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Context-aware mobile devices

RIM, the maker of the fancy Blackberry devices, has filed a patent application for a technique that allows devices to ‘guess’ in what kind of environment they are: The new Blackberrys would occasionally and very briefly vibrate. This should be… Continue Reading →

Estimating real-time traffic speed

I was reading a magazine on affordable GPS systems and one of the features they stressed a lot was the support for TMC (Traffic Message Channel). This is the reception of real-time traffic info that is digitally transmitted alongside an… Continue Reading →

Convergence of the iPod

Using an iPod to see how fast one is running: With the Nike+ footwear connected to iPod nano through the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, information on time, distance, calories burned and pace is stored on iPod and displayed on the screen;… Continue Reading →

Nokia N91 – first impressions

SWITCHING PHONES Back in the old days, switching your mobile phone was easier: you just popped your SIM card out of the old one and threw it into the new one. That only works if your telephone numbers are actually… Continue Reading →

Nokia N91: return of the Fin

I complained back in 2004 that Nokia didn’t have any model that pleased me. I had used 5 Nokia mobile phones at that point, wanted to buy a new one and did’t find anything suitable. Some months later I bought… Continue Reading →

Oh Nokia, won’t you make me a nice mobile phone

I’ve never had a mobile phone that was not a Nokia. I started out with a 5110 back in ’98 and two 3210’s and a 6210 later, I now own a 5510, the Qwerty monster you see at the left… Continue Reading →

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