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Sticker gives Android phones 4 extra custom functions
Smartphones are able to do an incredible number of different things, and the way consumers use them is varied according to their individual needs. However, most devices only feature easy access to an on/off button or menu control, requiring users to navigate to all other functions. In the past, we’ve seen Pressy add an extra button to smartphones for custom functions, and now Dimple is an NFC sticker including 4 buttons that can be programmed as shortcuts to any regularly performed task. READ MORE…
Platform turns an old Android device into a baby monitor
Baby monitors have been around in some form or other since the early 20th century, and are now becoming smarter than ever thanks to new tech — take the Owlet, which monitors the baby’s breathing and heart rate, for example. However, for those who can’t afford the latest devices, Dormi is an Android app that enables anyone to turn an old smartphone into baby monitor, delivering notifications straight to parents’ working mobiles. READ MORE…
Plug-in smartphone device adds a button that can do anything
While smartphone manufacturers try to include everything their customers would need from the devices, there are still ways to extend their capabilities. We’ve already seen the ReadyCase add multitools to the iPhone without much extra bulk, and now the Pressy is an attachable button for Android devices that can be assigned to perform any function. READ MORE…
With an e-ink display, Android phone aims to offer a week of battery life
Technology fans may recall the YotaPhone, a dual-screen device unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this year, but it’s apparently not the only mobile device in the works that features an e-ink display. E-ink is the basis for one of the YotaPhone’s two screens, but MWC was also the backdrop for a demonstration of an e-ink-only Android phone by Taiwanese E Ink itself. READ MORE…
Tapping aggregate smartphone data for new, community-level insights
A wealth of data is generated by smartphones around the globe every day, yet rarely is it tapped in aggregate form. The NextTrain app we profiled last year is perhaps one exception, but startup Behavio aims to take such efforts even further. Specifically, Behavio seeks to use the huge amount of data smartphones collect to identify patterns of behavior across society. READ MORE…