h a l f b a k e r y
Please listen carefully, as our opinions have changed.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
It is useful to have one's cellphone behave differently in
different locations - e.g. ring loudly when outdoors,
in the office, or vibrate when in a pocket.
GPS can be used for some of these situations, but isn't
useful indoors or for very small changes in location.
marked paper mats could be left in various
locations - office desk, office drawer, car cubbyhole,
bedside table. The cellphone's built-in camera could
identify which mat it had been placed on by reading a
special pattern printed thereon. The cellphone could
be instructed on how to behave on each mat:
Office desk --> ring quietly if called
Office drawer --> keep quiet
Car cubbyhole --> look for bluetooth car kit, or take a
Bedside table --> wake me up in time for my first
I'll Tell Him related idea
[theircompetitor, Dec 18 2008]
Scratch input for phones
Slightly OT [Dub, Dec 18 2008]
Please log in.
If you're not logged in,
you can see what this page
looks like, but you will
not be able to add anything.
Description (displayed with the short name and URL.)
||[+] good spot for inductive charging too.
||This would be good, although I guess it wouldnt be long before it would be used for advertising.
||This may not be a bad thing though, especially if merged with wireless charging: "Put your phone here to charge and download information about the new coors extra light - so light it tastes like crisp clean yellow snow."