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The Advantages Of Using Embedded Android In Medical Device Development

on March 31, 2014 Android Medical Device Development, Heavy Reading with 0 comments
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Android in medical devices, it’s a rather novel idea. While not exactly brand new, it’s definitely an emerging frontier for the platform. The idea of a smartphone operating system being responsible for medical tasks might seem a little frightening, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Android, after all, is a general computing platform [...]

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Putting The OS In Hospital: How Embedded Android Is Changing Healthcare

on April 7, 2014 Android Medical Device Development, Infographics, Light Reading with 0 comments
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The healthcare industry is a tough nut to crack when it comes to innovation. Sure new medical developments and discoveries are happening almost every day, and there’s a constant push for more understanding, better tools, and faster results. But the reality is that there’s a lot of red tape when anything new comes on the [...]

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Trend Watch: Wearable Tech

on March 28, 2014 Light Reading, Technology & Trends with 0 comments
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When we start thinking about wearable technology, it’s easy to think about Star-Trek. Wearable technology came out of the engineering closet looking clunky, sci-fi-in-a-bad-way-y, and uncool. Luckily, wearable tech has made some strides in the fashion department. Here are a few devices that get us excited about a little skin to tech contact. Remember when [...]

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Working Remotely Made Easy: Android Apps & Collaboration Tools To Set You Free

on March 21, 2014 Android For Business, Light Reading with 0 comments
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Marissa Mayer recently brought the Yahoo workforce back to the office. For years, Yahoo let their employees work remotely, as long as the job was done and done well. This all changed in 2013 when Mayer stated in a memo to staff: “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be [...]

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Decreased Fragmentation: Making Android Updates More Accessible

on March 17, 2014 Light Reading, Technology & Trends with 0 comments
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Last week, Austin Texas hosted SXSW. Thousands of people converged to discuss everything from start-up companies to trending music. It’s a great example of just how fast technology moves and ideas spread. Remember your first smart phone purchase? That feeling of holding all that powerful technology in your palm? The feeling of being un-tethered as [...]

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Wearable Computing: How Android Will Soon Be Embedded In Our Fashion Accessories

on March 13, 2014 Infographics, Light Reading with 0 comments
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Looking for the scoop on next season’s must haves? Well, maybe not next season, but the idea of smart devices as fashion accessories is definitely on the horizon. Sure, we’ve all heard about Google Glass by now, but what about the Sony SmartWig? Wearable tech is on the rise; helping us get things done, and look good [...]

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Connectivity & Customer Service: How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Consumer Relations

on March 10, 2014 Android For Business, Light Reading with 0 comments
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As the adage states: the customer is always right. Companies like Zappos, Dillards, and probably even your local “ma-and-pa” grocery store have built their reputations on remarkable customer service. Zappos, for example, stands out from the clutter by encouraging website visitors to call their headquarters with any questions, 24-7. They’ve provided a unique personal touch [...]

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What’s All This Talk About The Internet Of Things?

on February 28, 2014 Light Reading, Technology & Trends with 0 comments
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When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) we are talking about connecting everyday objects to the internet via low power signals. Kevin Ashton is credited with coining the phrase and being one of the first to write about the concept. He discusses how humans are great at doing many things, but capturing clean [...]

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Telematics & Android: What The OS Means For Connected Cars

on February 27, 2014 Heavy Reading, Technology & Trends with 0 comments
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In November of 2007, Google announced the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), which consisted of 34 companies whose goal is to “…accelerate innovation in mobile and offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience.” The OHA planned to achieve this goal by introducing the first free and open mobile OS, which we now know [...]

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Embedded Systems 101: What Is An Embedded System?

on February 21, 2014 Light Reading, Technology & Trends with 0 comments
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When you hear the phrase “embedded system,” it’s easy to tune out and think: that’s tech talk. But the truth is, the concept of an embedded system is actually pretty easy to understand. Simply put, an embedded system is a computer system built within a larger mechanical system. Think of the alien controlling the larger [...]

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