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If your presentation audience is noticing pixels, then projector resolution may be the least of your problems. Nevertheless, Sony's just introduced a new pico module that'll allow manufacturers to build pocket-sized projectors with high-def, 16:9 images using laser beam scanning (1,920 x 720 with r...

February 20th 2014 at 7:29am 0 Comments
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Location-based services are a pretty hot topic right now -- though not necessarily for all the reasons Google would like -- and Android specialist Motorola is diving a little deeper this week with its acquisition of German firm Aloqa. For those of you not familiar with Aloqa's app (which is availabl...

September 17th 2010 at 5:22pm 0 Comments
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Though plenty of firms (including some big ones) have been trying to commercialize consumer-facing indoor positioning technologies for years, none have succeeded on a wide scale -- which certainly seems to leave the door wide open for a system that actually works to be wildly successful, doesn't it...

March 1st 2010 at 5:09pm 0 Comments
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Pretty much everyone's saying that location-based services for phones are the Next Big Thing -- thing is, they've been saying that for three or four Things back now. Integrated GPS, AGPS, and comprehensive, highly accurate cell databases are finally making trackdowns a reality these days, but findi...

August 26th 2008 at 7:31pm 0 Comments
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Kleiner Perkins Claufield & Byers' so-called iFund, the $100 million jackpot being doled out to help support development on the iPhone that was launched in cooperation with Apple back in March, officially has its first pair of recipients. The lucky two are Whrrl -- a social mapping service that...

June 2nd 2008 at 4:25am 0 Comments
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US carriers have been aggressively rolling out and promoting kid-tracking services over the past couple years, and Sprint's just expanded the release of its version -- Family Locator -- to a wider audience. Any location-aware model in Sprint's arsenal can be tracked, but perhaps more importantly, t...

February 18th 2008 at 12:10am 0 Comments
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There's just something magical about listening to a British dame tell us exactly how many meters remain before we make our next turn, but we're not so sure we'd be down with only that. Nevertheless, NavStar is hoping that you won't mind the loss of visual aids when navigating to your next destinatio...

January 2nd 2008 at 4:18pm 0 Comments
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From listening to your phone calls to reading your text messages, Big Brother will always find a way to keep up to date with our lives. For a 10 year old boy from Pennsylvania who was waiting for a heart transplant, it was an indispensable technology that saved his life. While waiting for a phone ca...

May 27th 2007 at 11:01pm 0 Comments