Nigeria will be implementing an interesting method for getting its local telcos to provide quality service; the country has announced that it will throw executives from non-performing telecommunications service providers in prison. It may sound a little extreme, but the government is saying that the local infrastructure has deteriorated too much and it has had enough of their excuses.
We’ve seen quite a number of “smart shoes” in the market before – a couple of years back, Google showed off a pair of talking shoe concept, and just days ago, Xiaomi and Li Ning announced a collaboration to make smart running shoes. What we have today is not one of those – instead of focusing on connectivity, fitness tracking and such, the Volvorii smart shoe (or smart heels), is more focused on style.
A group of Apple users have begun a campaign against the quality of the anti-reflective coating found on MacBook displays. It would appear that the issue stems from the coating becoming scratched or peeling off after a certain amount of time. While the problem has been known since 2013, it was only recently that Apple users began to vent their frustration over the matter.
Now, before you jump to any conclusion, only the goat from Goat Simulator could be making its way to Dota 2. No, not as a hero (what kind of skills would it have anyway?), but as a courier. Coffee Stain Studios, which is the developer of the hilariously buggy game, has already submitted this idea to the Steam Workshop.
Cards Against Humanity is a card game that invites our inner troll out to play, and it is now free to play online. Originally starting as a Kickstarter project, CAH has become a tabletop gaming hit; and it was only a matter of time before someone decided to build an online version of the game.
Nick Nothom had the initial intention for his Smart Mirror to notify him when his Moto 360 has finished charging. Essentially, he has built an Android notification centre into the back of a mirror, complete with notification sounds. With a couple of apps and several hardware connections, Nothom has built himself a wall mounted notification centre that looks like something out of Iron Man.
A policeman from Thailand managed to survive a gunshot wound thanks to his Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Pol Maj Gen Sophon Thonglorm, which is stationed at the Mae Rim police station in Chiang Mai, was shot on Monday by a suspect. Thankfully, the bullet went straight through his Note 2 instead of him.
Virtual reality is the buzz word for the start of 2015, and there is at least one company that thinks moving pictures are just not good enough. FeelReal has the idea that VR is ready for the added experience of smells and wind effects, and is preparing to sell a VR headset add-on that will do just that.