To boost sales at vending machines among consumers who rely largely on credit cards, PayRange’s USB-size Bluetooth-enabled device can retrofit a cash-operated machine to accept payments via the company’s smartphone app
ESPN (DIS), which has the English-language rights to the World Cup in the U.S., is taking a blanket approach. For the first time, the network is not only showing all 64 matches live on EPSN, ESPN2, or ABC, but is also live streaming them via its Watch ABC and WatchESPN apps (for authenticated telecom subscribers) and via ESPN3, its 24-hour broadband network.
Four years ago, ESPN hired Major League Baseball Advanced Media, commonly known as BAM, to do the background work for its ESPN3 live streams. Over the previous decade, BAM had made itself an industry leader by figuring out how to stream 2,430 baseball games every season.
BusinessWeek (check out article for nice description of the encoding, chunking and other elements of the streaming)
The (N-trig integrated pen and touch) stylus has been redesigned so that you can click the top of it to launch OneNote, even when the Surface Pro 3 is powered off. When you write notes using OneNote you can then click the top of the stylus again, just like an ordinary pen, and it will sync those notes up to the cloud instantly so they're available elsewhere. OneNote will also bring in content from the web when you tap on the stylus, allowing you to turn anything into a note. It appears to be one of the main new advantages of the updated stylus and the Surface Pro 3.
using Bluetooth technology, handsets can pinpoint their position to within as little as 2 cm by receiving signals from the beacons stores install. Apple’s version of the concept is called iBeacon; it’s in use at its own stores and is being tested by Macy’s, American Eagle, Safeway, the National Football League and Major League Baseball.
olloclip uses precision ground, coated glass multi-element optics for the lenses. The barrels are made from aircraft grade aluminum using a CNC machine and then anodized. The iPhone attachment is made from a soft plastic material to ensure a secure fit every time.
The 4-IN-1 includes Fisheye, Wide-Angle and 2 Macro lenses
Polina Raygorodskaya co-founded Wanderu, a website that enables travelers to shop for and book bus rides. Since launching in August, the site has had three million searches.
"Buses were always cheaper, but buses over the past ten years became cool,'' she says, noting that millennials appreciate the free Wi-Fi, electric plugs and extra leg room newer buses provide. "That coolness has started attracting the college student visiting a girlfriend for the weekend and the young professional going to Washington D.C. for a business meeting. They'd rather take a bus, plug in and use it as a mobile office.''
As the designer of the first emoji for cellphones, Shigetaka Kurita periodically fields requests that he expand the lexicon of the pictogram-like characters.
Ranging from symbols for food items like a “hot dog” to more forthright images such as a “middle finger,” the requests for new emoji reflect people’s growing reliance on emoji for injecting emotion and mood into a short e-mail or text message.
But when Mr. Kurita first started creating emoji, nearly a decade before the launch of Apple’s App Store, he had no idea they would become so universally popular. At that time he was working as part of a team preparing for the February 1999 debut of NTT Docomo’s i-mode–the world’s first major mobile Internet system.