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Audience reverse engineers human hearing for mobile
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3/30/2012   5 comments
Using its earSmart voice processor, using two microphones that work like human ears, Audience’s chip enables analysis of sound in much the same way as the human brain, which when processing audio decides what to remove, what to keep and what to enhance.
Ford sketches future mobility at Mobile World
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3/11/2012   1 comment
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ford chairman William Clay Ford explained the company's vision of mobility in the future. His keynote speech titled "Blueprint for Mobility" highlighted the dovetail connection between automotive industry and telecommunications. At the event, the OEM also demonstrated its Sync infotainment platform which is about to be introduced into European markets.
Video: NFC technology, proliferation and challenges examined
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3/8/2012   1 comment
Near Field Communication is a wireless connectivity technology that allows short-range radio communication between devices. Included in a small chip inside the device, NFC allows for mobile money transactions, data exchange, location tagging and wireless connections between two devices in very close proximity to one other, usually just a couple of centimeters apart.
Video: analysts, companies grapple with mobile security issues
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3/7/2012   3 comments
Mobile phones have become such personal devices that some would rather share a toothbrush than a handset. But as our attachment to our cell phones grows, so to do consumer concerns about data privacy and security.
Video: Augmented Reality enhances MWC
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3/6/2012   Post a comment
Augmented Reality is the process of layering computer generated graphics on top of real world environments, either directly or indirectly through a tablet or cell phone. The technology provides a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery, or in other words, it’s what the world would look like with the Internet layered on top of it.
Windows 8 consumer preview in pictures
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3/5/2012   32 comments
Kicking off the Microsoft event at MWC last week, president of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky, launched the “Consumer Preview” beta version of Windows 8, before its anticipated official full version launch this coming autumn.
Qualcomm not worried about mobile graphics competition
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3/1/2012   7 comments
Qualcomm is not worried about falling behind its competition when it comes to mobile graphics, according to a senior executive at the firm.
Building a better mobile experience from network to microprocessor
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3/1/2012   1 comment
With the mobile industry driving even more leading-edge technology into the hands of global consumers, ensuring that all stakeholders throughout the ecosystem are evolving as quickly as end-user demand is often a challenge.


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