Media & Entertainment (173)
Facebook and mobile manufacturer HTC have paired up to design and launch a new smart ‘social’ phone.
Why it matters
Internet use on mobile and average time spent on social networks keep growing year on year. The idea of pairing social and mobile seems like a natural combination, but what other digital applications could we pair up to make access simpler and more convenient?
Gulf News has teamed up with Tim Hortons to bring coffee lovers morning news when ordering their beverage. Headlines from Gulf News' Twitter feed are printed on the sleeves of coffee cups, keeping everyone up-to-date every hour.
The TV channel Fox Crime has installed the first interactive augmented reality billboard. iPhone users who walk next to the billboard can download the app from iTunes and activate it taking a photo of the billboard image. The user can then play a game by pointing their iPhone to the windows installed on the billboard. Two kinds of characters appear: common pedestrians in green and criminals in red. Shoot the criminals to earn points and post the results on Twitter. The player who gets the highest score wins an iPad.