This year an estimated 2.4 billion people will play mobile games

Mobile Games - Candy Crush Games

A new report reveals that mobile gamers are a “lucrative, untapped audience for brands.” Newzoo has collaborated with Activision Blizzard and released a new mobile games report called “Betting on Billions: Unlocking the Power of Mobile Gamers.” The report outlines how mobile gamers are important to brands as they represent a lucrative and untapped audience and predicts that approximately 2.4 billion people will play mobile games this year. Mobile gaming is the third most popular mobile app. According to market intelligence firm Newzoo, mobile gaming apps rank as the second-most-popular…

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Free facial recognition software has ability to ID faces in photos

Facial Recognition Software - Photo Sleuth - Virginia Tech

A Virginia Tech assistant professor of computer science seeks to uncover the identities of Civil War soldiers. Kurt Luther, the computer science assistant prof, has developed a free facial recognition software platform that utilizes crowdsourcing to significantly enhance the ability of algorithms to identify faces in photographs. The software program, which is known as Photo Sleuth, was developed by Luther in his efforts to uncover the mysteries of the almost 4 million photographs of Civil War-era images that may exist in the historical record, reports EurekAlert!. Via Photo Sleuth, users…

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AT&T teams up with OneLife to develop OnePulse smartwatch

OnePulse Smartwatch - OnePulse LTE-M Smartwatch - AT&T YouTube

The medical health-tracking watch has been developed by OneLife and is powered by AT&T. The mHealth device, called the OnePulse smartwatch, is the result of a partnership between wireless carrier AT&T and OneLife Technologies Corp., a mobile healthcare software and data-collection company. The health-tracking watch is the first medical wearable certified for AT&T’s LTE-M low-powered network. The AT&T LET-M network connection reportedly offers medical providers with better versatility and a variety of key advantages. The network is an IoT-specific low-powered network variant that supports long battery life. What’s more, it…

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Huawei joins bendable devices trend, revealing its Mate X foldable phone

Huawei Mate X Foldable Phone - Huawei YouTube

Samsung isn’t the only one to release a foldable smartphone-tablet device. Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer, has unveiled its Mate X foldable phone. The company seeks to challenge other big-name players in the market, including Apple and Samsung, the latter of which recently showed off its foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, at its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco, QR Code Press reported. Images of the Huawei phone were accidentally leaked on the eve of the MWC Barcelona. Just before the start of the MWC…

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Finding The Right CMS For Your Business Website

Content Management Systems for your Business Website

One very important tool you need as a business owner for your website is a Content Management System (CMS). This system allows you to create, edit, and manage all your website’s content. If you run an online business, you need to work with the right system for your website to function effectively. We’ve compiled a few pointers that will guide you towards finding the right CMS for your business website:    Check On Ease Of Use The right CMS should be easy for you to use. You need not to have…

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Samsung Galaxy Fold to launch in April in the US

Samsung Galaxy Fold - Samsung YouTube

Samsung has shown off more of what its new foldable phone can do. At its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco, Samsung revealed its new foldable phone that it teased back in November, will be called the Galaxy Fold. Although not yet on the market, Samsung intends to launch its foldable phone at the end of April. The foldable phone can easily fold to fit in a pocket or opened to a tablet-sized screen. The Galaxy Fold features a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display. It is this display that allows…

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Microsoft is bringing a Dynamics 365 app to Android and iOS devices

Dynamics 365 App - Dynamics 365 Remote Assist App for Android - Microsoft

The tech giant is launching its Windows Mixed Reality platform onto mobile phones. Microsoft has unveiled its new Dynamics 365 app which is expected to be available for preview for Android Phones and Apple iOS devices in April. Each platform will preview a different app. There will be a Dynamics 365 Remote Assist application for Android and a Dynamics 365 Product Visualize application for iOS. So far, the apps are focused on businesses not consumers. More specifically, the company is launching the new Dynamics 365 AI and mixed reality applications…

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New DarkMatter smartphone is unlike any other in the world

DarkMatter Smartphone - Katim R01 - DarkMatter Group YouTube

A new mobile phone from UAE-based cybersecurity firm DarkMatter is the world’s first “ultra-secure” smartphone. The DarkMatter smartphone, which is called “Katim R01,” is a new mobile phone that the company has described as being the “world’s first ultra-secure smartphone.” The device was specifically designed by DarkMatter to withstand extreme field conditions and can survive being dropped, immersed in water for up to 30 minutes and run over. The device can also withstand other extremely harsh conditions that a regular smartphone cannot. In addition to water, among the other extremes…

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AR luggage checking feature added to easyJet mobile app

AR luggage checking - Suitcase in airport

The UK budget airline is making it easier and faster for its customers to move through the check-in process. Checking luggage dimensions for carry-on eligibility has been made easier for easyJet airline customers with an AR luggage checking feature. Now, customers of the UK budget airline with an iPhone can visually check the dimensions of their carry-on luggage using augmented reality (AR) via the easyJet iOS mobile app. Travelers can place their luggage within the digital box to see if their bag meets the airline’s carry-on specifications. The AR luggage…

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An Apple facial recognition system could allow drivers to unlock their cars

Apple Facial Recognition - Man in car

A newly-published patent reveals that Apple is working on a new biometric unlock feature for cars. Apple facial recognition tech for cars could be the future. The California-based tech giant, who is no stranger to patenting technology, is now patenting a system that lets drivers gain access to their vehicles via biometrics. The system would allow a car to recognize the owner as they approach. A newly published patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” describes technology that could use face identification to secure cars. The mobile biometric authentication…

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New anti-counterfeit tag could make life difficult for counterfeiters

Anti-counterfeit tag - Anne Klein Handbag

The days of counterfeit designer handbags and medical devices could be over. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have created an unique anti-counterfeit tag that can never be replicated, even by the manufacturer. This “unclonable” tag could be a game changer for helping manufacturer’s ensure product authenticity. Every year counterfeit goods result in economic losses costing billions of dollars. Knock-off goods are items that masquerade as the luxury brand, but are often made of an inferior quality. Each year, billions of dollars is lost to counterfeiters due to…

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