for a duopoly where Apple and Samsung are the only two companies that matter? Breakdowns of smartphone industry profits sure make it look that way and now Barron’s points us to a new survey conducted by MKM Partners showing that the two companies’ grip on the smartphone market has only strengthened over the past several months. The survey, which...
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As if the Padfone isn't strange enough a concept, what about this: a 7-inch Android 4.1 tablet that can also make calls. Meet Fonepad. Yes, that's right - Asus now have two different but similar products called essentially the same name but in a slightly different order. Crazy times.Unlike the Padfone, which is a smartphone with a tablet shell, the Fonepad is a device rather...
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The world's cheapest mobile phone, the Alcatel One Touch 232, has just gone on sale for £1. It can make and receive calls as well as sending text messages.
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It's nice to see a company make the right moves to build up support and love in the influencers of the smartphone world, so I'd like to highlight one of the many items of news that came out of MWC last week you might have missed. It was from Sony, and yet again they're appealing to a very small set of smartphone users - the power users - and giving them tools and toys to...
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Americans are growing increasingly comfortable using their mobile phones to conduct basic financial transactions, sending banks racing to offer new technology that will cut down on costly customer-service calls and branch visits.
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