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Monday’s Emergency Alert Aids in Apprehending New York City, New Jersey Bombing Suspect

September 19, 2016 3:14 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 15682
U.S. officials issued an unusual emergency alert Monday morning to New York City residents via their mobile devices, warning them to be on the look out for a man wanted for questioning in connection with multiple incidents — including two explosions — across New York and New Jersey over the weekend. The alert result in authorities apprehending the… View Article

Samsung Recalls 1 Million Galaxy Note 7 Phones Due to Exploding Batteries

September 16, 2016 12:41 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10152
Just two weeks after Samsung launched its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officially recalled the device Thursday after dozens of users reported it catching fire while charging. The recall comes a week after the CPSC told customers to “immediately stop using and power down” the device. The agency said they have received… View Article

Walmart Patents New Self-Driving Shopping Carts

September 15, 2016 3:36 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 15779
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

Apple Continues to Expand into Digital Health Tracking with Gliimpse Acquisition

August 28, 2016 5:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11047
Apple’s ambitions in the digital health technology sector continue to expand with its latest acquisition of Gliimpse, a startup that aims to make it easier for patients to manage their personal health records and data. Although Apple frequently purchases smaller companies, they rarely formally announce their acquisitions. However, the tech giant did confirm the Gliimpse purchase… View Article

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

August 3, 2016 9:20 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5959
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: 5759
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

New Study Shows Pokémon GO is Used Twice as Much as Facebook

July 25, 2016 5:42 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 8043
On Friday the analytics company 7Park Data released data that revealed people are spending a significant more time playing Pokémon GO—the latest gaming phenomenon from Nintendo—than they are on Facebook, YouTube or Snapchat. 7Park Data’s new report shows that during its first week, Pokémon GO users spent 75 minutes per day playing the insanely popular… View Article

Macy’s Unveils New In-Store Mobile Shopping Assistant

July 21, 2016 7:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 12072
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