Lion City to produce 3G Chinese dramas Singaporeans hooked on Chinese dramas will be able to watch their favourite stars on 3G mobile phones next year. Media Corp Studio said it would collaborate with the Media Development Authority to produce the first Chinese drama for third-generation mobile phones. The series contains 45 two-minute episodes featuring leading Singaporean and Asian stars. Singapore telecoms operator M1 has signed on to the project and will offer previews to 3G mobile users from the middle of next year. MediaCorp Studios claims to be the largest producer of Chinese and English-language television programming in Southeast Asia. NTT has an idea that really makes scents Japan's NTT Communication Corp is catering to sensuous users by adding smells to the existing sights and sounds of the internet. A device attached to a personal computer generates scents according to data it receives over the internet. NTT is considering the system as a commercial product for aromatherapy, testing incense or just plain fun. The company plans to set up an internet portal for the service, where users can send their favourite whiffs to friends or enemies. 'The device is capable of emitting almost infinite kinds of scents,' a company official said. Even mobiles can get into the Atkins craze Cellphone companies are not the only ones searching for a slimmer form-factor. US dieters will soon be able count their carbs on their mobile phone. Atkins Nutritional, the company behind the controversial Atkins Diet, has announced plans to release carb-counting software early next year that will help users keep track of their meals. Data-hungry operators look set to welcome the news - users can download the software straight to their phones. The new software follows the launch of an Atkins DVD the company is marketing to take the fun out of the festive period. Laptops are not man's best friend Male laptop users have been told to keep their machines on the table if they want to keep their reproductive potential. A research team at the State University of New York found that heat generated by a laptop when balanced on a man's thighs leads to higher temperatures around the genitals and over time can result in decreased sperm production. Dr Yefim Sheynkin warned that portable computers used in the laptop position produce scrotal hyperthermia by both the direct heat of the computer and the sitting position necessary to balance the computer. Past studies suggested that an increase of more than 1 degree Celsius above baseline temperatures could have negative effects.