Proximity

11.12.14
'Proximity' is Samsung's equivalent of Apple's iBeacon, coming to a mall near you
11.12.14

'Proximity' is Samsung's equivalent of Apple's iBeacon, coming to a mall near you

Tired of only seeing adverts 99 percent of the time? While Apple's already announced intentions to...

By B. Gilbert,   11.12.14
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11.22.13
MacBeacon and Locate for iBeacon: An inexpensive way for developers to design and test iBeacons
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11.22.13

MacBeacon and Locate for iBeacon: An inexpensive way for developers to design and test iBeacons

iBeacons are a hot topic and getting hotter. It seems like we're hearing a lot about retailers and...

By S. Sande,   11.22.13
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08.13.13
Google patents drag-and-drop content sharing with nearby groups
08.13.13

Google patents drag-and-drop content sharing with nearby groups

Proximity-based content sharing systems for mobile tend to focus on one-at-a-time transfers -- see...

By J. Fingas,   08.13.13
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09.04.12
Mosoro releases its Bluetooth LE sensors and SDK for VIP appcessory developers
09.04.12

Mosoro releases its Bluetooth LE sensors and SDK for VIP appcessory developers

Since we last heard about Mosoro's Lego-brick sized Bluetooth LE modules, they've changed their na...

By J. Rigg,   09.04.12
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09.01.12
Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity watch notifies iPhone owners without betraying their nerd status
09.01.12

Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity watch notifies iPhone owners without betraying their nerd status

It's hard to deny that Bluetooth watches usually lack the social graces you need when dressing to...

By J. Fingas,   09.01.12
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06.26.12
Facebook's Find Friends Nearby feature falls off the map, leaves buddy locating to other social apps
06.26.12

Facebook's Find Friends Nearby feature falls off the map, leaves buddy locating to other social apps

We're happy to chat up our Facebook friends on the web, but empowering them to track us down in pe...

By Z. Honig,   06.26.12
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06.25.12
Facebook's Find Friends Nearby:  GPS lets you give nearby mobile users a Friendshake
06.25.12

Facebook's Find Friends Nearby: GPS lets you give nearby mobile users a Friendshake

A mobile Facebook feature called Find Friends Nearby, previously code-named Friendshake, is coming...

By S. Dent,   06.25.12
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06.19.12
Y!kes' app-enabled system transforms hotel accessibility: talking with hotel chains, launching this month on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and WP7
06.19.12

Y!kes' app-enabled system transforms hotel accessibility: talking with hotel chains, launching this month on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and WP7

We all knew opening one's hotel room door with a smartphone was just the beginning, didn't we? As...

By D. Murph,   06.19.12
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04.30.12
Insert Coin: Rowdy Robot creates Bluetooth 4.0 beacons that activate automatic alerts
04.30.12

Insert Coin: Rowdy Robot creates Bluetooth 4.0 beacons that activate automatic alerts

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit pro...

By A. Verrecchio,   04.30.12
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