Nokia 9 PureView unveiling reveals smartphone with five rear cameras

Nokia 9 PureView - Nokia YouTube

The new Nokia phone is the first to take photos with five cameras. The Nokia 9 PureView was among the highly anticipated smartphones launched during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow in Barcelona. HMD Global, the Finish-based company that owns the Nokia brand, showed off the new smartphone, which features no less than five rear cameras – a world first. The phone has been designed with camera enthusiasts in mind. Nokia’s new phone isn’t following the latest foldable phones trend as the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei…

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AT&T teams up with OneLife to develop OnePulse smartwatch

OnePulse Smartwatch - OnePulse LTE-M Smartwatch - AT&T YouTube

The medical health-tracking watch has been developed by OneLife and is powered by AT&T. The mHealth device, called the OnePulse smartwatch, is the result of a partnership between wireless carrier AT&T and OneLife Technologies Corp., a mobile healthcare software and data-collection company. The health-tracking watch is the first medical wearable certified for AT&T’s LTE-M low-powered network. The AT&T LET-M network connection reportedly offers medical providers with better versatility and a variety of key advantages. The network is an IoT-specific low-powered network variant that supports long battery life. What’s more, it…

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Q Anytime enhances QVC mobile shopping experiences with video

Q Anytime App - QVC mobile video shopping app

The popular shopping channel’s new shopping app that includes a feed of shoppable videos. Q Anytime, QVC’s new mobile app, which was recently launched in unison with the company’s new visual identity and logo, is a new shopping app with a constantly changing shoppable video content feed. The app is currently available only for iPhone. While an Android app has not yet been released or announced, the Q Anytime app for iPhone was reportedly created to complement the company’s flagship mobile application with a feed of shoppable videos that are…

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New anti-counterfeit tag could make life difficult for counterfeiters

Anti-counterfeit tag - Anne Klein Handbag

The days of counterfeit designer handbags and medical devices could be over. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have created an unique anti-counterfeit tag that can never be replicated, even by the manufacturer. This “unclonable” tag could be a game changer for helping manufacturer’s ensure product authenticity. Every year counterfeit goods result in economic losses costing billions of dollars. Knock-off goods are items that masquerade as the luxury brand, but are often made of an inferior quality. Each year, billions of dollars is lost to counterfeiters due to…

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UK mobile commerce expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2019

UK mobile commerce - Woman with mobile phone

British smartphone shoppers to spend £10 billion more in 2019 compared to 2018. A new report from uSwitch, a leading UK comparison and switching service, reveals that UK mobile commerce and tablet commerce is expected to break records this year. In 2019, it has been forecasted that £25 billion ($32.9 billion) will be spent by British mobile shoppers, which is £10 billion (over $13.1 billion) more compared to the country’s m-commerce figures in 2018. Thirty million Brits are expected to use their phones to shop this year. If uSwitch’s projections…

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What watch to choose if you have never worn it?

What watch to choose

Today, buying watches is puzzling. There are a great number and a lot of types of watches, the cost of which varies from a dollar to the price of a luxury car. Open any catalog, download any shopping site, go to any jewelry store, and you will get an amazing variety of watches. Big ones, small ones, dull black ones, shiny steel ones, bright orange ones – there had never been so many watches to choose from. And these are not just different brands or models. It seems that every…

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Report says mobile VR content is vital for the VR industry to take off

Mobile VR - Virtual Reality Headset - Looking to the Future

New Juniper Research study has found that VR-specific game revenues will skyrocket to $8.2 billion by 2023. Mobile VR (virtual reality) content is expected to drive the VR games industry revenue up to $8.2 billion from 2019’s expected $1.2 billion, according to a new study from mobile, online and digital marketing specialists, Juniper Research. Smartphone virtual reality content is essential to boost consumer confidence in VR across all platforms. Juniper noted, however, that the success of virtual reality is heavily dependent on Mobile VR content, which is necessary to increase…

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Mobile banking facial recognition tech implemented by Singapore’s OCBC Bank

Mobile banking facial recognition - Man with iPhone and backpack

OCBC Bank allows Malaysian customers to use facial biometric technology for authentication. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank), has launched OCBC OneLook, a new mobile banking facial recognition service. By simply looking at their mobile device, customers of the Singapore-based bank can access their account balances and transactional activities. The new service can be accessed by iPhone X users. Presently, the mobile banking facial recognition service introduced by OCBC Bank, can be utilized by Apple users who have an iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models. Customers who…

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Lodhi Garden QR codes to provide visitors’ information about its historic trees

Lodhi Garden QR Codes - Lodhi Garden

The famous city park in New Delhi invites smartphone users the chance to conveniently learn about its history. Starting January 1, Lodhi Garden QR codes will be available to scan by any smartphone user who comes across these unique 2D black and white barcodes when they visit one of India’s most iconic city parks. Visitors can learn unique details about the old trees found within the park. Lodhi Garden, also known as Lodi Garden, is a famous city park located in New Delhi, situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb…

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Smart license app for divers to be launched in Thailand

Smart license app - Cars in Thailand

The new app will mean drivers will no longer need to carry a hardcopy of their license. The smart license app to be launched by the Department of Land Transport (DLT), will provide drivers in Thailand with the convenience of no longer having to carry a physical copy of their driver’s license. The digital version of the ID will be available to holders of personal, public and special driving licenses. The app will also feature a QR Code for police convenience. The smart license app is free and drivers who…

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College QR code tech in China requires students to track shower times

College QR Code - Shower

A new system requires Chinese college students to scan QR Codes before and after taking a shower. Mobile technology is popular in China and college QR codes are nothing new. However, according to local media, Hunan’s Changsha University of Science and Technology has launched a new shower system for students that requires them to scan a quick response (QR) code every time they take a shower. Students are required to connect their phones to a smart water meter via Bluetooth. After linking up with the smart water meter via their…

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