“By pressing down a special key it plays a little melody” was electronica pioneers Kraftwerk’s vision for pocket calculators back in 1981, facing the proceeding foray of digital technology into our everyday lives. Although our daily routine, almost 30 years later, is downright soaked with digital technology, making music on the pocket calculator has hardly [...]
Archive for January, 2009
This year, the annual Consumer Electronics Show, known as the world’s biggest trade show on electronic entertainment devices, was held in Las Vegas from January 8th through January 10th and revolved all around new display technologies.
For one, the usual stuff: Screen resolutions and refresh rates are higher than ever, colors are more vibrant, and everybody [...]
The prospects for the cell phone games market are looking fine. At least that’s what the majority of a group of telecommunication business experts and leaders assumes, predicting a redoubling of turnover till 2012 for the sector. However, more than a quarter of the experts asked don’t expect quite such a positive development. After countless [...]
Now that the last New Year’s hangover has subsided, it’s high time for a little outlook as to what the colorful world of cell phones is going to bless us with this new year. Right on top of the agenda, there’s the long-awaited release of the G1 by T-Mobile in Germany — we reported earlier. [...]
An old medium meets a new one: Theater has been acknowledging the mere existence of the cell phone for a while now — if sometimes just as an unwelcome aural sign of life coming from the auditorium. However, it’s with his play Mòbil — Comèdia telefònica digital that renowned Spanish dramatist Sergi Belbel, probably as [...]