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A look into the new Smartphones that are being released, and the hardware and software that goes with them.
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Samsung Wants To Free Your Fingers With Galaxy S4

Samsung Wants To Free Your Fingers With Galaxy S4 | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
Samsung is aiming to free your fingers with the much-hyped release of the Galaxy S4. Like all new smartphones, the Galaxy S4 packs new and improved features.
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The new Samsung Galaxy S4 and the changes it's bringing to the Smartphone category. With 'Free You Fingers' technology, it's truely amazing what you can still do with your phone without even touching it.

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First-ever Braille smartphone could hit stores this year - CNET (blog)

First-ever Braille smartphone could hit stores this year - CNET (blog) | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
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First-ever Braille smartphone could hit stores this year
CNET (blog)
An interaction designer who makes sci-fi short films has spent the past three years developing what he says is the world's first Braille-enabled smartphone.
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Smart Phones are now becoming so advanced that they can cater for people with sight disability.

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The Super-Powerful Long-Lasting Smartphone Battery Has Just Been Invented - Maybe

The Super-Powerful Long-Lasting Smartphone Battery Has Just Been Invented - Maybe | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Illinois claim to have developed lithium ion microbatteries up to 10 times smaller or 10 times more powerful than today's typical smartphone power sources.
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An apparent breakthrough in battery technology. Smart phones are developing so fast that the battery life is suffering, but now with this breakthrough, short battery life might be a thing of the past.

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Smart phones are impossible to use -- no wonder seniors refuse | Aging In Place Technology Watch

Smart phones are impossible to use -- no wonder seniors refuse | Aging In Place Technology Watch | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
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Interesting idea that Smart Phones are moving too fast, and are not catering for the older generations who have not grown up using technology like the Smart Phone.

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Iphone film and video production using mobile smartphones. | DSLR Video Studio Handbook™

Iphone film and video production using mobile smartphones. | DSLR Video Studio Handbook™ | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
Mobile filmmaking and video production is on the rise be it iPhone or Android smartphone. See a quick overview on why its so popular to use them for filming.
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Yet another use for Smart Phones! Film-making!

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HP's New Multi-Touch Graphing Calculator Has Smartphone Aspirations

HP's New Multi-Touch Graphing Calculator Has Smartphone Aspirations | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
These are exciting times for anyone who's refused to replace their trusty standalone graphing calculator with a similarly capable smartphone or tablet app.
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Graphic Calculators evolving with Smart Phone capabilities? Interesting.

 

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3D printed kinetic charger let you power your smart phone with movement

3D printed kinetic charger let you power your smart phone with movement | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
Ideation Designs LLC launched Infinity Cell, the first kinetic charger for your smart phone on Kickstarter.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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New way to charge a Smart Phone, no power source needed!

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HTC First Review

HTC First Review | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
The HTC First is the first phone to ship running Facebook Home. Is this the beginning of a trend, or a disaster? For the answer, check out our review.
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A comprehensive look at the new HTC First smart phone. It's features, it's usability, and finally, the type of person that should buy it.

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Volkswagen announces iBeetle with full iPhone 5 integration

Volkswagen announces iBeetle with full iPhone 5 integration | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
Volkswagen is taking in-car iPhone integration to the next level with the debut of its new iBeetle at the Shanghai Auto Show.
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Smart Phones are becoming so popular that now cars are being built that are designed to completely intergrate phones such as the iPhone 5 into their dash/stereo system.

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Galaxy S 4, future Samsung devices to use DigitalOptics tech for face tracking

Galaxy S 4, future Samsung devices to use DigitalOptics tech for face tracking | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S 4 in March, there was a near-inescapable emphasis on face detection features. What we didn't know is just whose
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Face Detecting and Face Tracking on Smart Phones, this technology barely even existed 15 years ago, and soon it will be on a small little phone that you can carry around in your pocket.

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The Motion Tracking iPhone Cameraman - Hammacher Schlemmer

The Motion Tracking iPhone Cameraman - Hammacher Schlemmer | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
This is the iPhone mount that automatically pans and tilts to track movement, allowing the iPhone's video camera to capture subjects in motion.
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Amazing technology that is being developed for Smart Phones, what will they think of next?

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Voice Control Is Coming to DirecTV's Smartphone App

Voice Control Is Coming to DirecTV's Smartphone App | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
DirecTV released their (long overdue) Android tablet app just over a month ago, and it looks like that low-key entrance was paving the way something bigger:
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Voice Control! New steps in the direction for handsfree for Smart Phones!

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Motorola X Phone Rumors on Upcoming Smart Phone Features, Specs, Price and Release Date

Motorola X Phone Rumors on Upcoming Smart Phone Features, Specs, Price and Release Date | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
Device enthusiasts are excited for the upcoming announcements at the Google I/O conference from May 15 to May 17 in San Francisco, California.
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Speculation on what the new Motorola X-Phone's spec, performance and release will be.

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Fully Connected: Smart Phones, Tablets... and Connected TV Makes Three. Turns Out There is an App for That

Fully Connected: Smart Phones, Tablets... and Connected TV Makes Three. Turns Out There is an App for That | New Smartphones and their Technology | Scoop.it
Staggering data in a recently issued Jack Myers Media Economic Data Report projects a systematic shift towards digital advertising across 19 industries by 2020, with double-digit increases for all but two sectors.
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This is very interesting!

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