Apple Lightning connector cables may come to an end

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The iPhone maker may need to abandon its charging cable due to moves by European lawmakers. Members of the European Parliament are moving to require technology giants to adopt one universal charging method, for which the Lightning connector would be in violation. Apple’s cable is used for charging and syncing its various devices and gadgets, such as the iPhone. That said, Apple products are not also compatible with the two other types of charger currently used in the rechargeable technology industry. Their compatibility is exclusive to the Lightning connector. They…

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Cow facial recognition technology is changing farming in India

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Tech for livestock farmers has become a serious business in the country where animal wearables thrive. Hundreds of tech start ups have launched in India focused on livestock, including cow facial recognition devices and systems. This trend is changing agribusiness in the country. Agri-science technology such as livestock wearable health monitors are vital to these producers. This agri-science boom has inspired investors as cow facial recognition has taken off as vital solutions for the industry. It has raised hopes within a struggling but important sector in the country, though government…

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Google Chrome QR code generator is headed to a future browser version

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The tech giant has chosen to work quick response codes into an upcoming version of its browser. Google is working on adding a Chrome QR code generator to an upcoming version of the popular browser. The idea is to provide a new and simple way to send websites directly from a desktop or laptop screen onto a mobile device. Using quick response codes makes it possible for a quick scan to send a desktop site to a phone. Typing a URL into a mobile device is an inconvenient task. After…

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China’s Huawei smartphones are now built without US parts

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The Chinese telecom giant has managed to source formerly American components from elsewhere. After having been blacklisted in the United States, Huawei smartphones – which used to be built with a number of U.S. made components, are now being manufactured with parts sourced elsewhere. The Chinese telecom giant has managed to replace its American made components in order to create its popular devices without anything made in the United States. A recent analysis has shown that the new devices are already being manufactured by the company. The analysis was conducted…

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Mobile commerce gains leap ahead to record 80 percent adoption rate

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New Ipsos data shows that 4 out of 5 people around the world use smartphones in order to shop. Consumers are now shopping on their smartphones, leading to mobile commerce gains the world has never seen before, revealed a study conducted by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal. At the same time that consumers are shopping on these devices, they remain concerned about security. The poll involved the participation of 22,000 consumers around the world. It examined mobile commerce gains across all age groups. This research found that 80 percent of…

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