Smartphones Helping Magazines Become Interactive – NYTimes.com

“An application called ScanLife, widely available online as a free download, turns a phone into a bar-code reader. Versions exist for the iPhone and BlackBerry as well as Android-based handsets, and the app comes preloaded on many Sprint phones in the United States. ScanLife can also read many standard bar codes on many phones, so it can perform price comparisons, for example.” read the whole story at: Smartphones Helping Magazines Become Interactive – NYTimes.com. Ha ha.

Tablet plus smartphone technology coming from Archos

new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet, which will arrive as a touch-screen portable device looking to double its consumer appeal as a smartphone equipped with the Google Android operating system. via Archos creates tablet and smartphone hybrid – Gadgets. What I want for my next birthday. Forget the iPhone.