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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BlackBerry announces willingness to stop making smartphones

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CEO John Chen stated that if turnaround efforts aren’t successful, they may stop releasing the handsets. John Chen has now released a warning that has said that if the turnaround efforts being made by BlackBerry don’t manage to gain traction, the company may find that it will have to stop producing smartphones, at least at the rate at which they have been releasing them. That said, before that time, there are still some strategies that the Canadian smartphone maker may try. For instance, the company could still decrease the number…

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Mobile technology news breaks with new smartphone shipment predictions

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A recent prediction has suggested that there will be 1.25 billion shipments before the end of 2014. ABI Research has recently released a new series of projections that are making mobile technology news based on data that has been gleaned from the MMW’s data that has been collected over the last few months. The firm has stated that by the close of this year, smartphone shipments will have broken the 1.25 billion mark. That said, what has been considered to be the true mobile technology news is the growth that…

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Mobile technology news shows Americans embracing tech faster than Canadians

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The same study also showed that Europeans were also using devices more than their counterparts in Canada. According to the results of a mobile technology news study which were recently released, when it comes to the adoption of smartphones and tablets, Americans are moving ahead much more quickly than their neighbors to the North. That said Canadians remain the most avid internet users in the world. While Canadians seems to be continuing to surf the web more than anyone else, it looks as though they are continuing to do so…

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Technology news reveals T-Mobile is removing BlackBerry from the shelves

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The company has said that it will only be shipping the devices directly instead of selling in store. T-Mobile US Inc. has recently revealed its latest technology news that it will not be carrying BlackBerry Ltd. smartphones within its stores, opting only to ship the devices directly to the customers, instead. This announcement from one of the No. 4 American wireless service provider’s executives. According to the executive vice president for corporate services at T-Mobile, David Carey, this technology news decision was made last Wednesday, just a couple of days…

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Technology news from BlackBerry shows $4.7 billion buyout

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Shares for the freefalling smartphone manufacturer ground to a halt as a takeover deal was inked. The downward spiral of BlackBerry stocks screeched to a stop, yesterday, as the company made technology news by inking a takeover deal that would pay US$9 per share. The deal was struck for BlackBerry to sell itself to a consortium that is led by its largest shareholder. This technology news means that the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.-led consortium will become the new owners of the dramatically failing company. Within that deal, the dramatically battered…

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Technology news made as Amazon opens a China Appstore

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Many people are expecting that this announcement will come ahead of a release of Kindle in the country. A massive technology news announcement was made on April 17 by Amazon.com, when it stated that it would be expanding its Appstore for Android to almost 200 countries, but at that time, China was not included among them. However, that story has changed as the company has now announced the opening of the store. As of May 4, Android device users in China have been able to take advantage of this technology…

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Do-it-yourself augmented reality glasses shed some light on Google’s Project Glass

Homemade augmented reality glasses! Last week, Google unveiled its augmented reality glasses product called Project Glass. The company has been working on developing the glasses for more than two years and claims to have overcome some of the significant challenges inherent with the technology. Project Glass is not the only augmented reality glasses initiative currently in development, but Google believes it will be the most successful among consumers. Many in the technology community were initially enthusiastic about Project Glass, but some have questioned how difficult it could be to make…

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Tokyo Shoseki launches line of augmented reality textbooks for New Horizon brand

Augmented reality education   Japanese publishing firm Tokyo Shoseki is taking a bold approach to education with a new line of augmented reality textbooks. The books are part of the company’s English course called New Horizon. The series is meant to help adults study the English language and the company believes that augmented reality will make the process more intuitive and effective. There has been some experimentation with the use of mobile technology in Japan, such as using iPads in classrooms, but Tokyo Shoseki believes that a simple smart phone…

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Google shows off Project Glass – augmented reality glasses for a new generation

Future of augmented reality right in front of your face!   Technology giant Google has been working on a pair of augmented reality eyeglasses recently. The company was initially shy about sharing information on the projects, but has been more forthcoming in the past few weeks. The world of augmented reality is growing more popular, especially with tech-savvy consumers who are looking forward to the future. This growing popularity has spurred companies like Google to develop new augmented reality systems. Google has focused its work on a head-mounted device that…

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