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Smartphone market sees over 300 million device shipments in second quarter

Smartphone market sees over 300 million device shipments in second quarter

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Figures show that the lead held by Android is continuing to grow within this competitive marketplace. According to some of the most recent IDC reports, the mobile device shipments in the smartphone market during the second quarter of 2014 reached a record breaking 301.3 million. These sales figures were given a considerable boost by the Android based devices sold for less than $200. At the moment, Android smartphones under that price limit have given … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, International, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends

Technology news is getting exciting for the hitchhiking robot

Technology news is getting exciting for the hitchhiking robot

The Hitchbot has nearly reached its final destination through the sheer kindness of strangers. In Canada, technology news is starting to buzz ahead of the arrival of the Hitchbot hitchhiking robot that has made its way across the country and is now nearing the end of its trek from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. The creators have stated that the last reports from its mobile devices showed it passed Kelowna B.C. At that time, the technology … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, International, Social Media Marketing, Technology News

Mobile technology keeps lions and intruders off African farms

Mobile technology keeps lions and intruders off African farms

What once required a system of kerosene lamps and a large refueling effort now requires only a SIM card. Farmers in the rural area of Kisamis in the Rift Valley of Kenya are too far away from urban centers to be on the national power grid, but are now able to use mobile technology to be able to protect their farms against intruders and lions. The only solution that had previously been available was kerosene lamps to … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology in the form of shoes are coming soon

Wearable technology in the form of shoes are coming soon

A company in India has been developing the latest in wearables that can be worn on a person’s feet. As wearable technology starts to pop up in virtually every type of clothing and jewelry, smart shoes are now being created by a company based in India in order to provide the very latest in tech on the go. These wearables are meant to be an entirely new way to make sure that your tech goes wherever you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology News

Patent highlights Microsoft’s interest in augmented reality

Patent highlights Microsoft’s interest in augmented reality

New patent shows that Microsoft still has a strong interest in using augmented reality for gaming A new patent from Microsoft has been revealed, which was filed in January of this year. The patent further outlines Microsoft’s interest in augmented reality and how it can be used in gaming. Augmented reality has become quite attractive to the game industry because of its highly interactive nature. The technology can be used to change the way people see … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Technology News

Disney sets a powerful example in mobile commerce

Disney sets a powerful example in mobile commerce

Disney’s Magic Bands show that wearable technology and mobile payments can go hand-in-hand Disney may lead the way to a brighter future in mobile commerce. The famed company recently released its Magic Bands, which are simple wristbands that can be used to pay for goods and services at Disney resorts. This combination of wearable technology and mobile commerce has already generated a great deal of hype, and Disney may find itself as a pioneer in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Mobile technology news is not good for 18,000 Microsoft employees

Mobile technology news is not good for 18,000 Microsoft employees

The slashing of Nokia by the software giant has produced the largest layoffs wave in tech history. One of the largest mass layoffs that the tech industry has ever seen is now making mobile technology news as the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has revealed that the company is working to reshape and redesign itself and, in doing so, up to 18,000 jobs will be eliminated. This tremendous hacking of the company’s workforce represents 14 percent of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends

Technology news from Samsung Electronics reveals the reality of smartphone sales

Technology news from Samsung Electronics reveals the reality of smartphone sales

Although the tech giant recorded profits last year, it is clear that shipments are slowing as the market matures. Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd released a quarterly earnings guidance that took many off guard in that the technology news that it revealed was considerably weaker than had been expected. This report will have aligned it to experience the worst incomes it has seen in two years. That said, this technology news has also thrown a shadow … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, International, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends