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London Police transmitting alcohol safety messages over Wi-Fi

New Rising Media: "London's Metropolitan Police have started requesting people turn on their smartphone's Wi-Fi in the city centre on nights out, as they will begin to broadcast 'rape prevention and personal safety messages' around the danger of alcohol-related crimes.

A pretty interesting technological implementation into the increasing night-time economy around Christmas time, aimed to highlight both the "risks" to your safety that come from alcohol and a warning message to potential criminals who take advantage of the drunks. The Sapphire Command unit within the Met are sending these messages to anybody within the vicinity of a set amount of key nightclub hotspots in London, such as the Proud Galleries, Ministry of Sound and Infernos."

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Bendy phones that wrap around wrists could be reality in 5 years: Lenovo

Bendable smartphones could be a reality in five years, Lenovo's head of mobile told CNBC.

donwel2705d ago

Very easy to steal too from the looks of it.
More pointless, overpriced attachments to compensate for designer shortsightedness could be a reality in 5 years.


5 futuristic phones that were ahead of their time, but still flopped

Some people mocked the original iPhone when it launched, and the Samsung Galaxy Note provoked much mirth for being too big, but both defied their critics with strong sales and spawned sequels that are still going strong. The phones we’re looking at here had a different fate. They may have pointed the way for the future of smartphones, but they failed to capitalize on it.

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Devil-X2708d ago

Lumia 1020 was definitely the biggest shocker of all. I still remember how I thought it would do great in the markets when it was first announced.


Fujifilm's New Wireless Photo Printer Turns Your Phone Into a Polaroid

Shake it like a smartphone printer. Actually, no. Don't shake it. Your prints will be ready in ten seconds.

Devil-X2708d ago

Let me warn you before hand that it is gonna cost you a fortune if you plan on using this one for some regular use.