The Motorola Backflip Combines Smart Phone Technology and Aesthetic Appeal

The Motorola Backflip is a mobile phone that incorporates a multitude of advanced functionality all of which is incorporated within the confines of a stylish casing that measures just 108 mm x 53 mm wide whilst being 15 mm thick. The unit offers a QWERTY keyboard in conjunction with a touch screen whilst providing smart phone technology by virtue of its Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor and android operating system.

The phones display screen is an impressively colourful 3.1 inch TFT touch screen that has the virtue of displaying remarkable imagery due to its 256,000 colour display options, all of which are accurately displayed within the confines of its 320 x 480 pixel screen size. The handsets primary form of navigation is the innovative Motoblur user interface which incorporates the added benefit of live widgets. The handset also offers simplistic text entry by virtue of its full QWERTY keyboard whilst also providing the added benefit of an accelerometer sensor. A useful proximity sensor is also provided as standard.

The handset incorporates a multitude of connectivity options which include web access at speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps which is facilitated by virtue of the built-in HSDPA and Wi Fi connections. Alternative forms of connectivity are provided by the class 12 versions of GPRS and EDGE, whilst the inclusion of blue tooth and micro-USB ensures the complete connectivity solution. Satellite navigation is provided by the GPS function that includes A-GPS support as standard. In addition the unit provides an organiser, document viewer in addition to a voice memo feature.

The element of social networking has been incorporated into this handset by virtue of its Facebook, Twitter and MySpace applications whilst the Photo bucket and Picasa integration provides additional social media integration in conjunction with the ability to access Google maps.

The handset offers a variety of entertainment options including an MP4/MP3 media player, in addition to 5.0 megapixel camera that includes the options of auto focus as well as a useful LED flash. The handset provides the option of Geo-tagging as standard. The camera doubles up as a video capture device offering the ability to record video at HVGA quality and at 24 frames per second.

The Motorola Backflip is both stylish and functional in equal measure. The unit provides a wide raft of useful technology, all of which are emphatically useful whilst incorporating them into a casing which is aesthetically pleasing.

Mobile Phone Technology That Spots Liars

Lying is ubiquitous.

Nowadays, religion and fear of going to hell is not enough to stop millions of us from lying. We believe that lying is only bad when it confirmed. This led an enterprising group of biotechnology doctoral students, from a leading university in Europe to conduct a study and experiment on how to more easily detect lying. Their findings revealed that pupils of the eyes change for a few seconds after people tell a lie. Although some people can control their body movements and facial expressions when they lie, they cannot consciously control the changes in their eye pupils! The doctoral students decided to test out their findings in a much larger scale than the initial experiment done on one hundred university students.

The students knew that the device they must develop to detect lying must be as ubiquitous as liars themselves. So what is as ubiquitous today as lying? The answer came quickly, mobile phones! So Franciso Algrave (the group’s software engineer) decided to develop a software that can be easily uploaded on a mobile device that would roughly calculate the change in eye pupil. Person A simply needs to take a picture of the face of Person B with his camera phone when person B is “not speaking or communicating with someone”. Another picture must be taken just after the person responds to the question. The first picture taken for comparison need only to be taken once and can be saved on the phone for future use.

Mobile Truth or Dare?

After using a few volunteers, the technology quickly gained notoriety in campus and

more than 7,000 students downloaded the application from the university website.

It has become part of student pop culture as mobile truth or dare games are often played in university parties. As of the moment, the technology is merely considered as a fun application.

Online Dating and Mobile Truth Technology?

Although, the group is still busy refining the software to make it more accurate since current accuracy only falls to about 80%; the group is now excited to develop other applications for their technology. The group is experimenting on calculations to assess the honesty of people from their web cam videos. How would we know from their video introductions that people are serious about getting into long-term relationships or marriage? How are you sure that the people are not just saying those lovely things, for a quick fling?

A sample group of 20 people were asked to create video introductions and randomly instructed to tell a lie or tell a truth. In order to increase the accuracy to 90%, the group is also currently studying how to develop applications that will make use of both voice technology and eye technology to determine the honesty of web cam video communications.

Mobile Truth Technology for Parents?

Can moms used this technology to know whether their kids are skipping school? having sex? having unprotected sex? or dabbling in drugs? The group is hesitant to market their technology to parents since they are aware that trust and traditional communication methods of “regular conversation with your love ones” is still the best parenting technology.

The group is both excited and hesitant about their work on mobile truth technology. Is technology the way to go to stamp down on the viral culture of lying today? Or should spirituality and religion take a more effective leadership role?

The GSM Cell Phone Technology, an Easy Solution for the Security and Control of Your House/Office

Did you know that among today’s 7 billion people living on earth, 5.9 billion have a mobile phone subscription? And that some 90% of these subscribers are using the GSM standard and its 3G evolution, UMTS? The amazing development and brilliant success of the GSM cell system worldwide directly relates to its proven and reliable technology and its worldwide roaming ability, enabling more than 5 billion people worldwide to be connected anytime and almost anywhere.

While the voice and SMS and more recently the Web applications have been and remain the most common used by the majority of private subscribers, a professional market for the same technology is rapidly growing and finds usage in a variety of fields such as Telemetry, Health Care, Automotive & Tracking, Payment, Security & Remote Control.

In the Security & Control Applications, GSM communication modules installed in security and control systems enable over the air communication between these systems and any GSM mobile phone and so to 1) remotely monitor the security of a house or an office from a mobile phone and 2) remotely control home / office electrical appliances from a mobile phone.

The competitive advantage of GSM based security and control systems lies in the wireless connectivity of the solution, as alarms are reported over the air and not over a regular telephone line that can easily be cut. Furthermore the GSM based communication allows to be informed on and to control from any GSM mobile phone, hence without any additional investment required, turning it into a very cost efficient and “Do it Yourself” solution.

SMS / MMS messages or calls are sent by the GSM Alarm and Control System to pre-defined numbers in case of burglary and similarly SMS / MMS messages or calls are sent from any mobile phone to the GSM Alarm and Control System to remotely switch on or off appliances such as lights, heating, sprinklers…

Most of GSM Alarm and Control Systems available on the market consist out of a central unit including the GSM communication module, to which several kind of detectors are connected, either through wires or wirelessly. The most common detectors are infrared movement detectors, smoke- gas- and fire detectors, door opening detectors, glass-break detectors. Furthermore internal and external sirens as well as relays for the remote control of appliances can be connected.

In conclusion, GSM based security and control systems offer an easy to handle, do it yourself and Low cost solution for anyone willing to secure and control houses / offices without contracting expensive security companies and purchasing expensive remote control infrastructure.