The Null Device
The bad news: middle-mind schmaltzmeister Steven Spielberg is planning a remake of War Of The Worlds, set in a modern setting and apparently starring
Will Smith Tom Hanks Tom Cruise.
The good news: an unknown British director has beaten Spielberg to the punch, having completed filming on a version of War Of The Worlds, set in Victorian England (filmed under the cover title "The Great Boer War"), and starring unknown actors.
Yet another application of mobile phones: by anonymously sampling the positions of phones, one can measure traffic flow on roads. Assuming, of course, that enough drivers have phones in their cars. (via 1.0)