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MEMS microspeakers for the future of the mobile internet

The microspeakers for wireless in-ear headphones from Arioso Systems GmbH, a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, are up to ten times smaller than conventional microspeakers and are made entirely ...

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Apple delays launch of driver's licenses on iPhones until next year

Apple is delaying the launch of a feature allowing iPhone owners to keep their driver's license or identification on their smartphone.

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Wearable tech confirms wear-and-tear of work commute

Information about worker commutes from smartphones and fitness trackers can predict individual job performance, according to a Dartmouth-led study.

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Under pressure, Apple allows self-repairs to iPhones, Macs

Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software.

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Making voice assistants accessible for older patients

Voice assistants such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri have tremendous potential to help people manage their health as they age. Using these eye- and hands-free tools, patients could make appointments, confer with clinicians, ...

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Google, Indian billionaire launch budget smartphone

Online giant Google and Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani opened advance orders in India on Monday for an entry-level smartphone billed as the world's most affordable, joining the race to tap into the booming budget market.

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Japan and Finland collaborate to develop 6G cellular standard

An international team of researchers from Japan and Finland will work to develop technologies and standards for the sixth generation of wireless communications, commonly known as 6G, as part of a joint research agreement ...