Archive for the ‘mobile phones’ category

Jun 26, 2020

NASA Extends Deep Space Atomic Clock Mission

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI, satellites

Smart phone apps provide nearly instantaneous navigation on Earth; the Deep Space Atomic Clock could do the same for future robotic and human explorers.

As the time when NASA will begin sending humans back to the Moon draws closer, crewed trips to Mars are an enticing next step. But future space explorers will need new tools when traveling to such distant destinations. The Deep Space Atomic Clock mission is testing a new navigation technology that could be used by both human and robotic explorers making their way around the Red Planet and other deep space destinations.

In less than a year of operations, the mission has passed its primary goal to become one of the most stable clocks to ever fly in space; it is now at least 10 times more stable than atomic clocks flown on GPS satellites. In order to keep testing the system, NASA has extended the mission through August 2021. The team will use the additional mission time to continue to improve the clock’s stability, with a goal of becoming 50 times more stable than GPS atomic clocks.

Jun 25, 2020

Researchers synthesize silicon-based quantum dots

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mobile phones, quantum physics

NDSU researchers recently developed a new method of creating quantum dots made of silicon. Quantum dots, or nanocrystals, are tiny nanometer-scale pieces of semiconductor that emit light when their electrons are exposed to UV light. The most common application of quantum dots is in QLED displays. Through their use, digital displays have become brighter and much thinner, resulting in improvements to television and, potentially, cell-phone technology.

Because silicon is abundant and nontoxic, silicon have unique technological appeal. Silicon quantum dots are currently being used for applications such as windows that remain transparent while serving as active photovoltaic collectors of energy, and they hold promise in medicine where quantum dots are coated with organic molecules to create nontoxic fluorescent biomarkers.

While traditional methods for creating silicon quantum dots require such as silicon tetrahydride (silane) gas or , the NDSU team’s research uses a liquid form of silicon to make the tiny particles at room temperature using relatively benign components.

Jun 18, 2020

Apple A13 For iPhone 11 Has 8.5 Billion Transistors, Quad-Core GPU

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

Apple’s A13 proceessor for the iPhone 11 lineup featurs 8.5 billion transistors and 20% performance improvements all around. Take a look!

Jun 18, 2020

Samsung Galaxy A Quantum

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security

The dimension of the smartphone is 162.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm and it weighs 185 grams. The smartphone has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen providing 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution with 393 PPI density. The screen is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The rear camera of the smartphone consists of a 64 MP (wide) + 12 MP (ultrawide) + 5 MP (macro) + 5 MP (depth) while on the front there is a 32 MP (wide) camera for shooting selfies. The smartphone is available in various color options such as Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Sliver, and Prism Cube Blue.

The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is powered by the Exynos 980 (8 nm), QRNG security chipset Octa-core processor. The smartphone is fueled with a non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery + Fast battery charging 25W.

Jun 18, 2020

Android 11 Beta, Google Play Asset Delivery, Firebase Crashlytics SDK, & much more!

Posted by in category: mobile phones

TL;DR 206 | The Google Developer News Show
0:00 Android 11 Beta → https://goo.gle/3fzChBS
0:24 Introducing Google Play Asset Delivery → https://goo.gle/30R2pEn
0:47 Firebase Crashlytics SDK now publicly available → https://goo.gle/30SQxS8
1:05 Filestore now supports high performance → https://goo.gle/2YchJtr
1:33 New features from Google Maps Platform → https://goo.gle/3hCoRHd
1:53 Custom Cloud Monitoring dashboards → https://goo.gle/2AKHmsq
2:15 Introducing table-level access controls in BigQuery → https://goo.gle/3fzMcaJ
2:39 Introducing cross-region replica for Cloud SQL → https://goo.gle/2Bj9p1Q
2:49 Announcing sound null safety for Dart → https://goo.gle/2UTnEBr

Here to bring you the latest developer news from across Google is Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan. Tune in every week for a new episode, and let us know what you think of the latest announcements in the comments below! 😃

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Jun 18, 2020

Prisoners Are Using Smuggled Cellphones to Show the Coronavirus Nightmare Behind Bars

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, law enforcement, mobile phones

The coronavirus has killed dozens of federal prisons and infected more than 6,000. Prisoners say they have been stuck in grim conditions that make social distancing impossible. To support their claims, some prisoners have used contraband cell phones that have been smuggled into prisons to post videos on Facebook and other social media sites.

VICE News contacted one of the prisoners, 34-year-old Aaron Campbell, held at a federal prison in Ohio, who said he was punished for making his video by being sent to solitary confinement. In a letter, Campbell said officials told him he would not face additional discipline if he issued a statement saying the video was fake. He refused. (The BOP did not respond to questions about his allegations.)

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Jun 16, 2020

Advancing Automation in Digital Forensic Investigations Using Machine Learning Forensics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, genetics, government, mobile phones, robotics/AI, wearables

In the last few years, most of the data such as books, videos, pictures, medical and even the genetic information of humans are moving toward digital formats. Laptops, tablets, smartphones and wearable devices are the major source of this digital data transformation and are becoming the core part of our daily life. As a result of this transformation, we are becoming the soft target of various types of cybercrimes. Digital forensic investigation provides the way to recover lost or purposefully deleted or hidden files from a suspect’s device. However, current man power and government resources are not enough to investigate the cybercrimes. Unfortunately, existing digital investigation procedures and practices require huge interaction with humans; as a result it slows down the process with the pace digital crimes are committed. Machine learning (ML) is the branch of science that has governs from the field of AI. This advance technology uses the explicit programming to depict the human-like behaviour. Machine learning combined with automation in digital investigation process at different stages of investigation has significant potential to aid digital investigators. This chapter aims at providing the research in machine learning-based digital forensic investigation, identifies the gaps, addresses the challenges and open issues in this field.

Jun 15, 2020

All US cell operators hit with ‘largest cyber attack in history’ sparking outages and affecting Facebook and Instagram

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, mobile phones

AMERICAN telecom customers experienced widespread cellphone outages during what was believed to be the largest cyberattack in US history.

Thousands of T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint customers all reported outages in areas including Florida, Georgia, New York, and California on Monday afternoon.

The disruptions were part of a large-scale distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attack meant to overwhelm an online service with multiple traffic sources to render it unusable, according to Pop Culture.

Jun 12, 2020

Aqua-Fi could bring Wi-Fi-like tech to the underwater world

Posted by in categories: internet, mobile phones

Radio waves travel poorly through the water, which makes it difficult for divers or submersibles to wirelessly transmit information to the surface. Scientists are trying to change that, though, by developing an underwater version of Wi-Fi.

Back in 2018, we heard how researchers at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) had used lasers to transmit HD video through water. Their experimental new system, known as Aqua-Fi, builds on that technology.

A user such as a scuba diver would start by sending data (such as photos or videos) from a smartphone contained in a watertight housing. That data would initially be transmitted in the form of radio waves, going just a few feet to a small device mounted on the diver’s air tanks.

Jun 11, 2020

Smallest cavity for light realized by graphene plasmons

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, health, mobile phones, satellites

Miniaturization has enabled technology like smartphones, health watches, medical probes and nano-satellites, all unthinkable a couple decades ago. Just imagine that in the course of 60 years, the transistor has shrunk from the size of your palm to 14 nanometers in dimension, 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a hair.

Miniaturization has pushed technology to a new era of optical circuitry. But in parallel, it has also triggered new challenges and obstacles, for example, controlling and guiding at the nanometer scale. Researchers are looking for techniques to confine light into extremely tiny spaces, millions of times smaller than current ones. Studies had earlier found that metals can compress light below the wavelength-scale (diffraction limit).

In that aspect, , a material composed from a single layer of carbon atoms, which exhibits exceptional optical and electrical properties, is capable of guiding light in the form of plasmons, which are oscillations of electrons that strongly interact with light. These graphene plasmons have a natural ability to confine light to very small spaces. However, until now, it was only possible to confine these plasmons in one direction, while the actual ability of light to interact with small particles like atoms and molecules resides in the volume into which it can be compressed. This type of confinement in all three dimensions is commonly regarded as an optical cavity.

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