A federal law that limits companies’ ability to collect data from children applies to businesses that gather data from connected toys and other devices, the Federal Trade Commission says. Read more at MediaPost.
Month: June 2017
Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill requiring app developers, ad networks and other online companies to obtain consumers’ opt-in consent before collecting or disclosing information about their physical locations. Read more at MediaPost.
Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged…. Read More ›
Police looking for a more inexpensive and accessible body camera now may only have to look as far as their own cellphone. The Jersey City Police Department is the first in the nation to test a new smartphone app called… Read More ›
New research provides evidence that the brain actively suppresses visual perception in the area of the visual field where a person’s own hand movement is predicted to occur. Read more at PsyPost.
US smartphone users are more likely to use voice-enabled technology than those in the rest of the world. Read more at eMarketer.
YouTube’s experimental app Uptime, which lets you watch videos with friends while reacting and commenting, has now opened up to all users. Read more at TechCrunch.
“Hello, Hello. I am calling from a battery-free phone.” Vamsi Talla’s words in a cluttered lab at the University of Washington in Seattle are barely audible through pops and static. But the fact they can be heard at all, on… Read More ›
In five years, the app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion, up from $1.3 trillion last year, according to a report released today by app measurement company App Annie. What explains the growth? More people are spending more time and… Read More ›
This year’s Disrupt NY Hackathon featured an innovative use of virtual reality in helping diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Designed by a team of high school students from New Jersey, the virtual reality experience aims to simplify the process… Read More ›