When the Steve Jobs decided that his latest iPhone needed to have a forward-facing camera to keep up with the times, he didn’t imagined that someone would create an app to turn the device into a 3D scanner.
Trimensional app is a overly simplified 3D scanner that allows you to capture fairly accurate 3D models of faces and things using the iPhone 4’s front camera.
The app uses the screen on the iPhone 4 to light up the subject being scanned and then capturing light patterns reflected back by the subject with the iPhone 4’s front camera to build a true 3D model. Trimensional.
Take a look at the video after the jump for a demo of how the app works. The resulting 3D image is not bad considering the iPhone 4 was never intended to be a 3D scanner by anyone’s account.
U Mobile had kicked off the new year with their latest slogan “Simply Different”. Now they are doing a special promo where you can get a Nokia E5 or Nokia 7230 absolutely free only at selected U Mobile Service Centres at Berjaya Times Square, 1 Utama, AEON AU2, Sunway Pyramid and BBT One Bukit Tinggi.
Having to see U Mobile giving free phones now is something different, but there are some similarities in the way the phones are being bundled. Firstly the offer is primarily tied to a UB68 Data Rate Plan which gives you unlimited data access (5GB FUP) with bolt-on U Mobile Pay as you use Voice Plan. Now doesn’t that remind you of DiGi’s Smart Plan? Let’s take a closer look at U Mobile’s UB68 + PAYU rate offer.
When you’re talking about innovating the smart phone the Motorola Atrix is the epitome of that. There is so much tech packed into this 4-inch device that it puts some full fledged computers to shame. Just look at the spec sheet.
Yup Motorola even managed to cram in a thumbprint scanner and a huge 1930mAh battery in that svelte 10.95mm thin frame. In comparison, the “world’s thinnest smartphone”, the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm thick.
If that doesn’t blow you away, then the two docking stations along with the developed Webtop for the Atrix will. These docks effectively transform the Atrix into a notebook or a multimedia home entertainment player capable of churning out HD videos and images.
P1 has started the new year with a revamp of its fixed broadband packages for home and business users. Previously they had 3 home and 2 business plans with speed offerings between 400kbps to 2.4Mbps but now they have bumped their highest Pro plan with 4.8Mbps download speed.
To make it simple, P1 no longer offer separate plans for business or home users so there’s only 3 plans to choose from right now – Lite with 400kbps, Plus with 1.2Mbps and Pro with 4.8Mbps. This also means that they have stopped offering unlimited plans which was previously exclusively for business users.
The Lite and Plus plan remains unchanged as it maintains the same speed, quota and monthly subscription. However with the new rates, existing Plus users are clearly enticed to get 4X the download speed with 10GB additional quota for a mere RM40. That’s only RM4/GB for additional quota for those who exceed their typical 20GB quota for Home Plus plan.
Earlier on, P1’s Pro plan was originally priced at RM199/month for 2.4Mbps download speeds at 40GB quota a month. Probably knowing that this is too much for a wireless broadband service, they later reduced the subscription fee to RM139/month while reducing the quota to 30GB a month.
With the latest revision, Pro users get to enjoy much higher download speeds but like any other wireless services, it all depends on the network congestion of your area. We hope that P1 is ready to deliver 4.8Mbps download speeds to avoid situation of over-promising like its P1 W1GGY some time ago.
The offer is also made sweeter as P1 is giving all plans additional 50% off for the 2nd and 3rd month subscription, which is basically 1 month worth of savings. For more information, head to P1’s broadband promo page.
We usually buy cases and casings to protect our expensive smart phones but have it occurred to you that your smart phone could one day safe your life?
That’s what happened to one HTC user who while on the job as a valet at a night club in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, was shot at when some disgruntled patrons of the club fired shots in the building’s direction. The man had his phone — possibly a Droid Incredible or an EVO 4G — in his left chest pocket had and it stopped a bullet from injuring him.
It’s a pretty amazing story but its definitely not unheard of. We know of at least two other similar incidences, one involving an Motorola Razr and the other a case in South America involving an obscure Nokia phone.
Full news report after the jump.
We’re major fans of sexy iDevice docks and the Zappelin Air from Bowers & Wilkins, a luminary name in the best of the best hi-fi and home theater components, sits right up there with the best of em.
B&W claims the Zappelin Air is the best sounding iPhone/iPod speaker ever produced, and with features like AirPlay support, improved dynamics, punchier bass and that gorgeous design that aids in sound dispersion, we really can’t argue with them.
Zeppelin Air also features proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) making it perform like a considerably larger loudspeaker churning our clear room filling sound with a body full controlled bass no matter what the music. There’s also an effective audiophile quality Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) that up-samples music played via AirPlay to lower distortion and create a smoother sound.
Head on over to after the jump for a short video presentation of the Zappelin Air showcasing its features.