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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Cardiff Study Shows How Social Media & A.I. Can Detect Crime

A new study out of Cardiff University in the UK suggests that various social networks like Twitter and Facebook could be extremely useful in crime detection. The paper focuses primarily “disruptive events” such as riots and similar incidents that can be a public safety or security concern. The aptly titled “Can We Predict a Riot? […]

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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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Tech Talk: New Lens Could Clear Up Long-Range Mobile Shots

Two companies – NexOptic and Spectrum – may be on the verge of finalizing the development of a brand new camera lens technology specifically designed to make shots taken over a long range with a smartphone much clearer. In fact, according to the duo, they have already finished the engineering trade study for their telephoto […]

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Galaxy S9 Lineup Could Use 8nm Exynos and 7nm Snapdragon SoC

Samsung’s next flagship Galaxy S device may well end up using two completely different types of processors – a 7-nanometer chip from Qualcomm and an 8-nanometer chip from Samsung’s own foundry. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy devices have typically used the company’s own Exynos processor in some parts of the world and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon in others; since […]

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Pandora CEO Reportedly Planning To Resign

Pandora’s chief executive officer, Tim Westergren, is reportedly planning to step down from the position, according to sources close to the company. Westergren has been leading the company since March of 2016 and played a pivotal role in pushing its Pandora Premium service – which is an add-on, on-demand version of Pandora’s streaming music services […]

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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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Sponsored App Review: Hello World – Travel Discovery & Travel Wallpapers

Wallpaper applications are literally a dime a dozen, so you might be thinking, why would you need another wallpaper app? The thing is Hello World isn’t just any wallpaper app. It specializes in wallpapers based on various travel locations from around the globe, and even includes high resolution images of things from those locations which […]

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White House Tech Industry Meeting To Lead To Less Regulation

Some top technology executives who met with President Trump between June 19th and June 22nd appear to be happy with the results of those meetings for the most part. In addition to the President asking tech giants to step in and update the technology used by the government itself, the tech leaders voiced many concerns […]

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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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