Mobile

EU mandates USB-C charging

The European Parliament and the Council of Europe have announced the introduction of a universal charger for mobile devices is to be taken to use. The preliminary agreement on the reform of the Radio Equipment Directive means that certain electronic devices will in future be charged with the same charger. By autumn 2024, USB Type-C

History of communications technology

Telecommunication and networking has been and will be one of the core technologies in helping the evolution of mankind and technology. Here is a quick view to the history of the modern electronics based communications technologies with help of few history articles. “10th March, 1876 – The day when Alexander Graham Bell made the first

My new ARM v9 article

ARM is the world’s most popular RISC processor architecture, widely used in embedded systems in addition to mobile phones and small computers. The latest is 64-bit ARM v9. At the same time, competitors are tuning in their own competing versions. The first ARM v9 based smart phone chips have just been released: MediaTek Dimensity 9000

Android 12

Android 12 is the newest Android mobile operating system version. Android 12 is the twelfth major release and 19th version of Android, the mobile operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Android 12 was released publicly on October 4, 2021, through Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and was released to supported

Karhu Active Pulse teardown

Karhu Active Pulse (W311) was a fitness tracker product that was sold cheaply few years ago. It was quite comfortable on the wrist the UFit application running on Android was just fine (not very good or bad). Most functions go on by pressing that white circle (pulse, sleep monitoring) for about three seconds. You can

HKL Bluetooth beacons and API

I have wondered what the mysterious candy-box-like boxes that have appeared on bus stop signs in Helsinki Finland. HSL has installed at a total of about 1700 of this kind of boxes to bus and tram stops, as well as on buses and trams. They are also coming to metro stations. These small boxed are

Metaverse

Since the late 1970s and early 1980s, many of those in the technology community have imagined a future state of, if not quasi-successor to, the Internet – called the “Metaverse”. Metverse is a vision of the future networking that sounds fantastical. The Metaverse is a collective virtual shared space[1] including the sum of all virtual

Web mobile app simply

Here is a simple method to convert ePanorama.net electronics component data search tool to “mobile app” for Android phone: 1. Go to https://www.epanorama.net/cgi-bin/semi.cgi?keyword= on your mobile browser. 2. Select from your broser menu to create an icon to your smart phone start screen. 3. Now you have an icon that starts this web app as

Koronavilkku Finnish COVID-19 exposure tracking app

Finnish corona-virus tracing app is named Koronavilkku. The Koronavilkku smartphone app is published to help break infection chains. Users in Finland can download Koronavilkku to a smart phone (iOS or Android) free of charge from the most popular app stores and the app can be instantaneously downloaded via the links on the koronavilkku.fi website. Koronavilkku

Stingray and Hailstorm

Security researchers say they have developed a new technique to detect modern cell-site simulators. Little is known about stingrays that exploit flaws in the way that cell phones connect to 2G cell networks, because they are deliberately shrouded in secrecy. Most of those flaws are fixed in the 4G networks, though not all. Newer cell