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Google's new app with BMW will allow shoppers to see life-size images of vehicles.

Google To Incorporate Virtual Reality Into Shopping

{{unknown}}For years, e-commerce has been all the rage — you’d be hard-pressed to find retailers who don’t make their products available online. However, there remain inherent drawbacks of online shopping, as opposed to visiting a bricks-and-mortar retail location. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what you’re actually purchasing — even with established retailers. We’ve all had times when we’ve ordered a product online, only to find ourselves disappointed once we see the item in person. But now, Google just gave online shoppers a new reason to rejoice.…

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Researchers Working on App to Prevent Selfie Deaths

  We’ve all heard the stories: those who pose for a particularly selfie on a cliff, mountaintop, or other dangerous location, and succumb to their death in the process. There have even been recent reports of Pokemon Go leading its users to unfamiliar and unsafe locations. While advances in technology are undoubtedly exciting, it is critical to retain our common sense and take necessary precautions when using newly-designed technology. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have examined hundreds of these “selfie-deaths” to see if they can design something…

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Facebook Messenger Rooms Evokes Chat Rooms Of The Past

Those who have grown up in the Internet age may have fond memories of chat rooms, and the close-knit, niche online communities that they fostered. But for those who thought that chat rooms were a relic of the past, think again. This week, Facebook is set to introduce Messenger Rooms in Australia and Canada. This new feature lets Facebook users set up a unique space — or “chat room” — to discuss a particular topic, theme or event. Right now, only 250 users can join a Room,…

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Pokémon Go Surpasses Tinder As Most Popular App

Even though it was only released on July 6 this year, Pokémon Go has surpassed Tinder as the most popular mobile app, according to Forbes. By July 8, the game was installed on more than 5% of all Android devices in the United States. Tinder runs at only 2% of all Android devices. Plus, the app’s daily active user count is about to match and is expected to exceed that of Twitter. These stats are not surprising to any one who’s been on the Internet…

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Turn A SmartPhone Into A Microscope With Blip Lenses

In recent years, smartphone companies have increased the capabilities of their mobile devices including the amount of photography that can be done on a phone. As camera phone technology improves, so does camera phone accessory technology. With so many camera phone lenses that can be added on, smartphone users have almost the same capabilities that a photographer with a DSLR has. The  company Smart Micro Optics has introduced new Blips macro and micro lenses that will allow camera phone photographers to capture tiny scenes, like…

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Get More Creative Mobile Pics With the Enlight App

We all know about the powers of social media. Besides connecting us to friends and family, sites like Instagram and Facebook can connect us to a new network; that’s why both bloggers and eCommerce businesses alike have social media as part of their marketing services. Instagram is quickly becoming the social media platform of choice, but with 75 million photos shared each day, it’s becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd whether you’re a blogger, freelance photographer/graphic designer or business. Have you noticed…

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Stay Secure With Noke Bluetooth Locks

If you’ve ever had problems remembering the combination for your lock or if you constantly misplace your keys, then take a look at the Noke Bluetooth series of locks. These locks don’t need combinations or keys because they’re powered by Bluetooth 4.0 technology. All you need is your smartphone to unlock it. There are different models that you can purchased based on your needs. Noke makes padlocks and u-locks and also has an enterprise order option to help business manage fleets. The Noke Bluetooth locks are…

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Walmart Begins Testing Of Its Own Payment App

As the single largest retailer in the world, if any store can use their own payment system, it is Walmart. But even if it’s a retail giant, is it really worth it for a store to launch their own payment app? Walmart’s mobile payment system would allow customers to make their purchases through a smartphone app. The app could take major credit or debit cards, or the company’s own gift card. Walmart began testing this payment system last week at locations in Arkansas. By early next year, Walmart…

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Improve Your Party Jams with Braven Fuse

Everyone knows that the music you play can really make or break a party. Creating the perfect party playlist takes almost as much planning and preparation as the party itself. And if you’ve ever cursed the fact that you didn’t have DJ equipment at your disposal to really get the party pumping, then the new Fuse system by Braven is just the thing you need. The Fuse is a portable DJ system that uses Bluetooth technology so you can stream, mix and customize music at…

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Facebook’s Notify Aims to Keep Users in the Loop

For many people, Facebook represents not only their most popular form of social media, but one of their most oft-visited sites. Today, Facebook is more than just a place to craft and showcase your personal identity — all sorts of organizations are realizing the importance of developing their own social media presence too. What first began as a place to check in with friends and share updates about your own life has evolved into a global networking phenomenon. This is why it comes as no surprise that Facebook has introduced…

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