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Amazon technology news buzzes with cheap Fire TV Stick

Amazon technology news buzzes with cheap Fire TV Stick

This rival to Chromecast will be sold for $39, or to Prime members who pre-order for a much lower $19. While Google Chromecast made massive technology news when it released its television streaming stick for under $40, Amazon has just created competition with the unveiling of its Fire Stick dongle that will plug into a consumer’s television. The dongle is being sold for only $39 and requires only an HDMI port and a WiFi connection to stream. The … Read entire article »

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Contest winner uses QR codes for a virtual time traveling experience

Contest winner uses QR codes for a virtual time traveling experience

Jason Yun’s winning design gives visitors to Australia’s Central Station the chance to look back over the years. The winner of the Cosentino Design Challenge has now been announced as Jason Yun, who implemented live QR codes at the Central Railway Station in order to provide visitors with a time traveling experience through the use of their smartphones. The up and coming … Read entire article »

Halloween gets safer with mobile technology

Halloween gets safer with mobile technology

A new Trick-or-Tracker smartphone app makes it possible for parents to better monitor their kids. One of the main concerns that parents face on Halloween night has to do with whether or not their kids are safe, and now mobile technology can be used to complement other efforts – such as going trick-or-treating with the child and making sure that his … Read entire article »

Alibaba shows interest in mobile payments from Apple Pay

Alibaba shows interest in mobile payments from Apple Pay

The company’s executive chairman, Jack Ma, has expressed his willingness to work with the American company. Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holdings, has now stated that he is open to working with Apple Inc through the use of its mobile payments service called Apple Pay, which recently launched in the United States and has been swimming in controversy … Read entire article »

QR codes bring digital features to print marketing

QR codes bring digital features to print marketing

Campaigns are being enhanced by quick response codes as it is bringing additional media to printed materials. Although the use of QR codes isn’t necessarily anything new, they have started to truly prove themselves in terms of being able to bring digital components into print marketing, when used in combination with a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. That said, … Read entire article »

Smartwatches from Motorola – Moto 360 – receive massive software update

Smartwatches from Motorola – Moto 360 – receive massive software update

This wearable technology device based on Android Wear will automatically improve battery life. The maker of the Moto 360 smartwatches, Motorola, has now released an important update for the devices that will give the user the benefits of automatically shutting off ambient mode in order to enjoy an improvement of 15 percent in its battery life. The company has announced that a … Read entire article »

Google Glass could bring millions in savings to KFC and other fast food chains

Google Glass could bring millions in savings to KFC and other fast food chains

These augmented reality glasses have the potential to save companies millions through improved worker efficiency. One of the largest fast food chains in the world, KFC, has recently run a trial using Google Glass, in which its employees were trained to use the device with a software program that was designed to help them to improve their overall efficiency rate. The parent … Read entire article »

“Smart blade” wearable technology studies the bodies of figure skaters

“Smart blade” wearable technology studies the bodies of figure skaters

Athletes have been among the people who benefit the most from wearables, from performance to health. Figure skating can look graceful and effortless, but everything from the spins to the quadruples and the triple axel can take its toll on an athlete’s body, and now wearable technology in the form of a “smart blade” can help to measure that impact. The goal … Read entire article »