Ever spent an afternoon at the driving range hitting microchip-embedded golf balls that can be tracked on a screen right next to your tee? Ever used a GPS-enabled cart out on the course to calculate your ball’s distance to the next green? Ever lost a ball, then whipped on special high-tech glasses that filter out foliage? Note to players still carrying paper scorecards: Golf has gone over to the geek side.
Bart Farrell bought an Apple iPhone a little more than a year ago, and it has since become his device of choice for tasks he could have only dreamed of performing on his old flip phone: Checking movie showtimes and paying for admission. Buying tickets to the coming Metallica concert. Looking up maps on the fly to find nearby stores and restaurants.
Washington will be the first U.S. city to get free digital TV broadcasts for mobile devices like cell phones, laptop computers and in-car entertainment systems, broadcasters were set to announce Monday.