DropTag – sensor let’s you know when your packaged has been dropped, damaged

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Many people have had the misfortune of receiving a package that has been roughhoused in transit. A lot of times we don’t even realized it until we opened the package. Cambridge Consultants’ DropTag might just serve as the insurance we need.

 

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MindMeld app: First voice and video calling app that understands conversations in real-time

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The serial entrepreneur, Tim Tuttle,  who co-founded web acceleration technology company Bang Networks and video search engine Truveo (acquired by AOL), has returned with his third startup, Expect Labs, which he co-founded with Moninder Jheeta (who built infrastructure for Truveo.) Expect Labs has announced its first product, an iPad app for simplified group conferencing called MindMeld that is built upon Expect’s core technology concept — anticipatory computing. Even as a demo, it is an impressive piece of technology that shows where the future of computing is headed. (video)

 

 

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AT&T researchers create app to track your teenager’s driving habits

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The app could also monitor an elderly driver’s aptitude over time.

AT&T researchers have created a system that reports on drivers’ real-time behavior and long-term driving trends by merging data from cars’ onboard computers and drivers’ smart phones.  It also reveals whether a particular mistake might have been caused by phone use.

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Bump Pay – an app that lets you pay your friends by bumping iPhones

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If your friend owes you money, lacking cash is no excuse if he’s got an iPhone.  Just like sending contact information with the Bump app, you can now transfer money the same way with Bump Pay. The free app asks for your email address when it’s initially opened. You and your iPhone-wielding friend bump hands; when you feel the vibration, the money’s a-moving.

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Mobile ticket sales set another record for ‘The Hunger Games’

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“The Hunger Games” set the highest opening weekend for a non-sequel over this past weekend, raking in an estimated $155 million at the box office. That’s a ton of tickets and a chunk of them were sold online and on smartphones. Fandango, one of the first movie ticket sales sites, shared data from the weekend as “The Hunger Games” pushed its platform to new heights.

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Narrow the Gapp challenges app developers to narrow the pay gap

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Unequal pay isn’t just unfair, it’s illegal.

After President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act nearly 50 years ago, on average women are still paid less than their male counterparts for doing comparable jobs in the U.S. — that’s called the pay gap. It means that each time the average woman starts a new job, she’s likely to start from a lower base salary than her male counterparts.

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