Here Auto: Nokia’s connected car platform

Here Auto

Nokia announced last week its intention to become a much bigger technological force in the vehicle after years of being the auto industry’s mapmaker. Nokia took the wraps off of Here Auto, an embedded infotainment and connected car system, which it hopes to sell to the world’s car manufacturers.

 

 

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Nokia’s wacky new cell phone design

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The new shape of cell?

Nokia apparently feels like the smart phones we have today aren’t rubbery or flexible enough to take us into the future, so they are introducing a design that will change the way we use, and touch, our phones.

Called the HumanForm, this rubbery surfboard shaped device is virtually unbreakable, has twist control functionality, and will supposedly allow us to feel textures via “electro tactile technology”.

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Nokia says ‘No’ to Google Android

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The Nokia Morph is a concept phone with
shape-changing capabilities

Nokia is committed to get back the No.1 position in smartphones and plans to use no other software than Symbian and Linux MeeGo, head of its mobile solutions unit said.
“It’s my aim to ensure Nokia stays as the market and intellectual leader in creating the digital world,” Anssi Vanjoki wrote in a blog on Nokia’s website.
“Symbian and MeeGo are the best software for our smartest devices. As such, we have no plans to use any other software,” he said, adding “there are no plans to introduce an Android device from Nokia”.
He added, “There is no denying, that as a challenger now, we have a fight on our hands. The first battle is to bring you products and services you will want to own and use.”
The world’s top cellphone maker warned in mid-June second-quarter sales and profits at its key phones unit would be weaker than expected as it struggles to compete against Apple’s iPhone. Nokia also said 2010 profit margin at the phone business would be weaker.
Vanjoki noted it would be a tough task to make Nokia the leader in smartphones again, but added the company has all the assets “to produce killer smartphones and market-changing mobile computers”.
“Symbian and MeeGo are the best software for our smartest devices. As such, we have no plans to use any other software,” he said, adding “there are no plans to introduce an Android device from Nokia.”

Nokia is committed to get back the No.1 position in smartphones and is nervous about getting too cozy with Google. Instead, it plans to use the robust software platform of Symbian and Linux MeeGo, head of its mobile solutions unit said. (Video on the Morph)

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Nokia Patents Cell Phone that Recharges Itself by Harvesting Energy from Motion

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Nokia Morph uses solar power

Nokia is not adverse to dreaming up futuristic concepts (such as the Morph, pictured above, though the Morph used solar power), but this Piezoelectric Kinetic Energy Harvester sounds like it’ll either do what the company says it will, or bring about the grim future world envisioned in The Matrix where we’re all suddenly batteries. Batteries!

 

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Mobile Phone Radiation Found To Stunt Crops In India

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Convenience vs Heath
Mobile phones may have become ubiquitous in rural areas of India and popular among farmers. But electromagnetic radiation emanating from them may be stunting the growth of agricultural crops and plants, preliminary research has revealed.

Studies carried out at Panjab University, Chandigarh, suggest that electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cell phones could choke seeds, affect germination and early growth. This is said to be the first such study on the impact of EMF radiation on seeds.

The researchers germinated moong dal (Phaseolus aureus) seeds in a closed chamber in which two cell phones were kept on talk mode.

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Nokia Developing A Cell Phone That Never Needs Recharging

Nokia Developing A Cell Phone That Never Needs Recharging

Nokia hopes to create a device that could harvest enough power to keep a cell phone topped up. 

A cell phone that never needs recharging might sound too good to be true, but Nokia says it’s developing technology that could draw enough power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped up.

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