Mobile

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

Mobile Apps Are Selling Your Location

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/apps-selling-location,news-28798.html Back in October, Tom’s Guide reportedthat it’s possible for cheap mobile advertisements to spy on you through your phone. Sales of location-targeted advertising reached an estimated $21 billion this year. This morning, a report from the New York Times warns that smartphone apps do that also for profit: More than 1,000 popular apps contain

Samsung J5 smart phone teardown

Here is teardown of a broken Samsung J5 smart phone (SM-J510FN from 2016). Let’s open it: A Closeups of circuit board Not too much to see. Many parts were covered with metal cases soldered to circuit board. I did not see here any easy to fix problems (like loose connector) that would have allowed to

Damaged USB type C cables

USB type C connector is becoming more and more common in many devices. It is now a very common charging interface for modern smart phones. Generally USB C is more convient and more robust than micro-USB connector. But in those rare cases when something goes wrong, effect can be more severe. Where microUSB chargers normally