Study: Nearby Smartphones Reduce Cognitive Power, Even When Off

According to the results of a recent study, the mere presence of a smartphone is enough to reduce the cognitive abilities of the smartphone owner. The study (published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research) was specifically interested in looking at the phenomenon of ‘brain drain’ within an individual and when related to […]

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Qualcomm Announces Mobile VR Sensor, Controller Partnerships

Qualcomm today announced that it has formed three new partnerships, collectively designed to further the company’s mobile VR ambitions. The three agreements see Qualcomm teaming up with Bosch Sensortec, OmniVision, and Ximmerse. The first, Bosch Sensortec, is designed to see the inclusion of the BMX055 orientation sensor within Qualcomm’s Head Mounted Display Accelerator Program (HAP). […]

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Lyft Update Adds ‘Pickup Suggestions’ To Save On Time

Lyft has today announced a new feature that is rolling out as part of an update to the company’s Android app. The new feature is ‘Pickup Suggestions’ and as the name suggests, will see the app suggesting locations that the rider may want to consider for their rendezvous with their driver. That is, locations which […]

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BabelOn Wants To Translate Your Voice As Well As Your Words

BabelOn is a new speech and language synthesis technology that is currently looking to attract backers on Indiegogo. In simple terms, this is a new translation option. Although, this is one which is certainly less traditional than what you will currently find on the market. While there are a number of apps and services that […]

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Google Posts Now Available To Local Businesses

Google Posts is now available to local businesses who are already using the Google My Business service. Those businesses will now be able to create Google Posts, which are linked on the company’s Google Business listing, and keep customers informed of any and all changes, updates, or promotions, as and when they happen. While Google […]

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Google Will Stop Using Consumer Gmail For Ad Personalization

Google has today announced that it will soon stop the practice of using Gmail for information which can be used to target individuals with personalized ads. Google has not specifically stated when this change will occur, and instead has simply noted that the change will take place “later this year.” It is important to note […]

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Android TV: Turn Your NVIDIA SHIELD Into A Sega Master System

The capabilities of Android TV as a platform do seem to be endless. While it is already clear that this is a platform built for gaming (as much as anything else), it still can be surprising just how much you can do with an Android TV device. Although, the extent to the experience encountered often […]

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OUKITEL U22 Put Through Gaming Tests In New Video

The OUKITEL U22 is one of the latest smartphones to be announced by OUKITEL, although it has yet to become available. What is clear though is that this is a smartphone that places a good deal of its focus on its cameras. This is because the OUKITEL U22 does not come with two, or even […]

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YouTube: 1.5 Billion Logged In Viewers Every Month

YouTube today announced that it now has over 1.5 billion viewers logging in each month, marking a new milestone for the video-sharing site. However, it is not just the number of viewers who log in each month that is impressive, as the same announcement also detailed that on average, YouTube viewers watch more than one […]

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Here Are The First Videos Showcasing VR180 On YouTube

Google and YouTube today announced VR180. This is like traditional VR but instead of focusing on a fully immersive 360-degree experience, VR180 looks to provide a similar to VR experience, but only for everything that can be seen in one direction. Following the initial announcement, YouTube has also now made available the first selection of […]

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