Archive for the ‘phone’ Category

Hilarious Phone Prank on YouTube

August 18, 2007

This is a hilarious phone prank so good it was on TV.

Skypes flying high again, but not everywhere

August 17, 2007

Skype Update: All Systems Go?

by nowsourcing · 5 hours ago

The Skype blog has been reporting that some parts of the world are back up and running.

On my end (as of 10:30am EST), I’ve finally been able to have my first successful Skype messaging back up! Very happy to see the service running again – didn’t realize how dependent people are on it.

Engadget: Fertility measuring cell phone

August 16, 2007

Report from Engadget

Believe it or not, we’ve seen something like this before — out of Japan, naturally — so we’re a bit surprised to see a patent app roll in from Samsung for a phone capable of tracking a woman’s fertile periods. The idea is to keep the user updated on her “baby” and “no baby” times of the month when she places a call by measuring distance to the eardrum (using either ultrasonic or laser sensors) combined with infrared to get a temperature reading. This corresponds to a woman’s basal body temperature cycle, which in turn maps to her menstrual cycle. In Japan, the concept was intended to boost birth rates by keeping couples in the know on exactly when they might have success — but elsewhere we imagine the intent might be just the opposite. We’ll leave it to our readers’ active imaginations to decide just when and how the user should be kept abreast of said information.

MORE @ http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/16/samsung-files-patent-app-for-fertility-measuring-phone/