It was a small step for mankind to go from self-love to selfie-love.
With its eyes prised wide by the sight of a camera on a phone, humanity suddenly realized it could not only record itself, but send the evidence to everyone who wasn't interested.
In the end, though, selfies were all about you. Until now. For along has come a company called TicketLeap to introduce a radical use for the selfie.
It's called the Selfie Ticket. And its purpose is to replace the QR code on event tickets with an image of you.
Yes, now beauty can … Read more
AT&T believes the acquisition of Leap Wireless and the Cricket brand will give it a shot in the arm in the pre-paid wireless arena.
At least, that's what AT&T Randall Stephenson believes. On a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, Stephenson teased big things on the no-contract front once AT&T completes its acquisition of Leap Wireless, which is expected later this quarter. Leap operates its prepaid business under the Cricket name.
"With the Cricket brand on top of AT&T, you can expect us to be disruptive in the no-contract space,&… Read more
Leap Motion announced Thursday that Hewlett-Packard is embedding its gesture control technology in 11 new computers.
In a blog post, Leap Motion -- which developed a system designed to enable users to control their computers with hand gestures alone, with accuracy down to a hundredth of a millimeter -- said that HP is integrating its technology into 11 desktop and all-in-one machines.
In September, HP said it was incorporating Leap Motion's tech into the Envy 17 laptop, making it the first manufacturer to build the system directly into a computer. This time around, however, HP is embedding the system … Read more
Leap Motion, makers of the matchbox-sized motion tracker that launched back in July, has gone even further in its efforts to make interacting with computers in open space as accurate and powerful as possible. An upcoming software upgrade announced Wednesday will allow any Leap Motion device to perform far more precise tracking by viewing one's hand as a whole object without needing to see its every move, allowing for new and more accurate forms of interaction.
The upgrade, which has been in the works for about a year and marks the first substantial overhaul to the device's software, … Read more
AT&T is feeling the heat on the low end.
Chief Financial Officer John Stephens, speaking on a conference call on Wednesday, acknowledged that the company was facing pressure on the feature phone side of the business, with many price-sensitive customers looking for alternatives.
It's tough to determine how many feature phone customers have left the carrier, as AT&T didn't break it out. In total, AT&T added 363,000 net new contract customers, but 388,000 came from tablets and 178,000 came from smartphones, suggesting a large loss of feature phone customers … Read more
Prepaid carrier Cricket next week will become the latest wireless carrier to offer Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C.
Cricket Communications, which is owned by Leap Wireless and is about to be purchased by AT&T, will offer Apple's newest smartphones to its customers starting October 25, Cricket said Monday. Customers can preregister their interest at Mycricket.com/register.
It's unclear how much the phones will cost through Cricket, which offers service to customers without contracts. Prepaid customers typically pay full price for a device unless the carrier offers some sort of promotion. The iPhone iPhone 5S … Read more
Devine Lu Linvega -- aka Aliceffekt -- is a prolific sort of fellow. The Tokyo-based French-Canadian industrial artist works in interactive media as a developer, fantastical linguist, and musician.
His oeuvre includes his very own massively multiplayer online game, an exploration game about alienation in its purest form (and one of the most interesting games so far this year, mobile or otherwise). He also invented an entirely new language.
He also performs as DJ Aliceffekt in Tokyo clubs, and it was this that led to the creation of his upcoming album "Telekinetic" -- made on a Leap Motion Controller input device. "Tired of carrying MIDI controllers with me, I got myself the small Leap Motion device and used it to perform the 'Telekinetic' album," he said on his Web site. … Read more
AT&T wants to get into the wireless show business.
The company is working on technology that would enable it to broadcast video directly to its customers via its cellular network, CEO Randall Stephenson said during an investor conference on Tuesday. He said the service could come in the next three years.
If the service sounds familiar, that's because Qualcomm attempted to do the same thing with its ill-fated MediaFlo service. Qualcomm used a thin layer of spectrum to create a broadcast video service with multiple live channels that could be picked up with compatible phones. The broadcasters … Read more