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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?
“Hapmap” is a new navigation system that doesn’t just show you the way - it lets you feel it. Simply enter your route on a smartphone and connect it to a hard foam device. The system uses haptic responses allowing users to know whether they should walk straight, turn left or right. The device is supposed to simulate an invisible handrail.
The makers of Magalhães (a laptop computer for school children) are going to manufacture a tablet for the youth market. This low-cost personal digital device will be the size of a book, highly resistant and suitable for children as young as three years old.