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Google mobile ads may AMP up and slim down

Google mobile ads may AMP up and slim down

A new advertising initiative has been designed to enhance the delivery of content on the mobile web. Google mobile ads are heading in a direction that has been designed to speed up their rate of delivery. At the moment, a primary complaint is that they are too slow. The company is using its accelerated mobile pages (AMP) to provide a faster experience. The AMP project for mobile ads is meant to make it possible for advertising to … Read entire article »

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QR code surprises Mr. Robot viewers during season two premier

QR code surprises Mr. Robot viewers during season two premier

The two hour opening episode of the second season included an unexpected interactive component. With a remarkable lack of technology use in the two hour second season premier of Mr. Robot, the QR code came as a surprise. This quick response code served as an unexpected interactive component. It was revealed as an Easter egg for the show’s most loyal viewers. The quick response code appeared when the character Elliot was drawing in a notebook. The QR code … Read entire article »

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Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto public transit users

Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto public transit users

The Toronto Transit Commission is responding to an increase in the number of unwanted behaviors. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will launch a mobile camera app to help its users report unwanted behaviors. There has been an increase in the number of unlawful acts committed by the public transit service’s riders. This new mobile app is meant to help other riders capture images of individuals committing unlawful acts. In fact, the mobile camera app launch will launch before … Read entire article »

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Your mobile phone battery may one day be bacteria powered

Your mobile phone battery may one day be bacteria powered

British scientists have found a new way for these microscopic critters to become a power source. That’s right, the mobile phone battery of the future might be powered by bacteria. Colonies of bacteria will activate what have been described as microscopic “windfarms”. This could provide an entirely new source of power for smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets. The idea of biologically driven power plants for small and yet powerful mobile gadgets is promising. At the moment, this … Read entire article »

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BlackBerry Classic is headed to an early (or late?) retirement

BlackBerry Classic is headed to an early (or late?) retirement

The struggling Canadian handset maker is desperately trying to claw its hardware back to profitability. Not only two years after its launch, the BlackBerry Classic is approaching retirement. The company announced the upcoming end to the smartphone with its beloved standard keyboard. The Classic smartphone was created to give people an option with the physical keyboard they love. However, the company has decided to bring the BlackBerry Classic to an end. This is occurring at a time when … Read entire article »

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More BlackBerry Android smartphones are reportedly in the works

More BlackBerry Android smartphones are reportedly in the works

A new mid-range mobile phone called the Neon is expected to launch this month or early next month. The first BlackBerry Android smartphones, called Priv, were first announced last year. The intention was to excite the market with the mobile phones people had been waiting for. Even more Android based mobile phones will hit the market over the next couple of months. In fact, there are three mobile phones expected from the struggling Canadian company during that time. … Read entire article »

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Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

The mobile application will detect sudden stops as well as when high speeds are reached. The mobile Uber app is going to do more than just helping people to get from point A to point B. The application will use smartphone sensors to check up on the driver’s safe road use. This is meant to discourage drivers from speeding or from road habits that lead to frequently slamming on the brakes. The ride sharing company announced widespread … Read entire article »

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Is a lack of mobile phone hygiene spreading more viruses in hospitals?

Is a lack of mobile phone hygiene spreading more viruses in hospitals?

A recent survey showed evidence that diseases were being carried around on smartphones. Mobile phone hygiene has become an important topic in hospitals. One of the reasons for this includes the disturbing results of a recent study in France. The research found that smartphones used by hospital staff were transporting viruses. Some of these viruses are known to cause lung infections, stomach upsets and other health problems. This discovery has heightened concerns over mobile phone hygiene in hospital … Read entire article »

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Mobile phone subsidies stopping bill fails

Mobile phone subsidies stopping bill fails

The House did not pass a bill that would halt the federal assistance to pay for cellular phone service. The End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act did not pass the House this week. The bill would stop federal financial assistance to pay for mobile phone subsidies for people with low incomes. It did not pass under suspension of the rules (207-143). This type of bill requires a majority of two thirds in order to pass the House. Suspension … Read entire article »

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The smartphone battery life secret was in your shower all along!

The smartphone battery life secret was in your shower all along!

Scientists have found that loofah sponge carbon material could make lithium batteries last longer. In today’s lifestyle, we rely on our smartphone battery life to get us through each day. We use our mobile devices for everything from communication to learning or even just checking the time. However, as much as we are scraping by, better batteries are always needed. Technology growth requires that we give ourselves better rechargeable lithium batteries for our gadgets. As a result, scientists … Read entire article »

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Lenovo smart shoe works as mobile game controller and fitness tracker

Lenovo smart shoe works as mobile game controller and fitness tracker

The company has worked in partnership with Vibram to create a new form of wearable technology. A new type of wearable tech has now found its way in the spotlight in the form of the Lenovo smart shoe, which has been designed to work not only as a type of activity tracker, but also as a mobile game controller. These wearables can count the number of steps a wearer takes while estimating the number of calories burned. The … Read entire article »

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