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Google Glass software update makes some considerable changes

Google Glass software update makes some considerable changes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While the wearable tech will be supporting KitKat, its video calling feature is headed to the back burner. At the same time that Google Glass experienced its one day availability sale in the United States on Tuesday, it also released a massive software update that made a number of notable changes to the experience and opportunity offered by these augmented reality glasses. The internet enabled wearable technology will now have the latest version … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Mobile Apps

Wearables will be owned by 1 in 5 people by August

Wearables will be owned by 1 in 5 people by August

According to a recent study, a fifth of people aged 17 to 75 years will soon have one of these devices. This year, wearables are making a tremendous splash, as devices from fitness bands, to smartwatches and from augmented reality glasses to smart jewelry, and a recent study has indicated that by August of this year, one in every five people between the ages of 17 and 75 years in Australia will own at least one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Gadgets, Technology News

Wearables may not be as popular as they seem

Wearables may not be as popular as they seem

Hundreds of wearable technology products are being resold by consumers at online marketplaces. Although 2014 is supposed to be the year of wearables, as smartwatches and other products will be flooding the marketplace and consumers will supposedly be purchasing them as quickly as they can. However, a quick check on eBay shows that barely used products are already being resold. While one could assume that consumers have grabbed up the wearables as quickly as they could in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology News

QR codes bring high hopes to event organizers

QR codes bring high hopes to event organizers

The quick response codes are going to be used at a small city event in the hope of making it the biggest yet. Although the Passport to Unity festival has already been held seven times in Sault Sainte Marie, Canada, the hopes of the organizers are that the eighth one will be the biggest one yet, in part because of the inclusion of QR codes to help to enhance the experience. The official organizers feel that the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes

Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

These applications and a failure to incorporate inbuilt protection is increasing risk exposure. Among the primary struggles that have been faced by mobile security, so far, has been the vulnerabilities and risks that are added by the vast number of cheap applications and the low degree of protection that have been built into some of the largest app store environments. Primary among these has been the Android environment, though this could soon be changing. Google could be adding … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

Augmented reality headset in the works for Xbox

Augmented reality headset in the works for Xbox

The rumors are that Microsoft is headed toward its own form of this wearable technology. It has rapidly become clear that wearable technology and augmented reality solutions are going to become the main tech headlines throughout this year and the companies in the industry are all working hard to make sure that they have their own offerings and won’t be left behind. Microsoft had not been one of them, but now the rumors are starting to fly … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

China’s central bank introduced new regulations targeting mobile payments

China’s central bank introduced new regulations targeting mobile payments

People’s Bank of China unveils draft regulations aimed at the mobile commerce sector The People’s Bank of China has issued two drafts concerning regulations for online payment providers. The regulations are meant to introduce new restrictions on the digital finance sector in order to provide more protections to consumers and businesses concerning mobile commerce. Mobile payments are still quite new and lack any comprehensive regulatory structure. Without adequate regulation, mobile payment services are not required to … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, QR Codes

QR codes used through Google Glass wearing doctors for patient ID

QR codes used through Google Glass wearing doctors for patient ID

ER docs have been employing a custom medical app for the augmented reality glasses. A technology forward hospital in Boston, Beth Israel, has now developed a custom Google glass information retrieval system that gives its Emergency Department doctors the ability to scan QR codes posted on the wall of each of the rooms in order to be able to call up the information about the patients who are within those spaces. It remains a prototype for a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes

Wearables ideas sought by Intel

Wearables ideas sought by Intel

The massive technology company is launching a global initiative to challenge people to come up with a winning idea. Intel Corp. has announced the start of a worldwide challenge that will have people competing for the top ideas in the wearables category, and that will offer the winners of this technology contest a cash prize. This is one of the hottest areas of mobile technology at the moment and Intel clearly wants to lead the way. According to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology News