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        Entry Wearable technology field growing

entry Mar 15 2016, 01:44 AM
Smartphones were just the beginning of a huge industry of smart products and wearable technology. We may not have known it when they first came out, but they have become the center hub for everything in our lives. With such powerful technology at our fingertips, it just makes sense that we would start creating more products to tap into that technology and make things a little easier for us.

All started with smartwatches

The first of wearable technology to come out was the smartwatch. Intended to be a quick access to your phone that doubles as a fitness tracker, there is huge potential for growth in the segment. Many companies are experimenting with added all kinds of features to smartwatches to help make everyday life just a little easier. There are applications for businesses, parents, law enforcement, and more. Businesses can use them to keep in close contact with their employees and to quickly get out information in the event of an emergency. Parents can use them to track the location of their kids, which could be especially helpful in the event of a kidnapping. They may even potentially be used with prisoners and ex-cons on parole in order to check up on their location and monitor their use of drugs or alcohol. It is truly amazing the technology that can be put into a smartwatch and then monitored easily through smartphone apps.

Moving into glasses

The next big segment seems to be glasses. Google glasses have already been announced and tested, but they havenít hit the market hard. They are hoping to get to the point where the glasses can record information, analyze what is being seen, and even be used to recognize names and information about people you meet. Unfortunately, they are hideous, and Google has a long way to go, but it looks like the company may be facing some tough competition.

Though it is still just a rumor, Snapchat may be looking to create its own smart glasses. Though it is anticipated this kind of product would be more of a use in social media contexts, the $16 billion company might be on to something and may even beat Google to the punch. According to Tech Crunch, it is unclear whether or not this is really the end goal for Snapchat, but it is looking like a real possibility given the company has purchased Vergence Labs, known for having created smart glasses with an embedded camera, and it has shown a lot of interest in augmented reality. Only time will tell where this is headed, but maybe it is good that Google is starting to face some real competition.

All leading back to smartphones


Of course, none of these technologies would be able to work correctly without a smartphone, which means people are going to become more dependent on smartphones than ever. Your business should be making attempts and preparations to take advantage of smartphone technology. It is easier than ever to market to customers who are constantly connected, so get on board and kick your mobile marketing plans into high gear.

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Source: techcrunch.com/2016/03/11/snapchat-has-a-secret-team-possibly-building-a-pair-of-smart-glasses/




AndreaWilson     

        Entry Mobile World Conference: First Day

entry Mar 1 2016, 03:57 AM
The Mobile World Conference has kicked off, which means there are a lot of new and exciting technologies being announced and shown off. There are sure to be many exciting things announced in the coming days, but today there have already been some great mobile devices seen. Here is a quick rundown of the most important releases today, thanks to Computer World.

Overall, it seems like the three introduced phones are going to be aimed at very different markets. Though they will probably all see some success, it is too early to know for sure. A lot of the features havenít been released on the phones yet, and only the Samsung Galaxy has a release date yet. Hopefully, we can get more details soon on the specs of the phones in order to figure out which ones are going to be the best purchase for consumers.

LG G5: Replaceable battery


Most phone manufacturers have switched over to batters that are incased in the phone, so you canít switch it out and are forced to use portable battery chargers if you want to extend the longevity of your phone life. A lot of people have been upset with this as the option for replaceable battery phones has started to dwindle. Fortunately, the LG G5 battery can be replaced by slipping off the bottom part of the phone and popping it out. The bad news is the phone wonít be waterproof, which might kill the deal for a lot of mobile users.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Slight changes


Though the Galaxy phones are definitely new and improved from last yearís models, they are still showing improvements that fans are happy with. The screen sizes increase slightly to 5.1 inch diagonal with the S7 and 5.7 inch diagonal with the Edge, and the Edge will have more screen space with the rounding edge like last yearís model. The camera is improved, and overall, the phone is sleeker than before. The Micro SD tray has been added back this year, which people are very happy about, and it is again waterproof, which is another huge bonus for Galaxy fans.

HP Elite x3: All about IT


As a Windows phone the, HP Elite x3 is designed to have the ability to plug into a monitor and keyboard and run just like a full-blown computer. It has a windows operating system and a lot of potential for personalization used in businesses. This is especially helpful for businesspeople who are going to be on the run a lot and donít want to lug around a computer when they want to hop on and do some work. The phone is also going to be waterproof and claims to be able to withstand drops up to four feet, which makes it fairly durable to hand out to employees if your business wants to run with it.

Mobile Technology News brought to you by biztexter.com

Sources: computerworld.com/article/3036120/mobile-wireless/first-look-the-lg-g5-samsung-galaxy-7-and-hp-elite-x3-premiere-at-the-mobile-world-congress.html




 
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