The terrestrial globe is connected with information from Google Earth and has a touch-screen-surface for zooming in. You can enable different overlays like weather for example or a news-overlay that shows armed confilcts as a heat-map. Whenever a conflict in the world arises, that spot would be marked orange, while ongoing conflicts with heavy losses are marked red.
Arguments: You could argue, that such a globe is unnecessary, because you can access Google Earth by computer. But the difference is for one thing that such a globe is always on, so you can always have a quick glance and get informed about news in the world. For another thing the globe is more easily operated. You can easily spin it and the touch-screen lets you zoom-in with your fingers.
The mobile dating application of Mob!leFun has 50% more users than last year. According to today issued annual report, Mob!leFun is now leader in this sector for the third year running.
Users can locate singles nearby and also see what state they are in, for example whether they are busy or ready to flirt.
Last month a couple, which first met through MobileDating, married in London.
Arguments: Online social networking websites like XING and MySpace undergo a huge success. Mobile use of such applications bring new contact-possibilities. For example you can see what kind of music the person likes and start a conversation based on that knowledge. Moreover you could see if the other person has common friends with you.
Also remembering names of people gets much easier. A thinkable possibility would be to combine this application with glasses with head-up-display (like those I mentioned already) that shows you always profiles of people nearby, so there would be no need to check constantly your cell-phone.
Questions: Which other new application-scenarios can you think of?
Current Development: Aka Aki - social-networking like xing for bluetooth-phones. See profiles of people within your bluetooth-range. (found through Mobile Zeitgeist (german)). Loopt - focuses more on people that you already know. You can locate your friends.
Gucci sells glasses with projection-functionality.
Supporting the ipod this seems to become the gadget of the summer for the wealthy.
Through wireless connection with the Ipod, Videos, Photos and Books can be viewed floating in midair.
Most of the power comes from an integrated rechargeable battery. There is another pair of glasses planned which get a part of their power from solar cells.
Also a connection to your cellphone is possible. Incoming SMS-Messages and calls can be read or accepted by pressing a button on the glasses.
Update: There is already such a device: http://www.myvu.com/
But of course it's not wireless, because the ipod has no wireless functionality yet. Furthermore, there seems to be still some need of development, to improve the product, if you read the comments here: Myvu in Apple Store