Monday, October 31, 2005

Wall-mounted PC's

This is quite a mad concept - a wall point that acts as a PC!
I like it!


Friday, October 28, 2005

Mobile vending machines

Vodafone have announced today that they are installing mobile phone vending machines across the Uk in places like train stations, shopping centres, high streets etc.
More in the Telegraph

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Win a Nokia n-series

Nokia are running a competition for the best mobile pics. More here

ipod maps and directions

you can now get some neat mapping apps for your iPod

Google Base

Google are apparently developing a new service that works a bit like a online database publisher. The details are a bit murky, but it sounds like it enables users to post stuff (docs, for sale listings, research, info whatever), add search tags, and then allow the internet community to find this stuff. Could have worrying implications for eBay, and a lot of web hosting companies.....
more info at searchenginewatch and google blogoscoped

Monday, October 24, 2005

Mobile phone jammers

Paul Goldings recent post on ringtone pollution, resulting in mobile nausea struck a chord with me following a train journey to Amsterdam last week. The ringtone noise was incessant, and usually always followed by a Dom Joly type "HEELLLLO!" at a painful decibel level. I think the solution is one of these, or a simple education process explaining the virtues of the "silent" mode.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

YouTube - P2P video sharing

YouTube does for videos, what Flickr did to Photos. Great site...

25/10 - also Grouper
7/11 - YouTube raises $3.5m from Sequoia
20/01 - also Revver

Friday, October 14, 2005

Mobile content Armageddon!

OK, so its a slightly dramatic head line, but the following quote from Kentaro Kawabe (a mobile content producer at Yahoo Japan), nicely emphasises how much mobile is in the crosshairs of the big Internet players.

"The mobile world has been carrier-led. That is going to change."

Kawabe-san was commenting on Yahoo Japans announcement that it is launching a mobile content distribution service, fronting entertainment and information content from nearly 60 suppliers. More here

Via DigitalMediaWire

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Icemobile, VideoCall2TV

Icemobile, enables viewers to express themselves instantly by making a video call from their 3G mobile phones to a TV program and participate in the show with live video images.
Great - but would be neater if I could call my own TV at home and interrupt the TV show to chat to my family!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record broken

Yup - it was, on Sep 28th 2005, in a Radical SR8, driven by Michale Vergers. lap time of 6 mins 55 sec. Video here
If you like your cars and havent been to the "ring" you must go! its a very scary place, but an incredible experience. more info here

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


ning is a new online service that enables anyone (really?) to create a social web application. it also acts a hub for new social web-apps that have been built by members.

Jotspot is in a similar space, but more focused on wiki's. Setup by Excite founder Joel Kraus