Huawei develops its own operating system in case of Android OS ban

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Building its own PC and smartphone operating system (OS) is part of the company’s backup plan. Huawei, the Chinese multinational telecommunications company, has announced a contingency plan in the event it faces an Android OS ban. Huawei has revealed that it has built its own operating system for its PC and mobile products. Huawei fears that it may face a similar punishment as its rival ZTE. Increasing trade tension between the China and the US coupled with the mounting legal problems Huawei is facing in the United States has bolstered…

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Bodaty launches its Samyata app suite to make mobile shopping even better

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Bodaty wants to help shoppers purchase what they want on mobile and get it within the hour. Bodaty has announced the launch of Samyata app, a retail ecosystem designed to help shoppers purchase what they want from local stores and either pick up their purchases or have them delivered to them via personal shoppers. Bodaty is attempting to create an on-demand version of an omnichannel marketplace. The company, which seeks to apply cutting-edge technology to improve everyday life, has created a three-part ecosystem to Samyata app in order to connect…

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AR luggage checking feature added to easyJet mobile app

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The UK budget airline is making it easier and faster for its customers to move through the check-in process. Checking luggage dimensions for carry-on eligibility has been made easier for easyJet airline customers with an AR luggage checking feature. Now, customers of the UK budget airline with an iPhone can visually check the dimensions of their carry-on luggage using augmented reality (AR) via the easyJet iOS mobile app. Travelers can place their luggage within the digital box to see if their bag meets the airline’s carry-on specifications. The AR luggage…

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Expensify’s Super Bowl ad shows off its patented OCR technology in action

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Tracking your receipts and managing expenses on the go just got easier with Expensify. Using OCR technology, the Expensify app makes expense management a breeze via your mobile phone. How easy? As the highly amusing and entertaining Expensify Super Bowl commercial featuring rapper 2 Chainz and actor Adam Scott reveals, its as easy as snapping a photo of your receipt and you’re done. Expense reports with Expensify take 83% less time compared to traditional expense management methods. Expensify has been designed to automate the entire receipt and expense management process.…

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New AR social app to revolutionize photo sharing among friends

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Winsche Studios has announced the upcoming launch of its doRRtal app. The augmented reality (AR) developer will be launching an AR social app called doRRtal. The new social media app will be equipped with the ability to enable smartphone users to take 360 degree photos and share these with their friends. The AR social media app will allows users to use their phone as a “door” they can walk through. The unique augmented reality approach lets users create, share and view fully immersive 360 degree photos on their smartphones and…

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Walgreens customer experience to receive boost from Zebra mobile computers

Zebra mobile computers - Walgreens

One of the US’ largest drugstore chains is transforming its customers’ shopping experience. Walgreens has partnered with Zebra Technologies to bring Zebra mobile computers to its workers and customers to both enhance customer experience and improve worker productivity. The goal is to bridge the gap between the digital and physical store experience. Store associates equipped with the latest technology improve the overall shopping experience. Zebra’s 11th annual Global Shopper Study revealed that 55% of surveyed shoppers and 74% of retail store associates believe that store associates who are equipped with…

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Nearly one million people in India are testing WhatsApp payments

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India is WhatsApp’s biggest market. With 210 million monthly WhatsApp users, India is clearly WhatsApp’s biggest market. Still, in spite of the Facebook messaging app’s so far successful test of WhatsApp payments service in the country, the digital payments system has yet to become a nationwide service. WhatsApp began testing its payments service back in February of last year. Since WhatsApp payments began testing in February 2018, the service has processed about a million transactions per month. This is according to people close to the National Payments Corporation of India…

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Soon to be released Samsung tablet receives FCC certification

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Samsung is reportedly releasing a new mid-range tablet in Q1 2019. A new Samsung tablet has been given the green light by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tablet device has certified under the model number SM-W737Y. The newly FCC certified tablet is powered by Windows. It is a little surprising that the South Korean tech giant is working on another tablet, since the company has already launched a number of Tab A and Tab S series Android tablets this year. That being said, what is perhaps even more surprising…

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mHealth anemia detection app could identify anemia from a smartphone photo

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Atlanta researchers are working on a mobile health app that could revolutionize anemia detection. Those who suffer from chronic anemia or who think they might be anemic, could one day be able to detect this condition via their smartphone using an mHealth anemia detection app. The app is currently being developed by Atlanta researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Emory University. The app can detect anemia via a smartphone picture. The Atlanta researchers revealed via a study published in the journal Nature that they have developed an…

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Delta facial recognition ID system rolls out in Atlanta airport

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Delta passengers can now use the airline’s first-of-its-kind “biometric terminal”. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the first to have the new Delta facial recognition system. Delta Air Lines is calling it the first “biometric terminal” in the United States. Delta Air Line passengers can cut down their wait times by using this new security system. Located at the international terminal in the Atlanta airport, the Delta facial recognition tech gives customers who want to use it the ability to check in, get through security and board their flights. In other words,…

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The Samsung foldable phone is officially teased at SDC18

Samsung Foldable Phone - Infinity Flex Display

Samsung has finally shown off its rumored foldable smartphone. At the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 (SDC18) in San Francisco, during its Day 1 Opening Keynote, the highly rumored Samsung foldable phone was shown off by the company’s senior vice president of global marketing, Justin Denison. The device can be used as a phone and fold out into a tablet. While there have been many rumors about companies building foldable smartphones, the Samsung foldable phone – which has yet to be named – is the first to officially be introduce and…

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