Mobile

Intel, Qualcomm and Google are cutting off business with Huawei

It seems that USA-China trade war has really started now: America was the land of free trade … precisely until it is not anymore. https://www.androidauthority.com/intel-qualcomm-huawei-988011/ Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Xilinx have reportedly moved to stop supplying Huawei. Google has also suspended business with Huawei in the wake of the ban. https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/several-chip-companies-including-qualcomm-and-intel-have-reportedly-stopped-supplying-huawei-after-blacklist/ According to Bloomberg, semiconductor

SilverCrest USB power bank teardown and repair

Here is few years old SilverCrest USB power pack with solar charger that stopper charging a smart phone. Because changing the charging cable did not help and the charging connector felt a little loose, it seems that the power pack is to blame here. Ithad served several years well as portable power pack that had

Intel’s 5G bubble bursted

Intel’s 5G bubble seems to have bursted! Intel is quitting the 5G smartphone modem business: ‘There is no clear path to profitability and positive returns’ https://nordic.businessinsider.com/intel-quits-the-5g-smartphone-modem-business-2019-4?r=US&IR=T Intel to quit 5G modem effort after Apple reaches deal with Qualcomm https://www.axios.com/intel-to-quit-5g-modem-effo-after-apple-reaches-deal-with-qualcomm-1555457849-ea43a1c3-0d7f-4722-90d0-ae37e010d1b9.html How does this decision affect the future bussiness expectations of 5G technology for other companies?

Does 5G pose health risks?| EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4461754/Does-5G-pose-health-risks—part-1- There has been some talk about 5G and health risks that range from hardly anything to frying your brain and controlling the population. This interesting article series is exploring the health risks posed by mmWave radiation onto humans. Millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies extend from 30 GHz to 300 GHz. From the literature, there can

New Tech Secures Medical Devices By Using Your Body as a Conduit for Communication

https://blog.hackster.io/new-tech-secures-medical-devices-by-using-your-body-as-a-conduit-for-communication-8ca7b8128f67 The article says: “Virtually all wearable devices today communicate wirelessly through either Bluetooth, WiFi, or simple RF (Radio Frequency) signals. While we could try to make those more secure, there is always the possibility that they could be intercepted or spoofed. This new technology avoids the problem altogether by allowing devices to communicate across

Bluetooth Enhances Support for Location Services with New Direction Finding Feature

https://www.bluetooth.com/news/pressreleases/2019/01/bluetooth-enhances-support-for-location-services-with-new-direction-finding-feature “Location services is one of the fastest growing solution areas for Bluetooth technology, and is forecasted to reach over 400 million products per year by 2022,” said Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG Executive Director. Today Bluetooth location services solutions generally fall into two categories; proximity solutions and positioning systems. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)

Mobile trends for 2019

Here is my collection of relevant trend for smart phones in 2019 (links to source on quetes:: Market: It seems that crazy growth times in smart phone markets are over at least for some time. Without Chinese brands, growth in the smart phone markets in 2018 would have been dramatically negative. Smartphone Shipments Expected to

Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/14/turns-out-the-science-saying-screen-time-is-bad-isnt-science/ Is screen time good or bad? Hard to sau for sure. A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. There seems to be a lot bad science.

USB-C Just Got a Huge Upgrade – What You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/usb-c-authentication-program,news-28949.html The USB Implementers Forum has plan to make popular cables and ports more secure and safer for users – and give more control to equipment makers. USB-C products have been the cause of power-surge damage to devices when users plug in a non-compliant charger and bad USB-C cable. Most users know that USB gadgets

5G trends for 2019

Here is my collection of relevant trend for 5G networks for 2019: The most newsworthy stories in wireless today are all about 5G. In 2019, we enter a cautious, early-adoption phase of this next generation of wireless technology. 2019 will be the year when we see the first commercial networks turning on and first handsets