The widespread adoption of mobile technologies spells good news for the move towards a share economy in today’s world. The ubiquity of handheld devices with mobile data capabilities, provides unprecedented opportunities for people where ever they are, to reach out to each another, collaborate and share anything for economic advantage.
Your cell phone battery needs recharging twice a day. Your iPhone 4 won’t be updated to the latest OS. Your phones bugs for no reason. The volume rocker no longer rocks. The list of little niggles and inconveniences associated with that bright shiny wonder bought only a year or so ago continues […]
What connects preventing house fires, solving international conflicts and practising for a job interview? The answer is that you can learn how to do all of these things through playing a serious game. Gamification seems to be the new way of educating and informing citizens in an entertaining way. In July 2013 the […]
Okay, it is just a prototype for the moment but Japanese communication giant NTT Docomo has just announced that they have been working on a new SIM module. This module will basically enable us to use our SIM cards without it being physically inside our mobile phones. This […]
Have you heard of Reality Mining? Born out of an MIT academic projet at the turn of the century, Reality Mining is the collection and collating of machine-sensed environmental data through mobile devices with a view to better understand and predict human behaviour and social interactions. In a recent book on the […]
Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Angry birds or even the famous Candy crush, all these apps are a nightmare for many teachers, not only in the USA but all around the world. In colleges and high schools, the problem remains the same, the attention of the school kids or young adults is on their smartphone […]
Aldous Huxley: Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
According to MITs technologyreview.com, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia seems to be a good deal for the American giant, boosting its position in mobile phones market and getting hold of some very useful patents. However, this operation might have some unexpected effects. After the departure of Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, […]
We have all imagined what our life would be like if we were rich. We would probably own high quality goods, a magnificent house, a beautiful car and wear expensive clothes. The problem is that luxury brands are usually available to a restricted market that only contains the wealthiest people. Whereas the rich […]
The on screen battle for bigger and better displays
As the smartphone revolution progresses, from the first phone with a screen, to the smartphone with a color screen in 2001, phone manufacturers around the world continue to innovate with screen design and quality. Apple in 2007 led the way for larger, touch […]