Earlier today Sprint announced plans to launch its own Near Field Communication (NFC) system later this year, ahead of the AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon NFC coalition called Isis. And now, Isis is making an announcement as well, detailing its testing timetable.
When is an iPhone not an iPhone? When it's an iPod Touch. Apparently the iPod Touch is having a bad case of identity crisis. On more than one occasion, it will try to convince you that it is really an iPhone.
With hundreds of people in the UK evacuated from their homes thanks to flooding, and the memory of natural disasters in the US and elsewhere still fresh in our minds, it's no surprise that designers' thoughts turn to sustainable, straightforward sources of shelter in times of crisis. Gregg Fleishman's contribution is the DH1 Disaster House, consisting of multiple interlocking panels of resin-coated European birch.
So you've bought into the Tablet PC lifestyle but you can't afford to buy an actual Tablet PC... or maybe you're wondering just how much you'd actually use the pen after a lifetime of mousing. NAVIsis would rather like you to look to their add-on products, then, which promise to bring the joys of ink to your desktop or laptop. They're at CeBIT showing off the LaptopTablet, a chunky little bar that clips to the side of your notebook's screen and monitors the position of a special pen, and that will work seamlessly with certain versions of Vista's inbuilt Tablet PC functionality.
Having recently moved into a flat with someone obsessed with recycling, the thorny subject of needing various bins has come up several times. Me, being of the minimalist persuasion, would prefer one simple bin - probably slender and stainless steel - whereas they would like a number of colour-coded glass/paper/aluminium/cheese bins that would take up a whole bloody wall of the kitchen.
Navisis of Korea has developed the EZ-Canvas, espousing the very practical and original idea of turning the LCD into a Tablet screen, doing away with the need for a mouse in the process. Navigation is made via the stylus and the EZ Station. This development should come in handy for aspiring digital artists who want to make that leap from paper to a digital platform.
Twitter was recently banned in Turkey over failure to remove certain content, something that resulted in a backlash and, as of yesterday, legal ruling that it must be reversed. It seems the battle hasn't been yet won, however, with YouTube now also being blocked in the region due to an allegedly leaked video revealing possible war plans.
With Facebook’s purchase of Oculus for a cool $2 billion, the tone turned sour almost instantly. The fervor surrounding virtual reality headwear quickly turned to disdain for a social platform few trust but most use. The promise seems gone for Oculus in the eyes of many backers and fans. Betrayal, confusion, and good old fashioned anger paint broad strokes over the acquisition.