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Wearable technology is growing in appeal to police officers

Wearable technology is growing in appeal to police officers

The CEO of Taser has revealed that law enforcement is seeing benefits in wearables. According to the CEO and founder of Taser International, Rick Smith, wearable technology is now being used on an increasing basis by police departments in order to help in documenting their activities. This shows that wearables are no longer devices that are exclusively for early adopters or for extreme athletes. Police departments had once had a hard time accepting the use of cameras built … Read entire article »

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Using mobile technology in the air can come with a massive price tag

Using mobile technology in the air can come with a massive price tag

A man has now been charged nearly $1,200 for the in flight WiFi he used flying from London to Singapore. While in flight WiFi service may sound like an exciting new option for keeping connected and entertained throughout a long flight, using this mobile technology doesn’t come for free – nor is it cheap. The CEO of Trend Hunter received a massive … Read entire article »

PayPal launches new mobile payments app for Pebble

PayPal launches new mobile payments app for Pebble

PayPal has brought its mobile commerce application to the Pebble wearable device PayPal has announced the launch of a new mobile payments application designed specifically for the Pebble smartwatch. The app will allow Pebble users to pay for products at retail stores that support mobile commerce. The Pebble device was released in 2013 and more than 400,000 of these devices have … Read entire article »

Morgan Stanley believes in the future of wearable technology

Morgan Stanley believes in the future of wearable technology

The financial services firm has predicted that this tech category will grow to a business of $1.6 billion. Wearable technology remains a tech category that is in its infancy, and while there is a rapidly growing number of devices continually being released – from smartwatches to smart jewelry and from augmented reality glasses to clothing with sensors – the analysts at … Read entire article »

Mobile wallets will be used by 30 percent of holiday shoppers

Mobile wallets will be used by 30 percent of holiday shoppers

Nearly one in three consumers intend to use smartphone payments such as Google Wallet and Apple Pay. A recent poll from Stratos Inc., entitled the 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey indicated that about 30 percent of holiday shoppers intend to use mobile wallets in order to pay for the purchases that they make throughout the holiday shopping season. Moreover, 17 percent claim … Read entire article »

Mobile commerce may win big during the holiday season

Mobile commerce may win big during the holiday season

comScore report predicts spike in online retail spending this year Online retail spending is expected to spike more during this year’s holiday season than it did last year, according to a report from comScore. The report predicts that mobile consumers will flock to online retail sites in order to avoid large crowds at stores and purchase the products they are interested … Read entire article »

Is the new wearable technology from Intel too expensive?

Is the new wearable technology from Intel too expensive?

What many are asking now is whether or not this smart bracelet is worth the extra money. The new MICA Intel wearable technology has now been unveiled in the form of a bracelet that will come with a hefty price tag of $495 – and that’s a discount when a customer signs on for a 2 year wireless contract. This is causing … Read entire article »

Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

New report predicts that mobile consumers participating in mobile commerce will exceed 2 billion by 2017 A new report from Juniper Research estimates that there will be more than 2 billion mobile consumers that participate in mobile commerce of some kind by the end of 2017. This is an increase over the estimated 1.6 billion people that participate in the mobile … Read entire article »