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It’s Popcorn Time on Chromecast!
17 July, 2014 |  Article Source: Rob LaPointe

It’s Popcorn Time on Chromecast!

It’s Popcorn Time on Chromecast!

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Amazon’s Fire Phone is another in a long line of clever business strategies by Amazon. It’s a high risk direction, since it’s clearly no easy task introducing a new smartphone platform at this stage. With iOS and Android so clearly … Read more

Amazon’s Fire Phone is another in a long line of clever business strategies by Amazon. It’s a high risk direction, since it’s clearly no easy task introducing a new smartphone platform at this stage. With iOS and Android so clearly dominating that even Microsoft struggles to gain traction, this isn’t a friendly market for newcomers. But if the Fire Phone succeeds even a little bit, it’s going to be very profitable for Amazon. Read More

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Samsung is rumored to be releasing yet another new smartwatch in the coming months. This will be their fourth smartwatch model released this year, following the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. The new watch will have its … Read more

Samsung is rumored to be releasing yet another new smartwatch in the coming months. This will be their fourth smartwatch model released this year, following the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. The new watch will have its own SIM card and GPS, along with the rest of the Gear line’s goodies, like a camera, heart rate sensor, etc. The question everyone is asking now is, “wait, why would we need this?” Read More

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Google’s project Loon is a Google X project which aims to use high altitude balloons to distribute internet access to places that lack network infrastructure. It’s a huge undertaking, and there are a lot of possible reasons why it could … Read more

Google’s project Loon is a Google X project which aims to use high altitude balloons to distribute internet access to places that lack network infrastructure. It’s a huge undertaking, and there are a lot of possible reasons why it could fail. At TechCrunch Disrupt this week, Google’s Astro Teller talked a bit about project Loon as an example of turning obstacles into opportunities. Specifically, their problem was that they needed a slice of harmonized spectrum in order to create their network—without that they’d have no bandwidth for wireless transmissions, just some useless floating antenna with nothing connected to them. Read More

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There’s been a lot of talk about Cortana since her unveiling last week, especially in comparison to the equivalent services on iOS and Android, Siri and Google Now. Articles everywhere are claiming that it’s going to elevate digital assistants to … Read more

There’s been a lot of talk about Cortana since her unveiling last week, especially in comparison to the equivalent services on iOS and Android, Siri and Google Now. Articles everywhere are claiming that it’s going to elevate digital assistants to a whole new level, or blow Siri and Google Now out of the water; but frankly, those articles have failed to provide much support for their sensational titles, and it’s not necessarily because the titles are wrong. Cortana does have something that blows the competition out of the water. It’s a game-changer for mobile technology everywhere, but I’m not going to tell you why in this paragraph because that would ruin the suspense. Cortana

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iBeacons, for those that don’t know, are physical hardware devices that can be placed anywhere you want them. For a basic run-down of function: they use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to reach out and connect to compatible mobile devices at … Read more

iBeacons, for those that don’t know, are physical hardware devices that can be placed anywhere you want them. For a basic run-down of function: they use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to reach out and connect to compatible mobile devices at about a 50 meter range (varies due to environmental factors). Devices within the connected area can communicate with the beacon, allowing whoever controls it to send messages back and forth between connected devices and the iBeacon.

The basic, showcase example of iBeacons is placing them around a retail store, allowing the store to communicate with a dedicated app on the shoppers’ phones. And when they want to make a purchase, the iBeacon can turn that app into a simple and easy POS. So now that they’ve been out for a while, where are they? Read More

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