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Make it beautiful: how the fashion industry is giving tech a hand

Blurring the lines between gadgets and jewelry<p>For the fashion-conscious, wearable gadgets are currently <i>not</i> wearable. But at CES 2014, fashion moguls and global tech authorities are finally chatting about how to fix that problem. Design as a function isn't a new idea, but the fashion industry thinks …

Nuance's future of gadgets that listen to you is fun, but frustrating

It used to be a strange idea to talk to an inanimate object, something companies like Google and Apple are making normal. Gone is the pain of pecking away at screens and digging through pages of menus, which has been replaced by simple voice commands.<p>But you can't mention those two tech giants …

Nomi Introduces Proximity Beacons To Help Retailers Market To Customers

Nomi, a location-based marketing platform provider, has released a new product called Nomi Mobile that’s geared towards helping retailers and merchants leverage proximity in their mobile apps. Through the integration of its product’s SDK, store apps can leverage push notifications and in-app …

Apple Store app starts the new year by giving away fitness app

As we have previously noted, Apple began giving away selected paid apps, music and books in the Apple Store app as an incentive for users to download and check out the app. For the new year, Apple’s first free app through the Apple Store App is the 7 Minute Workout Challenge.

Fitbit Force adding caller ID feature next month

The Fitbit Force is about to become a little bit smarter than your typical fitness tracker. This February, an update to Fitbit's software will allow the band to notify iPhone owners of incoming calls, vibrating to alert them and displaying the caller's name right on its tiny display. You might not …

Designing for iOS7: Perils Pluses

Designing for iOS7: Perils & Pluses<p>Like many other companies building mobile applications, we’ve spent a lot of time recently redesigning our iPhone …

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