Unlike smartphone addicts who spend hours a day on social media, playing games or watching videos, residents of Basan village are using smartphones to save lives and local incomes. The safety alerts about wild Asian elephants they spread help prevent injuries and economic losses that can be caused by the roaming rainforest giants. The village, in the Xishuangbanna Dai … [Read more...] about Smartphones help tame giant forest threat
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Would you pay for wireless Internet connectivity on a plane if it were available? Are there certain flights you would consider doing so (such as intercontinental) versus those you wouldn't (domestic)? A neat article by Joe Sharkey in the New York Times today details the trend of airlines rushing head over heels to offer Wi-Fi Internet connections in domestic aircraft cabins … [Read more...] about Would you use in-flight Wi-Fi? (Would you pay for it?)
US wireless carriers are starting to model the European idea of selling no-contract, unsubsidized smartphones and consumers are finally realizing the actual price of their phone separately from their wireless service contract. There are ways to buy your own device at a price less than the carrier store and I just recently discovered a website that ended up helping me find two … [Read more...] about Swappa is the place to find lightly used smartphone, tablet and smartwatch gems
Eight in 10 Singaporeans say they will use their smartphones instead of cash or physical payment cards to pay for goods and services in physical retail stores. The survey finding from Visa signalled positive consumer sentiments towards mobile payments, as adoption of contactless payment continued to grow, said Ooi Huey Tyng, Visa's country manager for Singapore and Brunei. The … [Read more...] about Majority in Singapore will use smartphones to pay for goods
Apple will use Intel chips over Qualcomm's for some versions of the iPhone 7, Bloomberg reports. The development would be significant for Intel, which has seen serious setbacks in its mobile ambitions this year. Intel said it does not comment on rumors, while Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Apple is turning to Intel modem chips for versions of the … [Read more...] about Report: Some versions of Apple’s iPhone 7 will use Intel chips
posted on 11 May 2012, 08:20 9 4. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011) Maybe if the USPS would stop KICKING THEM AROUND, they would stop catching on fire! posted on 11 May 2012, 08:47 2 5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011) Another instance where private businesses are better than government programs. posted on 11 May 2012, 11:15 1 … [Read more...] about Comments for : USPS won’t ship smartphones or tablets overseas anymore, battery chemistry to blame
posted on 02 Nov 2015, 05:17 14 1. g2a5b0e (unregistered) Choice is always good for the consumer. posted on 02 Nov 2015, 10:40 2 24. g2a5b0e (unregistered) That has nothing to do with my comment. Don't reply to me just to get your comment near the top. That's a douche move. 26. Bernoulli (Posts: 4358; Member since: 01 Sep 2012) Here and there it does have to … [Read more...] about Comments for : Do you wish Japanese smartphones were more popular in the West?
Chipmaking giant Intel has been saying for years (and years … and years) that it will be a major force in the smartphone and tablet markets, but things haven’t worked out that way. Although the power and sophistication of Intel’s CPU’s are largely unmatched, the mobile world is almost entirely driven by processors based on power-efficient designs from … [Read more...] about Why is Intel’s smartphone strategy focusing overseas?
Traveling into and out of the United States is always going to be annoying - there are long lines, tons of people who don't know what they are doing, delays, and of course some people can't even get through because of laws and bans. However, there is something else you might want to add to your list that makes international flying not only annoying, but downright dangerous: … [Read more...] about Never Take Your Smartphone On An International Trip Again
According to a new Gartner report the overall Smartphone market has the slowest growth rate since 2013 in Q2 of 2015. "While demand for lower-cost 3G and 4G smartphones continued to drive growth in emerging markets, overall smartphone sales remained mixed region by region in the second quarter of 2015," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner.Despite the launch of new … [Read more...] about Gartner: Apple Gains And Samsung Loses Smartphone Market Share