April, 2017

Touch Anywhere to Unlock your Smartphone

Ever since biometric locks started getting popular with smartphone users, the concept of number and pattern locks is slowly phasing out. Biometric locks, which include a range of identification methods including face recognition, retinal scan, IRIS and even posture recognition, are making an effort to plug loopholes that expose smart devices to hacker threats. But by… (Featured image source: http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Smartphone-Mobile-Phone-Finger-Share-Puzzle-Touch-1746553) *** […]

Low on Power? Ask your Friend to Transfer Charge

Even before the idea of wireless charging settled down, Sony has started preparing for an exciting future with a brand new patent that aims to solve the all-too-common problem of charging phone batteries during important missions. It is only recently that people have gotten used to the concept of asking a friend to tether over data, or… (Featured image source: https://pixabay.com/p-2142921/?no_redirect) *** […]

Honey! I Shrunk the FinFET to Plug Power Leakage

The latest buzz in the semiconductor world of consumers is the use of FinFET transistors in their laptops, smartphones and PDAs. With these devices shrinking in size and customers demanding for better power management, electronics majors have entered into a rat race to improve traditional planar transistors such as MOSFETs. This is in an effort to… (Featured image source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/80486dx2-large.jpg) *** […]