Phones and Mobile Devices
Let's say you're suddenly equipped with the means to send a Twitter-style text message into deep space. What would you want to say? Is communication even possible?
A group of researchers at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science want to find out, using the Jamesburg Earth Station.
From the “why didn't I think of that?” category comes Pressy, a clever little device that adds a user-configurable physical button to your Android smartphone in exchange for – surprise – your headphone jack. Unsurprisingly, the Kickstarter campaign goal was surpassed in merely a day.
With its AC wall charger built-in, the new N100i smartphone from Daxian allows users to ditch the annoying USB cable and wall-wart combination to juice up after a long day. There are some strong drawbacks to the execution, though, so it's a good thing Daxian didn't remove USB charging entirely.
Was last week's $1200 Hyetis Crossbow too rich for your blood? You might like Omate's TrueSmart, then, which trades some of the Crossbow's more superfluous extras for Android support, the ability to be used as a phone, and a much lower price tag.