Claim: Personal touch signature makes mobile devices more secure

Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further.

Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, presented these commercial possibilities and a unique vision for green energy.

Voltaic debuts 6-watt solar panel for mobile devices

Voltaic Systems, one of the leading makers of solar-powered gear, recently announced the addition of a new solar panel to their prolific line of products. The newest sun-harvesting gadget is a 6 Watt, 6 Volt panel the company claims is the perfect size for charging larger smartphones and 7″ tablets.

Logan’s Run: NVIDIA’s Kepler moves to revolutionize mobile devices

Kepler is Nvidia's lead graphic card technology. Typically, such graphics tech wouldn’t be capable of running on a mobile device - most of which simply lack the necessary electrical horsepower to drive it.

Mobile devices will soon outnumber people

By 2017, there will be more mobile internet devices on the planet than people, new research indicates, putting the internet itself under strain.

FAA urged to allow portable devices during takeoff

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski is urging the aviation industry to get a move on and start allowing mobile devices to be used during takeoff and landing.

PC market stagnates as mobile accelerates

The traditional PC market is stagnating because people are increasingly relying on mobile device to access the Internet.

Globalfoundries is ready for next-gen mobile devices

Globalfoundries is preparing for the next generation of mobile devices with the introduction of advanced 14nm-XM technology based on three-dimensional "FinFET" transistor architecture. 



Apple eyes quad-core ARM CPUs for mobile devices

Apple has embedded support for quad-core ARM CPUs in its Xcode developer tool. Such processors could one day power next-gen iPhones, iPads and even future MacBook Airs.

Toshiba touts SSD "blade" lineup

Toshiba has introduced a new lineup of "blade" SSDs targeted at various mobile devices, including tablets, laptops, mini-mobiles and netbooks.

Tablets fail to impact smartphone sales

Worldwide smartphone sales have soared over the last quarter as prices have fallen.

Sharp announces 3D screens for mobile devices

Sharp plans to start making 3D displays for use in mobile devices such as phones by this summer. The company claims they'll be the brightest 3D screens of any type available.