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Battle For Smart Phone Market Continues
2011-11-02 09:59:19

A lull in demand for Apple iPhones has apparently given smart phone maker HTC a push to become the largest smart phone vendor in the United States last quarter, Tim Culpan and Hugo Miller of Bloomberg News report. HTC saw a 10 percent jump in share from a year earlier giving the Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC 24 percent of the world´s largest smart phone market in the third quarter, ahead of Samsung at 21 percent and Apple just behind at 20 percent. There is some debate however on tech...

2011-10-14 07:00:00

Friday October 14th marks the release of Apple's latest smart phone, the iPhone 4S. When the iPhone 4S was made available for pre-order on October 6th, over 1 million were sold on the first day. Phone Doctors reveals often overlooked techniques to upgrading to the iPhone 4S with no out of pocket expense. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 Most consumers may not realize that when purchased outside of contract, the iPhone 4S retails at $650 and up. This is about the price of an inexpensive...

2011-10-06 12:37:22

WPI researchers turn a smart phone into a medical monitor. An iPhone app that measures the user's heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually tablet devices, into sophisticated medical monitors able to capture and transmit vital physiological data. A team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at WPI, has developed a smart phone...

Samsung Seeks To Ban iPhone 4S Sales in France And Italy
2011-10-05 11:07:05

In the next round of tit-for-tat patent and lawsuits between Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc., Samsung has announced it will file patent-infringement claims in France and Italy in hopes of banning the sale of Apple´s latest iPhone, Reuters is reporting. The legal battle between the two top brands of mobile devices intensified yesterday when Apple announced the iPhone 4S, a significant upgrade to its best-selling smart phone expected to hit store shelves later this month. In...

2011-08-23 18:50:58

Today someone in a remote village in India is able to run an electrocardiogram (ECG) via their smart phone on a loved one having a potential heart attack and send to a doctor in New Delhi for analysis. Mobile technology is already bringing health care to places it has never been able to reach. However, there is still room for error that can lead to misdiagnosis. Xiaopeng Zhao, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'