Tag: iPhone

What Am I, Like, Some Kind of Summoner?

What Am I, Like, Some Kind of Summoner?

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Just about the only time I see this AT&T commercial is during football games, and I've enjoyed it consistently for a few months. So here is the "Romantic Dinner" AT&T iPhone commercial. I'm not going to lie, there's a chance I may have been guilty of summoning scores/highlights on my iPhone during dinner or a conversation with Mrs. Suit. In my defense, sometimes you just gotta know what's going on in the game. But I'm at least smart enough to keep quiet while doing it. Unless the Raiders score. Oh, and as best as I can figure, the actress in this spot is Anicka Haywood. If someone knows better please let me know.
I love you, internet: iPhone 4 captures oscillation of guitar strings

I love you, internet: iPhone 4 captures oscillation of guitar strings

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So this is pretty cool, no? Some guy plopped an iPhone inside his guitar -- I know, crazy right? -- and he was able to capture the oscillation* of the guitar strings as he strummed Eric Clapton's unforgettable dead son ballad, "Tears in Heaven." He says the effect was achieved because of the camera's rolling shutter, whatever that means. God science is so boring. But this is neat: *a fancy word for vibration
Maybe you could buy an iPhone…

Maybe you could buy an iPhone…

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...but then again, no. I mean it's cool and all, but for the amount of money ($499 for the cheaper model) you'd spend on it you could get the following goodness instead: 1 Maytag 3.2-cubic foot, top-loading washing machine. Now you can stop hanging out at the laundromat, unless you're actually into it. 2.94 sets of the complete run of The Twilight Zone on DVD. The good one, not the '80s revival or the crappy one with Forest Whitaker. 3.81 bags of 2007 Kennedy half-dollars, 200 coins each. Don't spend them all in one place. 4.99 sets of the Lil Jon Pimp Cup Combo. Of course you'll want to splurge and get the full fifth set. 33.29 "Dramatic Chipmunk" t-shirts. Actually, it's a prairie dog but whatever. Get yours now and be relevant for the next 2 weeks! 41.65 brand-n...
Retrotisements – Telephone technology

Retrotisements – Telephone technology

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With the release of the much-ballyhooed iPhone just around the corner, I thought I'd take a look at a few other telephone innovations of the past. Satellite phone service While satellite phone service is no big deal now - and has in fact been eclipsed by cell phones in terms of sheer usage - this 1960 ad from Douglas (pre-McDonnell) recalls a time when the technology was very much new and exciting (the first American satellite, Explorer I, had only been launched in late January 1958). Picturephone   Other than jet-powered cars, few things scream "FUTURE!" like videophones. This 1968 ad from Western Electric (the manufacturing arm of AT&T) promised to bring the future to the present through the introduction of the Picturephone, but for a variety of reasons it flopped...