Spray on antenna? Roger that.
The startup Chamtech introduced a spray-on antenna that conveniently helps boost the reception signal. The company states that it can turn almost anything into a makeshift antenna – a wall, clothing or even a tree.
Why it matters
The spray is energy efficient and handy. While natural antennas need an external power source, the spray makes one obsolete. In a world where we are more and more connected to digital devices and what they can offer, can this invention remove reception ‘black spots’? Does this mean we can connect no matter where we are?
3D is the current in-vogue technology and Vodafone has installed the first advertising canvas that shows a 3D video. The short film called Inside is being aired in Callao Square (Madrid) and you can see it with the 3D glasses provided. The objective is to communicate the advantages of using a Blackberry. The footage has been uploaded to the Internet where users can access the video at www.descubresuinterior.com.
A professor and his team, from one of the UAE’s universities have developed a mobile phone application called the “Driver Risk-ometer”. Using GPS it monitors the distance and minutes travelled by car, a vehicle’s top and average speed and the percentage of time spent in different speed ranges. The application then cross-tabulates this information with the number of calls made, time spent on calls, and/or the usage of the phone to write text messages or browse the internet, in order to formulate the driver’s overall safety rating.