Technobyte: A new cell phone that works sans batteries

Hey Jude is an amazing app that has been developed in South Africa.

It is like no other app I have ever used and I found refreshingly useful and different, says Aki.

Hey Jude helps you to get your ‘To-do list’ done. Think of it as a virtual assistant on your phone, powered by a real person chatting to you via the app. Just tell it whatever you need, where and when you need it, from restaurant bookings, travel, ordering food, finding a product, organising a tradesman, whatever you can think of.

http://heyjudeapp.com

If you are looking for a phone that is almost indestructible then look no further than the Blackview BV6000.

This phone is seriously rugged. It won’t win any fashion awards but if you’re the outdoor type that needs something tough that will withstand the harshest conditions then check out the Blackview smartphone.

It is waterproof, drop proof, dust proof and scratch resistant. If there was a phone for Rambo this would be it! It runs on Android, has very decent specs.

https://shop.blackview.co.za

University of Washington engineers have presented the first battery-free cellphone design that consumes only a few micro-watts of power.

The new design can sense speech, actuate the earphones, and switch between uplink and downlink communications, all in real time.

The system developed by researchers from the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the UW Department of Electrical Engineering optimizes transmission and reception of speech while simultaneously harvesting power which enables the battery-free cell phone to operate continuously.

http://batteryfreephone.cs.washington.edu

Listen to the latest techno innovations with Aki below:

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Why divorce mediation is important for couples with kids

Why divorce mediation is important for couples with kids

Relationship guru Stephanie Dawson-Cosser offers tips for couples who are thinking about divorce and still have to co-parent kids.

My exile was the posh end of exile - Sisonke Msimang

My exile was the posh end of exile - Sisonke Msimang

Speaking of her debut memoir, Always Another Country, Msimang delves into dynamics of exile during apartheid and class politics.

Technobyte: What makes Lego toys so successful online

Technobyte: What makes Lego toys so successful online

Lego shares what makes its social media campaign so successful, Fitbit Ionic watch review and DeepMind’s massive leap in AI.

Technobyte: Facebook users hits 2 billion mark

Technobyte: Facebook users hits 2 billion mark

On Technobyte this week we review the Logitech Spotlight, Dubai’s police force goes hi-tech and Facebook hits 2 billion users

Technobyte: Find out how your sweat could be used to power your device

Technobyte: Find out how your sweat could be used to power your device

We review Mediabox streaming device, Samsung Note device set to make a comeback and your sweat could be used to power your device.

Technobyte: Facebook and Google fight online extremism

Technobyte: Facebook and Google fight online extremism

We review Jabra wireless sports earbuds, look at what Facebook and Google are doing to fight extremism and AI defeats Ms Pac-Man.

Popular articles
Three mistakes to avoid when nominating a beneficiary

Three mistakes to avoid when nominating a beneficiary

Certified Financial Planner Paul Roelofse has a difficult conversation with Phemelo Motene around nominating a beneficiary.

Why low sexual desire is not 'abnormal'

Why low sexual desire is not 'abnormal'

Low sex drive is common and non-sexual relationships can also be fulfilling, explains clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

Man wants end to six-year marriage after wife refuses to cook for him

Man wants end to six-year marriage after wife refuses to cook for him

Geoffrey Matovu filed for divorce in the Family Division of the High Court accusing Ms Tryphena Nakiyingi of being disrespectful.

Jerome Booysen of Sexy Boy's life could be under threat

Jerome Booysen of Sexy Boy's life could be under threat

A fight broke at a hospital where Booysen was admitted and it is believed Booysen was the target of the scuffle.

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.