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To test the emotional impact of a study’s participants, researchers used #Ultrahaptics, which uses directed bursts of air to trigger those emotions via #haptic--or touch-based--feedback (and similar to the #AppleWatch #Taptic Engine feedback).
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Street vendors selling Seattle's #RealChange newspaper will accept #digitalpayments thanks to +Google
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Check out what the #InstitutefortheFuture predicts for tech by 2025
A new report from the Institute for the Future predicts a coming tsunami of tech-user generated data that will be a personal and societal boon so long as it is secure.
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These "smart" heels will change colors via app, and are made of leather and rubber and outfitted with hidden circuitboard, Bluetooth and battery components.
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Using crowdsourced GPS, and other positioning data from some of the estimated one billion #smartphones worldwide, scientists can actually detect the ground movement from fault motion that marks the start of a large #earthquake, thereby triggering rapidly disseminating electronic alerts.
A low cost approach using crowdsourced GPS, and other data from smartphones worldwide, can actually detect the start of a large earthquake, researchers say.
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Are you ready for Augmented and Virtual Realities? AR/VR could hit $150 billion revenue by 2020, with AR taking the lion’s share around $120 billion and VR at $30 billion.
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American and United airlines are beginning to give pilots iPads equipped with specially designed apps to speed preparation for takeoff and, more crucially, cut weight (less paper to carry means more fuel saved).

By combining long-range data with the on-board weather radar that many aircraft carry, pilots can get a good idea of what they’ll be dealing with, and act appropriately.
Adding real-time, highly visual weather forecasts to an iPad that may already be in a pilot's flight bag is a savvy move.
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A Boston startup developed a tech-enabled #onesie, which tracks babies' breathing, body movements, sleep patterns and quality and transmits that information in real time to a app.
Having trouble getting your baby to sleep? Rest Device's Mimo baby monitor promises to help parents get a better night's sleep.
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+Google is expected to announce today a new wireless service plan that runs on +T-Mobile and +Sprint networks #MVNO  
New service to allow customer to pay only for data they use each month
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#CDC new app provides guidelines for proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent transmission of #Ebola #mHealth 
The animated, speech-enabled, step-by-step mobile coaching helps healthcare workers follow directions for putting on and removing personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC guidelines.
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For people who live on the streets, #smartphones are the most efficient way to connect to the Internet. So while clothing and food are vital, advocates say equipping homeless and low-income people with phones and technical skills also makes sense.
Some companies in the Bay Area turn to technology to aid people who sleep on the streets, for whom a phone can be a lifeline.
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11 days after making #textto911 available, Jefferson Parish police received a tip and arrested a burglar. It is an alternative for callers who are hearing or voice impaired, or who cannot speak to an operator because of danger or other circumstances.
Eleven days after Jefferson Parish officials made public their new text-to-911 service, Kenner police dispatchers received their first text message, which led to the arrest of a burglary suspect. "It was a pretty successful first text," said Lt. McGregor, spokesman...
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We represent the wireless ecosystem: carriers to network providers to devices to content developers to apps before gov't.
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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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