2013 Blackberry’s Buyers Guide

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In just the past year, Blackberry has released three impressive mobile phone offerings. From a manufacturer that has held on to its popular design for years, the lineup now includes a fresh, fully touch screen smartphone. It also now has a smartphone that has a touch screen and built in keyboard. Finally, a new, lightweight, less expensive Blackberry was added, providing an option for all types of users. These three nice smart phones from Blackberry have something for everyone. It’s All In The Touch The Blackberry Z10 was released in…

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The Future of Mac

Apple Music app

Although it has been overshadowed by the iPod (iPod nano, touch, shuffle, and others), iPhone (3, 3G, 4, 4S, 5) and iPad (iPad 1, 2, the New iPad, iPad mini), it was with the Mac that Apple’s resurgence began. The company’s continuing commitment to the Mac is evident in the announcement of updates to the Mac’s OS X operating system and to the flagship Mac Pro. Mobile Integration OS X 10.9 Mavericks looks set to continue the integration of iCloud into Apple’s desktop and notebook systems. This reflects Apple’s determination…

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Hillcrest Labs launches new Freespace MotionEngine for mobile device manufacturers

Hillcrest Labs freespace augmented reality

Hillcrest Labs, a leading developing of motion processing software, has announced the launch of its latest motion control technology called Freespace. The technology is available to manufacturers of smart phones and other mobile devices. Hillcrest claims that the new technology will improve a mobile device’s motion sensors, allowing these devices to better facilitate augmented reality. Manufacturers using Hillcrest’s new technology will be able to produce mobile devices that are capable of handling the demands of high-level augmented reality software, making them more appealing to consumers interested in interactive technology. The…

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Mozilla places focus on “do not track” feature for mobile

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Mozilla, creator of the popular Firefox web browser for computers, has announced that it is now developing an open-source operating system for both tablets and smartphones that will supports “do not track” from its very foundation. Many standard web browsers for computers now include a feature that allows users to opt out of online tracking with a “do not track” option which indicates to third parties – such as marketing companies, advertisers, etc. – that the user does not want to be tracked. This option has been exceptionally limited for…

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Microsoft files patent for new augmented reality project

Augmented Reality Glasses

Microsoft is the latest addition to technology companies working on developing head-mounted augmented reality devices. The company has recently filed a patent for a new AR headset. The company has been very selective about the information it is sharing regarding its new project, but the device may be used for next generation gaming platforms. Early this year, news arose of Microsoft working on the Xbox 720, the successor to the massively successful Xbox 360. Given the company’s latest patent filing, the possibility of a new Xbox console may not be…

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How the New iPad compares to iPad 2

New ipad

The details about the New iPad have been released and consumers are now wondering whether they should splurge on this brand new device when it is released, or if they should save their money and stick with the iPad 2 previous generation. To help you to make this decision, you first need to understand the difference between the two devices and what they have to offer. Though the tablet market is growing and there are an increasing number of devices always becoming available, Apple has always stood out as unique,…

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Sony opens up about the augmented reality technology behind the Playstation Vita

Augmented reality’s incorporation into the world of gaming is currently being championed by Japanese developer Sony and their new handheld device the Playstation Vita. In the months and weeks before the handheld console was released, Sony had touted the device as one of the most advanced gaming platforms ever made. This was mostly because of its use of augmented reality. The company kept the specific details of the technology used in the Vita under wraps, even in the days before its release. Now, however, Sony is finally willing to show…

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Apple wins patent for iWallet, could become the leader of the mobile commerce industry

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Surprising news from Apple has sent waves through the mobile commerce community. Apple has been the subject of speculation recently for their possible inclusion of NFC technology in their next iPhone and iPad mobile devices. This speculation is largely fueled by patents that had been introduced years ago. The company will be getting a lot of attention this week, however, because one of these patents has been awarded to the company, opening the way for its entry into the mobile commerce industry. This week, Apple was awarded approval for their…

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iOnRoad shows off its technology at the Mobile World Congress

The technology community is abuzz with news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The event is an annual gathering of some of the most innovative technology companies in the world. These companies often bring their latest projects to the event as a way to show off what they have been working on. Augmented reality was a major focus at the event, as many companies have been developing new platforms and applications making use of AR. iOnRoad is one such application that aims to make driving safer through the…

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Technology today and tomorrow according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Mobile World Congress

Eric Schmidt MWC 2012

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was a keynote speaker at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, and though he focused on the new mobile Chrome browser app, and Android, he also spoke of the state of technology in the world today, and where he believes it will be going in the near and more distant future. Schmidt began his presentation almost immediately with a demo of the newly released Google Chrome for Android, with the assistance of Hugo Barra from Android. Barra explained that the mobile browser was designed…

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Texas Instruments shows off new OMAP 5 platform at the Mobile World Congress in Spain

Texas Instruments OMAP 5 platform

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), a global technology development company, has big plans for augmented reality and will be showing of the latest version of its OMAP mobile processors at the Mobile World Congress conference this week in Barcelona, Spain. The company’s OMAP 5 platform, the latest development to their popular line of processors, will incorporate several new technologies that will make it one of the most powerful and versatile processors available. TI believes that the OMAP 5 will show people a new side of augmented reality that could change their…

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