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…There are ways to behave at concerts?

Concert

Music fans beware: Much Music has got your number. Their list of the 10 Worst Ways To Behave At Concerts explains why you’re ruining it for everyone else with things like using your cell phone to record the entire show, crowd surfing in the wrong place and at the wrong time, being an unruly lout, standing at a seated venue, and more.

Are you on the list?

[Much Music – 10 Worst Ways To Behave At Concerts

…Google’s Mobile LCM has been discovered?

Google Mobile LCM

Robots.txt is a file that webmasters use to tell Google’s spiders what they can and cannot crawl through to index for search results, but for the curious, it’s also a way to figure out what Google doesn’t want the world to know about yet.

That’s because Google maintains its own robots.txt file that prevents their new products from showing up in search results until they’re ready. However, they don’t prevent you or I from taking a look at their robots.txt file and seeing what’s in there, which is exactly how Google Mobile LCB was discovered.

Google Mobile LCB appears to be a searchless search, where you put in your location, and Google automatically gives you various categories for things that are around you.

Though it’s obviously not finished, the idea is an interesting one, and I think we’ll see more and more programs become location aware as more and more cell phones come standard with GPS.

Are you ready to hack Google?

[Google Mobile LCB]

[Google – Robots.txt]

[Via: ZDNet]

…QuickOrder will revolutionize the way you get coffee?

QuickOrder

Phil Lu’s QuickOrder is an “iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows the users to purchase their favorite Starbucks drink without waiting in line”. It’s also a great example of what will be possible when the entire world lives in your cell phone.

Instead of actually interacting with a real live person, you simply point and click in your order, complete with customization and a kind little thank you area to remind your barista that someone actually cares about what they’re doing.

There is even a semacode system in place to verify your order.

Will this be the future of customer service? Considering the fact that this goes one step further towards a world where we cease to interact directly (and despite how beautiful and simplistic this looks), I sure hope not.

[QuickOrder]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…The Gphone will wait?

Android

Google has finally released details about their phone plans, and despite rumors, it’s not going to be a Gphone.

Instead, Google announced the creation of the Open Handset Alliance, and specifically Android, “the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, user-interface and applications — all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation.”

While it’s not an iPhone killer that most had hoped for, it does present some interesting opportunities for the mobile world, so stay tuned to see what they do with it.

[Open Handset Alliance]

[Via: Official Google Blog]

…Some calls should be blind?

A Blind Call

Have you ever forgotten to lock the keys on your cell phone, and then sat on your phone and unintentionally dialed your friend Aaron or Adam or Alexis?

Most people have, and a very interesting charity called A Blind Call wants to turn those unintentional dials into (somewhat) intentional donations.

Basically, you program a special number into your phone under the name ‘A Blind Call’, which should make that number first in your list. Then, the next time you accidentally dial out to your top A name, the cost of the call is donated to a charity for the blind.

It’s simple, it’s automatic, and it turns a common mistake into a charitable donation, so I just hope that it works its way to other countries so that I can sign up.

[A Blind Call]

[Via: Adverblog]