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YouTube in-app messaging launched for Canadian mobile users

YouTube in-app messaging launched for Canadian mobile users

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Google owned video hosting and streaming platform is testing the option in Canada first. A YouTube in-app messaging platform has now been launched. That said, for the moment the option will be available only in Canada. It is commonplace for companies to soft launch their products within that market due to the country’s size and similarity to the United States. The entire population of Canada is comparable to that of California, but … Read entire article »

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Will the Amazon wireless experiment receive government approval?

Will the Amazon wireless experiment receive government approval?

The online marketplace company is seeking the FCC’s approval to test technology in Seattle and rural Washington. An Amazon wireless experiment is in the works to test out mobile devices and fixed-base stations in Seattle and rural areas of Washington state. Amazon revealed this much of its mysterious plans in recent government filings to the Federal Communications Commission. The filings do not … Read entire article »

Students use QR code embedded map to prove Trump wrong

Students use QR code embedded map to prove Trump wrong

An inner-city Buffalo Public school class is aiming to show the president elect they aren’t living in “urban hell”. A group of inner-city students at a Buffalo Public school are using a QR code embedded map to prove they don’t live in an “urban hell.” The project involves sharing their own personal stories with community members. The students are from the city’s … Read entire article »

Virtual reality White House tour provides unprecedented 360 degree experience

Virtual reality White House tour provides unprecedented 360 degree experience

Outgoing President Barack Obama has recorded and narrated VR tour with Michelle’s help. President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama have created a virtual reality White House tour during their last days living there. They used Oculus VR headsets and Facebook 360 degree video to record and narrate the experience. This first ever virtual reality tour of the White House was … Read entire article »

QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

As the country works hard to go cashless, the use of quick response codes has spiked. India has managed to take lowly QR codes and make them a central part of the way things function. While the main spotlight has been focused on the quick response codes used in mobile payments transactions, the country is taking their use much further. You can … Read entire article »

Vector smartwatch company sold to Fitbit

Vector smartwatch company sold to Fitbit

The top fitness tracker company has now purchased a one year old wearable tech brand. Fitbit purchased Vector, smartwatch company out of Romania that is only a year old. The brand is managed from London, England and is a year old. The Vector brand is best known for smartwatches that have their own proprietary operating system. That said, beyond running on its own … Read entire article »

IBM says medical nanotechnology could give you superpowers in 5 years

IBM says medical nanotechnology could give you superpowers in 5 years

The tech giant predicts that microscopic health devices and superhero vision are a half decade away. IBM has released its annual “Five in Five” list which includes medical nanotechnology innovations this year. The company issues the report to forecast some of the top innovations and scientific directions that could considerably change our lives in five years. The technology IBM spotlights in the … Read entire article »

QR code labels on chicken let consumers check its quality

QR code labels on chicken let consumers check its quality

Scanning quick response codes will make it possible to learn a great deal about the product’s safety. New QR code labels are being used in parts of India to allow consumers to check on the quality of the chicken they’re buying. The barcodes can be scanned using free apps and smartphones. A scan provides consumers with a wealth of information about … Read entire article »

Who won top wearable technology awards at CES 2017?

Who won top wearable technology awards at CES 2017?

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have a lot to live up to in this rapidly expanding category. CES 2017 is far from disappointing if you’re looking for the latest in tech, and the wearable technology awards have shown that this category is stronger than ever. Aside from the smart appliances and swarms of drones a plethora of new wearables have swamped the show. While … Read entire article »

Memorial QR codes help us remember fallen soldiers and vets

Memorial QR codes help us remember fallen soldiers and vets

Monuments in civic memorials in Springfield, Ohio may soon feature quick response codes. Memorial QR codes are becoming increasingly commonplace on gravestones and markers in cemeteries. However, in Springfield, Ohio, they may also find their way to civic memorial monuments. The goal is to use the quick response codes to ensure that detailed memories will be preserved over time. Randy Ark, a resident … Read entire article »