by Joe Levi | September 17, 2013 7:45 AM
Today's smartphones are essentially just miniaturized computers. They contain a CPU, GPU, screen, RAM, storage, networking components, and more. Computers, like the one on which I'm writing this article, allow for a certain level up upgradeability. If I want a faster processor, I simply have to remove the old one and replace it with a faster one. If I want more RAM, I simply plug in a new module. If I want better graphics, all I need to do is plug in a new video card or monitor. If I want more storage space, I just plug in a bigger SSD. Why aren't smartphones capable of being upgraded in ...
by Adam Doud | July 17, 2013 7:00 AM
Greetings mobile activists, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is, we've plateaued. Phone specifications have pretty much gotten as good a they're going to get. Screen resolution has reached 1080p. Memory has grown to 2, and rumor has it soon to be 3 GB. Internal storage space has soared to 64 and 128GB. Processors have gone octa-core. Speakers have gone Boom(sound). And now cameras have gone to 41 megapixels. Everyone is as fast and as big and as bright and as loud as everyone else. Sure there's some wiggle room. The 1080p screens don't have boomsound, and the Boomsounders don't ...
by Joe Levi | May 8, 2013 10:36 AM
Technology has been improving by leaps and bounds in recent years. Processors have gotten faster, RAM has become more plentiful, graphics processors and screens today are outstanding. We even have megabit data connections in our pockets -- which is amazing if you stop and think about it. What hasn't changed much? Batteries. I've seen the future of technology... and battery life still sucks! Honestly, it should come as no surprise, we've been complaining about battery life for as long as we've had consumer electronics. While improvements have been made, let's face it, none of us are ...
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