LG's long-running partnership with fashion people Prada will continue in 2012, with both companies announcing a renewed friendship -- and revealing the above sketch of a future Prada branded smartphone.
Facebook is working on a phone! But Facebook has been working on a phone. What's new? Well, it's a completely different project because their first top secret effort crashed and burned. It's a sordid history of employee jealousy, secret plans, power struggles and just plain failure.
Staring down a microscope is an expensive, tedious, neck and back wrenching affair. So, I'm all for anything that makes it easier and cheaper. This smartphone adapter allows you to quickly use your phone as a viewfinder for any microscope.
It's not the first robot kit to harness the processing power and capabilities of your smartphone, but Romotive's Romo is as easy to assemble as plugging in your headphones, which also makes it compatible with almost any device.
Looks like we might get some of those fancy Japan-only Panasonic smartphones in the UK. The company's looking for a PR agency to launch its European smartphone assault, which will be its first step outside Japan since closing borders in 2005. [PRWeek via SlashGear]
Unless you're using a Bluetooth headset or their speakerphone, you can't really operate a touchscreen smartphone while it's held to your ear during a call. So this prototype once again merges a phone with a pico projector to give you full access to your device during a call, as well as the device of the person you're talking to.
"Hotels around the world have it, so why wouldn't we?" is what Michael O'Leary, boss of budget airline Ryanair, says about in-flight porn. Joining the mile high club might be about to get a lot quicker and easier.
Judging from a 29-page thread brewing on the Apple support forums over the past few weeks, the iPhone 4S is suffering from a glitch where outbound calls have no audio coming from the earpiece. And the problem is affecting people on all networks.
As if there wasn't already enough concern over losing your phone and giving a stranger complete access to your personal life, a team of researchers have developed a program called iSpy that can read what's being typed on a smartphone's screen from up to sixty metres away. So you may not even see the person who's secretly reading those sordid emails you're sending.
A prize-winning work-in-progress smartphone app has the ability to monitor your driving, dishing out points for sticking to the speed limit and, ultimately, saving lives. And maybe taking £30 off your car insurance renewal premium.
Apple is engaged in a very public lawsuit with Samsung, alleging that Samsung has gone too far in mimicking their product designs. Now Samsung is putting Apple's design guru Jonny Ive on the stand to explain all the ways they've supposedly infringed on patents.