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Technologist Tuesday: Watch out: A Smartwatch Awareness

When the iPad came out, I was frequently asked, “I have an iPhone and a computer.  Why do I need an iPad.”  The tablet industry arrived with iPad and so many people were confused.  Do I need an iPad? Why? I rarely get asked this question these days.  Most people are getting a second or third tablet because someone in their household has taken over the iPad.   However, it still comes up…

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Cell phone need a recharge? Just Shake It!

It’s happened to all of us before.  You need to make a call but you’ve run out of battery life! Well, just give your cellphone a shake for an extra burst of power – that’s the idea behind a new cellphone charger that turns your movement into power. Shashank Priya and his colleagues at Virginia Tech are designing an emergency onboard charger that gets its power from what is called, piezoelectric force, which is generated…

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5 Smartphone Apps That Save Lives

5  Mobile Apps To Keep You Safe Using a cell phone while driving, or even walking, is a major issue among smart-phone users. Truth is, it can wait—but since most users ignore the serious danger this habit presents, here are a few apps to help keep you and those around you safe. 1.  Awareness (Essency) Awareness is a wonderful little app that utilized the microphone in your phone to transmit outside noise…

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A Shopping Mall in Your Smartphone

In a recent consumer study, Nielsen reports that 29 percent of smartphone owners are “mobile shoppers.”  This report indicated that 29 percent are buying items from their phone, instead of their computer or going to an actual mall.  The percentage is higher when consumers use their smarthones to locate a mall, reviews, or get a number to a physical store. For now, the most popular shopping uses for smartphones are product research,…

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Abt @ CES 2012: Samsung Galaxy Note

Going against the grain and not listening to security, Abt representative Chad Taylor sneaked a quick pick of the guarded Samsung Galaxy Note after being told to “hit the road”. The Samsung Galaxy Note runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), has a 720p Super AMOLED screen, runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and has an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.  It will also be an AT&T exclusive and run on the wireless carrier’s brand new 4G…

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HTC Posts Big Profits

Smartphone company, HTC, posted big profits at the end of June, closing out their business’ Q2 results.  2011 has been kind to HTC, the company known for it’s large selection of Android phones as well as several Windows 7 phones.  WIth the release of the EVO 3D and the HTC Evo Tablet, HTC expects profits to continue to grow.  …

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Shopping With Your Smartphone

When it comes to a unique way of shopping, an interesting trend has been growing.  Consumers using their smart phones to look for stores, best prices and online purchases has been steadily increasing the last several years.  Already, 25 of the 30 top online retailers have iPhone apps, even though less than 15 percent of online consumers report having used their mobile phones to buy something. Research company Forrester Research states that mobile shopping, which…

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Bring On The Winter Commute

Abt’s Mobile Installation team delivered a rolling symphony of sound to the Abt sales floor this past weekend.  A 2010 Mercedes C300 has been outfitted with Focal speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers.  The most impressive part of the installation is zero modification to the factory interior of the vehicle.  While keeping all of the factory controls in the dashboard and cutting no holes in the panels, the audio has gone from plain and…

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LG's Take on an MID Smartphone

    Thursday at CES, Intel revealed the first Smartphone to run on the Moorsetown platform for mobile internet devices (MID). The GW990 Smartphone will be made by LG Electronics and ship during the second half of the year, said Intel CEO Paul Otellini during a keynote speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.       LG‘s GW990 has a 5” multi-touch screen, capable of playing video at…

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The Nexus One – Google's New Flagship Android Device

Yesterday, Google announced the long awaited Nexus One. This phone could be the first to give the iPhone a run for its money. Nexus One operates on an updated version of the Android operating system. It has a 3.7-inch touch-screen, a 5-megapixel camera for video and photos, GPS, stereo Bluetooth connection for headphones, LED flash, Wi-Fi, and a noise cancelling mic for clearer conversations. The wow-factor? The Nexus One has speech dictation,…

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