Topic: mobile

Mobile Development Stories

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently introduced the newest atomic clock, called NIST-F2, as a US civilian time and frequency standard. The NIST-F2 U.S. atomic clock is now the world's most accurate time standard.

The White House recently announced the Climate Data Initiative, and the first batch of data provided is on coastal flooding and the sea level rise. The hope is that by making the climate data available, the “maps and apps” developed may reduce the risks associated with extreme weather.

A new battle has begun in which the combatants are familiar and the prize is your car’s dashboard. Steve Vaughn explains that in 2014 Google and Apple have decided to bring the fight to Microsoft with a major push in the area of connected cars.

CxO is traditionally an initialism for a group of chief officers—most of whom report to the chief executive officer—who head various strategic functions in an organization. Recently the idea of the CXO (chief experience officer), who heads customer service, is beginning to emerge—and even surge.

On March 25, 2014, Facebook announced its plans to purchase Oculus VR, the company responsible for the virtual reality headset known as Rift, for roughly $2 billion. The high price tag—and surprise announcement—have many questioning what will happen with this new technology.

Samsung recently announced its Gear 2 smartwatches that are based on a new open source operating system called Tizen. Will Tizen be able to make a dent in the mobile platform space currently dominated by Android and iOS? Anuj Magazine examines Tizen's chances.

Google has announced Android Wear, a project that extends the Android operating system to wearable technology devices beyond Google Glass. The first project will be smartwatches, a tech device you wear on your wrist that does much more than tell you what time it is. Will you give it a try?

Mobile devices were meant to make life easier and simpler, but they can make it much more stressful for some. However, thanks to research at Hunter College of the City University of New York, mobile devices can now be used to reduce anxiety through the use of a science-based mobile gaming app.

Samsung recently announced the release of its Tizen-based smart watches, which means it ditched Android. About the same time, there was news that Nokia embraced Android when announcing its Nokia X series of phones. What's causing established mobile vendors to switch their underlying platforms?

Gartner says worldwide PC shipments declined 6.9 percent in Q4 2013. At the same time, the year-on-year growth rate for tablets is significantly higher. Should these trends lead us to believe that tablets will eventually kill laptops?