Consumer & Gadgets

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Last year, computer engineers from Northwestern University and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) introduced the world's first battery-free Game Boy, which harvests both solar energy and the user's kinetic energy from ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Towards more energy-efficient 2D semiconductor devices

According to researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a recently discovered family of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors could pave the way for high-performance and energy-efficient electronics. ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Xiaomi unveils Smart Glasses—a wearable concept device

Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has announced on its website the development of a wearable concept device called Xiaomi Smart Glasses. The device is shaped like regular eyeglasses and is meant to be used as a standalone ...

Business

SKorea to fine Google $177M for forcing software on devices

South Korea's competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country's ...

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