If you thought pop-ups and spam were the lowest forms of advertising you were wrong. At least with a pop up the company isn't using your body to advertise like the ad this bench presses into your bare skin when you sit down.
Apparently, Mok Young Bacq works on the weekends doing some sort of work for an online gaming company that involves needing three mobile phones and being able to call a number of things stop working correctly. The guy likes to travel and the roaming charges on the mobile phones were more than he could stand to pay so he cobbled up a DIY machine to press the buttons from home over the internet.
I was sitting in the lobby at the local barber shop this weekend and happened to catch a bit of the NFL Scouting Combine where some of the players were wearing this cool shirt from Under Armor called the E39 that had sensors embedded. The shirt has a little green light that flashes on front to give a visual indicator that it is working.
Intel's Atom N570 processor isn't just to be found inside Lenovo's IdeaPad S100; server manufacturer SeaMicro has followed up its first Atom-based model, the SM10000, with a new version boasting 64-bit support. The SeaMicro SM10000-64 answers the main criticism of the first, Z530 based server, running enterprise-friendly 64-bit software with no modifications required. The dual-core chips also mean that the SM10000-64 requires just half the processors of its predecessor, though that doesn't make it necessarily cheap
Fujitsu has unveiled what the company is calling the "world's first truly wireless display," using a combination of cable-cutting wireless data and an inductive power system. Set to go on show at CeBIT 2011 this week, and expected to spawn commercial displays "within the next year," the Wireless 22-inch Fujitsu screens use SUPA (Smart Universal Power Access) hotspots built into desks, countertops and office panels.
While enthusiasts on each side will readily - and lengthily - argue which Apple innovations have been "borrowed" by Android and which Google cleverness has been "embraced" in iOS, these lock-screen dots caught running on an internal iPhone app do seem to be heavily Android inspired. 9 to 5 Mac's sources passed them screenshots of the gesture-based lock system, apparently in use on the employee-only Apple Connect app.
Microsoft has previewed a next-gen UI for smartphones, tablets and PCs, which evolves the traditional windows and icons into bubbles of information which can be manipulated with motion-tracking hardware. The video, presented by Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie, shows how gadgets like Kinect and multitouch displays like Surface can be used for more naturalistic interaction with data.
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A BlackBerry rep has seemingly confirmed that the PlayBook tablet will indeed run Android apps, as rumored over the past few weeks. The demonstrator told MobileMondayRio that "we will also support Android apps when we release the Dalvik engine on top of QNX" during MWC 2011.
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Verizon hasn't officially announced what its first Windows Phone 7 device will be, nor when it might arrive, but if you were hoping for a brand spanking new smartphone running the Microsoft OS then you'll be sorely disappointed. A shot of a Verizon-branded HTC 7 Trophy has leaked to Engadget, seemingly confirming earlier rumors that the entry-level smartphone would be headed to the CDMA carrier.
The new Nintendo 3DS hit Japanese shelves over the weekend, and that meant it was only a matter of time before engineers there decided to rip it apart. We've already seen one pre-release teardown of the 3DS, but TechOn is going one stage further and putting the parallax display under the microscope.
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