West Virginia to be first in the US to offer smartphone voting for upcoming elections

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The state’s troops serving abroad will have the opportunity to vote this November via a smartphone app. Troops from West Virginia on duty overseas during the midterm elections that will be held this November, will have the opportunity to engage in smartphone voting. In other words, using a smartphone app via their mobile phone, they’ll be able to cast their federal election ballots, reported CNN Tech. The state will largely limit the use of mobile balloting to its troops serving overseas. “There is nobody that deserves the right to vote…

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Mobile game advertising to benefit from new strategic partnership

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Google and Unity have teamed up to give mobile game ads a boost. A strategic partnership between Google’s mobile ad business and Unity Technologies, a game engine developer, will help to enhance mobile game advertising. This partnership is integral to the gaming industry, as mobile games make up half of the worldwide game business; a business which market researcher Newzoo reports is now valued at an estimated $70 billion. The partnership has been in the works for several years. Both Google and Unity have been reportedly working on teaming up…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 rumored to be released sometime in the near future

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Picture leaks of the newest Samsung Android tablet reveal some of its possible specs. After two rounds of leaked pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 surfaced on the Net, there has been a lot of buzz about the yet-to-be-released and highly anticipated Samsung tablet. Moreover, a recent report from SamMobile reveals that this new device could be a cut above the average Android tablet. The Galaxy Tab S4 has traded in the fingerprint scanner for an iris scanner. If you were hoping for a fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy…

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Facebook augmented reality ads let consumers digitally try on products

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Advertisers now have a new way to show off their products on Facebook. Facebook augmented reality ads isn’t just a rumor. Earlier this week, the social media giant announced that it is implementing augmented reality ads into the News Feed. These ads will give Facebook users the chance to digitally try on products. In new ad feature was demoed at an even earlier this week. At a New York City event that took place on Tuesday, July 10th, TY Ahmad-Taylor, the vice president of product marketing for Facebook’s global marketing…

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Huawei gaming phone to launch later this year

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The world’s third largest phone manufacturer has revealed plans for a gaming-focused smartphone. Jim Xu, Huawei Consumer Business President, has confirmed in an interview in Shenzhen, China, that a Huawei gaming phone is in the works, reported GadgetMatch. The smartphone will feature GPU Turbo technology. Although little to no details have been released about the phone at this present time, one things is for certain, the Huawei gaming phone will feature the Chinese manufacturer’s new GPU Turbo technology. The optimized version of Huawei’s GPU Turbo is said to boost device…

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Virtual reality technology takes indoor skydiving to a whole new level

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iFLY VR skydiving is as close to the real thing as you can get. Indoor skydiving is now more real to life than ever before thanks to virtual reality technology. iFLY indoor skydiving uses a VR (virtual reality) helmet and headset to help simulate a free-falling experience that allows people to feel as though they are actually taking part in this extreme sport in real-world destinations. The idea for VR indoor skydiving began with the evolution of cell phone tech. “Now that technology is advanced with cell phones having integrated…

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Ocutrx receives first U.S. medical patent for its AR glasses

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USPTO gives thumbs up to the California-based companies Augmented Reality (AR) medical application technology. Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC announced that their AR glasses, the Oculenz, has been given its first medical patent by the Unite States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for restoring functional sight to patients who have visual field defects. The Oculenz is the first of its kind. “The Oculenz is the first ground-breaking technology to offer a solution for advanced central visual defects in patients with retinal disease,” stated Dr. Thomas Finley, M.D. in the Ocutrx press…

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New Snapchat feature makes location sharing less invasive

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The social media app now lets users send real-time locations to a friend. Snapchat has just made location sharing more intimate for its iOS and Android users with a new Snapchat feature that allows users to send their ongoing real-time location to a friend or request their friend’s location in return. This information shows up within the user’s message thread and on their Snap Map. Snap Map had a turbulent start. Launched last June, Snap Map became known for its controversial location-tracking functions. Snap Map made users wary because it…

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Huawei mobile payments expand into new Bitcoin Wallet

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BTC.com has become the first bitcoin wallet to launch on the recently-debuted handset maker’s app store. Huawei mobile payments have been brought to a whole new level with an important first. BTC.com, based in Amsterdam and Beijing, has become the first bitcoin wallet on Huawei’s new app store. This brings an important mobile payments opportunity to Chinese consumers behind the “Great Firewall.” The Huawei mobile payments will make it easier for Chinese residents to access cryptocurrency wallets, according to a CNN report. Both the Chinese government and telecom companies have…

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iPhone QR code security flaw corrected by new iOS 11.3.1

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Apple launched a new patch for its operating system – the fifth this year – correcting the quick response code issue. Apple has announced that the iPhone QR code security flaw that made headlines in March has been repaired. QR Code Press first reported on this issue on March 29, in the article “iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites.” The issue was repaired in 2018’s fifth security patch update for the Apple operating system, iOS 11.3.1. macOS was also updated for the QR code security flaw,…

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Mobile advertising spending to overtake TV ad spend this year

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A new report showed that marketers are continuing to shift toward smartphones and away from television. We all knew that mobile advertising spending would one day beat out the TV spend, but eMarketer predicts that it will happen this year. The digital marketing firm released the results of recent research it conducted in the United States. Ad companies are increasingly directing their budgets toward smaller screens and that trend is growing. The eMarketer research indicated that mobile advertising spending would represent 33.9 percent of all media spend on ads in…

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