Battery-free WiFi devices that run on radio waves

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What if devices could pull enough power wirelessly from the air to run themselves and send signals?

Mobile devices have become radically smaller and more powerful in the past 10 year. The list of tech-related tasks that the mobile devices we all carry around has grown longer by the year. The next step in technology’s great disappearing act? Absorption into our clothes, body, and environment.

 

 

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Mobile learning game market will grow from $1.5 billion to $2.3 billion by 2017

Game-based learning focuses on teaching knowledge to kids or general consumers.

A new research report by Ambient Insight finds that educational games, also known as “serious games,” are going through a renaissance in part because of the acceptance of learning apps on mobile devices.

 

 

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What happens in one minute on the internet?

What happens in one minute on the Internet? In just one minute, more than 204 million emails are sent. Amazon rings up about $83,000 in sales. Around 20 million photos are viewed and 3,000 uploaded on Flickr. At least 6 million Facebook pages are viewed around the world. And more than 61,000 hours of music are played on Pandora while more than 1.3 million video clips are watched on YouTube.

 

 

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51% of online consumer activity on Christmas day took place on mobile devices

51% of all online activity came from mobile devices.

More than fifty percent of consumer activity during Christmas day took place on mobile devices, according to a study released today by mobile analytics platform Mixpanel. Based on its analysis of over 695 million actions, the study shows a 11 percent increase the week prior to the holiday.

 

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Mobile shopping on Black Friday saw higher gains compared to Cyber Monday

Black Friday still reigns supreme on mobile devices.

When it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday,  it looks like Black Friday still reigns supreme on mobile devices.  According to data compiled by the mobile data compression company Onavo, when it comes to increases in usage, mobile apps from Amazon, Newegg, and Gilt all saw significantly higher gains on Black Friday compared to Cyber Monday.

 

 

 

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27 percent of people in the U.S. get their news using mobile devices

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“News is becoming a more important and pervasive part of people’s lives.”

The guy who bumped into you on the street with his eyes glued to his smartphone may just as likely be reading a news story as sending a text message. A new report says 27 percent of Americans now get their news using mobile devices, something that’s helping to increase news consumption nationally, despite a continuing decline in subscribers to print publications.

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