Tag Archive: mobile

Mar 21 2012

The Evolution of Jewelry…For Phones?

Leave it to the Japanese to make use of every available nook and cranny to make something cuter. It’s way beyond customizing the phone cover you already have – it’s inventing new jewelry that originally served no other purpose than adding character. Enter: the phone charm. Considering the human tendency to decorate *everything* (Bedazzled jeans, …

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Mar 19 2012

Understanding Android: Three Ways to Find Your Location

It’s not all GPS.  How exactly does an Android device obtain your current location?  I had to hunt the webs for each answer separately, so for users and developers alike this article quickly highlights the three ways Android discovers where you are.  In order of power consumption, Cell-ID, Wi-Fi, and GPS can be powerful tools. …

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Feb 02 2011

Resurrecting The Jukebox With Mobile Phones

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While some old favorites, like Pogs, are probably well and truly faded, some, like jukeboxes, are just waiting for the right new technology to rescue them from dusty obscurity.  In particular, the rapid expansion of wi-fi and smartphones paves the way for the revival of this magical music box.     Almost ubiquitous in ’50s-style …

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Mar 12 2010

Technology Gives Sound To Silent Speech

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It’s already annoying enough dealing with the Bluetooth People.  You know the ones – talking to thin air, sometimes even right at you (ugh), while they’re on the phone.  But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming: people having a full phone conversation by silently moving their mouths.  Yes, it’s being developed, and here are the …

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Mar 09 2010

You Can Pay Me Anywhere

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Who, a decade ago, would have charged fifty cents to a credit card for a newspaper?  Or conceived of using said credit to pay a buddy back for a soda?  Credit cards and electronic fund transfers, like writing checks,  used to be a thing reserved for large payments. No more – enter: the micropayment.  Every …

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