Sirin Labs announce development of world’s first blockchain-powered smartphone

A company called Sirin Labs is developing an open-source smartphone that runs on a fee-less blockchain. This smartphone is named as “Finney” for honoring bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney. The Finney will be the only smartphone in the world that’s fully secure and safe enough to hold cryptographic coins. Sirin Labs is launching a crowdsale event … Continue reading “Sirin Labs announce development of world’s first blockchain-powered smartphone”

IBM’s DEFFEND will detect Fraud using your SmartPhone

Researchers at IBM have developed a financial fraud solution known as DEFFEND. Short for Dispersed Financial Fraud Enhanced Detection, DEFFEND sits on top of classical fraud detection solutions. It takes your existing fraud detection to the next level, with personalized protection that is built into your clients’ smartphone devices. Most of us keep our mobile … Continue reading “IBM’s DEFFEND will detect Fraud using your SmartPhone”

New technology could revolutionise smartphone use

An innovative technology, created by researchers at the University of St Andrews, can allow your smartphone to carry out a range of tasks just by recognising the surface it is sitting on. SpeCam is a program which would enable existing phones to utilize their camera function to recognise different materials they have been exposed to. … Continue reading “New technology could revolutionise smartphone use”

First Battery-Free Cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power

University of Washington researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries — a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying phones. Instead, the phone harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light. The team also made Skype calls using its battery-free phone, demonstrating that … Continue reading “First Battery-Free Cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power”