Spray on antenna? Roger that.
The startup Chamtech introduced a spray-on antenna that conveniently helps boost the reception signal. The company states that it can turn almost anything into a makeshift antenna – a wall, clothing or even a tree.
Why it matters
The spray is energy efficient and handy. While natural antennas need an external power source, the spray makes one obsolete. In a world where we are more and more connected to digital devices and what they can offer, can this invention remove reception ‘black spots’? Does this mean we can connect no matter where we are?
A new wireless technology, Near Field Communication, enables devices to communicate across short distances. NFC will transform mobile devices into digital wallets, replacing everything from credit cards to bus passes, whilst simultaneously exchanging peer-to-peer data, evolving barcode scanning and geo location check ins.
Portuguese publisher Porto Editora has released high school text books as mobile phone apps, designed to help students prepare for their exams. The content is available both in text and audio formats.