Mookkie bowl uses AI to make sure the right pet is eating the right food

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Volta is gearing up to launch its “smart” pet food bowl at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The Milan-based smartphone appliances manufacturer, Volta, has developed a unique facial recognition pet food bowl called Mookkie bowl, which features a built-in camera and embedded circuit board that makes it capable of recognizing a person’s pet. The company is expected to show it off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019). The bowl uses artificial intelligence to keep other animals out of your pet’s food. The facial recognition tech that has been…

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Half of revenue from mobile game apps generated by 0.19% of players

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Gaming applications must be very careful about their strategies as very few users actually buy. Publishers of mobile game apps need to take a great deal of care as they market their applications and target their new users, as a wide majority of players won’t ever actually make any purchases. A recent Swrve study revealed that only a tiny sliver of all players made up about half of the revenue. In fact, 48 percent of the total revenue generated by mobile game apps comes from a virtually microscopic 0.19 percent…

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Mobile health apps are opening up the doors for medical discussion

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The connection these applications provide make it possible for clinical peer conversation to occur more easily. Mobile health apps and devices have been exploding in development, testing and even use over the last year and the World Health Organization has now included it within the broader category of eHealth. Just as consumers have been using gadgets and apps to track their own health and fitness, doctors see benefits, too. These mobile health platforms are now starting to open up the doors for collaborations within the medical community, including among doctors,…

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Futurefly envisions a brighter future for mobile games and app messaging

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Company acquires some $2.5 million in funding through investments Futurefly, a new startup that is seeking to revolutionize mobile games and app messaging technology, has announced that it has raised some $2.5 million in funding. The funding will be used to further the company’s endeavors, allowing it to accomplish its goals in the mobile gaming and app spaces. Mobile games have proven to be a particularly attractive focus, with the gaming market expected to reach $30 billion by the end of this year. Mobile games are gaining momentum over console…

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Wearable technology is not as accurate as smartphones for fitness

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As hot as wearables are for fitness and health tracking, a Penn Medicine study says your cell phone is likely better. The results of recent research from Penn Medicine have now been released, and what they have shown is that some of the features of smartphone apps are actually more accurate for health and fitness tracking than wearable technology. The study determined that in some situations and with certain apps, smartphones work as well or better than wearables. It determined that wearable technology and smartphones sometimes performed at about the…

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Blackberry mobile apps should be required by Congress, says Chen

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The company’s CEO has now sent an open letter to the members, calling for “net neutrality”. The CEO of BlackBerry has issued an open letter to the members of United States Congress, claiming that the developers of mobile apps should be required to ensure that their products are compatible with his company’s devices. John Chen is seeking this move in the name of “net neutrality”. Chen has stated that his effort to encourage the creation of mobile apps that are compatible with BlackBerry devices has to do with “net neutrality”,…

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Keeping Up With Consumer Trends Through Mobile Apps

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Just a few short years ago, “there’s an app for that” was a confident slogan designed to get people to join the ranks of smartphone owners. Now it’s become a nearly universal truth about the world we live in. Millions of people are equipped with smartphones now, each augmented by a personalized selection of mobile apps designed to handle and streamline as many daily tasks as possible for on-the-go completion. Since the app has become almost as crucial as a website for businesses, how do you develop an app that…

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7 Weird Games that can be Surprisingly Addictive

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In this day and age, weirdness is not always frowned upon. In fact, it is being celebrated as being unique, exceptional and one of a kind. Think of Lady Gaga’s antics and over the top costume sets but lo and behold, it seems to work really well with today’s generation. People nowadays have grown more open-minded and tolerant about being different. After all, being different is not always a bad thing, right? It could open up a whole lot of good possibilities that we never thought possible. Weirdness has crept…

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Mobile apps that clone Flappy Bird are being taken down

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Google and Apple are cracking down on games that attempt to replicate the now unavailable application. It has recently been observed that both Google and Apple are cracking down on any new mobile apps that are being added to try to clone the concept of the recently terminated “Flappy Bird” and take advantage of the tremendous number of people who have been trying to obtain a copy of the application. As we reported last week, the highly popular and addictive game was taken down by its creator. Behind the Flappy…

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Mobile app market shows popularity in surprising areas

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Although mobile app development may be for specific regions they can still rank highly where they are not served. The mobile app market can be a confusing place, and this trend has taken a new step up as applications have started showing up as having high ranks even in areas that they do not serve. This situation has been observed in on-demand ridesharing, black car, and taxi services. These applications, from companies such as Uber and Lyft, have been seeing extremely rapid growth in countries and cities around the world.…

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Mobile app trends are changing lifestyles and routines

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Almost 40 percent of smartphone users apply their devices to far more functions than only leisure. According to the results of a study that have been published in a report, mobile app trends are having a considerable impact on the way that people live, bank, and shop, which reveals that these devices are playing an ever growing role in the most common routines of our lives. The many applications that are now available are altering the average American lifestyle. The report showed that almost 40 percent of people who own…

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