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From a Phone Line Between Two Poles to a Hand Held Mobile Device

Cellular telephone is often called a mobile telephone, which is a portable device that does not require the use of landlines. It is a type of short wave analogue or digital telecommunication which has a wireless connection from the mobile telephone to a relatively nearby transmitter. The transmitter’s span of coverage is called a cell, so as the user moves from one cell or area of coverage to another area of coverage the phone is effectively passed onto the next local cell transmitter.

A mobile phone can make and receive telephone calls to other mobile phones and fixed line phones around the world. It can do this by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile network operator. In Australia there are two main network operators.

History of the Mobile Phone.

Dr Martin Cooper, a researcher at Motorola, made the first mobile phone call on 3rd April 1973 in a non-vehicle setting. The phone design was about the size of a brick and weighed around two (2) pounds. The life span on the battery was around 10 to 12 minutes before needing to be recharged.

In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be approved by the US Federal Communications Commission for commercial use. It weighed two pounds, offered half-hour of talk time and sold for $3,995.00. Now in 2011 we have sleek, lightweight mobile phones that have installed into them dual core application processor, camera, GPS navigation, video, music, up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time on the battery and they can be purchased separately for a minimal cost or supplied to you with your mobile phone plan.

How Popular Has The Mobile Phone Become?

Popularity over the decades has increased to over 4.6 billion people using these mobile phones worldwide and as our population increases so will the use of this technology. They are reaching out to developing countries and the under privileged countries where landlines are not available and the human telegraph system is slow.

Mobile phones today are used for a variety of purposes, including keeping in touch with friends and family, business, emergencies, chatting on Face book or Twitter, texting or emailing. Some people often carry two phones, one for business one for personal use.

The five top players in the field are Nokia, Samsung, LG, Apple and ZTE a far cry from the one supplier back in 1973.

In This World Today Mobile Phones Are Changing Our Lifestyle.

Each generation that is born is being brought into this latest technology where there are phones even for children to enable them to learn the alphabet, numbers, animals, first word spelling, the planets that make up the universe and much more. You can see that it is becoming a vital part of life, not only as a means of communicating between family and friends, but as a teaching tool for our young ones.

So like the humble telephone we have gone from a basic piece of equipment just to communicate with, to these magnificent, sleek ‘smart phones’ that come with inbuilt computers and touch screens for all generations to use.

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?

A New Era for Phone Technology

The most recent years have been rather interesting when it comes to phone(s) and technology itself. When you take into account the humble origin of the telephone, it is difficult to accept just how far they have come. The first cellular telephone was introduced in New York City, and it literally required a power cell the size of a cinder block. While it was amazing at the time to have a phone that could make calls on the go, but today it would be considered unacceptable to have a phone that can only make basic calls.

The things that are demanded from phone(s) today are almost unbelievable, but those demands exist for a reason. At the beginning of the information age the personal computer was all the rage. The ability to communicate with the entire world from your living room would quickly become a staple of society, but eventually people became tired of being tethered to their walls when they wished to use the internet or talk to friends and family. Internet became standard on the cellular phone, as you can imagine, but the earlier internet phones were not desired. They access was expensive and the browsers were limited at best. that being the case, smartphones were not far behind.

New Technologies
Something that many mobile phone providers recognize at the moment is that calling plans and limited minutes may very well be a thing of the past. One app, Google Voice has made it possible to call across the country via the computer without any limitations. When it became a smartphone app, all bets were off. There are more than a few mobile phone users that apply the Google Voice application in the interest of saving money. With that being the case, mobile phone plan costs are being cut in half by those who simply pay for a data plan. How phone companies respond to this will be anyone’s guess, but there has been some progress in the area of phone applications.

Apps
There is literally an app available for every action you could want to take. From finding the best restaurant to reserving show tickets, there’s an app for that. There are even several video games that can now be played on phones whether you choose the Windows Phone, iOS, or Android.

The Conclusion
To put it quite simply, the mobile phone(s) industry is heading in an entirely new direction. Mobile phones are on par with home computers and as time goes by, more and more people are simply using their mobile phones AS computers. Though computers will always be necessary, mobile phones with internet capability will quickly become a permanent part of everyday life.