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A new smartphone chip could keep your cell signal alive in crowded places
23/02/2023 11:18 PM | Click to read full article
You’re not imagining things—your phone often doesn’t work as well when stuck in a large crowd. More people means more competing signals and data requests, meaning phones eventually fail to connect with their networks and thus create a backlog of demand. This, in turn, slows down everyone’s speeds while also frequently draining device batteries faster than usual. However, the days of grimacing at your phone while at a concert or basketball game may soon be behind you.