Month: January 2009
Leapfrog making a toy Blackberry
I am not sure what to make of this. I’m all for making toys realistic and all but working at Nokia, we’re all about trying to make mobile mobile devices more playful and fun. So it’s weird to see a Leapfrog making a toy phone more, um, business-like.
No Noovo, No!
UPDATE: Andrej from Noovo writes in the comments below that they have modified Noovo’s UI flow so that the selection of contacts for invitation to their service is now more clearly defined. Thankfully, this post is now history and lessons learned. I thought about sending this feedback directly to Noovo but it’s important to warn […]
Is this the new Obama phone?
CNN wonders if the Barak Obama’s new phone is the Sectéra® Edge™ (love the multiple super-scripts in the product name!) by General Dynamics. Features include a “classified key” that you flip when you want to jump on the Top Sekret network for calls, email, or browsing. Click on the image above and check out the […]
There is no such thing as “Social Media”
For the past several years I have hitched my name to the phrase social media. I used it as a handle to describe the mix of blogs, photos, status updates, and other methods of personal broadcasting that I used to get the word out and solicit feedback on new ideas. In the past, there was […]
Yes, We Did!
Amazing images of today’s Presidential Inauguration from 400 miles up posted on VentureBeat.
I didn’t travel much in 2008 but Dopplr’s year-end summary sure makes it look pretty.
YouTube as a Search Engine
My son was featured in yesterday’s Sunday New York Times in an article (At First, Funny videos. Now, a Reference Tool) about the unforeseen use of YouTube as a research tool. We all associate videos with entertainment but Tyler has taught me that with the addition of meta-data and micro-chunked content, it’s possible to use […]
Playmobil Security Checkpoint
Is this for real? Amazon has it listed in stock and ready to ship. Thankfully we can count on the Amazon reviewing public to bring out the snarky truth. Some choice excerpts: Thank you Playmobil for allowing me to teach my 5-year old the importance of recognizing what a failing bureaucracy in a ever growing […]
Finger Piano, a social mobile app
Featured at last week’s Japanese iPhone Developer’s reception hosted by Six Apart I saw Finger Piano, a cool little app that allowed you to play the piano on your phone. As the bars move down towards the keys, you press them to carry the tune. The thing I like about this video? The fact that […]
From the not quite sure about this department. Spend a lot of time sitting on the bus or train with your handbag in your lap wishing you could catch up on all your favorite TV shows and movies? BagTV from London has created a line of handbags with a built-in monitor for just this situation. […]