The Samsung Developer Conference 2014 was an exciting few days and took place November 11-13, 2014 showcasing Smart devices, Smart homes and Smart people! The future of wearables, and the opportunity to participate and present in the future of Connected Living was all the rage.
By now it is also well known that mobile commerce capabilities are crucial to any business that sells online. In the U.S. alone, mobile commerce market is poised to hit $114 billion in 2014, and projected to influence more than $600 billion in total retail sales by 2016, according to Forrester Research.
Apple’s big event Tuesday comes at a crucial time for the world’s most successful and highly valued computer company. You can stream live video of the special event on September 9 at 10a.m. PDT.
Steve Jobs acquired many tech rivals in the 80s with the emergence of Apple in particular, IBM. After 30 years of competition and clashing with IBM, the two companies have laid down a truce in the form of a business partnership working together to co-develop business-centric apps for iPhones and iPads.
Knives, Baseball bats, Spray Paint amongst many other sharp objects, sporting goods and guns and firearms are obviously banned from travelers when boarding an airplane. Soon to join this list of prohibited items (in certain countries) - dead mobile devices.
"How are you?" now has a really accurate answer, thanks to Apple's HealthKit. Health providers can now sync data with existing medical records, and even keep track of a patients' health in new ways, such as the ability to handle data entry and statistical analysis of simple health data and present the results with mobile devices.
Oculus Rift is not only revolutionizing virtual reality headsets, but is also affordable enough for consumers. The company behind the Rift is Oculus VR, a company founded by 21-year-old Palmer Luckey and recently bought by Facebook for $2 billion. The Rift allows users to feel like they are inside of another world - it will follow your movements in real-time and gives you full mobility so you can lean in, look up, and move around at will. It's no surprised that Technology Review named the Rift one of the '10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2014'.
Wearable technologies are being used for crime-fighting now, thanks to two innovative companies, Cuff and First Sign.
Cuff is a jewelry company that allows you to contact a chosen group of people quickly in case of an emergency. All the wearer has to do is push the cuff when they are in danger and if their group has a cuff of their own it will vibrate. If not, then the alert will go directly to their phones, with the alert including your location and health information. Select your group of friends and family right inside your Cuff app.
What is the one technological devices you never leave home without? Your cellphone, your laptop, others may even say their tablet but perhaps one items is missing - a shirt! OMsignal - the first ever collection of biometric smartwear just recently unveiled its wearable shirt that raises the quality of your fitness.
Each year Mary Meeker releases a technology trends report, and the 2014 report was just released on Wednesday, May 28th. While the report talks about many aspects of technology, it was clear that mobile has the strongest potential.
Among the information reported, it has become apparent that mobile Internet usage is much higher than traditional Internet usage. In fact, mobile data traffic is up 81% compared to last year, with mobile Internet usage up to 25%.