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
Assistant Professor Yi Cui at Stanford School of Engineering has found a way to store energy on textiles. The discovery could one day lead to new energy efficient batteries embedded in clothing that can be used to power your personal electronics.
A mobile phone has been specially designed for pensioners. The functions and design were based on the findings of a survey conducted by PRO (Pensioners National Organisation).