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Next-Gen Augmented Reality Rears Its Unreal Head

andylim Typo: Zenitum not Zentium (1 comments)

The South Korean company is called Zenitum not Zentium.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Flash Is Fundamentally Flawed On Touchscreen Devices

andylim andylim (521 comments)

I agree with this article but I wonder if Flash could be changed to work differently on mobile devices - an auto-detect mode for mobile phones, for example.

more than 3 years ago
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HTC Launches A Non-Google Nexus One

andylim andylim (1 comments)

Sorry I meant to say it has the same processor. My bad.

more than 4 years ago
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Why the Google Phone Isn't Taking Off

andylim What about the HTC Hero? (2 comments)

I would say that the HTC Hero is a step in the right direction.

more than 5 years ago
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Cat People

andylim Wow (9 comments)

Wow... that is wrong. Why? Why?

more than 5 years ago

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Game Uses iPhone Sensors To Create New Gaming Expe

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 2 years ago

andylim writes "RJDJ has created a new game called Dimensions that uses all of the iPhone's sensors to create an augmented gaming reality. In other words, instead of playing a game only using the touchscreen, Dimensions lets you use sound and movement too to progress through the game. "Dimensions is different. It's designed to be played in parallel with your normal life and it gives you a very personal experience that adjusts to your environment and actions." Could this be the future of iOS gaming?"
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Is This The Future Of Bedtime Stories?

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "BoingBoing has written up an iOS app called Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime that let's you remotely read stories to your children. As some of the comments point out it's a sad video, "Oh god...that was just about heart-breaking. The little girl, listlessly pawing the screen, clearly missing her Father, who has been rendered a disembodied voice...ugh." That said, the use of technology is very cool. Is this the future of bedtime stories?"
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Star Wars Augmented Reality iPhone Game

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "THQ Wireless is set to release an augmented reality iPhone game based on Star Wars, that will see you firing the Millennium Falcon's big gun at hordes of TIE Fighters as they zoom around your current real-world location. The Death Star is also included as a background option. See the video of it in action here."
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Google's Japanese 'Mobile Girl' Commercials

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "It turns out that Google Mobile might not be as popular in Japan as it is in the US. So Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo were tasked with creating an ad campaign to set the record straight. Instead of just coming up with a bunch of boring ads though, Wieden+Kennedy created a 'mobile girl' named Mobaco and put together an series of unusual short films that show how useful Google Mobile is."
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Apple Tablet Guru Reveals Favourite iPad Apps

andylim andylim writes  |  about 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "Michael Tchao, one of the developers of the Apple tablet Newton, was poached back from Nike for a VP of product (aka iPad) marketing role — and he's just disclosed his favourite iPad apps: Heart Pro 3D, Flipboard, Sound Prism, Marble Mixer, Edition 29 Architecture, Financial Times, Photo Cookbook, Labyrinth, The Elements, Starwalk, Pianist Pro, Brushes, Tab Toolkit and Scrabble."
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RIM Doesn't Want 200 Fart Apps

andylim andylim writes  |  about 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "Just when you thought it was safe to dev a fart app for a BlackBerry, RIM's VP of platform product management, Alan Panezic, is making it clear that that's not want RIM is looking for. "We don't need 200 fart apps in App World. Those are apps you'll use three or four times then never open again. You're not looking at ads, clicking on ads or buying premium upgrades, and the app isn't adding any value to your device." Turns out RIM wants 'SuperApps', ones that keep you coming back for more because they add something to your life — be it ongoing entertainment value or doing something for you. Most importantly for developers, these are the apps that will garner the most revenue; whether it comes from premium upgrades, in-app advertising or additional-cost content."
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Plane Finder App Identifies Planes In The Sky

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "recombu.com has written up an iPhone app that lets you identify planes in the sky: "Point the camera at a plane and you'll see the flight number, aircraft registration, speed, altitude and how far away it is!" It's based on an existing service called Plane Finder, which tracks planes using something called ADS-B — the signals transmitted by commercial airliners with all this data the AR adds augmented reality into the mix."
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Flash Available For iPhone. No, not that one.

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "Developer Pocket World Software has released an app called Flash for iPhone and iPad. But it's not what you'd like it to be unfortunately — it's a photography app that talks big in its App Store blurb, promising that it "automatically calculates the ideal lighting and brightness settings for each individual pixel, optimizes it to the highest possible quality degree, and amazingly, does it all without draining your iPhone’s battery like most other [inferior] camera apps." Wonder what Adobe will make of this?"
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Should Apple gamify the iPhone and the App Store?

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "According to recombu.com, apps like Foursquare and MyTown are already gamifying your social life, wrapping the idea of points, badges and levels around your social life. So what if Apple took the idea of gamification and ran with it? Applying it to the App Store, and everything that you do with your iPhone. You’d have your general Apple profile, a running points total, achievement badges and ranks to progress through: from iNewbie to, say, iNinja. You’d get points for downloading and/or buying apps, points for rating and reviewing them on the App Store, and points for sharing recommendations via Facebook and Twitter, etc. What do you think, should Apple gamify the iPhone and App Store?"
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BBC Finally Launches Mobile Apps

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "Earlier this year the Newspaper Publishers Association complained to ministers and the BBC Trust that a new BBC smartphone service would distort the market. The BBC responded to the criticism by postponing its plans while it looked into the business case for the new services. But now it's finally launched its first two apps for the iPhone and iPad and it plans to launch apps for BlackBerry and Android phones later this year."
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MeeGo Handset Project Day 1 is Here

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "MeeGo, the Linux-based open source mobile operating system project, has announced "Day 1" of the MeeGo Handset user experience project and included some screenshots and a video of the MeeGo 1.1 interface. "Many of you will remember this "Day 1" concept from March, when we first made the MeeGo core OS source code available and started development towards the MeeGo 1.0 release. Today, the handset baseline source code is available to the development community. This code is being actively developed as MeeGo 1.1, which is scheduled for release in October. The team has been preparing MeeGo Gitorious with all the sources and infrastructure to perform the weekly builds for MeeGo 1.1 development. The MeeGo UI team has also been busy creating the handset reference user experience and preparing the MeeGo UI design principles and interaction guidelines. This milestone marks the completion of the merger of Moblin and Maemo as major architecture decisions and technical selections have been determined. Today, we are also opening the MeeGo Build Infrastructure." See the video of MeeGo 1.1 in action here."
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Could A Digital Publishing Hub Save Newspapers?

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "Recently several large newspapers and magazines have created digital apps for various devices including the iPad. It's relatively early days for traditional media, many of the apps simply display the same content you see on paper. What's frustrating for news aficionados though is that many of the apps aren't free and they tend to only show you content from one provider. It seems that traditional media is still desperate to get you to pay for your content but many readers have now become accustomed to getting content for free, which closely echoes the dilema that the film and music industries face. What if though you could pay for a premium app/service that gave you access to all newspapers and magazines? And what if similar to subscription-based music services, such as Spotify, the subscription and ad revenues were divided between the various publishers, who in turn pay the editorial and production teams? Is it a utopian dream or is this the only solution for an increasingly marginalised industry?"
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Did anyone like using Windows Mobile?

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "Remember Windows Mobile, the mobile OS that Microsoft has killed off in exchange for Windows Phone? If you can't quite remember what it was like, this video should jog your memory. Ah, you remember now. So, did you like using it? In fact, does anyone miss it at all?"
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Rubber boots designed to charge your mobile phone

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "UK wireless provider Orange and renewable energy experts GotWind, have come up come up with a prototype pair of power generating rubber boots. Inside the power generating soles of the boots there are thermoelectric modules constructed of pairs of p-type and n-type semiconductor materials forming a thermocouple. These thermocouples are connected electrically forming an array of multiple thermocouples (thermopile). They are then sandwiched between two thin ceramic wafers. When the heat from the foot is applied on the top side of the ceramic wafer and cold is applied on the opposite side, from the cold of the ground, electricity is generated."
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BlackBerry Predicted A Century Ago By Nikola Tesla

andylim andylim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andylim (1618383) writes "According to the Telegraph, the BlackBerry was first predicted more than a century ago, by Nikola Tesla, the electrical engineer. Seth Porges, Popular Mechanics' current technology editor, disclosed Tesla’s prediction at a presentation, titled “108 years of futurism”, to industry figures recently in New York. Recombu.com has published the original Popular Mechanics article in which Tesla predicts a mobile phone revolution."

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