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New software brings facial-recognition technology to mobile phones | The University of Manchester

New software brings facial-recognition technology to mobile phones | The University of Manchester | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
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An article from 2010 shows that development isn't instant, and the technology from back then is still not perfected now. Interesting technology however not the most riveting read, but the perspective it gives about the views from 2010 to today is quite intriguing in a philosophical sense. 

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The history of smartphones: timeline

The history of smartphones: timeline | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
From the launch of the iPhone in 2007 to the resignation of RIM's bosses, a history of the most competitive technology market in the world. By Charles Arthur
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This article is essentially a timeline of the smartphones releases and sales. It gives a good idea of how small the smartphone industry started, and how quickly it became a massive industry with multiple companies creating their own Operating Systems.

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Advances in Mobile Phones

Advances in Mobile Phones | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
Mobile phones have come a long way in a very short time, and the advances seem to keep coming every month.
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This article breezes through the many advantages available in modern mobile phones and gives no insight to the potential drawbacks. That being said, it is an interesting read and makes you realize just how much you can do with your devices.

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The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4,000

The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4,000 | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
Somewhere in either Chicago, Baltimore or Washington, someone plunked down $3,995 to buy the first handheld cellphone on March 13, 1984.
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A detailed look into the history of the first mobile phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. This is far from a short read and isn't very stimulating if the topic does not interest you, however the information displayed is very specific and gives you a good idea about how such a phone was viewed by society. I recommend reading the first section then skimming through to find what you are interested in. 

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Making mobile devices smarter, Audience enables voice commands like 'Play jazz music'

Making mobile devices smarter, Audience enables voice commands like 'Play jazz music' | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
The Audience eS700 Series chips will enable a new generation of voice processing including better voice commands.
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Another new advancement in mobile usability described in this article provides insight into the how far we are progressing in the mobile technology field. A great read, and hopefully a great device.

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What is NFC and why is it in your phone?

What is NFC and why is it in your phone? | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
The handsets, the trials and the tech behind the mobile 'wave and pay' wallet.
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While this article is not directly about mobile phones, it branches into the newest in mobile phone gadgets, the NFC chip. It explains in a very simple term what NFC is and how its positive and negative effects in having inside your smartphone. This is interesting as it gives a look into how one who is educated on a topic, explains to the uneducated how this feature works, while in the future, it is safe to assume this will be common knowledge and a part of everyday life.

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The History of Mobile Phones: 1973 to 2007

The History of Mobile Phones: 1973 to 2007 | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
All the mobile phones that mattered from the first Nokia handset right up to the iPhone 3G
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This article is a great way to view the development of mobile phones quickly and allows the reader to scan down through the document and see the advancements made in compact design and usability. It is amusing how even the 2007 phones seem quite obsolete in comparison to the phones of today, and it is likely that in 10 years the same will  be said about the phones of 2014.

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Cell Phones: Pros and Cons - MorungExpress

Cell Phones: Pros and Cons - MorungExpress | Mobile Phones | Scoop.it
Cell Phones: Pros and Cons
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Children are also getting cell phones at much younger ages. Technology keeps advancing and with it, changing the way we do things.
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This article is a good starting point on learning about the effect that mobile phones have had on the student population of western society. It explores both the negative and positive aspects in a non-biased fashion which describes how mobile phones are useful, however can be misused. This is heavily about the use of mobile phones by children and adolescents and does not surpass this boundary of discussion. 

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