What the Apple-Samsung verdict means for your smartphone

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Discussion:  Apple won its nearly $1 billion dollar patent  lawsuit against Samsung–a decision that is likely to affect the entire smartphone industry.  Samsung was unable to prove that any of Apple’s patents were invalid, which means that other manufacturers, like Google, are probably going to change the way they do things to avoid a similar… Read more »

How cell phone companies prepare for hurricanes

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Discussion:  As tropical storm Isaac heads toward Florida, wireless network providers are working hard to shore up their systems to ensure that there is no disruption in service.  Severe winds and blackouts can knock out cell towers, which disrupt communications for citizens as well as emergency crews and rescue workers.  As the storm approaches, carriers… Read more »

Get deals with facial recognition camera

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Discussion:  Facedeals is a new app that allows users to receive coupons based on what they ‘like’ and the profile that they create on Facebook.  Facial recognition cameras will scan the users face, match it with their Facebook profile, and send the user coupons for the establishments that they are visiting.  Those opposed to the new… Read more »

High-tech clothes that make cocktails, turn see-through

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Discussion:  Clothes on show at the “Technosenual” exhibit in Austria are designed to catch the interest of both fashionistas and tech heads.  One of the dresses at the exhibit is made of different color bubbles that reveals the wearer’s emotional state using biometric sensors that trigger different light and color displays.  A different dress dispenses… Read more »