STYLISH GADJET

Posted in Mobilezz on September 20, 2009 by use4all

Polaris: Mobile phone robot

Mobile phone giant KDDI has teamed up with Tokyo-based Flower Robotics to develop a new concept mobile phone/robot system designed to monitor and learn the user’s behavior and communicate via a home TV set. Pink Tentacle reports.

“Called “Polaris,” the prototype system consists of a mobile handset that monitors the user’s daily activities and an artificially intelligent robot sphere that charges the handset and displays data on the user’s TV.The Polaris system is designed to learn the user’s lifestyle by collecting data, analyzing activity, and identifying trends. The robot keeps a database of information accumulated through the handset, such as the user’s daily travel and walking habits, calls and email messages sent and received, and online transactions. Using this data, Polaris learns to predict the user’s behavior and offer relevant advice and information.”

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HTC Announces Touch2

Posted in Mobilezz on September 20, 2009 by use4all

HTC Announces Touch2

HTC has been getting in on the act today with the unveilling of the Touch2, a compact WinMo smartphone that will be one of the first devices to run WinMo 6.5, which will itself be unveiled on 6th October. Other pioneering efforts include support for Windows Marketplace and Microsoft My Phone. HTC’s TouchFlo UI has been given a revamp with lessons learned from the popular Sense UI found on HTC’s Android device.

The handsets ships with Internet Explorer Mobile, which includes Flash Lite meaning that there is some native Flash support even if it isn’t the full hog. A text optimization option allows the user to resize onscreen text for best results. The My Phone service allows the backing up of information like pictures, music and contacts straight from the handset to the web. Available in Q4 pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Motorola Announces the Cliq Android Phone

Posted in Mobilezz on September 20, 2009 by use4all

September 13th, 2009 · Source [Motorola]

Motorola Announces the Cliq Android PhoneToday at the Mobilize Conference, Motorola and T-Mobile announced the Motorola Cliq, a new Android handset. They call it “the first phone with social skills.” It is a touch-based handset that has Motorola’s new MOTOBLUR service on board. The Cliq is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch HVGA touch-screen display. It has a 3G, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, video capture at 24 frames per second, 3.5mm headset jack, full HTML Google browser, and Google services. It will support microSD cards up to 32GB. It will be available in titanium and white, pricing wasn’t disclosed. It will be sold worldwide as the DEXT starting in 2010.

TECHNOLOGY

Posted in Mobilezz with tags on September 20, 2009 by use4all

DIY Swivelling Lego iPhone Dock

September 13th, 2009 · Source [Gizmodo]

DIY Swivelling Lego iPhone Dock

This is a pretty simple construction that actually doesn’t look as ridiculous as it sounds. The dock rotates, taking advantage of the iPhone and iPod Touch’s accelerometer and making use of allowing movie-viewing landscape mode. Not bad!

Latest Door Locks

Posted in Neww on September 20, 2009 by use4all

Kwikset finally adds remote locking functionality to door locks

Kwikset’s SmartKey has been lacking in intelligence for quite awhile, but at long last, the outfit has finally added a pivotal feature here at CEDIA: true remote locking and unlocking. The new remote access control solution is being dubbed SmartCode with Home Connect — an unnecessarily lengthy way of explaining how the company’s keyless locks can now communicate wirelessly with other devices. Users can also check-in on door lock status when they aren’t automatically arming / disarming, and you can initiate customized scenes upon entrance and exit in order to more accurately pretend that you’re Prince. There’s no mention of pricing, but given that you’ll need to hit up a Control4 retailer to get your hands on this puissant technology, we’d recommend bringing the bank.