So what time exactly can I see the Great American total solar eclipse? And how’s the weather looking for my desired viewing location? Good news folks: There’s an app for that. Many, in fact. Read more at USA Today.
Day: August 18, 2017
Simon Property Group debuted a chatbot on Facebook Messenger to provide users with information as they shop at any of the 208 Simon malls. Read more at Mobile Marketer.
Biometric data, such as fingerprints and retinal scans, have been considered the highest form of identity authentication for about 15 years. Now we’re beginning to see video-based authentication grow in popularity, thanks to the ubiquitous smartphone and the love it… Read More ›
Toyota released a mobile application that gives parents greater control over a teen driver’s cell phone. Read more at Mobile Marketer.
Thanks to our smartphones, there’s no longer a need to put that drink purchase from a friend on an imaginary tab, or give them an IOU. Read more at USA Today.
In what it calls a first for the move-yourself industry, U-Haul International has unveiled a self-serve truck-rental option designed for people seeking to conduct the entire process online — day or night. The camera in the smartphone plays an integral part…. Read More ›
According to documents filed with the FCC, Google’s follow-up to the Pixel will feature a squeeze function. Tentatively called “Active Edge,” the squeeze functionality sounds like it imitates a feature introduced by the HTC U11. Read more at Reviewed.com.
Pretend you’re walking through your neighborhood and notice a line of people wrapped around the block outside a newly opened restaurant. You assume the trendy-looking crowd must be the result of contagious, word-of-mouth buzz. But that time may be passing… Read More ›
National wearables survey reveals accuracy is top priority among consumers; lack of continually interesting insights among top reasons for discontinued use
A recent national survey on wearable technology devices (“wearables”) revealed that consumers consider accuracy the most important feature of wearables, and more than half of those who do not own a wearable would consider buying one if they trusted the… Read More ›
Ioannis Agadakos wants to keep you—and your stuff—safe. Agadakos’ research involves using the internet of things in two ways: safely identifying users, and safely tracking their stuff. His solution? An implicit authentication smart system that monitors your behavior and learns… Read More ›