06/13/2012, Are you one who is interested in nesting dolls – where you can never quite tell just when that might be the last doll that you have uncovered. Designer Kyle Bean has certainly come up with an interesting aspect of the nesting dolls concept – that is, by tracing changes in mobile design and placing newer and more recent phones inside, Kyle started off with the 1983 DynaTAC to the […]
05/07/2012, Last Friday marked the first time audience members are able to cast their vote for the Britain’s Got Talent show thanks to a special app that was developed for Apple’s iOS platform. Basically, anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can access the in-app voting tool simply by updating their current version of the app. So far, the app has seen over half a million downloads. Right now, […]
02/13/2012, The cloud is the new place to be, and DoCoMo knows that fact, where they have just introduced a new cloud-based translator phone. That certainly sounds like a dream, especially when you want to speak to another person who does not speak the same lingo as you. All you need to do is speak into your phone, while the person on the other line will hear the message interpreted as […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] You know these modern day smartphones? Sure, they might be able to feature boatloads of bells and whistles that lack just the kitchen sink, but their battery life is rare enough to push beyond one day’s usage with all the options turned on. The SpareOne phone, on the other hand, takes a far more prudent approach by being the only phone in the world that is powered by […]
11/15/2011, Smartphones today are pretty much capable of doing everything we need them to do, but there’s still one problem that most of them face: water damage. Electronics and water don’t mix and unless you’ve got one of those waterproof devices, the statement usually holds true. However, such problems might not be an issue in the future, as the folks over at HzO have managed to come up with a solution.
11/11/2011, Android-powered devices are dime a dozen, and they are churned out like nobody’s business, I might add. Well, Verzo, definitely one of the lesser known smartphone companies out there, have just announced that their Kinzo handset is ready to rock and roll. I admit, the design is nothing out of the ordinary, and since it measures 12.3mm in terms of thickness, this is definitely not going to be the sexiest […]
11/09/2011, Remember the flexible Nokia concept phone that was shown off at Nokia World earlier this year? Well, it looks like that wasn’t the only bendy phone that Nokia had in mind. The creative folks over at the Nokia Research Lab have something even more ambitious than the bendy device but unfortunately it’s still just a concept phone without a working prototype.
10/26/2011, I know that there has been plenty of research done to look into the cleanliness as well as hygiene of public places, where elevator buttons and doorknobs tend to be crawling with all sorts of microscopic nasties – which is why carrying around a small bottle of a disinfectant is always a good idea. Well, another thing to avoid if you are paranoid about catching a bug would be to […]
10/17/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re in the middle of something important and your phone rings – especially when you forget to put it on silent? Taking the phone out of your pocket just makes everybody stare at you as you fumble to silence the call and turn the phone off. Well, all that can be a problem of the past if Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University’s latest creation […]
10/17/2011, The idea of having an invisible phone has always been the fantasy of people everywhere, but it’s not exactly the most practical of “gadgets”. We’ve had stuff like the Kinect-iPhone and now, some researchers over at the Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute and Microsoft have come up with something called the OmniTouch.
09/07/2011, Ever since 9/11 reshaped the way aviation security was conducted, there has been many, many more restrictions, making air travel a whole lot more troublesome than before. You now cannot carry liquids more than 100ml, you’ll have to ditch that water bottle of yours before checking in, remove your shoes and belt, and heck, in some cases, go through a full body scanner to get all your inner bits looked […]
09/01/2011, Your regular landline phone might need a design revamp after looking the same for a couple of decades already, and invoxia has taken up this particular task with their next generation desktop phone known as the invoxia NVX 610. What makes this particular phone so special? For starters, it will be able to play nice with some iOS-powered devices that serve as its control interface, while boasting an ultra-innovative acoustic […]
08/29/2011, The iPhone has certainly come up with some pretty cool designs over the years in all of its iterations, and the latest is no different, with a rumored September or October release date for the iPhone 5. Well, clones have come and gone, and the iPhone has proved to be quite the role model for cloning. The Xiaomi phone is a true blue Chinese effort, where it packs in a […]
08/12/2011, Remember the ASUS Padfone that was officially announced in May? Since then, there hasn’t been any sign or news of the device – until now. Alex Sun, head of ASUS’ Personal Mobile Device department, has stated that the hybrid ASUS Padfone will be arriving with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hence the delay of the phone/tablet. Ice Cream Sandwich is said the version of Android that is said to solve […]