The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software. London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.
The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973. Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from "a 'real' cellular telephone".
A robotics professor in Singapore has invented a gadget equipped with motion-sensitive electronic “lips” that allow amorous but absent couples to exchange long-distance smooches via the Internet. Shaped like a small head with oversize silicone lips, the “Kissenger” - short for Kiss Messenger - was unveiled in June at a scientific conference in Britain and is still being refined for commercial launch