Samsung takes lead in rapidly growing Indian smartphone market

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Vendors shipped an estimated 80 million units of the mobile phones in the country during Q1,Q2 and Q3. The Indian smartphone market is continuing its massive growth rate, having increased by 29 percent last quarter, says research firm CMR. Shipments of the devices are expected to reach the 262 million units mark for the year, by the end of the fourth quarter. This most recent forecast is based on the fact that 80 million mobile handset units shipped by last quarter. CMR data showed that the Indian smartphone market has…

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Project Loon balloons bring digital relief to Puerto Rico

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Solar powered stratospheric balloons have launched to bring internet and cellular service to the island’s remote areas. Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, launched its Project Loon balloons to deliver digital services to remote areas of Puerto Rico. The unincorporated American territory’s rural cell phone towers were destroyed by Hurricane Maria, cutting off all service. The stratospheric balloons are able to reconnect locals to the internet and provide cellular service again. Two of the Project Loon balloons have already be launched over Puerto Rico. This makes it possible for locals to…

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Could a wearable technology app save your life? It did for one man

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An apple smartwatch application showed a spike in heart rate which turned out to be a blood clot. The idea of a wearable technology app has become extremely commonplace to the point that many of us don’t think much of them. However, as it turns out, under the right circumstances they have the ability to save a person’s life. This was what happened when a man names James Green had his life saved by his Apple smartwatch. James Green, an American man living in New York, formerly employed with MTV,…

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IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

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While a growing number of people are adopting this type of technology, they are leaving themselves vulnerable. A recent Trustlook study has revealed that adequate IoT security is greatly lacking among the first wave of consumers to have adopted the tech. Early adopters are therefore leaving themselves vulnerable to breaches to their privacy, identity and information. The study was conducted by way of a survey that was held among consumers in September 2017. The Trustlook survey findings suggested that 54 percent of consumers with Internet of Things devices had not…

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Levi’s smart jacket is finally becoming available to consumers

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This wearable technology was first demonstrated quite a while ago and now shoppers can finally try it. The Levi’s smart jacket was initially unveiled two years ago, and consumers have been waiting for their own chance to try it out. Now, the touch-sensitive fabric has been integrated into a jacket with a smart sleeve. This clothing with a smart sleeve will be sold for about $350 for consumers who want tech right in their outfit. The smart jacket sleeve is incorporated into the Levi’s Commuter Trucker jacket. It has an…

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iPhone X unveiling underscores Apple’s pricing strategy angle

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The Californian device maker has launched a new luxury smartphone with an even higher price tag. Apple’s new iPhone X has made a luxury splash in a lineup of devices that has always been known for its technological advancements. This smartphone has been designed to rise above previous iPhones, and it has the striking price tag to match. Moreover, it looks as though this higher price point could be the ongoing trend for the brand. The luxury iPhone was first unveiled on Tuesday’s Apple event and will cost consumers a…

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Mobile service carriers offer free wireless to Hurricane Harvey victims

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As the companies struggle to keep their networks going, they have offered their services free until September 1. Mobile service carriers T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon announced that people in areas struck by Hurricane Harvey will receive free wireless services. The companies were all battling to get their services up and running and to keep them that way, but they have promised customers will not be charged during that time. Equally, AT&T has announced that it will issue credits to people using its network in areas hit by the hurricane. The…

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Augmented reality glasses patent filed as Facebook Oculus takes the next step

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The social network filed a patent this month, showing an early design of the new AR wearable technology. Facebook Oculus filed an augmented reality glasses patent earlier this month which reveals drawings of an early prototype design for this type of wearable technology. The social network giant has previously confirmed its interest in pursuing this type of tech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken about augmented reality technology on a number of different occasions. In fact, it comes as no surprise that the company filed an augmented reality glasses patent as…

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Smartphone addiction cure is Android co-founder’s newest goal

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Andy Rubin contributed to the creation of the top mobile operating system and now seeks to break the usage habit. Smartphone addiction has become a rampant and yet widely under-recognized problem in societies throughout the world. Andy Rubin, a co-founder of Android – the leading mobile operating system worldwide – has now become an unlikely advocate for breaking the mobile device habit. Rubin is by no means advocating for the cessation of the use of mobile devices of all kinds. That said, he has expressed his profound concern regarding the…

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Wearable technology adoption will become mainstream among manufacturers in 5 years

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A new report suggests that this tech will provide companies with a connected plant floor investment. A newly released study shows wearable technology adoption is far from being limited to fitness trackers among people trying to live healthier lives. The number of manufacturers seeking a connected plant floor has also caused wearables to become more popular. The 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study conducted by Zebra Technologies Corp placed showed wearables use rapidly growing. Manufacturing companies are looking to wearable technology adoption in order to remain competitive in an intense global environment.…

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Baby boomer phone service gets a special discount from T-Mobile

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The service provider is seeking to draw a specific demographic of wireless customers through new savings. T-Mobile is seeking to use baby boomer phone service discounts in order to appeal to that targeted consumer demographic. Over the last three years, the company has used this type of strategy to draw more new wireless customers than all its rivals combined. The provider’s current customer base is heavily weighted toward younger urban demographics. In order to help close the gap in its customer base, T-Mobile has introduced new baby boomer phone service…

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