Scientists are working on ways to enable mobile users to charge their phones by yelling. It has to do with what smarter-than-me folks at Queen Mary University of London and Nokia call “stray energy" sources. This idea is as bad as allowing passengers to talk on phones during flights. Silence is golden, people.
Elvis’ Graceland home is implementing beacons for tourists. No word on whether visitors will get messaging asking “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” Of what the message would be after that.
With perks via mobile app and more, 7-Eleven marked the 50th anniversary of the sale of the first “freshly-brewed” coffee. Admittedly, I’m a coffee snob from Seattle, but isn’t using the term freshly-brewed “grounds” for claims of misrepresentation?
As many as 70% of retailers are employing omnichannel strategies, says KPMG.
Mobile spending on programmatic more than doubled this year, eMarketer tells us.
Due to privacy regulations and concerns, Apple has reportedly banned iOS developers from selling HealthKit data to ad networks.
Sony's rumored QX1 lens could turn a smartphone into a DSLR (digital single lens reflex camera), according to Gizmodo.
Will eye and head-tracking do what police and Mom can’t - convince people to stop texting and driving? General Motors will install a half-million devices in cars over the next few years, according to the Financial Times. The technology supposedly will know when a driver is texting by gauging eye and head movements. More importantly, it will then implore the driver to stop.
The tweet of the week is from friend and former colleague Mick Prendergast (@rMEDIUM) -if @apple can't keep nude selfies safe...how can we trust them with our money?
Per a study by Internet Retailer, mobile ecommerce accounts for 21 percent of all online purchases.
There has been a 49% growth in mobile malware since 2011, McAfee found. I would’ve bet the over on that number.