Mobile games’ most valuable tool: Access to you

The mobile videogame “Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes” frequently sends smartphone notifications to players, in some cases multiple times daily, persuading them to open the app to outfit Han Solo, Rey and other famous characters for battle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/mobile-games-most-valuable-tool-access-to.html

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Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017

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Microsoft has effectively announced a pivot away from mobile and towards AI and deep learning in its latest 10-K filing. But is this a rebrand or a serious attempt to tackle the nascent AI market?

The post Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253615-microsoft-declares-ai-top-priority-2017-dumps-mobile-references?source=Computing

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MIT Research Could Make Neural Networks Portable

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Having a neural network locally on your mobile device could be hugely beneficial, and it may be possible thanks to research from a team at MIT.

The post MIT Research Could Make Neural Networks Portable appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/252689-mit-research-make-neural-networks-portable?source=Computing

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Sega will let you play Sonic the Hedgehog and other games for free

Sega launches five games on mobile: Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone. Best of all: they’re all free.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/sega-will-let-play-sonic-hedgehog-and-other-games-for-free.html

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iOS 11 will bring drag and drop to the iPhone, too

When Apple spent north of two hours dissecting all the awesome new stuff on the way for its computers and mobile devices, it split the iOS 11 segment into two parts — one for iPhone and another for iPad.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/ios-11-will-bring-drag-and-drop-to-iphone-too.html

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Qualcomm Inks Deal to Build Snapdragon 835 PCs With HP, Lenovo, Asus

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Qualcomm has announced new mobile systems in partnership with multiple OEMs. After years of dancing around each other, are ARM and x86 finally ready to fight?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/250100-qualcomm-inks-deal-build-snapdragon-835-gigabit-wireless-pcs-hp-lenovo-asus?source=Computing

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Charter's Wireless Play


Charter Spectrum has announced it will resell Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless service to customers inside its region. The good news is that this deal lets Charter get quick access to wireless without competing with Comcast. Comcast and Charter Communications last week said they had reached an “operational agreement” about working together on wireless communications going forward. My understanding is that both agreed to sell wireless only to their existing customers in their existing regions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84530.html?rss=1

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Consumer WiFi Use: No Letup in Sight


Consumers use lots of data on their mobile devices. While half of consumers use less than 7 GB per month, data consumption is heavily skewed toward the upper end, recent Parks Associates research indicates. Among U.S. broadband households, mean data consumption is roughly 20 GB per month, with 14 GB used on WiFi and 6 GB through 3G/4G/LTE networks. Consumers’ monthly WiFi data consumption increased by 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. While data use overall has been increasing, WiFi use has been increasing faster than mobile data.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84520.html?rss=1

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Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

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Samsung has long had an in-house mobile platform called Tizen as a backup plan if Android ever becomes a problem. However, a new report claims that Samsung’s Tizen OS is riddled with serious security flaws.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/247043-samsungs-tizen-os-may-overrun-bugs?source=Computing

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Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Razer has refreshed its top-end Razer Blade Pro with 7th-generation Intel chips and mobile THX certification.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246635-razer-launches-refreshed-razer-blade-pro-thx-support-kaby-lake-processors?source=Computing

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McDonald's Puts Mobile Ordering to the Test


McDonald’s has begun testing new mobile ordering and payment functionality at 29 of its restaurants in Monterey and Salinas, California. It will expand the pilot to another 51 restaurants in Spokane, Washington, on March 20. The company will run multiple pilots to gather customer feedback, work out any issues that arise, and streamline integration with its IT systems before rolling out its updated mobile app to nearly all 14,000 restaurants in the United States — as well as 6,000 others around the world — by the end of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84382.html?rss=1

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Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan


Facing growing pressure to respond to growing wireless data demands in the U.S. mobile phone market, Verizon finally relented. The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users. Verizon’s new introductory plan provides unlimited data on smartphones or tablets, along with unlimited texts and phone calls, for $80 per month. The deal is restricted to customers who sign up for autopay. The Verizon plan includes HD video streaming and mobile hotspot service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84298.html?rss=1

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Samsung might show off the Galaxy S8 at MWC, but don't get too excited

If you were holding out hope for Samsung to announce the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress in Spain later this month, then you’re not going to like this news.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/samsung-might-show-off-galaxy-s8-at-mwc-but-dont-get-too-excited.html

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