Your Phone's Low Battery Warnings Should Look Like These Hilarious Notifications

Because batteries enjoy dying so much when we really need that last little bit of juice, low battery warnings really should be more animated than the plain "20% of battery remaining". I don't know how many times I've ignored that message. But if the alert made fun of me and said something like, "Oh I'll just charge it… » 2/28/13 11:00pm 2/28/13 11:00pm

Tinking Is Digital Messaging Wind Chime For The Digital Age

Combining the delightful play of wind with a tinkly mobile sculpture and » 10/31/08 1:00pm 10/31/08 1:00pm wireless messaging datalinks for the 21st century: that's the mission of designers Lufdesign with Tinkling. Whenever you get a voicemail, email or text message Tinkling chimes to let you know about it, and switches the color of its glowing…

Disaster Alert Map Shows Where the World is Ending

Until I loaded up this realtime Global Disaster Alert Map operated by the International Disaster and Risk Conference, which tracks biological hazards, chemical spills, fires, volcanoes, earthquakes and epidemics, I earnestly thought that it had been a pretty good day. I was wrong, and I will not be so naive as to drop… » 8/08/08 5:30pm 8/08/08 5:30pm

FCC Prepping Nationwide Text Message Alert System

According to both CNN and USA Today, the FCC is expected to announce a nationwide system that sends major alerts to cellphones via text message. Rumor has it that these messages will initially be limited to the English language in 90 words or less and would warn users about events like terrorist attacks, major weather… » 4/09/08 7:25pm 4/09/08 7:25pm