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Technology news at Amazon includes talks of a smartphone

Technology news at Amazon includes talks of a smartphone

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The company has revealed that it is on the edge of a release of a new mobile device in the second half of 2014. According to the participants in a briefing regarding Amazon’s plans, that company intends to make massive technology news in the second half of this year by taking its first steps into the smartphone market. This has the potential to shake up the industry a little bit and knock Samsung … Read entire article »

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Google Glass opens its sales to anyone in the U.S. tomorrow only

Google Glass opens its sales to anyone in the U.S. tomorrow only

On Tuesday, alone, these augmented reality glasses will be available for sale to Americans. Google Glass will now become available for sale to people in the United States only, starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, for that single day, in a sales tactic that can be compared to those utilized by used car dealerships. The availability of the device was made on the company’s Google+ account in the form of a post. The company has stated that this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

Google Glass trademark application declined by USPTO

Google Glass trademark application declined by USPTO

The technology giant was hoping to call its wearable technology device simply “Glass”. Although currently well recognized as Google Glass, the company behind these augmented reality wearables has been aiming to be able to change the name simply to “Glass” on its own. However, it has now run into considerable opposition which may force it to have to change its path. In order to be able to use the single word instead of the complete name of Google … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

Smartwatch baby monitor feature discovered in Samsung Galaxy S5

Smartwatch baby monitor feature discovered in Samsung Galaxy S5

It may not be an official function for the wearable technology, but parent bloggers have been using it. The new flagship smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S5, has been receiving a considerable amount of attention from bloggers for a very surprising use: that it can double as a baby monitor when it is combined with the use of a Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Though there are some drawbacks, for tech blogging parents, it has provided a very convenient … Read entire article »

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BlackBerry seeks to generate revenue through latest BBM update

BlackBerry seeks to generate revenue through latest BBM update

Features in the popular messenger app may offer the slowly recovering handset maker the opportunity to bring in money. While always popular among BlackBerry users, the BBM messenger app has managed to generate an additional 85 million (or more) users since it opened up its doors to users of Android devices and iPhones, but it was never anything that generated actual revenue for the company. That could be changing in an upcoming update for the mobile app, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments

Smartwatch details released for the Moto 360

Smartwatch details released for the Moto 360

The Motorola version of the wearable technology comes at a time in which many tech giants jump into the trend. It feels as though each passing day comes with a new smartwatch launch and another set of rumors about those that have yet to make it to the market shelves, and among the most recent of those announcements has been the details regarding the Moto 360. Jim Wicks, the chief designer at Motorola, provided a number of … Read entire article »

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NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

Mobile payments are starting to change, already as 7-Eleven and Best Buy drop near field communication. Best Buy and 7-Eleven have now both announced that they will no longer be accepting mobile payments based on NFC technology at their cash registers, which is bad news for the Isis digital wallet. There are a number of different theories being produced to help to explain why this decision has been made. While some think that eliminating NFC technology at the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Wearable tech award won by Skully at SXSW

Wearable tech award won by Skully at SXSW

This “smart helmet” startup was the winner at the competition at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive festival. Skully has already been making technology news headlines with its augmented reality motorcycle helmets, but now they have been boosting their recognition after having been named the best wearable tech company at the SXSW festival. This smart helmet managed to win above 47 other competitors in the six award categories. Aside from wearable tech, the other categories were health, entertainment/content, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

Mobile devices by Samsung may see slow launch in Korea

Mobile devices by Samsung may see slow launch in Korea

The manufacturer may not see the numbers and sales that it wants when the Galaxy S5 is released. Although Samsung Electronics is still hoping for the best for the launch of its Galaxy S5 smartphone in its home country of Korea, these flagship mobile devices may not receive the ideal start following their April launch as it will be occurring at the same time as a 45 day long ban that will stop carriers from selling … Read entire article »

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