Retail mobile payments can help to reshape the customer in-store experience

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Retailers have been working to achieve an improved unattended shopping experience. Achieving an improved customer experience is leading stores to embrace retail mobile payments. Retailers are attempting to improve the customer experience through the use of technology. The hope is to offer greater conveniences without having to hire more staff. A great deal of this focus has been placed on the integration of a frictionless point-of-sale payment. The interest in retail mobile payments made the topic one of the best attended informational sessions at the Las Vegas Convention Center for…

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World’s first practical, bendable smartphone created by Canadian researchers

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Grabbing the edges of this mobile device and bending it gives users the ability to select the functions they want. A new cutting edge bendable smartphone has become the first device of its nature to actually provide a usable and practical design to users who can hold it by its edges and bend it in order to complete various actions. At the moment, the mobile device is in the form of a prototype, which is being called the ReFlex. The ReFlex is a bendable smartphone that was designed at Canada’s…

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Amazon launches low cost Fire Tablet for t-commerce shot in the arm

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In an effort to boost online services, the company has released a 7-inch mobile device for only $50. Amazon has now launched a new Fire Tablet among several upgraded devices that it has released, as a part of an effort to boost mobile and t-commerce through affordable, practical gadgets. This new Amazon tablet has a 7-inch screen and features a forward and backward facing camera. What is likely most appealing to the target market for the Fire Tablet, however, is its price tag, as its launch price was only $49.99.…

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BlackBerry to acquire mobile security firm

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The business services boosting purchase of Good Technology is going to be for $425 million. BlackBerry is going to be buying the mobile security firm called Good Technology for a total of $425 million in cash, in order to considerably enhance its business related services at the same time that the smartphone hardware market share remains flat. The goal of this acquisition is to appeal to a larger number of business customers through improved security. Good Technology is a California- based company that provides mobile security for apps, email, and…

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Checking mobile technology too often is leading to “cognitive failures”

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This same problem has been measured among people who are considered to be high-frequency internet users. According to the results of a new study, people who constantly use their mobile technology to check texts, emails, or use the internet, are developing cognitive failures that are making it difficult for them to pay attention to what is going on in the real world environment. Everywhere we go, from commuter trains to waiting rooms, store lineups, and restaurants – people stare at smartphones. There are certain activities that are inherently boring to…

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Mobile technology could soon allow broken smartphone screens to heal themselves

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The same technology that is being developed for self-repairing airplane wings may be used in smartphones. Cracked smartphone screens have become one of the most expensive and frustrating annoyances associated with mobile technology, but a new type of self-healing tech that was designed for airplane wings could soon be used to repair consumer electronics, as well. Researchers have been looking into using this type of technology for applications outside of airplanes. A team at the University of Bristol within the United Kingdom has come up with the self-healing mobile technology,…

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4th of July weekend launches season of mobile devices

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The Independence Day weekend is not only the beginning of many summer vacations, but also a lot of technology use. Millions of Americans celebrated the birth of their beloved country over the long weekend and while there are many traditions that are carried from year to year, 2015 brought with it a massive amount of usage of mobile devices that is expected to continue throughout the summer months. In many cases, in fact, smartphones and tablets have taken on a central role in many summertime activities. The road trip season…

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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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Consumers are cautioned against using illegal mobile phone repeaters

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Australian technology users are being warned that the use of these devices is against the law. Despite the fact that mobile phone repeaters are very easy for Australians to purchase when they want to improve the cellular reception that they are able to access at home, many don’t realize that these devices can actually be dangerous and they are illegal without appropriate licenses. The Australian Communications and Media Authority is warning that using them could bring on jail time. Mobile phone repeaters work by boosting the stability of a signal…

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Samsung unveils new devices that support mobile commerce

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Samsung reveals Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress After rumors concerning new technology and services being announced by Samsung, the company has unveiled its upcoming devices and initiatives at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The company has introduced its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. These new devices will be released on April 10 this year, and include major upgrades over previous versions of the Galaxy brand. These two devices are expected to be direct competitors of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.…

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Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones will have metal frames and mobile payments

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The new devices were unveiled during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 at the Mobile World Congress. The latest smartphones from Samsung have now been unveiled, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, both of which are going to be equipped with mobile payments technology that will help to keep it in direct competition with Apple. Moreover, it has scrapped its traditional plastic frame in favor of more sleek metal and glass designs. The latest releases from Samsung have also included a premium model, which was a new strategy.…

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