Mobile Minutes: F.A.A, Google Hummingbird, 3D sensors, powering mobile
October 2, 2013
The F.A.A. recognized the necessity to update its policies on electronics on planes given the proliferation of electronic devices in recent years, particularly smartphones and tablets.
F.A.A. panel backs easing of device rules
Airline passengers should be allowed to use their personal electronic devices to read, play games or enjoy movies and music, even when planes are on the ground or flying below 10,000 feet, according to recommendations an advisory panel sent to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday, according to the New York Times.
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Google Hummingbird: A mobile content marketing strategy just became essential
Website and business owners are generally coming to terms with the fact that their sites must be mobile-friendly in order to be accessible and appealing to all types of website visitors. This has been hammered into reality with the release of Google’s latest algorithm update, Hummingbird, which enables Google to better understand and display results for long-tail search queries as well as natural-language (ie, spoken) queries, per Forbes.
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Depth-sensing cameras head to mobile devices
Adding 3-D sensors to existing and future mobile devices will enable augmented-reality games, handheld 3-D scanning, and better photography, according to MIT Technology Review.
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Scientists use lightning bolt to charge mobile phone
Some 200 years after Mary Shelley used lightning to breathe life into Frankenstein's monster, scientists have copied her idea to power a phone, BBC reports.
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