Drunk? Lost? Call Police! They would track you with your mobile’s GPS chip

April 19th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »


Is technology bad or good? Read this short incident and then decide

This young man just decided to booze out with his friends on a dark night. He didn’t want to drink and drive so the dude decided to go on a bicycle. While returning from the party, the guy got lost and slept near the Mississippi River. After finding himself all muddy and still lost in the morning, he called up the Police. The tech-savy police located this guy using the GPS chip built inside his cellphone. The 21 yr old must really be thanking the moment when he bought that GPS mobile, but we are unsure if he was booked by the Police under something or not…

So, technology bad or good? Let us know in the comments.

Via TechCult

Nokia Could Upgrade 5800 XpressMusic With Capacitive Touchscreen

April 19th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

Judging by the huge success that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been so far worldwide, word has it that Nokia will be introducing a capacitive touchscreen upgrade to the same handset in the near future. This is different from the resistive touchscreen that the 5800 currently enjoys, where pressure is required to navigate, making a stylus the preferred choice of input at times compared to a finger. The whole switch is meant to help the 5800 keep up with the iPhone as well as newer touchscreen phones from Korea including the LG Arena and Samsung Omnia HD. Nokia has lined up around 2 million of upgraded handsets to be shipped between May and June, with word of the upcoming N97 receiving a similar treatment as well. No idea whether the final price will be affected though with this upgrade.

Yahoo Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch Coming Soon!

April 3rd, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

yahoo messenger ipod touch

Yahoo! announced that they will be soon releasing the much awaited Yahoo Messenger for iPod Touch and iPhone, they have also provided a video demo of Yahoo Messenger App in action. The interface is cool and intuitive and the app will be free to download via App Store.

via Yahoo Messenger blog

iPhone Next-Generation

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

While this iPhone next-generation render doesn’t have a slide-out keypad, it is however, “flatter, even more tapered and slender version of the current one.” Hopefully, Apple does actually release a new iPhone sometime this summer that builds upon its predecessors.

The market keeps growing with what they have now, so it won’t make sense for them to go through a radical design change just yet.

[via Gizmodo]

USB-Powered Fan Made From CDs

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

To build your very own USB-powered fan, you’ll need: a motor, USB port (max. 2.5W), two compact discs, a USB cable, paper or a plastic tube. Next, just cut up the disc, prep the USB cable, and then piece everything together. Project page. Video after the break.

[via Instructables]