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GOWEX: Free WiFi for Miami

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 24th, 2014

GOWEX is adding its third ‘WiFi City’ in the US: Miami. In March 2013, GoWEX signed an agreement to deploy 2,000 Smart WiFi Zones at New York, then deployed a WiFi network in San Francisco in June of last year. GoWEX offers free and premium WI-Fi connectivity at public places, coffee shops and public transit. […]

Nike Fuel: Out of Gas?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

Sportswear giant Nike is cutting back on its “NikeFuel,” brand, the array of Nike digital products, using a proprietary measurement of physical activity. The usefulness of the measurement depended on who you talked to, notes The Oregonian. Nike confirmed to Re/code that it would make a “small number” of layoffs, but denied that it is […]

AT&T To Offer Netflix Competition

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

AT&T is reportedly creating a streaming video service, according to GigaOm, thanks to a $500 million joint venture with the Chernin Group, a producer of a variety of television and media content. From AT&T’s press release, it is unclear exactly what type of content the joint venture hopes to offer. “Consumers are increasingly viewing video […]

3D Map with Realtime Shadows

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

The F4 Map is a 3D map where the shadows on the map are displayed in real-time and reflect the position of the sun. The shadows move throughout the day. The map includes 3d buildings and trees. Dynamic Holland Shading is another map that includes dynamic hill shading based on the date and time of […]

Google’s 3D Smartphone: Project Tango

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s Project Tango is putting 3D Point Cloud capture into a smartphone, reports PhoneArena. Using an advanced custom-made processor and Kinect-like infrared cameras, the smartphone can make 3D indoor maps quickly and easily. iFixit got their hands on a Project Tango device and gave it their usual teardown treatment to expose its internals. They found […]

Google Play Revenue Growing Fast

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s application marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s App Store in Q1, according to a new report from App Annie. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably ahead” in terms of worldwide revenue“, reports TechCrunch, generating a whopping 85% more revenue than Google Play. However, Google Play is now narrowing that revenue […]