New Facebook Horizon VR social platform begins user testing

VR social platform - Facebook

The tech giant views virtual reality as the future of digital interaction that aligns smoothly with its platform. Facebook views its Horizon VR social media platform as the future of social media interaction. This is a space the company is seeking to lead in order to keep hold of its position at the top of its category as it evolves. After acquiring a number of leading virtual reality game developers, the company pushed the tech forward. The virtual reality game developers are all being integrated into Facebook’s own Oculus virtual…

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US mobile wallet use is about to become greater than credit card usage online

Mobile wallet use - mobile payments

The slow adoption of m-payments in the United States is finally taking off to mainstream levels. Mobile wallet use in the United States has been slow to take off, particularly when compared to countries in Asia and Europe. That said, the use of m-payments has finally started taking off and will eventually overtake credit cards. The adoption rate for mobile wallet use in the U.S. is rising. A new F.I.S. report predicts that the use of smartphones to complete online payment transactions will overtake credit cards. This is an important…

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Danone baby formula QR codes offer parents improved transparency

Baby formula QR codes - baby with bottle

The new barcoding service will show consumers the entire journey of several product brands. Danone recently unveiled a new system of baby formula QR codes. The goal of the new digitally enabled feature is to offer shoppers a way to understand precisely where the product came from. The company is seeking to improve its “farm to fork” journey transparency in several of its brands. Among the brands that will benefit from the baby formula QR codes include Nutrilon, Aptamil, Laboratoire Gallia, and Karicare. Consumers can use their smartphone cameras to…

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Mobile phone habits study shows most kids sleep next to devices

Mobile phone habits - Children with smartphones

Over half of children say their smartphones are beside their bed overnight, according to a new study. New research findings have shown that over half of all kids say their mobile phone habits include keeping their device on their bedside overnight. The study is an annual survey of young people and they way they use media. The results were published in a Childwise report. It examined a number of mobile phone habits among children. It determined that kids are getting their first smartphones at an earlier age. Most – that…

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Apple Lightning connector cables may come to an end

Lightning Connector - Cables

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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