Music lovers at UK’s Glastonbury Festival will have the chance to test out a t-shirt that can charge a cellphone. Orange announced a prototype called the “Sound Charge” that was produced in conjunction with renewable energy designers GotWind.more →
While many people consider things like video games, digital cameras, GPS and browsing pages and pages of Google results are a must for a mobile phone, there are others who just want to make a call, as simple and directly as possible. Obviously we’re talking about the elderly here, they usually aren’t concerned with being able to go on Facebook, download apps and twitpic self-portraits; although we have seen our share of savvy old timers.more →
Paul Rudd might have taught us how to slap the bass, but what if you could go around slapping your jeans to the beat with a full electronic drum set? That’s exactly the dream realized by 17-year-old Aseem Mishra.more →
The original PSP was only offered in black. Then, they came out with certain special editions and other iterations that outfitted the portable gamer in a variety of colors and designs. The Xperia Play is barely out of the gate, but Sony Ericsson is already breaking out the paint bucket.more →
Researchers may soon be able to lift fingerprints from clothes worn by the victims of crimes, according to the University of Abertay Dundee and the Scottish Police Services Authority.more →
Powerwatch, an independent watchdog agency in the U.K., wants to impose an age limit on cell phone use, saying children are up to five times as likely do develop brain tumors from using mobiles.more →
No, we’re not even talking about the blurring of faces and license plates. Google already does that. There is a bigger issue at hand here for privacy campaigners, because the Google Street View cars were collecting personal data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks as they made their way around the highways and bi-ways.more →
Many people have long since ditched standalone products that their cell phones have replaced. You might not have an iPod anymore, because you have an iPhone, for example. However, you won’t want to rely on that iPhone to wake you up in the morning.more →
The latest manufacturer to join forces with Google’s Android OS is Acer and their newest smartphone, the Stream. Unlike so many of its counterparts, its exclusivity isn’t with a specific carrier; it’s with a store. I thought this was a bit of an odd move, but it seems that online store Expansys UK will be the only place you can buy the Acer Stream Android phone when it launches on August 9th.more →
This takes some real guts, and it’s one of the more unconventional marketing tactics, but it just might work out in favor of the Korean smartphone maker. It seems that Samsung is reaching out to frustrated iPhone 4 owners on Twitter, offering them a free Galaxy S as a replacement.more →
No, that’s not another generic MP3 player waiting to be hawked on eBay. What you are looking at is the Modu phone, and it is indeed a cell phone that claims to be the world’s lightest yet.
It doesn’t really have access to a vast app store, and it probably isn’t your best bet for checking email on the go, but this is about as compact as it gets in the world of mobile phones.more →
The Google Nexus One has been available for some time in its unlocked form directly from Google, but it would be nice to get your hands on a healthy subsidy on the hardware price. Yes, T-Mobile USA customers have that, but what about our friends over in Europe? Vodafone wants to fix that.
That’s why Vodafone UK has just announced that it will be launching the Nexus One at the end of this month. They’re not even calling it a superphone and not a smartphone. I wouldn’t go quite as far as that, myself, but the Nexus One is certainly an attractive piece of hardware.more →
I’ve never heard about this tagline from Sony UK, but I guess that’s because it never really made its way over to North America. The “make. believe” slogan is apparently being expanded beyond just the Sony brand in the UK and into the realm of the Sony Ericsson mobile division. Because, you know, this is […]more →