Sanitizing Your Cellphone With UV Light?

Demand for high-tech solutions to sanitizing our devices completely and in a way that is safe for our devices has increased greatly. One company, PhoneSoap, has developed a device intended to completely sanitize your cellphone along with other person items like keys and credit cards.

The PhoneSoap 3 device allows one to disinfect your phone and other small personal items with ultra-violet light. The PhoneSoap 3 cost $80.

It also employs reflective technology on the inside of the device to make sure all surfaces of the cellphone and other items are being sanitized on all sides.

While this might sound like science fiction to some, UV rays are being used not just for techy people’s smart phones. Hospitals are now using UV light to sanitize facemasks worn by nurses and doctors to help extend the useful lifespan of masks that may be in short supply.

UV light attacks viruses and bacteria at their core—their DNA—and kills them. This allows medical staff to get three uses out of a mask which are typically single use. It also now allows you to safely sterilize your hand held personal items w/o gunking them up with disinfectants or having to remember to carry alcohol swabs with you.

Another Type of Smart Glasses

We’ve told you about Google Glass, Vaunt Smart Glasses, and Amazon Echoframes. There are new smart eyeglasses out from Bosch. What is different about these glasses, is they use tiny lasers to beam images directly onto your eyeballs. You will need to be custom fit for them to make sure they hit your retina in the correct place.

They have a way to integrate with your corrective glasses. It is the smallest most lightweight product that can turn any set of glasses into smart glasses. A smart phone can be paired to it but you should not have to look at the smartphone to see what you want.

An unhackable unbreakable phone?

Is there even such a thing? Well, the Turing Phone from Turing Robotic Industries is coming soon and claims to be unhackable and unbreakable – and stronger than steel. Many claim it looks like it was ripped from a sci-fi movie.

Made from Liquidmorphium™, an amorphous liquid metal alloy tougher than titanium or steel. When unleashed it will run Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It will run on GSM, HSPA, or LTE networks. It comes with 3GB RAM and wither 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB storage. The cover is Corning’s Gorilla Glass IV. The display is 5.5 inches – 1920×1080 pixels. It will have fingerprint sensors, 13mp rear camera, 8mp front camera, and a non-removable battery. Oh – did we mention waterproof?

The three models will be Pharaoh, Cardinal, and Beowulf. It is available for pre-order starting July 31. The 16GB model begins at $610.

Smartphone Kill Switch

In 2015, smartphones will start coming equipped with a “kill switch.” This will allow users to remotely disable their smartphones and wipe the data. Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft with the five largest cellular carriers in the US have signed on voluntarily to the program.

All smartphones manufactured for sale after July 2015 must have this technology. This would deter thieves from taking mobile devices as they are rendered useless. HTC, Motorola, Nokia are among other makers who have signed up.

Users can erase contacts, photos, email and other personal information and lock the phone so it can’t be used without a password. The data will be retrievable if the owner recovers the phone.

Critics have accused cell phone carriers of being reluctant to do this as they would lose revenue from replacing and activating stolen phones.

Jody Victor