Firefly – connects people with common interests and hobbies through their smartphone

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Firefly

Remember warm summer evenings as a child, seeing flashes of light flutter around you, illuminating the night sky and capturing your attention and imagination? Recapture those magical moments with the Firefly social illuminated band.  Firefly allows you to start conversations and keeps the social atmosphere interesting. (Video)

 

 

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Wearable technology that could one day power your smartphone using body heat

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Researchers have created a glass fabric-based thermoelectric generator wearable technology.

A team of South Korean researchers have developed technology that could one day power your smartphone using just body heat.

 

 

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Mayo Clinic’s ‘Better’ turns your smartphone into a personal health concierge

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The Mayo Clinic is offering unlimited access to the famed hospital’s nurses through a smartphone app for about $50 a month. The Mayo Clinic partnered with Better, a California-based health technology startup, to launch the new subscription-based app. The app is not covered by insurance but offers real-time, 24/7 health care assistance. Think of it as a mobile WebMD. (Video)

 

 

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Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot, a pot that charges your smartphone by boiling water

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Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot.

The PowerPot is an awesome device that charges your phone by boiling water in a pot. The device has just become the next hot thing, thanks to its appearance on ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.” (Video)

 

 

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Israeli startup StoreDot charges smartphone batteries to full in 30 seconds

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StoreDot

It’s possible that you’ll be able to plug the smartphone in and charge it from 0 percent to 100 percent in just under a minute, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. An Israeli startup by the name of StoreDot revealed the technology at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference using standard smartphone batteries, and they claim it’ll even be portable. (video)

 

 

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Mobile video viewing increased 719% between 2011 and 2013: Ooyala

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Mobile viewership will double by end of 2015.

TV isn’t just a box in the living room anymore, it also includes smartphones and tablets. A new report from video services company Ooyala provides more evidence of that trend. By analyzing viewing data from 200 million people, the Global Video Index report found mobile and tablet viewing increased 719% from 2011 to 2013. In 2013 alone, the share of videos watched on mobile phones increased by 10 times.

 

 

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Samsung develops ultrasonic smartphone case to help visually impaired sense their surroundings

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Samsung ultrasonic smartphone cover for the visually impaired.

A smartphone case that helps the visually impaired by enhancing their awareness of their surroundings has been developed by Samsung. The Ultrasonic Cover for its Galaxy Core Advance smartphone helps owners sense the presence of people and objects up to two meters away.

 

 

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Paddle – an incredible shapeshifting smartphone

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Paddle

You probably carry around a few gadgets. You probably have your smartphone, maybe a tablet or e-reader. You may also have a fitness band or even a second smartphone. That’s a lot of stuff to carry. Imagine instead having just a single gadget that you deform physically into different shapes to suit your needs. (Pics and video)

 

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