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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?

Technologically Enriched

With the HTC mobile phones, the users can experience real innovation in the domain of “on-the-move”communications. The Taiwan-based HTC is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile Windows-powered handsets in the world market. With the smart PDA devices, the HTC aims to meet the needs of every user. Some of the latest models by HTC include S710, P4350 and MteoR, to name a few.

The HTC S710 is the most compact smartphone with an auto sliding keyboard. As a matter of fact, the attractive and sleek design of this gadget is to be seen to be believed. The S710 is the first smartphone to use the new Window Mobile 6.0 standard platform. Therefore, it can be said that it enhances business applications on its richer interface. One can view official documents at anytime of the day. With the Windows Live application, the users can enjoy sending and receiving emails as well as surfing the Internet. With a snap, the users can make calls, click the pictures as well as record the video clips. Moreover, the S710 is armed with a wide array of connectivity options such as Bluetooth 2.0, EDGE and Wi-Fi.

On other hand, the HTC P4350 is a stylish quad-band PDA phone. This handset is also backed with high-end connectivity options that allow the users to transfer or download the varied content at broadband speeds. Apart from the business applications, this PDA also supports music player enhanced with the Stereo Bluetooth. Like other HTC PDA, the MteoR is a quad band GSM camera mobile. The handset is coupled with a wide TFT LCD screen of 2.2 inches and music capabilities. These gadgets also feature Window Mobile 5.0 Direct Push technology for immediate synchronization of emails or documents. With a slim and compact design, the device fits easily in the pocket.

Future Mobile Phone Technology

What are Wi-Fi phones? Wi-Fi phones are cordless phones that connect to Wi-Fi hotspots in order to communicate. Wi-Fi is a technology to transmit data at high speeds wirelessly. Wi-Fi phones use the same technology used in VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). VoIP is a new technology that allows users to make long distance calls for free, but there is a limitation that the call must come from a computer. These new Wi-Fi phones make it possible to use the VoIP to call without being connected to a computer. They use same wireless network technology that computers use. Wi-Fi phones can call to a computer, another cellular device, landline phone or to VoIP address.

Wi-Fi phones are a part of Smartphone. Smartphones are hand held phones that have pc like features. A usual Smartphone would come with GPS, email and eBooks capabilities. Smartphones also have options of installing and external application to satisfy your growing needs. Here is a summary of features that a Smartphone is capable of performing:

Send and receive phone calls.
Managing personal information like contacts and appointments.
Connecting and communicating with other devices like a PC, laptop or a Smartphone itself.
E-mail and instant messaging.
Office applications like word and pdf.
Capture and play audio and video in standardized formats.

Smart-phones have a high processing speed in the range of 200 to 700 MHz The smartphones uses ARM processor. These processors are highly power efficient and are used in printers, mp3 players and other small devices. They have a built in memory plus an expansion slot for extra storage. The software of a Smartphone can be visualized in layers as follows:

Kernel: It is the heart of the software; it manages all the software processes and drivers.
Middleware: It consists of all the software libraries and APIs required for application execution.
User interface layout: The GUI and layouts are present here.
Applications: Here is where the applications are stored and ready to be executed.

Every phone has an Operating System (OS). The OS of a Smartphone controls the functions and enables the interaction of the hardware with the software. A Wi-Fi phone initially connects to the Wi-Fi hotspot, based on the connection it check for VoIP capabilities and places a VoIP call on user’s request. Just like a pc, packets of data are exchanged between the router and the phone during a phone call. From a hardware point of view, wireless phones transmit signals at a different frequency. The general phones transmit at 850 MHz whereas the wireless phones use the Wi-Fi 802.11b or 802.11g signals that transmit at 2.5 GHz. In a Wi-Fi phone, as the number is entered it is converted into packets and sent to the wireless receiver. The wireless receiver sends the call to the internet like any other VoIP call. When the conversation is started the voice is also transmitted in packets. Some Wi-Fi phones use a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) protocol. Calls can be made by just entering the desired SIP address. SIP is one of the standard protocols for handling voice data. Currently Wi-Fi phones do not have a lot of potential due to lack of Wi-Fi routers all around the country. So it is not necessary that everyone who has a Wi-Fi phone has a wireless connectivity in order to receive calls. Some Wi-Fi phones come with a GSM feature hence the user can receive calls with or without a Wi-Fi connection. VoIP uses a lot of bandwidth, if the router gets too crowded then loss in quality will occur, such problems prevent the current growth of Wi-Fi phones.