Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.

Is Fairphone Changing the Future of Smartphones?

Not many people have heard of Fairphone, a Netherlands-based smartphone start-up. Unlike the leading brands, Fairphone is committed to ethically manufactured smartphones.

Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot

Daisy can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components, so that Apple can recover materials that traditional recyclers can’t — and at a higher quality.

Physicists have breakthrough on brittle smart phone screens

New 'potato stamp' technique combining silver and graphene may create cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly screens.

Scientists develop a 10-second HIV test linked to mobile phones

Researchers have developed a mobile test using technology found in smartphones, and it could provide doctors and carers with a virtually instantaneous way of diagnosing someone with HIV.

New handheld spectral analyzer uses power of smartphone to detect disease

Researchers have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

Novel Material May Lead to Self-Healing Smartphones

Researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves.

New gadget lets your smartphone detect cancer with laboratory precision

Researchers have created a low-cost, portable smartphone-based cancer screening device that can, for the first time, evaluate several samples at once with lab quality results.

What could a future without physical screens look like

Last week Sony launched a projector which turns any surface into a touchscreen. We ask designers how screenless technology could be used in the future.

Stretchable screens will follow upcoming flexible ones

Is flexible good enough though? Don’t we really want morphing, stretchable smart tablets that expand from a strap-hanging, one handed commuter-use form-factor, to lean-back reading and media consumption copious sizes?

A new smartphone this year will have augmented reality technology

The upcoming iPhone 8 will include augmented reality technology that represents a significant feature upgrade.

New LEDs mean touchless screens and ambient charging

Phones of the future could detect your gestures without touch, thanks to two-way LEDs

A displays manufacturer Creating Flexible LCD Panels for Use in Future Phones

Japan Display officials said some smartphone makers have agreed to adopt the bendable LCD in the next few years. The company also hopes to sell the displays for other uses such as laptop computers and car dashboards.