Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, two Stanford grads who signed up for the Launch Pad class at the University’s Institute of Design (aka d.school), could have hardly chosen a better path to try their hands at startup life. The pair has gone from idea to a (very cool) digital news app for the iPad in just 5 weeks, and they’re just getting started.
In the end, everything will have an app store. Take the Pulse smartpen from Livescribe, for example. The company, whose pen is quite cool (it records what you write and can “remember” things on page, allowing for paper-based calculators and control panels), has just launched an app store for its 2- and 4GB Pulse pens. The store offers multiple games, tools, and study aids for prices… → Read More
I’ve heard so much about the Pulse Smartpen, the little pen that records what you write along with the audio around you at the time of writing, that I’ve grown curious. Who out there has used this little thinger? Is it good for students? The elderly? Members of the Spanish Inquisition? → Read More
T-Mobile’s got a bit of a thing for Android, and they’re not afraid to show it to the world. Since the fledgling OS debuted on its G1 almost exactly a year ago (Sept. 23, 2008), T-Mobile has launched more Android handsets than all of the other carriers combined – and they’re about to add one more. → Read More
T-Mobile UK this morning announced the Pulse, the first pay-as-you-go Android 1.5 smartphone and the third coming from the network operator.
Available for £180 starting October exclusively on T-Mobile, it boasts a 3.5″ HVGA touchscreen display, the biggest yet on an Android handset, a 3.2-megapixel camera and a TeleNav-powered GPS (more specs below).
Oh, Internet. You give it a little bit of information and a reason to dig, and some super sleuth will uncover all there is to know. Such is the case with the Huawei 8220 Android phone; once it was given a name and a carrier by the Wi-Fi Alliance’s filing for the “T-mobile Pulse”, the Android detectives were off. The latest bit of information they’ve uncovered comes from a… → Read More
Meez, a 3D avatar community site / virtual world, has announced its merger with Pulse Entertainment, a provider of user-generated mobile multimedia messaging and entertainment services, and has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from LA-based VC firm Anthem Venture Partners to help with the transition.
Details are scarce for the time being, but Meez plans to integrate Pulse’s messaging… → Read More
This smartpen lets you take notes and record those notes for later perusal. You tap the ink and it plays back the audio recorded at that moment. David Pogue shows this quite handily and even harshes on the bugs he found in the pen. Good stuff and a great way to spend Mother’s Day weekend avoiding the phone. → Read More