Thin-film flexible 'Paperphone' created

Thin-film flexible ‘Paperphone’ created

May 5, 2011

Exciting. Can’t wait until this is consumer-ready. Researchers from the Human Media Lab at Canada’s Queen’s University have created a fully-functioning floppy E-Ink smartphone, which they also refer to as a paper computer. Like its thicker, rigid-bodied counterparts, the Paperphone can do things like making and receiving calls, storing e-books, and playing music. Unlike them, […]

Nielsen Survey of Connected Devices

Oct 21, 2010

The Nielsen Company recently surveyed more than 5,000 consumers who already own a tablet computer, eReader, netbook, media/games player, or smartphone to get a better sense of who is using these devices and how they are using them. Download a summary of the findings. Unsurprisingly, the majority of users are on smartphones and only 4% on tablets […]

Mozilla Labs Seabird Phone Concept

Mozilla Labs Seabird Phone Concept

Sep 27, 2010

The Mozilla Seabird, part of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, is an experiment in how users might interact with their mobile content as devices and technology advances. Drawing on insights culled from the Mozilla community through the project’s blog, a focus quickly developed around frustrating physical interactions. While mobile CPUs, connectivity and development platforms begin […]

Smartphones Begin to Replace Hotel Keycards

Sep 23, 2010

Two Holiday Inn hotels have begun using iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones as room keys, meaning guests don’t even need to stop at the front desk on their way in the door. With the new system, which will be in testing through December, hotel guests can reserve their accommodations online. A text message is sent […]