Cellphone Payments – An Alternative to Paying with Cash

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A device attached to an iPhone to scan credit cards

You have won a bet, but the loser does not have enough cash on him to settle it. If he has a credit card, and most people usually do, there is finally a solution. A number of big and small companies — including eBay’s PayPal unit, Intuit, VeriFone and Square — are creating innovative ways for individuals to avoid cash and checks and settle all debts, public and private, using their cellphones.

 

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Behold! The Cell Phone With The Built In Cigarette Lighter.

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Straight out of China comes “The Machismo!” – billed as “the world’s hottest cigarette lighter mobile phone.” Does that mean there’s more than one? Like, are there other, lesser, not-as-hot cell phones with built-in cigarette lighters? Nothing would surprise me after seeing this.

According to the product description on Chinavasion.com…

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Digital Lipstick on the Collar – Text Messages Provide Proof In Divorce Cases

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Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit mayor, in court in 2008 with Christine Beatty and her lawyer, Mayer Morganroth. Steamy text messages were a big part of their case.

There is a question that has crossed the mind recently of anyone who has sent a cellphone text message while cheating on a spouse: What was I thinking?  Text messages are the new lipstick on the collar, the mislaid credit card bill. Instantaneous and seemingly casual, they can be confirmation of a clandestine affair, a record of the not-so-discreet who sometimes forget that everything digital leaves a footprint.

 

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Human Energy Recycle System

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Going green is all the rage these days, which is why the Human Energy Recycle System, if implemented, could very well turn the way we live upside down in a good way. Comprising of wearable contraptions known as Solution Units, these come with a battery that can store harnessed energy, where said batteries can be removed to charge other devices such as cellphones and portable media players later on.

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Deposit Checks Using Your iPhone

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Customers of USAA can photograph both sides of the check, send the images through an app and then void the check

The Internet has taken a lot of the paperwork out of banking, but there is no avoiding paper when someone gives you a check. Now one bank wants to let customers deposit checks immediately — through their phones.

 

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Reclaim – A Cellphone Made From Corn

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Sprint and Samsung are ready to demonstrate their great love for the Earth. The two companies have just introduced the Reclaim, a super-eco cellphone made from 80 percent recycled materials. The device — a stout, sliding, QWERTY message-friendly model — is constructed from “bio-plastic” materials made from corn, is free of PVC, and mostly free of BFR (brominated flame retardants)… which are apparently pretty bad. The phone also has a 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, can accept microSD cards (we assume) up to 32GB, and has Sprint Navigation onboard.

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Kyocera Flexible Cell Phone

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Cool idea but a phone has numbers RIGHT?

Charting the future of cell phone technology, Kyocera recently unveiled a kinetic energy-powered phone that is capable of folding up like a wallet. Designed by industrial designer Susan McKinney, the EOS phone consists of a soft, semi-rigid polymer skin surrounding a flexible low-energy OLED display. Shape memory allows the phone’s keys to pop up when in use and blend in with the surface during downtime. Continue reading… “Kyocera Flexible Cell Phone”

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Self Winding Cellphone

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Not your normal old wind up toy

It’s been many decades since there was any kind of correlation between the price of a wristwatch and its timekeeping abilities. Today, expensive watches are all about style and making a statement. The problem is an increasing number of the young and rich are choosing to go watchless, using their cellphones to figure how long they have before their reservation at Nobu gets canceled. So what do you do if your business revolves around making some of the world’s fanciest wrist bling? Continue reading… “Self Winding Cellphone”

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