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Walmart Patents New Self-Driving Shopping Carts

September 15, 2016 3:36 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 16750
Last week the U.S. government granted Walmart a patent for a new system of self-driving shopping carts that the company hopes to roll out in stores across the country in the near future. According to the patent request, the shopping carts would be equipped with a detachable “Roomba-like” motor system that uses a combination of… View Article

Make Payments, Unlock Phone Using Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner

August 3, 2016 9:20 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6640
On Tuesday, Samsung officially launched their new Galaxy Note 7, which is equipped with a built-in iris scanner that allows you to complete mobile payments using your eyes. On sale later this month, the Note 7’s infrared iris scanner can also read your eyes to unlock your phone in lieu of a passcode or fingerprint. With a curved, waterproof… View Article

FDA Announces They Will Not Regulate Fitness Trackers & Wellness Apps

August 1, 2016 4:18 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6427
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its highly-anticipated decision that they will not regulate fitness trackers and certain mobile health apps. The recently released final guidance is meant to provide technology companies with a better understanding of which products fall under the FDA’s regulatory authority, and which do not. The FDA said they… View Article

Macy’s Unveils New In-Store Mobile Shopping Assistant

July 21, 2016 7:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 13468
Ten stores are currently pilot-testing the AI mobile service powered by IBM’s Watson On Wednesday, retail brand Macy’s debuted “Macy’s On Call,” the department store’s first in-store digital assistant powered by IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Accessible via smartphone, the new mobile web tool provides shoppers with location-specific information and assistance as the shop around… View Article

Disney Accelerator Announces 9 New Startups For 2016 Program

July 13, 2016 3:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10848
This week Walt Disney Co. kicked off its third annual Disney Accelerator in Los Angeles, revealing nine new startups that have been admitted into the 2016 program. Each year the mentorship-driven investment program selects up to ten innovative media and entertainment startup companies to participate in a three-month program where they work on developing their ideas with the support… View Article

Apple Launches iOS 10 Beta Version to the Public

July 11, 2016 7:32 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7977
On Thursday Apple launched the new iOS 10 in public beta, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience the updated mobile operating system before the the official release in the fall. The public release comes two days after Apple first invited developers to download the new beta software and experiment with it on iPhones, iPad touch and… View Article

Apple Encourages Organ Donation on New iPhone Update

July 5, 2016 9:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6944
Users will be able to register to become an organ donor through iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad software, which is expected to be released this fall Apple announced on Tuesday that the upcoming iPhone iOS 10 software update will allow users to sign up as organ donors via their smartphone. In… View Article

NBC to Broadcast Rio Olympics in Virtual Reality

July 5, 2016 6:32 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6550
NBC recently announced it will be broadcasting 85 hours of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio in virtual reality (VR) this upcoming August. However, only owners of Samsung smartphones and Samsung Gear VR headsets will be able to experience the fully-immersive 360-degree experience. Although the VR content will be presented in delay, viewers can still… View Article

Americans Are Consuming an Entire Hour More of Media Per Day

June 28, 2016 7:43 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9747
A newly released Nielsen report reveals the average U.S. adult is consuming 10 hours and 39 minutes of media per day – a full hour increase from 2015 – with the rise largely contributed to a substantial increase in smartphone and tablet usage. Released on Monday, Nielsen’s Q1 2016 Total Audience Report found that smartphone usage… View Article

New Campaign Warns Travelers of Mobile Hacks at Rio Olympics

June 28, 2016 4:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11450
The U.S. government is launching a multimedia campaign Wednesday advising Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other abroad destinations that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for security breaches. USA Today reported that the “Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield” program warns travelers that foreign security services… View Article

The Biggest Highlights From Apple’s WWDC 2016

June 21, 2016 6:51 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7624
Apple revealed dozens of new software upgrades at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, also known as WWDC, in San Francisco on Monday, June 13.  Apple execs unveiled updates and new features across four of Apple’s largest platforms: iPhone and iPad software (iOS), Mac software (macOS), Apple Watch software (watchOS), and Apple TV software (tvOS). Apple… View Article