OnwardMobility to launch 5G BlackBerry with physical keyboard

5G BlackBerry - BlackBerry Smartphone with keyboard

The company that acquired the brand has confirmed that it is bringing the smartphone to life. “Contrary to popular belief, we are not dead,” said a statement from OnwardMobility as it announced its intentions to launch a 5G BlackBerry smartphone featuring the much-loved physical keyboard. OnwardMobility is the owner of the brand and has underscored its commitment to the smartphone. OnwardMobility acquired the brand early in 2021. Shortly after the acquisition, it announced that it was already working on a new 5G BlackBerry phone. Even then, it was confirming that…

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WhatsApp rolls out mobile payments pilot in the US powered by crypto

Mobile payments - WhatsApp

The popular messaging app has launched the pilot program with a limited number of users. WhatsApp has launched a new mobile payments pilot program for a limited number of users in the United States. The idea is to let users send and receive funds with the same convenience as sending a typical message. The new mobile payments feature in the messaging app is powered by the Novi digital wallet service, which is also owned by Meta. Novi uses Pax Dollars (USDP) for transfer facilitation, ensuring that all money is received…

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Clearview AI is approaching patenting its facial recognition tech in the United States

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The company has drawn substantial controversy over its social media image scraping activities. Clearview AI is a step closer to receiving a US patent for its controversial facial recognition technology, according to a recent Politico report. The company received a “notice of allowance” from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The US Patent and Trademark Office has reportedly issued a “notice of allowance” to Clearview AI. That notice means that once Clearview AI pays the necessary administration fees, it will receive official patent approval for its facial recognition technology. The…

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QR code beaded bracelets use traditional art to share storytelling history

QR code - Beaded bracelet Native American

The jewelry can be scanned with a smartphone to share Navajo Native American history. November is National Native American Heritage Month and as a part of its celebration, new QR code beaded bracelets have been created to share a traditional craft and storytelling at the same time. The attractive and eye-catching jewelry can be used to communicate storytelling information. The idea of using QR code jewelry to share history through smartphone scans isn’t as new as it might seem. Clearly, the use of barcode scans using a phone is new,…

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Huawei makes smartphone technology deals to skip US sanctions

Smartphone technology - Huawei phone

The Chinese tech giant aims to license its designs to third parties to gain component access. Huawei Technologies Co is building a new strategy in which it will license its smartphone technology designs to third parties in order to find a way to slip past the Trump era sanctions keeping to from accessing critical components. The company plans to license its designs to China Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Co. Huawei is planning to license its smartphone technology designs to a unit of China Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Co (PTAC), which…

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