Showing posts with label mobile devices. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mobile devices. Show all posts

Soon, wrap your smartphone on the wrist

Soon, wrap your smartphone on the wrist

Soon you may be able to use your smartphone on your wrist or bend your computer to fit in your pocket!

Researchers have taken a step towards more flexible devices by fabricating a thin film that keeps her even when very curved electric and magnetic properties useful.

Flexible electronics have been difficult to manufacture because many materials with useful electronic properties tend to be rigid.

Researchers have addressed this problem by taking small pieces of material such as silicon and embedded in the flexible plastic.

A team of physicists and engineers from South Korea took the same approach with bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) - one of the most promising materials whose properties can be controlled with a magnetic field, and vice versa.

These materials are called multiferroic and attract interest for applications such as energy efficient, instant-on computing.

The researchers synthesized bismuth ferrite nanoparticles and mixed in a polymer solution. The solution was dried in a series of steps at increasing temperatures to produce a thin, flexible film.

When the researchers tested the electrical and magnetic properties of the film they found that their new material did much more than preserving the useful properties of bismuth ferrite more - it actually made them better.

And the improved properties are maintained even when the film curled into a cylindrical shape.

"Bulk bismuth ferrite is crucial problems for some applications, such as a high leakage current hampering strong electrical properties," said YoungPak Lee, a professor at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea.

Mixed bismuth ferrite nanoparticles in an improved polymer leakage current problem, he said, and gave the film, flexible tensile properties.

Flexible Multiferrorics could allow new portable devices such as surveillance equipment health or virtual reality attire, Lee said.

The multiferroric materials could be used in high density, energy efficient memory and switches on these devices, he said.

The research was published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

New Apple iOS 8 Mobile Software to arrive on Wednesday

New Apple iOS 8 Mobile Software to arrive

SAN FRANCISCO: New generation Applesoftware to feed their coveted mobile devices is scheduled for release on Wednesday, two days before the arrival of its latest iPhones.

The iOS mobile operating system will be available free for download for iPad iPhone and many models and will be pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which was released on Friday.

Apple introduced iOS 8 at its annual developer conference in San Francisco in June.

The new management software is designed to provide a seamless experience for users flitting between mobile devices and popular Apple Macintosh computers.

Along with updates to the operating system, the California company unveiled the HealthKit software to manage personal and HomeKit health care for home appliances. They are integrated into the latest system update.

HealthKit provide a safe haven for the data gathered by devices such as fitness band that tracks activity and sleep.

Apple also synchronized HomeKit 8 to iOS software that could let iPhones or iPads can be used as a centralized Internet Control gadgets such as linked door locks, lights, thermostats and security systems.

Apple reached a common network protocol, so that not only can an iPhone be used to open clever locks, but virtual assistant Siri can dim the lights and settings lower thermostat when told, "Get ready for bed . "

Apple has also enhanced graphics and speed capabilities for games, which are consistently among the hottest apps on their mobile devices.

Capabilities woven into operating software include one called "Continuity", which allows tasks started by Apple gadget automatically delivered to another nearby.

Messages or calls can also be handed out between devices. Apple last week announced it is adding a SmartWatch its growing range of devices operating together.

Watch Apple will not be released until early next year

Apple pencil for iPad