State Farm Driver Feedback App Wants You to Know You're Doing it Wrong

Just in case the old ladies flipping you off after you clip them in the crosswalk isn't enough, State Farm has released the Driver Feedback App to rate just how poorly you drive. By measuring (and recording!) how hard you accelerate, brake and corner based on your iPhone's accelerometer and GPS location, the app is… »5/02/11 10:40pm5/02/11 10:40pm

Best Buy Starts Listening to Consumers With HP and Toshiba "Blue Label" Laptops

Today Best Buy launched "Blue Label"—a new line of electronic products developed directly from customer feedback. Shockingly, Best Buy discovered that consumers wanted laptops with "longer battery life, a thin and lightweight design, an illuminated keyboard, more optimal screen size and superior warranty support"—so… »10/08/08 4:15pm10/08/08 4:15pm

Cowon P5 Portable Media Player Has 5-inch Touchscreen, Haptics, Usual Cowon Goodness

Cowon's upcoming P5 will improve on their A3 »7/24/08 2:51pm7/24/08 2:51pm and portable media players (which we've both reviewed) with the addition of a haptics touch-feedback feature. The rest is fairly similar: a 800x480 screen, FM radio, stereo Bluetooth, TV-out, stereo speakers, USB, extreme codec support and 40GB-80GB sizes. There will still…

Nokia Haptikos Tactile Touchscreen Patent Is a Bit Like Apple's

Among the rush of Apple patents relating to touchscreens over the last year came one on tactile feedback touchscreens, and Nokia seems to have been thinking along the same lines. Almost exactly the same lines, since Nokia's Haptikos tech is a system of fluid-cells driven by piezoelectric actuators that push up through… »7/08/08 6:39am7/08/08 6:39am

Haptic Feedback Implementation Coming to iPhone Courtesy of Immersion Corp?

If a Palluxo.com source is to be believed, Apple is currently in talks with Immersion Corp. regarding haptic technology implementation for the iPhone. Immersion Corp. solutions have been implemented in Samsung handsets in the past and it now looks like Apple want in on the action. The conjecture gathers weight thanks… »4/26/08 7:00pm4/26/08 7:00pm

LG KF750 Is Sleek of Line, High (Five) of Megapixels, Shoots DivX, Called Secret

Remember that sleek black cellphone from LG we wrote about earlier this month? More details are emerging, most notably that the KF750 shoots DivX video at 120 frames per second, and sports face-recognition technology on that 5-megapixel camera, as well as having haptic feedback, mobile Google apps and Bluetooth. Oh,… »4/24/08 8:15am4/24/08 8:15am