Happy Monday everyone! How about we get things started with a brief history of the emoticon? Did you know they were created by a university computer scientist who wanted others to know when one of his messages with intended to be sarcastic? In a memo to his colleagues, Scott Fahlman suggested and to signify whether or not their messages were intended to be funny or serious…and the world was pretty much changed forever.
Phones? Phones are sooo 20th Century, guys. Why use a phone to call your friends and loved ones when you can use bluetooth equipped gloves? Because that’s the future…a future where our smartphone technology is equipped into our various articles of clothing. Your faulty maps app will be on your watch! Your Netflix app will be on your glasses! And so forth. Anyway, the Hi-Call gloves are made by Hi-Fun, cost $65 and will be available this October.
From phone gloves to cheap tablets! The Aakash UbiSlate 7Ci is not a product you’ll find on sale in the United States, but it may have a major impact in India, where it is being marketed to students. Costing only $35, the tablet is bare bones in the truest sense of the phrase, but it will give its users internet access and could be a vital educational tool in a country that is looking to play a huge role in the coming century. Granted, the last Aakash tablet was not particularly liked, but maybe round two will set things right.
Okay, so we all know that Apple’s new maps app is a complete and total mess, but don’t fret! The hacker community has your back and is currently working on hacking Google Maps onto your newly iOS 6′d iPhone right now! In the meantime, enjoy this video, where Apple “apologizes” for the state of this nightmare: