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BlackBerry is paying up to $600 to iPhone customers who switch

BlackBerry is paying up to $600 to iPhone customers who switch

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The recovering handset maker will pay up to $400, and then a top-up of $200 when Apple users choose Passport smartphones. In a new strategy to draw customers back to the BlackBerry experience and gain another opportunity to prove itself, the handset maker will be paying iPhone users to switch their smartphones. The company, based in Canada, will be paying those customers as much as $600 to dump an iPhone for a Passport. The … Read entire article »

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Top 5 tech gifts under $50 that you need to know for the 2014 holidays

Top 5 tech gifts under $50 that you need to know for the 2014 holidays

It’s that time of year again and mobile devices and accessories are topping the lists for most wanted presents. When it comes to the absolute most-wanted presents that people are asking for and that will top the shopping lists throughout the 2014 holiday season, tech gifts are certainly way up there, but consumers need to be discerning to make sure that they are choosing gifts that will live up to the expectations of the recipients, but … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology is growing in appeal to police officers

Wearable technology is growing in appeal to police officers

The CEO of Taser has revealed that law enforcement is seeing benefits in wearables. According to the CEO and founder of Taser International, Rick Smith, wearable technology is now being used on an increasing basis by police departments in order to help in documenting their activities. This shows that wearables are no longer devices that are exclusively for early adopters or for extreme athletes. Police departments had once had a hard time accepting the use of cameras built … Read entire article »

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Using mobile technology in the air can come with a massive price tag

Using mobile technology in the air can come with a massive price tag

A man has now been charged nearly $1,200 for the in flight WiFi he used flying from London to Singapore. While in flight WiFi service may sound like an exciting new option for keeping connected and entertained throughout a long flight, using this mobile technology doesn’t come for free – nor is it cheap. The CEO of Trend Hunter received a massive $1,171 bill for having in air internet services from an airline. The chief exec, Jeremy Gutsche, … Read entire article »

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PayPal launches new mobile payments app for Pebble

PayPal launches new mobile payments app for Pebble

PayPal has brought its mobile commerce application to the Pebble wearable device PayPal has announced the launch of a new mobile payments application designed specifically for the Pebble smartwatch. The app will allow Pebble users to pay for products at retail stores that support mobile commerce. The Pebble device was released in 2013 and more than 400,000 of these devices have been sold as of March 2014. The smartwatch is fairly simple, acting as a device … Read entire article »

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Morgan Stanley believes in the future of wearable technology

Morgan Stanley believes in the future of wearable technology

The financial services firm has predicted that this tech category will grow to a business of $1.6 billion. Wearable technology remains a tech category that is in its infancy, and while there is a rapidly growing number of devices continually being released – from smartwatches to smart jewelry and from augmented reality glasses to clothing with sensors – the analysts at Morgan Stanley have faith in the growth that it will experience and have released a … Read entire article »

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Is the new wearable technology from Intel too expensive?

Is the new wearable technology from Intel too expensive?

What many are asking now is whether or not this smart bracelet is worth the extra money. The new MICA Intel wearable technology has now been unveiled in the form of a bracelet that will come with a hefty price tag of $495 – and that’s a discount when a customer signs on for a 2 year wireless contract. This is causing many to wonder whether or not these wearables will offer enough to make them worth … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology is being tested by the Pentagon

Wearable technology is being tested by the Pentagon

The Department of Defense is looking into the ability to use wearables for more effective soldiers and airmen. Wearable technology is one of the next types of product being examined by the Department of Defense, as it seeks to provide an advantage to soldiers and airmen in combat by bringing them lightweight tech equipment. The Pentagon has already made an investment of millions of dollars into various aspects of wearables. The purpose of the investments is to make … Read entire article »

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