In the race to create better phones with bigger screens and sleeker features, designers have overlooked one important element: The phones of today just aren’t that cute. The Zanco tiny T1 is attempting to restore the potentially untapped market of adorable mobile… Read More ›
Day: January 1, 2018
The surge of voice assistant usage in the US raises a natural—and as yet unanswered—question. How exactly will ads be served to consumers using such services? Read more at eMarketer.
At first glance, the gaming apps — with names like “Pool 3D,” “Beer Pong: Trickshot” and “Real Bowling Strike 10 Pin” — seem innocuous. The start-up Alphonso collects viewing data for advertisers through mobile gaming apps that can track users… Read More ›
Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. Read more at the Associated Press.
The U.S. market for small cells has been shackled as carriers, government agencies and other organizations struggle to develop policies and processes for zoning, siting and deploying them. But the little transmitters are beginning to gain significant—if not exactly dramatic—traction… Read More ›
Monkey KID Sensor is a unique wearable sensor allowing caregivers to create a virtual bond with their children by quickly alerting them when a child wanders outside a preset safe boundary. Read more at Mobile Marketing Watch.
How you tilt your phone and how much light your finger blocks when you key in your passcode could be giveaways for hackers trying to crack their way into your smartphone. Read more at Today Online.
Humans have officially given their voice to machines. A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text…. Read More ›
The Library of Congress announced that it will no longer archive every single public Tweet that passes through the Twittersphere. Read more at USA Today.