Unusual ways to use your mobile

Today's modern phones come with a wide range of applications and functionalities that make them suitable for a variety of uses. Regardless of whether you are a tech junkie, or a smartphone addict, there is no end of activities that you can participate in with your mobile. Below we have listed some of the most unusual and cool things that you can do with today's…

Researchers analyse exploding phone batteries

The phenomena of exploding lithium-ion batteries is a theme that is only too familiar to some people.However, new technological developments mean that it is now possible to discover the cause of the phenomena. According to the study authors, understanding how lithium-ion batteries fail and explode can help researchers to create safer and more improved products.The research was published jointly by University College London, ESRF The European…

Top 6 health apps

The developments in contemporary technology has made it much easier to keep fit and healthy, as the modern day consumer has a number of fitness and health related apps and software designed to make it easier to keep in shape. Regardless of what health conditions you may be facing - there is almost certain to be a smartphone app to help you manage it better.…

Phone recycling grows – but e-waste on the rise

A growing number of people are beginning to recycle their mobile phones, however e-waste still remains a problem according to new findings.Research published by the United Nations University revealed that last year, consumers recycled around 6.5 million tonnes of e-waste in 2014.The research found that the discarded e-waste included an estimated $52 billion (£34 billion) of precious and other metals.Some 50 to 60 per cent…

Vodafone launches Smart prime 6

Vodafone has recently launched its Smart prime 6 4G LTE-ready mobile.Dubbed the Smart prime 6, the smartphone has been priced at £90 ($136) and is available to purchase on the carrier's Pay As You Go platform.The Smart prime 6 comes together with 5in HD IPS display, 8MP primary camera and 2MP secondary camera.It also directly targets EE's 4G hardware offering, which is called the Harrier Mini,…

Tough new clay could lead to bulletproof smartphones

US military scientists have developed a transparent metallic clay that could lead to the creation of bulletproof mobile phones, it has been revealed. The material would be far more durable than glass and means that future smartphones, laptop screens and camera lenses would be far more difficult to break.The clay is made from a magnesium and aluminium-based mineral called spinel and has been research over the…

Samsung returns to top spot after soaring smartphone sales

Samsung has once again been named as the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, beating rivals Apple and Lenovo to the top spot.Despite the fact that Samsung experienced a drop in profits, it sold 83.2 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2015, which helped to put it on the top spot.Research firm Strategy Analytics revealed that in total, 345 million mobiles were sold globally, with…

The Turing Phone: Super secure and stronger than steel

Turing Robotic Industries has announced the development of its flagship smartphone, appropriately entitled the Turing Phone. Using the company’s decentralised authentication technology, this pioneering phone is able to directly verify the identity of other devices in the family, all without the need for a third-party Key Center. In an official press release, Turing Robotic Industries explained that this end-to-end authentication system produces a “protected communications…