Buzz wearable seeks to provide safer social engagement for young adults

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A new wearable technology aims to help prevent sexual assault. Buzz wearable is a social impact initiative that includes a bracelet device supported by a mobile app. Created by New Deal Design, the company that designed Fitbit activity trackers, buzz has been developed to help young people stay informed regarding the issue of consent and to help prevent and/or stop sexual assault. The wearable device functions like a mini alert system. The buzz wearable was made with young people in mind, such as college students who often attend parties or…

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Music streaming deal inked between Samsung and Spotify

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A partnership with Spotify will let Samsung users enjoy seamless listening among multiple devices. A long-term music streaming deal has recently been struck between Samsung and Spotify that will result in Samsung users having the option to play music across all Samsung devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, smartwatches, and home speakers. Spotify will become a natural part of the set-up process for new Samsung devices. Spotify will naturally be worked into the set-up process of new Samsung devices. This will include the Spotify app being easily discoverable on smartphones…

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West Virginia to be first in the US to offer smartphone voting for upcoming elections

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The state’s troops serving abroad will have the opportunity to vote this November via a smartphone app. Troops from West Virginia on duty overseas during the midterm elections that will be held this November, will have the opportunity to engage in smartphone voting. In other words, using a smartphone app via their mobile phone, they’ll be able to cast their federal election ballots, reported CNN Tech. The state will largely limit the use of mobile balloting to its troops serving overseas. “There is nobody that deserves the right to vote…

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Samsung may be jumping on the mobile gaming phone bandwagon

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Rumor has it that Samsung is preparing a gaming smartphone. Mobile gaming continues to grow, so it might not come as much of a surprise that Samsung might have a mobile gaming phone in the works. The “Galaxy X” could be the company’s new smartphone designed for gaming. Originally predicted to be Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, it may be that the rumored and unofficially announced “Galaxy X” is actually a mobile gaming phone. The rumors regarding this phone made headlines when a well-known leaker from China, who uses the Twitter…

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McAfee MVISION to launch in August 2018 with new mobile security product

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McAfee is re-entering the mobile security space with MVISION. The California-based device-to-cloud cybersecurity company recently announced McAfee MVISION. This is a unique portfolio of innovative security features that include ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), endpoint and mobile products. Their new security products have been designed to suit the needs of today’s customers. McAfee MVISION has been created for the purpose of providing a comprehensive and flexible defense system for modern device operating systems and the cloud. It is designed to manage security products based on the needs of customers today and in…

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NFC labels could send rotten food warning to mobile phones

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Scientists have invented a new technology that may help with food poison prevention. A team of researchers from China and the US have created unique NFC labels designed to be attached to food packaging that can send out a rotten food warning to smartphones, reported the Daily Mail. Every year, 3,000 people die from foodborne illness. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, 48 million people in the nation get sick from foodborne illness. Of this vast number, approximately 125,000 people are hospitalized for food…

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Huawei gaming phone to launch later this year

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The world’s third largest phone manufacturer has revealed plans for a gaming-focused smartphone. Jim Xu, Huawei Consumer Business President, has confirmed in an interview in Shenzhen, China, that a Huawei gaming phone is in the works, reported GadgetMatch. The smartphone will feature GPU Turbo technology. Although little to no details have been released about the phone at this present time, one things is for certain, the Huawei gaming phone will feature the Chinese manufacturer’s new GPU Turbo technology. The optimized version of Huawei’s GPU Turbo is said to boost device…

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Outdoor planetarium creates unique augmented reality experience

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AR tech helps planetarium visitors understand the stars in the night sky. ObservEtoiles is a one-of-a-kind outdoor planetarium augmented reality experience located in Quebec, Canada. In fact, ObservEtoiles claims to be “the world’s first open air augmented reality planetarium. Visitors are taken on a detailed tour of the night sky. The unique 90-minute show enables visitors to take a virtual trip through the solar system, which includes a detailed tour of the actual night-time sky, reported CityNews. The newly launched show is currently held weekly every Saturday night and is…

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Virtual reality technology takes indoor skydiving to a whole new level

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iFLY VR skydiving is as close to the real thing as you can get. Indoor skydiving is now more real to life than ever before thanks to virtual reality technology. iFLY indoor skydiving uses a VR (virtual reality) helmet and headset to help simulate a free-falling experience that allows people to feel as though they are actually taking part in this extreme sport in real-world destinations. The idea for VR indoor skydiving began with the evolution of cell phone tech. “Now that technology is advanced with cell phones having integrated…

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Motorola foldable smartphone tech could prove revolutionary

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Motorola has been granted a USPTO patent. On June 14th, 2018, the mobile communications company was granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its upcoming Motorola foldable smartphone. The patent is called “Method to recover permeant set in foldable display,” according to a LetsGoDigital report. Motorola has reportedly figured out how to improve upon flexible OLED displays. Whether you like the idea of a Motorola foldable smartphone or not, chances are that these devices will be the future. Of course, it’s not just Motorola…

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Ocutrx receives first U.S. medical patent for its AR glasses

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USPTO gives thumbs up to the California-based companies Augmented Reality (AR) medical application technology. Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC announced that their AR glasses, the Oculenz, has been given its first medical patent by the Unite States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for restoring functional sight to patients who have visual field defects. The Oculenz is the first of its kind. “The Oculenz is the first ground-breaking technology to offer a solution for advanced central visual defects in patients with retinal disease,” stated Dr. Thomas Finley, M.D. in the Ocutrx press…

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