Smartphone use offers tool to treat MS, other diseases

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2020 — Monitoring how patients with multiple sclerosis or other degenerative diseases use their smartphones could provide valuable information to help get them better treatment. In an article published in Chaos, by AIP Publishing, researchers used a mobile app to record the keystroke dynamics of a control group and those of subjects…Continue Reading

5G Smartphone Competition Intensifies in China among Double 11 Shopping Frenzy

(Source: Spectrum) China’s smartphone manufacturers started to pile into the 5G arena in 2020 as the pandemic eased and the economy recovered. The competition has intensified, especially with the double 11 shopping festival approaching. In China, 60% of smartphones shipped in September were 5G phones, making it the fourth consecutive month in which 5G smartphones…Continue Reading

Smartphone App Differentiates Bipolar Disorder, BPD

There’s a reason they’re called smartphones. Indeed, how patients use their smartphones and where they take them provides insight into what has been termed their “digital phenotype.” It’s information that, analyzed correctly, becomes useful in differentiating bipolar disorder from borderline personality disorder, a distinction that’s often challenging in clinical practice, Kate E.A. Saunders, MD, DPhil,…Continue Reading

Global Smartphone Market Sees Strong Recovery in Q3, Samsung tops, Followed by Huawei

Samsung reclaims the top position in Q3, 2020 (Source: Samsung) The global smartphone market saw strong recovery in the third quarter of 2020, with shipments declining only 1.3% year over year, in contrast to the much worse numbers in this year’s first two quarters, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC). South…Continue Reading

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Robot

they have published their plans along with the software that makes it all possible so that anybody can build smart, capable robots for around $50 (provided they have a smartphone). The approach is straightforward. The researchers begin with a design for a four-wheeled robot powered by batteries. The chassis is simple, consisting of a bottom…Continue Reading

(Source: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante) Three major Chinese telecom operators, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom plan to build a total of 500,000 5G base stations, according to their published investment plans.  China Telecom and China Unicom seek to jointly establish approximately 250,000 stations, covering cities at the prefecture level and above in China, while China…Continue Reading