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Amazon technology news buzzes with cheap Fire TV Stick

Amazon technology news buzzes with cheap Fire TV Stick

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This rival to Chromecast will be sold for $39, or to Prime members who pre-order for a much lower $19. While Google Chromecast made massive technology news when it released its television streaming stick for under $40, Amazon has just created competition with the unveiling of its Fire Stick dongle that will plug into a consumer’s television. The dongle is being sold for only $39 and requires only an HDMI port and a … Read entire article »

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Smartwatches from Motorola – Moto 360 – receive massive software update

Smartwatches from Motorola – Moto 360 – receive massive software update

This wearable technology device based on Android Wear will automatically improve battery life. The maker of the Moto 360 smartwatches, Motorola, has now released an important update for the devices that will give the user the benefits of automatically shutting off ambient mode in order to enjoy an improvement of 15 percent in its battery life. The company has announced that a number of other improvements are included in this update for its wearables. Among the changes to … Read entire article »

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Google Glass could bring millions in savings to KFC and other fast food chains

Google Glass could bring millions in savings to KFC and other fast food chains

These augmented reality glasses have the potential to save companies millions through improved worker efficiency. One of the largest fast food chains in the world, KFC, has recently run a trial using Google Glass, in which its employees were trained to use the device with a software program that was designed to help them to improve their overall efficiency rate. The parent company for that fast food chain, Yum Brands, could reduce its labor costs considerably. The training … Read entire article »

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“Smart blade” wearable technology studies the bodies of figure skaters

“Smart blade” wearable technology studies the bodies of figure skaters

Athletes have been among the people who benefit the most from wearables, from performance to health. Figure skating can look graceful and effortless, but everything from the spins to the quadruples and the triple axel can take its toll on an athlete’s body, and now wearable technology in the form of a “smart blade” can help to measure that impact. The goal is not only to be able to improve the athlete’s performance, but also to avoid … Read entire article »

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You likely take your smartphone to bed, says mobile technology study

You likely take your smartphone to bed, says mobile technology study

A recent QR Code Press survey revealed that the majority of people sleep next to cell phones. QR Code Press has released the results of a new mobile technology survey it has conducted to examine certain behaviors with regards to smartphone use, such as taking their devices to bed with them. The survey highlighted a larger issue regarding sleep deprivation and how mobile devices have affected the way people rest. As smartphones, tablets, and wearables become commonplace in … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology may face security challenges

Wearable technology may face security challenges

New wearable devices may become popular targets for hackers and some malicious groups Wearable technology is gaining ground. While relatively few companies have plans to release a wearable device in the near future, there are some big-name companies that will be among the first to tackle market challenges when they introduce their devices in 2015 and 2016. Apple is one such company. Apple plans to launch its Apple Watch platform in the very near future, but … Read entire article »

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Survey presents some interesting data about wearable technology

Survey presents some interesting data about wearable technology

New survey aims to gauge consumer interest in wearable devices coming from certain brands PricewaterhousCoopers, a multinational professional services network, has released the results of a new survey concerning wearable technology. The survey has collected information from 1,000 respondents and is meant to gauge consumer interest in wearable devices coming from various brands. Over the past few years, there has been some question as to whether or not consumers would show any interest in wearable devices. … Read entire article »

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Samsung mobile devices receive NSA approval

Samsung mobile devices receive NSA approval

A number of the company’s gadgets, such as the Galaxy Note 4 can now have classified info clearance. This week, Samsung Electronics Co. announced that some of its mobile devices have received the approval of the U.S. National Security Agency, which has stated that these gadgets can be used by government officials that need to use them to transport classified information. This is very good news for the device maker that has been struggling to keep up … Read entire article »

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