Go into any mobile phone retailer in the UK and look at the sea of tat that passes itself off for products that have allegedly been designed as accessories that will improve your mobile phone experience. It doesn’t have to be this way, and I have proof that phone accessories can mean great product design. Step forward Japanese mobile phone carrier KDDI and their artfully designed iida range of products.
My particular favourite is the Biscuitta charger accessory to help you organise your charger cable.
Former government broadband czar and current Alcatel executive Stephen Carter defined global immersion as a world of always-on, always-connected high-speed broadband according to TotalTelecom as part of a presentation at the Broadband World Forum. Carter also predicted a massive change required in both fixed and mobile tariffs to pay for global immersion.
Great presentation courtesy of the folks at PARC. Jim Zemlin – executive director, from The Linux Foundation presents on open development in a world where everything is connected. It covers the economics, technological changes and benefits of open source software over the past decade.
In the early 1980s MTV shook up the music industry and you couldn’t have a hit without a blowout music video; Duran Duran built a career on them from Girls on Film to Wild Boys. If Kanye West’s Runaway stands out as a trumpet call for this video renaissance, then 2NE1’s Can’t Nobody takes it to the next level. I’d hate to think how much the Korean production company spent on this four-minute video. My favourite bit is their customised acid pink riot bus | water cannon at the 30-second mark.