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Testing.

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Get Lost…

Well, not literally but metaphorically as it seems this is the underlying message that Samsung has made regarding the announcement of a partnership with Nokia maps. Their decision to become less dependent on Google could have the unintended by-product of … Continue reading

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Game, Shirt, Match?

Ralph Lauren’s decision to ‘equip’ US Open ball-boys with their ‘Polo Tech’ shirts is not just a potential first-mover advantage but could also be a harbinger for wearable technology being considered fashionable whereas becoming mainstream is a foregone conclusion. (Source) … Continue reading

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TTYL.

Launched as a rival to AOL’s IM (which has also largely gone by the wayside) Microsoft’s MSN Messenger’s planned end-of-service announcement (in China) will essentially signal the demise of two former icons within this space (who have since been passed … Continue reading

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Drone It?

With ‘google-it’ having become some sort of post-modern verb is ‘drone-it’ far behind? Who know? Nevertheless, the firm’s announcement of successfully field-testing (albeit still in the nascent stage regarding distance; payload and real-world disaster conditions) their drones in Australia earlier … Continue reading

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Only ‘Time’ Will Tell…

If Apple’s recent hiring spree of ex-fashion industry veterans and not-out-of-the-gates-just-yet-as-they-want-to-get-it-right approach coupled with the on-going rumors that September 9th is the actual release date of iWatch – the company could have a bonafide hit on their hands. (Source) The … Continue reading

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Non ‘Pace’-Setter.

It’s a surreal comment on the current state of affairs when a software update causes important landmark civil rights legal records to not be included with said upgrade… and, adding insult to injury making them available via hardcopy for a … Continue reading

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Kill Switch.

California has put into law (effective next July 1st) a kill-switch law that’ll (as it now stands) effectively render a lost or stolen, etc. Smartphone useless. As is the case with most progressive legislation expect other states to (potentially) follow … Continue reading

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New Day…

It seems like the same news as Sony’s PlayStation network has been temporally shutdown due to a DNS attack (amongst other fairly high-profile news that hit the firm). The ultimate irony in the on-going cyber-attacks, etc. that make the headlines … Continue reading

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In Another World.

Although now / oftentimes (unfortunately it seems based on being a Smartphone peripheral) considered a ‘throw-away’ item, the Grado family (makers of headphones since 1955 in Brooklyn) think and demonstrate otherwise! (Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/GRXXJ2

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