Personal tour guide
Layar is a free Augmented Reality app for iPhone and Android smart phones. Layar will use your camera to display layer specific information about your surroundings via a transparent filter.
Why it matters
Adopted and adapted by tourism boards all over Europe, this app is the ultimate tourist guide. Will apps like this one-day replace traditional tour guides and books as people can carry their own personal tour guide in their pocket for free?
18. August 2010
There are 8.5 million disabled people in Turkey. Despite advancements there are still many obstacles to integrating disabled people into society, particularly the workforce. 3G technology is helping Turkcell to change this with video call centres that provide sign language services for customers who are hard of hearing.
La Vie d’Après (“The afterlife”) is a web service designed to secure your digital life… after you’re dead. It allows the subscriber to stock their documents in a numeric vault, to write their memoires and add pictures and videos, and register their mailboxes and social websites’ passwords to so their relatives can handle their e-reputation.