Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry, Yahoo, FCC, smart eyewear
By Staff reports
October 18, 2013
As an IT professional, I’ve been working with BlackBerry since its debut in black and white around the turn of the millennium. Once, BlackBerrys were the hottest property in my department, literally being worn out through overuse. Now? I’m seeing devices being returned by staff that are still in “as new” condition, The Guardian reports.
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Yahoo results suggest lagging share of fast-growing mobile ads
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer showed in the third quarter that she can get a lot of quality products out the door in a hurry, USA Today reports.
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How the FCC plans to clear the air for more mobile data
Not long from now, cars will start talking to other cars. Wearable technology will put the Internet on your body. Phones won't just be for interacting with the Web anymore; they'll also start to respond to other inanimate objects around them. All of this stuff depends on radio signals moving back and forth between devices. Problem is, with so many of these transmissions crowding the airwaves, a lot of them could get lost to interference, according to The Washington Post.
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Augmented reality apps: Making the case for smart eyewear
Wired reports that the publicity around Google Glass has helped stir attention for the market potential of wearable technology. In what appears to be the future of smart eyewear, Google Glass is merely the biggest player in what is quickly becoming the next big technological trend. Other tech giants like Sony and Microsoft and lesser-known, but formidable, competitors Vuzix and Recon Instruments are next on the list to develop their own wearable gadgets. As the consumer tech world awaits the advent of wearable tech, where we all hope to exist Jetsons-like, will augmented reality (AR) apps define the future of smart eyewear?
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