smartphone

Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Someday your smartphone could be smarter than you

Someday smartphones will immediately identify objects in a camera's field of view, overlaying lines of text that describe items in the environment.
Purdue University

In a perfect world, your smartphone would automatically tag whatever it sees through the camera's field of view. This could be helpful when using Google Glass, facial recognition systems, robotic cars and more.

Big powerful computers can do it already with something called deep learning. It requires layers of neural networks that mimic how the human brain processes information. A Purdue University researcher is working on it for smartphones and mobile devices

Read more
Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Phoning In Identity Theft

Dave Hatter
Definity Partners, LLC

  According to a recent report, there were 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in 2012. And increasingly, criminals are taking advantage of the poor security measures smartphone and tablet  owners use to gain access to important personal  information. Many users keep banking information on their phones or check their bank accounts via public Wi-Fi. And many people leave their phones unattended at their office  or in their parked cars.

Read more
Smartphone theft
5:12 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Outsmart Smartphone Thieves

(center) Assistant Chief James Whalen and (left) Acting Police Chief Paul Humphries
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Smartphone theft is on the rise, in part because criminals can resell the devices for up to $150 a piece.

Police say nearly 900 smartphones were stolen from January to June, a 10% increase from last year. iPad thefts are up 71%.

Read more