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Your liquor bottle will now be "smart" and connected. Why? For example, liquor store shoppers could scan the bottle at the store and receive promotional offers. Once the bottle's taken home and opened, the sensor could trigger a display of cocktail recipes on your smartphone using NFC. Diageo could potentially track the smart bottles all through the supply chain to know if they've been tampered with at any point. #connectedliving  
Forget smart lightbulbs and smart appliances. Smart alcohol bottles could bring high-tech brains to your home bar.
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+Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) grad student creates an #app that will open the door when you say, "Open Sesame." #OpenSesame  
A new app wirelessly unlocks doors by a classic spoken command
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Check out how Indiana state government streamlined citizen access to state services and seen subscriptions to its home-grown apps store skyrocket.
Since Indiana launched mobile device management software to push internally developed applications, access to public information has been streamlined and downloads to its app store have boomed.
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It's been 40 years since #SNL started. What are your favorite sketches? Christopher Walken's "More cow bell!" Chris Farley's "Down by the river." Rachel Dratch's "Debbie Downer?" Share in the comments #saturdaynightlive  
Saturday Night Live's 40 years on the air is celebrated with a rich and addictive app.
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As many Americans abandon snail mail and even desktops in favor of #smartphones and #tablets, many states are redoubling their efforts to make government more accessible and responsive to citizens on-the-go.
Many states are redoubling their efforts to make government more accessible and responsive to citizens on-the-go.
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Over South Dakota, the electrical system fails on a single-engine plane. So using their iPads, the pilot and his wife reportedly manage to navigate their plane and land it safely on its belly.
Technically Incorrect: Over South Dakota, the electrical system fails on a single-engine plane. So using their iPads, the pilot and his wife reportedly manage to navigate their plane and land it safely on its belly.
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+BGR shows a segment from +EllenShow guest #SimonPierro when he pulled items out from the screen of the #iPad, pouring milk on a friend through #FaceTime and even swiping a selfie into a picture frame.
Reading comments from Apple fans on around the Internet, it probably won't take long to find someone referring to the iPad as a "magical" device. Although Apple's tablet is undeniably one of the be...
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There are a bunch of #apps to help you pay and find a #parking spot, but Israeli companies are taking a different approach to the problem: predicting where parking spaces can be found based on #mobile data analytics. #smarttransportation  
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According to one zoo, because monkeys are "species of higher intelligence, they can use it [smartphones and tablets] to solve puzzles, play games, and create artwork." You can also buy the artwork at the gift shop!
Monkeys at the Lake Superior Zoo are now experimenting with with touchscreen devices to communicate and end up creating art.
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Listen to this music from 300 mobile devices from +Google+  team in Japan.
Google's team in Japan connected 300 smartphones and tablets with different animated characters "singing" through the devices' speakers.
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#FoodCowboy is a start-up looking to redirect the fate of rejected food, not only to end hunger in America but to save food distributors money. Donors enter information such as food type, temperature, quantity and description so food banks know what they're receiving. Food banks provide logistical information about where and when they can accept.
You know that bruised apple you pushed aside at the grocery store? It's probably in a dumpster or a landfill somewhere, along with the 40 percent of America'...
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Soon you may be able to play Fruit Ninja (and other #mobilegames) with your eyes
New, cheaper eye-tracking technology will be in smartphones launching in 2015, potentially changing the way we interact with apps.
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CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry's voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

CTIA also supports numerous important industry initiatives, such as to provide parents with tools and information to educate themselves so they may teach their kids how to use wireless technology responsibly; "go wireless, go green" campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the industry's numerous eco-friendly initiatives and activities; "On the Road, Off the Phone," a teen-focused safe driving public service announcement campaign; and, a resource for consumers to research and find information on accessible wireless products and services.

The association also operates the industry's leading trade show, as well as equipment testing and certification programs.

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