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Wearable technology could benefit from flexible battery tech

Wearable technology could benefit from flexible battery tech

Everything from smartwatches to smart clothing and smartglasses could do well with these new power sources. One of the greatest challenges faced by the wearable technology industry is in powering them with a battery that is strong enough to last, but that is small enough that it will allow the device to be lightweight and compact enough to be appealing to consumers and to avoid the problems with looking clunky and chunky when worn. A new type … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments system launched by Wawa

Mobile payments system launched by Wawa

The convenience store chain is looking to benefit from the same opportunity that is successful at Starbucks Both Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts have been finding considerable benefit from their mobile payments systems and their loyalty apps, and now the Wawa convenience store chain has announced that it is rolling out its own version of a system. Wawa’s mobile app now also features … Read entire article »

Starbucks continues its dominance of the mobile payments space

Starbucks continues its dominance of the mobile payments space

Starbucks continues to find success with its mobile initiatives Starbucks has become more ambitious with its plans for mobile payments. The company has established itself as a leader in the North American mobile commerce space and intends to solidify this lead by becoming more mobile-friendly in the coming months. According to Starbucks, its customers make a purchase on a smartphone 7 … Read entire article »

Facebook Lite mobile app launched

Facebook Lite mobile app launched

The most popular social network has now lightened up its central application for better functionality. The most popular social network in the world has now slimmed down its main mobile app and has launched Facebook Lite, in order to provide a lighter and more agile version of its experience, for improved function and less data consumption. This is being seen as a … Read entire article »

QR codes at Japan’s Kansai Airport offer multilingual information

QR codes at Japan’s Kansai Airport offer multilingual information

These quick response codes give tourists the chance to gain info in any of nine different languages. A new move at the Kansai International Airport, using QR codes, has made it possible for travelers from overseas to be able to obtain the information that they need through the use of their smartphones and tablets. An easy scan of the quick response codes … Read entire article »