I think ad people are among the most creative humans in the world. I mean, who else would think of painting houses for advertising campaigns or using the power of sound to tempt people stuck in traffic to grab a slice of pizza?
There are already several ways of tracking and restricting the Internet access of a specific device, but Sony has developed a concept that controls a much more basic commodity: electricity. Its Authentication Power Outlet concept has an embedded chip that can be made to remember not only individual gadgets but users as well.
I hate to have to keep a bunch of keys on my key ring. The keys rub on my leg when I drive my car, and it drives me insane. This is the reason that I bought one of those push button locks for the door so I can just enter a code and enter the house.
This nifty new portable speaker from Nokia was launched along with their N9 smartphone, and the Nokia Play 360° can start play immediately once it’s ‘bumped’ by NFC-enabled devices (Near Field Communications). It also works with Bluetooth and the name comes from its 360-degree omni-directional sound.
The world seems to have gone tablet-crazy with all sorts of companies that we have never heard of jumping into the tablet market. CeBIT 2011 is set to kick off soon and you can be that there will be hoards of new tablets unveiled at the show, and many of them will run Android.