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Oddities

Is it the ultimate sign of being socially essential? Who knows, but a feature spot on a Simpsons couch gag is certainly a sign that your products hit the mainstream in a big, big way. To become worthy of the fingers of a certain podgy yellow family has taken the iPhone more than two years, [...]

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Student and mobile phone designer Fabian Hemmert, an ambitious developer presenting at a Berlin trade show, has announced his current research project: to enable humans to grasp the digital world in a more physical way. Focusing on devices like the iPhone (touch technology) and the Nintendo Wii (digital technology) as his models, Hemmert is aiming [...]

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With Apple dominating the modern market for mobile phone applications, it might come as a surprise that the latest in cutting edge app development seems to have come from the Nokia stable. Nokia’s mobile phone research center has a hefty focus on changing the way mobile phones might be used in the future, and their [...]

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The world’s smallest slider phone – which comes in at about the size of two fingers – has been launched by S.T Dupont, in a move that goes against the current trend of larger, ample-screened models making their way onto a market inundated with smart phones. The tiny, golden model is producing by an independent [...]

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Having tracked down a recent murder suspect to the exact house at which he was hiding out by using his records of his cell phone use, police have caught the man alleged to have stabbed his former New York room mate and taken him into custody.
37 year old Justin Waller is accused of murdering John [...]

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Following a recent claim from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) that the use of Ringtones constitutes a ‘public performance’ of the music that they’re playing, US mobile phone company Verizon surprised nearly everyone by paying out an initial license fee of nearly $5 million. Of course, ringtone providers already pay [...]

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