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The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns) | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/18/the-four-waves-of-augmented-reality-that-apple-owns/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Augmented/virtual reality is seen as the fourth wave of consumer technology. AR could become much bigger than VR.  AR itself is comsists of four waves: mobile AR software, mobile AR hardware, tethered smartglasses and standalone smartglasses. These four waves could drive AR from tens of millions of users and $1.2 billion last year, to more than a

Apple iPhone goes on sale, June 29, 2007 | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4376482/Apple-iPhone-goes-on-sale–June-29–2007?utm_content=buffer9cd6a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Ten years ago Apple iPhone went on sale in the United States. This disruptive device has been one of the electronics industry’s most successful lines to date. A new version of the iPhone has been released every year since the original.

Our Obsession With Smartphones Reduces Our Brain Power, Says Study | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/our-obsession-with-smartphones-reduces-our-brain-power-says-study/ The brain has a finite pool of attention resources – the “limited-capacity” cognitive resources. It seems that lots of smartphone use diminishes a person’s working memory capacity and “fluid intelligence” – the ability to solve novel problems independent of already stored information, which is called “crystallized intelligence”.

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458460/Want-5G–It-s-going-to-take-an-IP-anyhaul-overhaul?utm_content=bufferecb1e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Much of the ongoing discussion around 5G is focused on use cases: wireless broadband to the home, in-vehicle infotainment, immersive event experiences, truck platooning, remote health care, smart cities and smart factories to name a few. Mobile networks and cloud packet core

Triggertrap Open Sources Its Mobile Dongle Hardware

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/26/triggertrap-open-sources-mobile-dongle-hardware/ As Triggertrap camera accessories. As the company continues winding down its business, their Triggertrap Mobile Dongles are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Those dongles allow to trigger camera with smart phone app. But there’s some good news now: the company has decided to open source the hardware, making it is possible to build your own dongle. I

Apple introduces iOS 11 | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/05/apple-introduces-ios-11/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook iOS 11 was the least surprising announcement of WWDC. Apple has announced new versions of its mobile operating system at its developer conference for years.  The final version of iOS 11 won’t be available until September.

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/02/holokit-is-like-google-cardboard-for-augmented-reality/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKitis an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented reality experience with

What to expect from Google I/O 2017

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/16/what-to-expect-from-google-io-2017/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook Google’s annual I/O developer conference starts on Wednesday. I ecpect it to be full of news and announcements. The next version of Google’s mobile OS – Android O will likely be revealed.  Android is going to work beyond smartphones and tablets. Android O could bring additional VR features.  Google pushes Wear and Wear-related tech and development

USB quick charging and Honor 8

Modern smart phones use lots of powr, have high capacity batteries and many people want that they can be charged quickly. Fast charging is a name for battery charging technologies that charges the battery faster that normally by increasing the charging power. The standard USB charging is somewhat complicated enough with several standard versions and

After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts • The Register

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/03/hackers_fire_up_ss7_flaw/ O2-Telefonica in Germany has confirmed to Süddeutsche Zeitung that some of its customers have had their bank accounts drained using a two-stage attack that exploits SS7: Thieves exploited SS7 to intercept two-factor authentication codes sent to online banking customers. Is this beginning of end for use of SMS for two factor authentication? SS7 was known to be