41-year-old Georgina Campbell and her daughter Lorra were watching the movie Attack the Block when Georgina bet Lorra that she could write something better. Four months later and Campbell had written a gritty novel called The Kickdown Girls about a group of adolescents living in south London.
Any decent smartphone can perform most of the tasks needed for everyday life, but there are times when a tablet's bigger screen or the physical keyboard of a PC would be really useful. Instead of getting separate devices to do all these jobs, the NexPhone is designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, that adapts to the task at hand.
The world's thinnest smartphone isn't made by Apple or Samsung. No, it's actually made by Chinese company Oppo. With a thickness of 6.65mm, nobody (believe me, nobody) was expecting it to double as a hammer. Watch as one guy pounds some nails into a wooden board with the Oppo Finder without so much as a dent.
New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority usually has to be dragged kicking and screaming to update their ancient technology. Now comes word that they are testing out a smartphone based ticketing system, that creates QR code based on-screen tickets which the conductor can scan.
Any smartphone can run apps designed to help you live a more healthy life, but they can't actually check how you're doing. This LifeWatch V phone fixes that, by including sensors that can measure everything from your heart rhythm and body fat index, to your blood glucose level.
Rumors of Amazon building its own smartphone just refuse to die down. We hope you like large-screened smartphones because a new report states that Amazon's already begun testing a smartphone of epic proportions.
Everybody's favorite online retailer is starting to grow up. With the successful Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire tablet under its belt, it's believed that Amazon is already working on its next homegrown project: a smartphone.
Today's smartphones can do a lot of things, but none of them have a sensor that lets them measure stuff. This sniffer called the Sensordrone fixes that, letting your phone measure everything from gas levels to temperature.
We've all misplaced our phones, but certain parts of the country are more forgetful than others. Apparently, you folks in Philadelphia go through two phones in a single year and people in Manchester, England lose their phones more than anyone in the world. Take a look at the infographic to see if your city tops the list of repeat offenders.
Anirudh Sharma's concept uses a smartphone and a shoe to help visually impaired individuals get around with greater ease.