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Wireless Phone Chargers In Toyotas 122012
2012-12-20 14:19:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A century ago pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla envisioned a world powered by wireless energy transfer. Known as inductive charging or wireless charging, the technology would have meant never worrying about that misplaced mobile phone cord. And perhaps if Tesla had worked with Henry Ford, cars would long ago have had such technology as a standard option. But alas, it didn´t come to pass. However, come next year,...

Most Americans Use Their Cell Phones As Camera
2012-11-26 17:05:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the mid to late 80s, the days of “Wall Street” and a blossoming telecommunications industry, it´s likely few ever imagined taking a picture with one of those giant bag phones and rectangular, brick-like behemoths. In the days since, our cell phones spent some time slimming down considerably, added a touch of color to their screens, learned how to ring in polyphonic tones and even communicate through...


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The History of Mobile Phone Technology
2014-07-14 13:56:38

Smartphones and feature phones are as common now as traditional landline phones were for decades. These handheld devices are so popular that many homes now only use mobile phones, increasingly pushing landline devices into the obsolete category. But while the popularity of mobile connectivity is vast today, it is still a very young technology when compared to its landline counterparts, which have been in existence since the mid-1800s. To be clear, the history of the mobile phone focuses on...

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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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