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Tag: Smartphones

Mariclaro Upcycled Bags: Made from Airbags, Car Upholstery and Other Weird Stuff

Mariclaro Upcycled Bags: Made from Airbags, Car Upholstery and Other Weird Stuff
I never thought about reusing a spent airbag for much of anything, but it does make sense to upcycle this kind of durable material if you can. Toronto-based Mariclaro makes them all into backpacks and carryalls that are quite different from others that I’ve seen.

Rocketfish PadPivot Turns iPads into ThighPads

Rocketfish PadPivot Turns iPads into ThighPads
Sure, you can get a tablet stand for less than a dollar, but if you want something more versatile you’re gonna have to shell out a little more. No, I’m not talking about this contraption. I’m talking about the PivotPad by Rocketfish.

Pago: Want to Make Waiters Obsolete? There’s an App for That

Pago: Want to Make Waiters Obsolete? There’s an App for That
A new company has developed an app that effectively turns your smartphone into a waiter, barista, basically anyone who takes your orders and processes your stuff. The company is called Pago Mobile, and their app is called Pago, which means “payment” in Spanish.

Android Network Toolkit: Want to be a Hacker? There’s an App for That

Android Network Toolkit: Want to be a Hacker? There’s an App for That
While iOS users can pretend to be hackers with games like Hack RUN and iHack, those who own Android gadgets will soon be able to break into networks and computers for real. That’s because Israeli security firm zImperium is about to launch an app that can search for vulnerable targets and infiltrate them, allowing users to eavesdrop or even “attack” the devices.

Bubblescope Smartphone Lens Shoots 360º Pictures and Videos, Make Your Own Street View

Bubblescope Smartphone Lens Shoots 360º Pictures and Videos, Make Your Own Street View
Want to take panoramic photos with a single click? How about a video of your surroundings without having to sweep your camera around like a fool? Soon that may be possible, and not because of a fancy new digital camera case.

Logitec Japan Universal Bluetooth Speakers: That’s Logitec without an H!

Logitec Japan Universal Bluetooth Speakers: That’s Logitec without an H!
Logitech recently unveiled a bunch of peripherals for iPads. Now that company is not to be confused with Logitec Japan, the company that makes these Bluetooth speakers designed for smartphones everywhere. Since they are “universal”, they’ll work with anything that’s Bluetooth-enabled, making them useful in a variety of situations.

Dry-All Saves Gadgets From a Watery Grave

Dry-All Saves Gadgets From a Watery Grave
Even if you’re careful with your gadgets, chances are they’ll be exposed to water or moisture at some point. I’ve heard of a couple of methods of drying electronics – a container full of uncooked rice does do the trick at times – but if you want a more portable and easier solution, you might want to check out these Wet Emergency Kits from Dry-All.

Tiger Lab DS Emulator for Android: Your Move, Nintendo

Tiger Lab DS Emulator for Android: Your Move, Nintendo
Video game emulators have long been available for both iOS and Android phones, provided you’re willing to jailbreak your device. There are NES, SNES and even PlayStation emulators. However, this is the first time that I’ve seen a Nintendo DS emulator for smartphones.

Nexus S Officially Unveiled via Worst Commercial of the Year

Nexus S Officially Unveiled via Worst Commercial of the Year
Last week, Google officially announced their second smartphone, the Nexus S. The phone features a 4-inch curved glass screen, a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of Flash storage. The Nexus S will also be the first phone to come with Gingerbread – the latest version of the Android OS – pre-installed.

Windroid Phone Runs Windows Mobile + Android

Windroid Phone Runs Windows Mobile + Android
Can’t decide what sort of a smartphone to buy? The WinDroid is the perfect phone for you indecisive folks out there. The phone ships with the none-too-thrilling Android 1.6 OS (but can be upgraded to 2.1 – voiding its warranty, though).