Computer Sciences

Researchers design more secure mobile contact tracing

For public health officials, contact tracing remains critical to managing the spread of the coronavirus—particularly as it appears that variants of the virus could be more transmissible.

Computer Sciences

Putting machine learning in your pocket

New EPFL/INRIA research shows for the first time that it is possible for our mobile devices to conduct machine learning as part of a distributed network, without giving big global tech companies access to our data.

Hardware

High-speed 3-D memory with ferroelectric NAND flash memory

Ferroelectric memory is a well-researched topic in the past decade due to its capacity for higher speed, lower power consumption and longer endurance, compared to conventional flash memory. The performance of ferroelectric ...

Business

Google muscles up with Fitbit deal amid antitrust concerns

Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while U.S. government regulators pursue an antitrust case aimed at undermining ...

Telecom

How does Wi-Fi work? An electrical engineer explains

Though you can't see them, radio waves are all around you all the time, carrying information. For most people, some of those radio waves are Wi-Fi signals. Wi-Fi is the catchy name an industry alliance came up with to market ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Study suggests smart assistant design improvements for deaf users

Despite the inherent challenges that voice-interaction may create, researchers at the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology recently found that deaf and hard-of-hearing users regularly use smart assistants ...

Internet

Facebook goes to war with Apple over targeted ads

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday opened fire on Apple, saying the iPhone maker's new measures on data collection and targeted ads will hurt small businesses.

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Mobile device

A mobile device (also known as cellphone device, handheld device, handheld computer, "Palmtop" or simply handheld) is a pocket-sized computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input or a miniature keyboard. In the case of the personal digital assistant (PDA) the input and output are combined into a touch-screen interface. Smartphones and PDAs are popular amongst those who require the assistance and convenience of a conventional computer, in environments where carrying one would not be practical. Enterprise digital assistants can further extend the available functionality for the business user by offering integrated data capture devices like Bar Code, RFID and Smart Card readers.

==Types of mobile devices== ==== Mobile computers==== *Netbook *Smartbook *Notebook PC *Ultra-Mobile PC *Handheld PC *Personal digital assistant/Enterprise digital assistant *Graphing calculator *Pocket computer (largely obsolete) ====Handheld game consoles==== * Nintendo DS (NDS) * Game Boy, Game Boy Color * Game Boy Advance * Sega Game Gear * PC Engine GT * Pokémon Mini * NeoGeo Pocket, NeoGeo Color * Atari Lynx * Pandora * GP2X/GP32 * Gizmondo * PlayStation Portable (PSP) * N-Gage * WonderSwan ====Media recorders==== *Digital still camera (DSC) *Digital video camera (DVC or digital Camcorder) *Digital audio recorders ====Media players/displayers==== * Portable media player * e-book reader ====Communication devices==== * Mobile phone * Cordless telephone * Pager ====[[Personal nav

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