E-Waste: There’s an App for That
Before year’s end, Apple and China Unicom will finally launch the iPhone in China, leaving hundreds of thousands of affluent Chinese cell-phone users with an increasingly pressing question: What should they do with their old handsets? Sure, some will pass them on to friends and relatives, and others will stash them in drawers. But for those precious few who decide that they’d like to recycle their old cell phones in an environmentally sound manner, they’ll be mostly out of luck. Unlike in the United States, Apple doesn’t offer to collect and recycle old cell phones for its customers in China. And the Chinese government, which has long decried the developed world’s exports of e-waste to its shores, has done almost nothing to handle the growing tide of its own, homegrown e-waste, generated by its expanding middle class. In short, as China grows, consumes, and gets hooked on the iPhone, the environmental disaster that is South China’s e-waste processing industry is about to become much worse. (…)
iPhone 3D Texture Mapped City: Paris
Paris 3D is the first full texture mapped 3D city on the iPhone and it is very impressive. With other cities to come take a look at http://www.mobile3dcity.com for more info.
3D New York City: First 3D City on the iPhone
UpNext 3D NYC is the first 3D city app we have seen on the iPhone. The application allows the user to explore Manhattan via a 3D map with the normal subway/search functions.
iTunes Link: http://www.itunes.com/app/upnextnyc
UpNext 3D NYC: http://www.upnext.com/iphone
Augmented Reality App Points to London Tube Stops
Though much of the work being done in augmented reality has thus far been of the gimmicky, flashing, ad-centric sort—more proof of concept than truly functional—the clever iPhone developers at acrossair are putting it to fantastic use with their new app, Nearest Tube. Taking advantage of the iPhone 3GS’ integrated compass, Nearest Tube merges GPS, compass, and video camera data to create a real-time overlay of the position and proximity of, as the name implies, the nearest tube stations.
iPhone Art Graces Cover of New Yorker Magazine
Jorge Colombo brings a whole new meaning to finger painting.
If you saw him on the sidewalk, cradling an iPhone in his hand, you’d think he was texting a friend or e-mailing his wife.
But pull in a little closer and you’ll see something else.
Lively street corners. Graceful silhouettes. New York City skyscrapers stretching past the clouds.
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