The Null Device


Coming soon to supermarkets across the US: talking margarine tubs, which wiggle and shout "BUTTER!" at passing shoppers. The tubs will contain motion-detecting voice chips. Could genetically-modified self-advertising broccoli be next? (via bOING bOING)

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Meeting People Is Easy: The latest fad in mobile-obsessed Britain is M-Parties. Participants register their mobile numbers with an organiser, and get SMS messages with hints as to the location of a secret party, often coming together before the party to work it out. A social killer app for a traditionally reserved society, or just a safe corporate yuppie version of the illegal fly-by-night raves of the Summer of Love?