Tag Archives for Bluetooth

Jack’s Hit: Apple’s Missing Socket

There’s been a lot of talk about the removal of the iPhone’s audio jack, most of it knee-jerk, albeit sometimes amusing. A sampling:  Apple Plug Fill in your archaic headphone connector with beautiful aluminium and plug yourself into the future. Apple … Continue reading

09. September 2016 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Phones | Tags: , , , | 1 comment

Smartwatches: Coming Soon to a Cosmos Near You

This is a column I did for the BBC World Service, broadcast this week.  There’s been a lot of talk that the big boys — by which I mean Apple and Samsung — are about to launch so-called smart watches. … Continue reading

05. September 2013 by jeremy
Categories: BBC, Design, Devices, Hardware, Innovation, Interfaces, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Carrier IQ’s Opt-Out Data Collection Patent

ZDNet writes here about an Carrier IQ patent that outlines keylogging and ability to target individual devices . Which is interesting. But Carrier IQ owns a dozen patents, including this one, which to me is much more interesting. This patent … Continue reading

04. December 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Phones, Privacy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Carrier IQ’s Opt-Out Data Collection Patent

The Third Screen Talks to the Second

Nokia has finally woken up to the potential of connecting its phones to a computer. I’ve written elsewhere about the PC Suite, but its latest version has made some great strides in allowing you to use the computer to manage … Continue reading

01. September 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Third Screen Talks to the Second

The Predictable Human (and a Privacy Issue)

A study of mobile phone data shows that we are extraordinarily consistent about our movements. Mobile phone data, unsurprisingly, provides rich pickings for researchers since we carry one around with us all the time, and, unlike dollar bills, it’s more … Continue reading

05. June 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Bluetooth, Phones, Privacy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 comments

Bluetooth Tracking

Research from Purdue University shows that Bluetooth would be a very good way to track travel time. Bluetooth devices give off unique IDs which could be used to measure speed and movement of pedestrians and vehicles. But why stop there? … Continue reading

02. June 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Bluetooth, Privacy, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Bye Bye, Laptop?

The day seems to be getting closer when we can do something that would seem to be pretty obvious: access our pocket-sized smartphone via a bigger screen, keyboard and a mouse. Celio Corp says it’s close. Celio Corp have two … Continue reading

22. January 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Bluetooth, Devices, Email, Interfaces, Internet life, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Pocket Lockets

videocapture from myTreo.net Here’s something that caught my eye from CES: D.A.V.E. from Seagate. Despite its awful name (it stands for Digital Audio Video Experience) it’s a great idea. It’s basically a small 60 GB external hard drive but it’s … Continue reading

17. January 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Devices, Phones, Storage | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pocket Lockets

Sleeping, Frothing, Typing and Sealing

 The Wall Street Journal’s holiday gift guide is out. My contributions, some of which would be familiar to regular readers: Sleeptracker Pro $179. A successor to the Sleeptracker which I wrote about a couple of years ago (Sandman’s Little Helpers, … Continue reading

27. November 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Devices | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

How To Report on the Road

I’ve always been looking for the perfect way to report on the road — do you write shorthand notes, do you record it all and transcribe it later, do you use digital writing tools like Logitech’s io Pen? Or a … Continue reading

01. August 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Media, Productivity | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

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