The standard headphones that come with your mobile device is just lame. What you need is this — the Stetheadphone. It’s a pair of headphones that looks just like a stethoscope. It even comes with a remote and mic so you can attend to calls and access voice-control features without ever needing to pull out your iPhone.
How cool is that?
Well ok, maybe if you’re wearing it to pretend to be a doctor then not so much, but the novelty of the idea is pretty neat.
In any case, even if you wanted to get one of these pretend medical instruments, you can’t. The designers of the Stetheadphones are still looking for a partner to produce this concept accessory. They better hurry though, because once enterprising people of China get a whiff of this, get ready for the knockoffs to come rolling in.
In the meantime head on over to after the jump if you want to take a look at a few more pictures of the Stetheadphones.
What are they?
The Magic Fiddle for iPad is an app that emulates classical string instruments like the violin and the fiddle. There are various modes in which you can play the virtual instruments and the app even allows you to play together with other players from around the world right within the app itself.
The Magic Piano for iPad offers roughly the same features but instead of playing string instruments, you play the piano.
But theses two apps are not just fun and games. You can use the apps as a tool to learn how to play the instruments that they emulate. Either way, both apps serve up bucket loads of fun.
Check out the demo videos of the apps right after the jump to see what we mean.
It’s no secret that the rock band Deftones is coming to KL this Valentine’s day. It’s no secret either that the offbeat prepaid telco Tune Talk is the one that’s behind the concert.
What is a bit of an unknown is this funny promo video promoting the upcoming concert. It’s a pity that the video is getting very little attention because in all fairness, it’s really funny. We thought we’d help Tune Talk out and share it with you guys.
Head on to after the jump and get ready to laugh.
We remember a time when Palms were as popular before as BlackBerrys are today. Back then, you see everyone using a Treo or a PalmPilot and everybody wanted to get a Palm. If it wasn’t a Treo it better be something that ran WebOS. During those days the Sony Clie was the device to have. It was sexy, it had the Sony brand on it, it ran Palm’s WebOS and it was packed with tech.
Today, Palm is no more in Malaysia. Uncompetitive devices and the lack of attractive applications made Palm go the way of the dodo. We’ve always wondered if Palm will ever make it back to Malaysia.
If this new tablet from HP is anything to go by then “Palm” could be on the lips of local gadget junkies before this year is over.
This is the HP TouchPad, the latest tablet device to hit the market and it runs Palm’s WebOS platform. You will recall that sometime in April last year the ailing Palm company was bought over by HP for a tidy sum of US$1.2 billion, in a little under a year, this is the result of that acquisition.
All things considered this is not a actually a “Facebook Phone” but a phone that’s build around Facebook, designed to be hyper-connected to the social network allowing users to connect with Facebook through a mobile platform on a deeper level.
The official name of the device — as it was earlier revealed — is the INQ Cloud Touch. There are two versions of the device one with a touch screen and another adds a QWERTY keyboard into the mix. Essentially both devices are run-of-the-mill Android phones with customised Facebook features.
The INQ Cloud’s customised UI provides comprehensive options for the Facebook user ranging from a visual news feed with images and video to one-button access to features like Facebook Chat and location-based check-ins.
Specs wise its, you get a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a 5MP camera and a 600MHz Qualcomm processor with 4MB of on board storage. It’s nothing much but it gets the job done. The Cloud runs Froyo (Android 2.2) and INQ says a Gingerbread upgrade is in the works.
The reason INQ gave the Cloud phone a modest specs is because the makers wanted it to be affordable and accessible to a market that will find this device appealing.
Fair notion and specs-wise the Cloud phone looks to be a decent mid-level smart phone. Unfortunately it is almost certainly not coming to Malaysia.
The frequent travelers will know this very well. You’ve landed in a country where the natives don’t speak your language and you don’t speak theirs. So what is a traveler to do? In the good old days, we’ve resorted to sign language, sometimes a mini game of charades and even win, lose or draw in the streets. Well with this new app from Google, you will never again be the laughing stock of the locals.
Google Translate is a very useful app that provides simple and quick translation for more languages than you’ll ever need.
There’s a nifty speak to translate feature where you just say the word you want to translate and the app will do the rest. After you’ve translated the word, you can have the app say the word or sentence for you as well. Currently Google Translator understands 15 languages and speaks 23.
Google Translate also includes the ability to view dictionary results for single words, star or mark regularly used translations for quick reference as well as go through your translation history. The app also supports romanized text like Pinyin and Romaji.