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All Smartphones Are Vulnerable to ‘Death Grip,’ Study Says

15 Mar

It looks like the iPhone 4 isn’t the only smartphone that’s susceptible to the so-called ‘death grip.’ A recent study from the University of Bristol found that placing your thumb over any smartphone’s antenna can reduce the device’s sensitivity by up to 100 fold. The researchers also found that placing a buffer between your thumb and the antenna doesn’t mitigate this signal-reducing effect. It should be noted, though, that the iPhone 4 tech gadgets weren’t included in the study — so there’s no reason to throw away those free bumpers just yet.

 

Source from: Switched

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