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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 »

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Wearable technology from Intel to boost Parkinson’s disease research

Wearable technology from Intel to boost Parkinson’s disease research

The tech company is working with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for progress in study and treatment. The Intel Corporation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research have now announced that they will be working together in a new initiative that uses wearable technology to help to improve the research being conducted on the disease and the types of treatments that will be available to those who have it. This neurodegenerative brain disease is … Read entire article »

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Mobile devices should be hidden away for the best social interactions

Mobile devices should be hidden away for the best social interactions

According to a recent study, for a great conversation, smartphones should be undetectable. Researchers from the department of urban affairs at Virginia Tech have released the results of a study that they have conducted with regards to the impact of the presence of mobile devices on the quality of social interactions. Though these gadgets are seen as social tools and are meant to bring individuals information, they may not help in person. Despite the fact that mobile devices … Read entire article »

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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 »

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Yahoo re-launches its e-commerce service

Yahoo re-launches its e-commerce service

Yahoo Stores is being re-launched in order to help the company find a footing in the digital retail space Yahoo has announced that it will be re-launching its beleaguered e-commerce platform, called Yahoo Stores. The platform had served as a way for the company to connect with digital consumers and businesses, providing them with a way to shop online. Unfortunately, the platform found it difficult to compete with others being offered by companies like Amazon and … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality motorcycle helmet now available to buy from Skully

Augmented reality motorcycle helmet now available to buy from Skully

This long awaited AR wearable technology device can now be preordered by the first who will use it. Skully has now announced that it is taking preorders for its motorcycle helmet called the AR-1, which brings augmented reality into a heads up display so that the wearer will be able to take advantage of driving directions, speed data, incoming calls from a smartphone, and many other features. The information from these features is displayed in the helmet, … Read entire article »

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Smartphone kill switch bill in California faces the governor

Smartphone kill switch bill in California faces the governor

This legislation would require handset manufactures to include special anti-theft software on their devices. A bill that would require anti-theft technology in the form of a smartphone kill switch to be installed into devices that are going to be sold in California, is now before the state governor after it was passed by a final vote in the Senate. This mobile security bill was introduced by Senator Mark Leno, with the San Francisco District Attorney’s support. San Francisco … Read entire article »

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Mobile devices bill signed by Obama allows for “unlocking”

Mobile devices bill signed by Obama allows for “unlocking”

The president has now added his signature to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. U.S. President Barak Obama was in the White House Oval Office when he signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act that was created to help to improve the choices available to consumers and to enhance competition in the wireless industry by giving consumers the opportunity to unlock their mobile devices, among other options. This was a bipartisan bill that … Read entire article »

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