Category Archives: Mobile

The idea of a computer you could put in your pocket was just science fiction

1982 advertisement for the TRS-80 Pocket Computer with Isaac Asimov.

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Mobile Phones in 1959 (Video)

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First Solar-Powered Phone Call

Today in 1955, the first field trial of a rural telephone system making use of transistors and the Bell Solar Battery was held in Americus, Georgia. Today, 1.5 billion people, one quarter of the world’s population, live without electricity, and … Continue reading

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First Mobile Phone Call, 1973

Forty years ago today (April 3, 1973), Martin Cooper made a phone call from a prototype Dyna-Tac handheld cellular phone.  The phone, which weighed about 2.5 lb, connected Cooper to Dr. Joel S. Engel, head of research at Bell Labs. Update: From “8 Guys, 6 … Continue reading

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The Surui Cultural Map: Digital Preservation

The Surui Cultural Map shows the Surui tribe of the Amazon’s vision of their forest, including their territory and traditional history. To create this map, Surui youth interviewed their elders to document and map their ancestral sites, such as the … Continue reading

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IDC: IT Industry in 2013 (Infographic)

Source: Uploaded by user via IDC on Pinterest

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2012 Internet and Mobile Trends

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In 2013 the internet will become a mostly mobile medium

  Source: The Economist, Morgan Stanley

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ESA: More Americans Than Ever Play Games on Mobile Devices

Entertainment Software Association: “49% percent of all American homes have a video game console… more Americans than ever are playing video game on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices… More than 30% said they play games on their smartphones, compared to 20% … Continue reading

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New Pew Research on Mobile-Only Internet Users

Pew Internet: “17% of cell phone owners do most of their online browsing on their phone, rather than a computer or other device. Most do so for convenience, but for some their phone is their only option for online access. Some … Continue reading

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