Beacons

11.30.15
Microsoft updates navigation headset for the blind
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Microsoft updates navigation headset for the blind

"3D soundscape technology" helps the visually impaired enjoy and learn about their environs.

By C. Klimovski,   11.30.15
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11.11.15
Bluetooth is getting big range and speed boosts in 2016
11.11.15

Bluetooth is getting big range and speed boosts in 2016

In order to better equip all of those smart devices, Bluetooth will have four times the range and get a 100% speed boost over the current standard.

By B. Steele,   11.11.15
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07.14.15
Google's Eddystone serves up location-based info via Bluetooth beacons
07.14.15

Google's Eddystone serves up location-based info via Bluetooth beacons

Using low-energy Bluetooth beacons to serve up location-based info to customers isn't a new develo...

By B. Steele,   07.14.15
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06.09.15
Facebook's Place Tips goes national, retailers get free beacons
06.09.15

Facebook's Place Tips goes national, retailers get free beacons

Six months after its initial trial run, Facebook's Place Tips program is finally expanding nationw...

By A. Tarantola,   06.09.15
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05.22.15
Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets
05.22.15

Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets

Philips believes that the days of endlessly roaming around a store looking for the right kind of b...

By D. Cooper,   05.22.15
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11.25.14
Beacon marketing campaigns working well for retailers
11.25.14

Beacon marketing campaigns working well for retailers

The past year or so we've heard a lot about beacon marketing and in particular, Apple's iBeacon. N...

By S. Sande,   11.25.14
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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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11.06.14
Microsoft's bone-conducting headset guides the blind with audio cues
11.06.14

Microsoft's bone-conducting headset guides the blind with audio cues

While nothing can replace the companionship of a guide dog, technology can help make treks through...

By M. Moon,   11.06.14
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05.01.14
Snapchat adds text chat, video calling and other news for May 1, 2014
05.01.14

Snapchat adds text chat, video calling and other news for May 1, 2014

It's Thirsty Thursday, so let's look at the news. Snapchat has updated it's self-destructive serv...

By D. Caolo,   05.01.14
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