Tag Archives: Measurement

The Alarm Clock is Dead, Long Live the Cellphone

By | May 20, 2008

Gadgets, like software and services, often end up being used in ways the creator didn’t intend. But how many companies make the most of this opportunity? Take the cellphone. More than a third of Brits use their mobile phone as an alarm clock, according to a survey by British hotel chain Travelodge (thanks textually.org): Budget hotel chain Travelodge… Read More »

Your Watch Is Ringing

By | March 3, 2006

Jiji Press of Japan is reporting (can’t find any link for this) that Seiko Instruments “has developed a prototype of a wristwatch that alerts the wearer to mobile phone calls.” The watch uses Bluetooth to monitor a cell phone and vibrates or sounds an alarm when a call comes in. Useful, I guess, if you don’t want to… Read More »

Betting on Widgets

By | September 16, 2005

An interesting use of the KlipFolio desktop widget thing: Live Soccer Odds on Your Desktop The free Live Soccer Odds Desktop Alert available now here, is the latest development in a comprehensive Gambling Guru Networks service that helps players more quickly find precisely what they are looking for and gives them access to live soccer match betting odds… Read More »