Tag Archives: smartphones

How emotional are people to their smartphones?

People are becoming emotionally attached to their smartphones ever since 2007 when iPhone was launched giving an edge with a computer in their pockets, said researchers from Loughborough University and University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Now apart from making phone calls and sending text messages, smartphone users have immediate access to the Internet, social media and network systems, e-mail accounts, ...

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Human Beings Are Emotionally Attached to Their Smartphones

The researchers from Loughborough University and University of Iceland in Reykjavik revealed that smartphones play an important role in the life of human as people are found to be emotionally attached to smartphones. “Smartphones are creating a huge ripple in the pond of human behaviour and it is important that, as smartphones develop, we continue to study the way they ...

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Nilekani pitches for smart phones with iris cameras to take over soon

With biometric sensors becoming popular and within the reach, former Aadhaar Card chief and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani has predicted emergence of smart phones with iris cameras for authentication. “As biometric sensors get popular and cheaper, the next generation of smart phones will have iris cameras built into them. In a year or two, we will have sub-$100 smart phones ...

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Micromax ‘Yu’ brand Yureka 4G with Cyanogen OS on Sale at Amazon for Rs. 8999

Bolstered with its new acquisition of exclusive India rights for Cyanogen operating system in India, domestic smartphone maker Micromax has launched its new 4G device named Yureka with a price tag of Rs.8,999 and available for pre-registration on Amazon India. All these Cyanogen phone series will be sold under the brand name ‘Yu’ on Amazon India, emulating the highly successful ...

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Xiaomi to Resume Redmi 1S Sales Now, Redmi Note Soon, says Hugo Barra

Following the lifting of partial ban on Xiaomi smartphone sales in India, The Chinese tech giant said it will resume the sale of Redmi 1S smartphones, which means the sale of Redmi Note phablets remain suspended till the patent case with Ericsson is resolved. In a Google+ update, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra said, “The good news is that Redmi ...

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Facebook-Owned Whatsapp Working on Desktop Version?

AndroidWorld has reported that WhatsApp is working on a web version that makes it usable on computers as well. The report got media attention when corroborated by its rival Telegram founder Pavel Durov’s revelations about certain code strings found in the latest update of WhatsApp, which he said indicate a web version i the pipeline. Paul Durov is a rival ...

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One in 6 smartphones hacked by cyber attackers: Study

One in six smartphones in the world have faced cyber attacks by hackers, reveals a new study. About 60 percent of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software, it noted. Experion, a global information services firm, said the cyber attacks range from phishing emails to session ...

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Too much texting on mobile phones may make you ‘spine-less’: Warns Indian-Origin surgeon

Simple texting on smartphone can affect your spine as the posture exerts 23-kg of pressure on it depending on the angle at which you are texting, said an alarming research conducted by an Indian-origin surgeon, sending danger signals to mobile-addicted teenagers across the world, including India. “Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses ...

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Smartphones killing intimacy, leading to break-ups, divorces: Study

Heavy smartphone use during midnight hours is destroying intimacy in relationships, leading to break-ups, cheating and divorce, confirms a study about the most-expected fallout of the tech-centric modern lifestyle. As the quality of our physical connections gets diluted, people expect less and forget what real romance is, it added.  Researchers from the Oxford University in Britain studied 24,000 married European couples ...

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Samsung Tight-Lipped on its Future Revolutionary Foldable Tablet

Samsung is not going to relax with the recent success of its Galaxy series, though the upcoming iPhone 6 of Apple is not feared much as a major rival. Instead, it is focusing on a wholly new generation, revolutionary concept phones which are going to make it to its platter from 2015 onwards. After smartwatch, one such project underway secretly ...

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