Thursday, February 24, 2011

Phone app gets a student out of a speeding ticket

College student Sahas Katta was scared when he received his first speeding ticket. In 2010, he got pulled over by an officer and accused of doing 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Even though the student was sure he wasn't speeding, he handed his license and registration with no comments. Luckily for him, Sahas later realized that he had My Tracks by Google running on his Motorola DROID all along, which eventually helped him avoid getting fined.

When the student had to defend himself in traffic court, he presented the log of his trip, which clearly showed a maximum speed of only 26 mph. It turned out the officer could not recall when his laser gun was calibrated for the last time, which questioned the credibility of the laser gun data.

Even though most people do not stand a chance in traffic court, the student was declared not guilty.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Minecraft coming to iOS, and soon to Android

Love Minecraft ? If you own an iOS Apple device or an Android phone, you'll be glad to know that Minecraft is coming to iPhones and iPads later this year. Even an Android version is also in the works for this year.

While there is a number of unofficial ports for iOS, this will be the first official one. It will include features relevant to the mobile form factor and will eat up even more time of your life ! ( is that good news ? )

You will not be alone, there is more than 1.3 million registered users who voted with their dollar to participate.

Would you buy minecraft for your device?


Monday, February 21, 2011

Apple iPhone 4 Stress Test

Now that we saw the Nokia N8 Stress Test, it's time to see how will the iPhone do :

iPhone 4 Stress Test:

Nokia N8 Stress Test


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nokia N8 Stress Test

We always wonder if the body is scratch-resistant or will it get dirty quickly when buying a new phone, so here is a nice so called stress test from the guys at , and boy, those Russians sure know how to make a smartphone cry like a baby!

Nokia N8 Stress Test:

iPhone 4 Stress Test


Saturday, February 19, 2011

INQ CEO: The cool kids have an iPhone or BlackBerry, Android is for geeks.

It's not very often that we see a manufacturer of an Android phone bash other manufacturers of Android phones, basically telling them that they have no idea what the general public wants, and that Apple and BlackBerry are, like, so much better for the cool kids.

But that's exactly what INQ CEO Frank Meehan has told Mashable:

"If you go to a nightclub in any city in the world, the pretty girl has an iPhone or a BlackBerry. She doesn’t have an Android phone. She has no emotional attachment to an Android phone. It’s too complicated. It’s a geek device, it’s all wrong."

So do you guys think Android is more suited for geeks ? Or that dumb girls know to shop only clothes ?
Let us know in the Comments Section below !


Friday, February 18, 2011

Man's iPhone 4 explodes

An Apple iPhone 4 overheated so badly that it caused it to explode right there on the table.

The iPhone 4 was sitting on a wooden table when the incident occurred. Everything was fine, but then phone's battery got so hot that it started to smoke, also causing the smoke alarm in the house to go off. The phone heated up so badly that the back just blew off. It didn’t blow off all the way as you can see, but it’s only hanging there by a thread.

Apparently the guy went to the Apple store in hopes of getting a replacement; hopefully they fulfilled that need for him. The thing we should be worried about is that this isn’t the first time an Apple product has practiced spontaneous combustion. Do you think other iPhone users should worry about these kind of things ? tell us in the comments section !


Monday, February 14, 2011

LG and YouTube partner to let you upload and share 3D content

LG Electronics and YouTube just announced their newly-minted partnership to provide a unique 3D mobile experience - with the LG Optimus 3D.

The handset is a 3D pioneer in the cell phone space, and the company is promising more Android-powered premium smartphones with 3D video capture and playback that doesn't require any glasses. Now YouTube users will be able to upload and share 3D content instantl.

The Optimus 3D is LG’s newest flagship smartphone. It is our answer to two major pain points of the current 3D experience - limited mobility and specialized glasses. Furthermore, our partnership with YouTube will ensure that our customers can easily generate and access ample 3D content,” said the President and CEO of LG's mobile division.

As per Francsico Varela, Head of YouTube Platform Partnerships: “3D technology has traditionally been reserved for the major Hollywood movie studios. With the new LG Optimus 3D anyone anywhere in the world can shoot 3D videos, upload them to YouTube, and share them with their friends. We’re excited to see the creative videos our community captures and shares with this new technology.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pelican Imaging gives us the future of the cameraphone

Pelican Imaging, a camera designer from Mountain View, CA, is hoping to revolutionize the cameraphone. They are doing so with the help of the recently announced prototype of an array camera for mobile devices. This design utilizes an "array" of small cameras rather than a single larger high-megapixel lens.

Pelican Imaging also expects the array to be capable of capturing 3D depth, gesture control and pre/post shot image interaction.

Would you guys be interested in such a phone ? Or better yet, in such a camera ? Let us know in the Comments Section !

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Verizon and AT&T Commercial War

It didn't take long for Verizon to draw first blood, "and so it begins ..."

While Verizon made AT&T 's poor signal very obvious, AT&T 's reply was Verizon's weak spot: no simultaneous voice and data (unless hooked up to Wi-Fi)

While the best fight each other, will the other carriers take advantage of this war?

 Verizon draws first blood:

AT&T fights back:

What would you guys choose ?
Let us know in the Comments Section !

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Burgler arrested after leaving his phone charging in his victim's home

With many Android models losing battery power too quickly, it is no surprise that 25 year old Cody Wilkins was upset. His Cricket Sanyo was running out of power and the fierce blizzard had cut off power to Mr. Wilkins' home in Silver Spring, Maryland. So he packed up his charger and phone and broke into another home to plug in his phone. But at the same time, Wilkins was also helping himself to some jewelry. When the homeowner's son came home and startled the intruder, Wilkins jumped out the window leaving a valuable tracking tool for the cops.

When the police found Wilkins' Sanyo recharging in the wall, they called a number from the contacts list and tricked the caller to find out the name and address of the owner of the device. With this connection, authorities were able to catch a break on 42 burglaries that had occurred in the Silver Springs, Maryland area just since January. The cops were able to charge Wilkins with 10 robberies based on his MO and witness accounts. And even though one burglary netted the criminal over $30,000 in jewelry, Savings Bonds and cash, he never did buy the one thing that he could have used the most-an extended life battery.