Archive | January, 2005
Use Your Phone as a Golf Club

Use Your Phone as a Golf Club

Vodafone in Japan have launched the wittily, thoughtfully named V603SH (maybe it means something witty in Japanese anyway). It’s a handset that responds to movements made by the user. What this means is that, for instance, you can hold your phone like a putter in golf, play a stroke and then look at the screen […]

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Prediction 6

Prediction 6

My Predictions for 2005 continue: 6. DRM Rises up the agenda DRM continues to dominate the conversation and will continue to do so. However, it’s pretty obvious these days that all DRM is doomed and content owners need to live with that and adjust their business models accordingly. Every time a foolproof DRM system is […]

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Teens and Mobile Phones

Teens and Mobile Phones

“The Text Generation” is New Zealand’s most comprehensive survey on teen cellphone use, released today by NetSafe, the Internet Safety Group. Once again we’re reminded quite how central mobiles are in young people’s lives – and there’s no reason to suggest that Kiwi Teens are any different from anywhere else. Well, apart from the sheep […]

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Walking 5 miles for a Recharge

Walking 5 miles for a Recharge

Many villagers living in the Romanian village of Ciosa own mobile phones, even though the nearest electricity is 5 miles away and only accessible on foot. That’s commitment for you. Source:New Kerala —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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Psst. Heard the Latest About……

Psst. Heard the Latest About……

Threadwatch (via SmartMobs) points to an interesting (if lengthy) piece of research by the Social Issues Research Centre about the role of gossip in the context of mobiles. It seems that gossiping is a real need among humans – a sort of psychological equivalent to grooming. Since the mobile facilitates gossip, they’re a GOOD thing […]

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