Interview with Jon Medved, CEO of Vringo (Facetones)

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Facetones is a mobile app that generates a video slideshow of your friends’ Facebook photos whenever they call you or you call them. It automatically matches your phone’s contact list with your Facebook friends so that when you ring each other, you see a visually exciting video slideshow of their pictures on your phone.

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Google backs echoecho app to answer “Where are you?”

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It’s a “simple location-based mobile application for finding friends in the real world.” In some ways, you could say that it fits somewhere between Foursquare and Google Latitude, but it’ll work with anyone in your address book without having to reconnect through another social network.

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eShadow smartphone app will direct you towards nearby friends

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It’s like Foursquare and Facebook Places, but a little less voluntary. Making its debut at the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), eShadow is a smartphone app that will let you identify people in the neighboring area who are also using the same software. Then, it points you toward them.

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BMW hacked and remotely controlled by Nokia C7

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Anyone who has ever played with a remote-control car has dreamed of this moment. Forget about those tiny 1/18 scale models. What if you could drive a real deal BMW down the road using nothing but your smartphone? That’s the dream that has been realized by a couple of keeners.

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