If you use custom ringtone identifiers for different callers and don't want to loose when your phone is on vibrate mode. Whether you’re in an office meeting, class, or on a movie date, there’s no need to pull out your phone anymore to see who’s calling because you’ll feel it. If ringtones can be customized to help you recognize a contact, why not let your phone’s vibrations indicate who’s on the other end of the line? ViBe (android, free) sets specific vibration patterns for specific callers. Feel who’s calling you. “Vibe” is like Caller ID but with Vibration Patterns. PickRead More
Michael DeGusta has done an amazing job charting the fragmentation of Android by visualizing the history of operating system updates on Android smartphones for sale in the United States. I went back and found every Android phone shipped in the United States up through the middle of last year. I then tracked down every update that was released for each device - be it a major OS upgrade or a minor support patch - as well as prices and release & discontinuation dates. I compared these dates & versions to the currently shipping version of Android at the time. The resultingRead More
Tablet computers are one of the fastest growing new technologies ever introduced. Their portability and enhanced interface have spurred an immediate public following. At the same time, the news industry has embraced the platform sensing new possibilities for audience and revenue. Roughly a year and a half after the launch of the iPad, 11% of American report owning some brand of tablet device, and consuming news is a big part of what they do no these devices. via
You may have heard the stat that StumbleUpon drives more traffic referrals than any other social media site. So StumbleUpon wanted to shed some light on this by describing the lifecycle of a web page in StumbleUpon, especially how long you could expect the average web page to keep getting visitors. Please feel free to leave comments and questions.
Sandvine a company that makes devices that assist broadband providers with throttling the connections of their users, so they should know about high bandwidth usage reports Global Internet Phenomena Report for Fall 2011
Know plethora of ways to share large files, but nothing may be simpler than email—if only there wasn't that pesky typical 25MB limit. WinZip's ZipSend service overcomes that barrier, with up to 2GB per email possible. ZipSend isn't really sending 2GB in the email message; what it does is connect to the new ZipSend file sending service (powered by YouSendIt) from your email client, automatically zips the large files, and inserts a link to the files at the top of the message. The plugin integrates with Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail. When you send an email, your email serverRead More
The guy on the left, the newly-unveiled Lumia 800, has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The guy on the right N9 packs a 1GHz TI OMAP chip with 1GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. Inside the chart below lies the information you need, and the details you crave. Thanks Engadget
A team at the Media Computing Group at Aachen University figured out how to put a series of electromagnets underneath a display to provide haptic feedback for touchscreens. They showed off their tech at the 2011 UIST conference and made their paper available. FingerFlux, a bed of tiny electromagnets is placed underneath a panel display. The user wears a ‘thimble’ with an attached permanent magnet. Driving the bed of electromagnets slightly moves the magnet and provides a little bit of sensation to the user. FingerFlux is a haptic output technique that provides near-surface haptic feedback on interactive tabletops. It combines anRead More