Connected jacket from Levi’s and Google gets ride-share alerts

Connected Jacket - Levi's and Project Jacquard

This latest smart clothing release from Project Jacquard has additional functionality. Google and Levi’s launched a connected jacket last fall with limited usage options at the start, as was reported by QR Code Press. However, this Project Jacquard based smart clothing has received a considerable upgrade. The connected jean jacket was designed primarily with cyclists in mind, keeping their gadgets accessible. The idea behind the connected jacket is to make it possible for people who can’t fiddle with their phone to still access it. A brush or tap of the…

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Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

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Millions of people will be visiting family and friends over the next week and amid the fun, safety comes first. Officials in countries around the world, including those in the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, and others are reminding travelers to use their mobile gadgets safely. Travelers are being reminded to put safety first whether they plan to hit the road or the skies. It can be easy to forget the very basic safety habits when we’re trying to keep up with busy schedules, very little sleep, over-excited children…

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Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

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The insurer is the first to launch a pilot program in Ireland geared toward trackable wellness for policyholders. Zurich Life Assurance (Zurich Life) has launched the first ever program in Ireland using wearable technology devices to help policyholders improve their health. This is a trial program being offered to a limited number of Zurich Life policyholders via select financial brokers. The customers will be rewarded for their participation in using the wearable technology devices by receiving cashback on their policy premiums. This reward will be applied if they are able…

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The mobile device type you carry impacts your ability to problem solve

A new study indicates that the type of smartphone you has actually changes the way you think. The Computers in Human Behavior journal recently published a study about the impact of mobile device type on the way people think. It showed that people actually think differently when they have a touchscreen smartphone in their hands when compared to how they would think while using a keyboard and mouse. The research found that people’s problem solving skills change depending on the device they’re using. People using a computer with a keyboard…

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The smartphone battery life secret was in your shower all along!

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Scientists have found that loofah sponge carbon material could make lithium batteries last longer. In today’s lifestyle, we rely on our smartphone battery life to get us through each day. We use our mobile devices for everything from communication to learning or even just checking the time. However, as much as we are scraping by, better batteries are always needed. Technology growth requires that we give ourselves better rechargeable lithium batteries for our gadgets. As a result, scientists around the world are scrambling to find the next big thing in…

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Tablets, television and music make people less lonely

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Researchers from the University of York have found that these outlets trigger happy memories. According to the results of recent research that have been published in a significant report, tablets, television and music can all provide people who spend a lot of time on their own with a “comforting friendly face”, particularly among those who are isolated as a result of disability or illness or who are recently bereaved. The WaveLength charity worked with the University of York in researching these ways to alleviate loneliness. The research found that “artificial…

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MOVI camera from Livestream heats up CES 2016

MOVI camera

The gadget has been designed to be used during live streaming conferences and other types of events. Among the first headlines to make some real noise from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was the MOVI camera, which is meant to be used for live streaming of all sorts of events, conferences, weddings and other videos to be viewed live all around the world. The streaming camera is to become available to consumers in April and will retail for an expected $199. The MOVI camera can be used…

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Apple releases its iPad Pro today

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This will be the first time the device is available for sale, but it can be purchased only online. The iPad Pro is available for order online as of today, but it won’t be until later in the week that this new Apple device will also reach actual physical brick and mortar stores, as well. This will be the latest tablet in Apple’s line of mobile devices and its price tag will start at $799. That said, for $1,000, the iPad Pro will also come with a keyboard and a…

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The top 5 hottest tech and mobile gadgets for the 2015 holiday shopping season

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The time has already arrived for making Christmas lists as these items may sell out fastest. Even at the best of times, holiday shopping can be a challenging affair, but when there are tech lovers in your life, it can seem even more challenging to find the perfect gift, as there are many different tech and mobile gadgets from which to choose and it’s tough to know which ones are the hottest at any given time. The following are some of the tech gifts that are expected to become the…

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Mogix Announces Their New Even Lighter Power Bank Bar

Mogix Electronic Accessories has just announced the launch of a whole new external battery charger… It’s half the size of its flagship backup power bank – in fact it’s a little smaller than chocolate bar, hence the new campaign for their pint size power bar – perfect pocket size!  This new product launch is being celebrated with a HUGE sale that will be available for only a limited time. The launch price of the new, lighter Mogix external battery charger will be $17.99, which is more than two thirds off…

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Smartphone battery life may not improve by shutting it off at night

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Even if you try to give your mobile devices a nap at night, it won’t necessarily improve the lifespan of its power supply. Among the most common practices of mobile device owners in order to try to improve – or at least maintain – smartphone battery life is to shut the device down at night in order to give it a rest from being used. However, a technology expert is now suggesting that this habit doesn’t necessarily provide any benefit. According to the founder of iFixit, Kyle Wiens, a tech…

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