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Chip lets smartphones see through walls, clothes

NDTV.com: Researchers at a Texas university have designed a chip that could give smartphones the long-envied ability of comic book hero Superman to see through walls, clothes or other objects.

SJIND4239d ago

Dont You Need such gadgets.? I think everyone want to use such gadgets. Its really a useful invention......
You too need right?

upallnightgamer4239d ago

Is there any other reason for the common man to have such an application? ;)

Speed-Racer4239d ago

mushroomwig is right. There is a reason walls were invented in the first place.

kaveti66164239d ago

Pervert?

Might as well call women who wear make-up perverts, as they're only doing it to advertise themselves sexually.

We're all perverts. This device will allow us to sample the goods without paying full price. If you have a problem with it, hit the treadmill.

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wenaldy4239d ago

Finally, useful invention :) /jk

SilentNegotiator4239d ago (Edited 4239d ago )

"The terahertz band has wavelengths that fall between microwaves used for mobile phone signals and infrared that is employed for night vision goggles"

Neither of which "see through" walls

What a load of crap.

MeridianHope4239d ago (Edited 4239d ago )

You clearly don't understand what they're saying. They're saying the band they're using to accomplish this, terahertz, falls *between* the bands used for mobile phone signals and infrared. They're not saying that infrared / night vision can see through walls, but that the wavelengths they're using (which are *different* than the wavelengths for mobile phones and night vision) are being employed in such a way to allow them to do this.

Another important point of the article is that they've only got this working at a distance of 4 inches, so you won't be seeing straight through a wall to what is happening on the other side - the best you could hope for here is to locate studs / wiring through drywall.

Oh, and as for the "pervert" concerns / dreams up above... if you're waving your cell phone around a ladies shirt from just 4 inches away, you're going to get caught.

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Bendy phones that wrap around wrists could be reality in 5 years: Lenovo

Bendable smartphones could be a reality in five years, Lenovo's head of mobile told CNBC.

donwel2704d ago

Very easy to steal too from the looks of it.
More pointless, overpriced attachments to compensate for designer shortsightedness could be a reality in 5 years.

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5 futuristic phones that were ahead of their time, but still flopped

Some people mocked the original iPhone when it launched, and the Samsung Galaxy Note provoked much mirth for being too big, but both defied their critics with strong sales and spawned sequels that are still going strong. The phones we’re looking at here had a different fate. They may have pointed the way for the future of smartphones, but they failed to capitalize on it.

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Devil-X2707d ago

Lumia 1020 was definitely the biggest shocker of all. I still remember how I thought it would do great in the markets when it was first announced.

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Fujifilm's New Wireless Photo Printer Turns Your Phone Into a Polaroid

Shake it like a smartphone printer. Actually, no. Don't shake it. Your prints will be ready in ten seconds.

Devil-X2707d ago

Let me warn you before hand that it is gonna cost you a fortune if you plan on using this one for some regular use.