Microsoft has found a way to halve the size of mobile cameras

Microsoft has found a way to halve the size of mobile cameras

Microsoft’s mobile engineers appear to be paying close attention to the work of their peers over at its application development business. In that world, if a certain component is used multiple times throughout a project, you simply split it off into a standalone library that is shared among the other program files to avoid burdening…

Qualcomm has designed a touch sensor for holographic phones

Qualcomm has designed a touch sensor for holographic phones

One of the best measures of a trend’s progress in the consumer electronics world is the reaction of the component suppliers. If the suppliers start taking concrete steps towards addressing it, then they anticipate demand from their manufacturing clients, who in turn must be anticipating demand from consumers. That’s why it’s such an encouraging sign that…

LG is taking holograms mobile

Samsung is no longer the one only mobile holography game in town. Only a few short months after a patent application revealed that the Seoul-based electronics giant is experimenting with miniaturized projection technology that could allow its phones to display content several inches ahead of the screen, cross-city rival LG has filed over a dozen…

Northwestern University has developed a way to plug privacy holes in Android apps once and for all

Consumers may not have to endure through the game of whack-a-mole that the mobile industry has been playing with security exploits on Android for much longer if one of the newest projects at Northwestern University bears fruit. Its computer science department has developed a piece of software that could effectively bullet-proof mobile apps against privacy leaks.…

LG patents world’s most awful convertible laptop

Some ideas really aren’t meant to be put to paper. The latest example of that comes from none other than LG, which has channeled its vast talent pool and decades of experience building consumer electronics into developing what is possibly the single most overengineered take on the convertible laptop yet: The adjustable support mechanism at…

Dell is working on a dual-screen tablet

The more the better is Dell’s mantra with the tablet revealed in a recent patent filling published as part of its latest monthly batch, which consists of two separate displays joined by a vertical hinge. The specifications suggest that it could be one of the most ambitious revivals of the dual-screen approach since the 2012-vintage Sony Tablet P. The…