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Submission + - Urinalysis by Smartphone (bbc.co.uk)

Rambo Tribble writes: The BBC is reporting from the TED Conference on a new app for Apple products which, purportedly, can analyze urine samples for various medical conditons. Does this mean the smartphone pissing contest just got real?

Submission + - The Art of the QR code in Rio (bbc.co.uk)

Rambo Tribble writes: As reported by the BBC, Rio de Janerio has initiated a project embedding mosaic QR codes in the city's walkways. The codes are intended to provide access to information for tourists. I imagine they will also provide access to hackers with little more than a magic marker.

Submission + - Samsung buys CSR mobile tech (bbc.com)

Rambo Tribble writes: As the BBC and other outlets are reporting, Samsung has purchased prime bluetooth, wi-fi and GPRS location technology from the British firm, Cambridge Silicon Radio. This will give Samsung ownership of technology useful both in its products and its litigation.

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