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
Sony has unveiled a new smartphone which has a 'floating interface' touchless display. Users simply browse the web by hovering a finger above links they would normally touch. The Xperia Sola handset is due to go on sale in the second half of 2012.
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).