The Nokia Ngage was a big flop. It was too big and you had to hold it on the side for calls so it looked like you had a pie on your face. Despite this, apparently there’s still a few kicking around in the back of warehouses, as Walmart has it up on its site for sale, for $200 (£130).
Released in 2003, the Nokia Ngage was supposed to bring true gaming to the mobile phone. This was years before the true smartphone craze that saw real power in the handset, so what was on offer wasn’t hugely impressive, but it was the device’s poor handling of other phone features that made it more of a handheld console than a phone that could be used on a day to day [...]
An enterprising fella’ has uncovered a sneaky scheme by UK mobile phone and broadband provider O2, that gives out a users mobile number whenever they visit a website on their phone.
Those wishing to prove his claims can visit his test site here. If you go there using an O2 connected phone, without using WiFi, you should see your mobile number appear along with the other information gathered about the device being used.
The man that discovered this is Lewis Peckover, and he’s been discussing the problem on Twitter. The first one that begun talks of O2’s sneaky behaviour was: “So, @O2 send my phone no in an HTTP header to every site I browse. WTF? [...]
There has been quite a few instances in recent years in the UK and US where police and other officials claim that they arn’t allowed to be filmed doing their jobs. This has resulted in people getting arrested, molested and harassed by law enforcement; often merely for having a camera out. Now though, US courts have legislated that the act of filming government employees is protected by first ammendment free speech. This was laid down by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, New England’s highest federal court.
The prosecution in the case was working on behalf of two individuals, both harassed and arrested by the police for filming what they considered to be police [...]
The Sony Walkman was an iconic piece of 90s hardware that became a dominant force in the personal music player world. However, as with every piece of technology it eventually became outdated, outclassed and was summarily retired. Now though, Sony are resurrecting the brand for their latest entertainment based smart phone.
Using the latest Android 2.3 operating system, the Walkman is designed to be a music centric phone and it comes with quite a fancy looking exterior that’s available in either iPod white or classic Sony Ericcsson black. In terms of the user interface Sony have tweaked the standard Gingerbread layout by adding their own customizable launchers for apps and [...]
It’s strange to think that there’s a generation of humans walking about that wouldn’t know what you meant by the gesture: tapping your wrist in a questioning manner. Watches, thanks to mobile phones, have mostly dissapeared though perhaps they’re going to be making a come back in other forms. The latest iPod nano comes in wrist watch form and so to does this S.W.A.P (the website featuring the worst URL in history, http://www.s-w-a-p.co.uk).
It’s a smart watch with a phone, a cut back smartphone in a watch. A watch phone that’s smart, you get the idea. It comes with a very small touch screen, stylus, USB 2.0, a sneaky [...]
Microsoft has cleaned up with their latest operating system, selling an impressive 400 million Windows 7 licences since its release. In the first year of release, Microsoft managed to flog 240 million, so sales are still going strong; though that is taking into consideration OEM sales as well as consumers.
These strong sales have apparently built the PC stake in Windows 7 to an impressive 27 percent. They also went on to say that apparently Internet Explorer 9 has become the “most popular modern browser” in the world. Even with the multi browser options on installing windows, this isn’t surprising as most will still go with the latest IE; better the devil [...]