Archive | April, 2005
Huggy Shirts

Huggy Shirts

Yuck, that Happy Slapping story has left a nasty taste. So here’s a story that panders to our higher senses altogether. Again, from We Make Money Not Art comes the F+R Hugs Lycra shirt. The shirt hooks up over a mobile network and via a series of sensors, the wearer receives a simulated hug from […]

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Happy Slapping – The Video Proof

I’ve written before about Happy Slapping here and here. Basically, it’s the practice of slapping an unsuspecting person hard, while their friends (can people like this have friends?) film the action and reaction on their video phones. The videos are then shared over the web and passed from phone to phone by Bluetooth. Firstly, it […]

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Nokia’s Mobile Jukebox

Nokia announced its new multimedia-centric N-series, with the N91 music phone grabbing much of the attention and already being called an “iPod killer”. For starters, it’s got a 4-gigabyte hard drive, support for all the major digital music formats (bar Apple’s DRM-ed AAC files) and dedicated music controls, and a laundry list of other features: […]

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More DIY Ringtones

I meant to post this last week, but it slipped through the cracks. Fortunately Matt Maier at MobilePlaya picked it up: Warp Records’s cool Bleep.com download store (which sells un-DRMed music) will let users choose snippets of songs from Bleep’s catalog and make their own ringtone. —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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Ki-Bi Raises £10 million

Ki-Bi Raises £10 million

Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies have just raised £10m ($19m) via institutional investors in London according to Globes Online. That’s the boring bit out of the way, apart from that it’s a vote of confidence by professional investors, most of whom don’t know their mobile from their microwave. [By the way, a little known fact about the […]

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