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First responders receive wearable technology accelerator boost

First responders receive wearable technology accelerator boost

The Department of Homeland Security is moving closer to launching wearables for first responders. TechNexus has now released an announcement that has revealed that it has chosen thirteen different companies for participation in the DHS EMERGE! Program, which has been created in order to boost the rate of development of hardware and wearable technology when it comes to first responders. This group of people includes a range of different types of position, from emergency medical techs to … Read entire article »

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Android Lollipop based BlackBerry Passport spotted online

Android Lollipop based BlackBerry Passport spotted online

The rumors about a handset based on that operating system have been flying and now images are popping up. For a few weeks, the rumors of a BlackBerry Passport that would run on a version of the Android operating system have been picking up from having been only whispers before that time. Now, the rumors are being seen as more likely to be true than ever now that a video has been shared online. The video shows a … Read entire article »

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Fake mobile technology towers are tracking device users

Fake mobile technology towers are tracking device users

In some areas of the U.S., police are using the masts to “trick” smartphones into revealing their locations. The results of a recent investigation that was conducted by USA Today has revealed that police in some areas regularly use artificial mobile technology towers for the purposes of tracking smartphone users. These towers connect to smartphones in order to fool them into disclosing their current locations. This mobile technology isn’t being used on the regular public. Instead, it is … Read entire article »

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Co-inventor of Swatch scoffs at Apple Watch

Co-inventor of Swatch scoffs at Apple Watch

According to Elmar Mock, the smartwatch should be seen more as a type of toy than a timepiece. Elmar Mock, one of the Swatch watch co-inventors, has set the insults flying when it comes to the Apple Watch, having called it nothing more than a toy and not a type of clock that should be taken seriously. In a recent interview, Mock didn’t hold back his opinions about the rival smartwatch from the tech giant. Swatch already has … Read entire article »

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Yahoo Weather mobile app alerts users to impending precipitation

Yahoo Weather mobile app alerts users to impending precipitation

The application will provide a warning fifteen minutes ahead of the arrival of rain or snow. Yahoo has recently announced that it is updating its Weather mobile app to provide alerts to people around the world in order to warn them when their area is expected to receive rain or snow within the next quarter of an hour. Though there have been several changes to the weather app, it is the alerts that is the most notable. This … Read entire article »

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Ralph Lauren wearable technology PoloTech shirt to hit store shelves

Ralph Lauren wearable technology PoloTech shirt to hit store shelves

This device and apparel cross over will become available in time for the US Open this week. The PoloTech shirt from Ralph Lauren isn’t just the next one of the designer’s pieces of clothing, but is actually wearable technology that has been embedded with sensors that provide the wearer with biometric data in real-time. This includes readings on the number of calories burned and the wearer’s heart rate, sent to the wearer’s iPhone. The information collected and transmitted … Read entire article »

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

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

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 – … Read entire article »

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