Technology

IBM Helps Cities Around the World Become Smarter

IBM has signed an agreement with the Rio de Janeiro city government to build a public information management center. The Rio Operations Center will integrate and interconnect information from multiple government departments and public agencies in the municipality to improve city safety and responsiveness to various types of incidents, such …

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Consumer Confidence in Technology Soars to New High

The Consumer Electronics Association has released index figures showing consumer confidence in technology reached an all-time high in December, and that consumer confidence in the overall economy is at its highest in 18 months. The Consumer Index of Consumer Technology Expectations, which measures consumer expectations about technology spending, is seven …

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Track Santa around the Globe with AT&T

You better watch out. You better not cry. Better not pout. I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town, and you can keep in touch with him with the AT&T U-verse TV Santa Tracker app. Through Dec. 24, AT&T’s customers can text “SANTA” to 1224 and receive a …

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Mobile Health Apps to Triple by 2012

According to a Pyramid Research report “Health Check: Key Players in Mobile Healthcare,” there are more than 200 million mHealth apps, and that number is expected to triple by 2012, creating new opportunities for mobile network providers. The report is an overview of the emerging mobile healthcare–or mHealth–market, focusing on …

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IPad 2 Sightings Rumored

Rumors are swirling that Apple is developing a slimmer, lighter iPad with front and rear-facing cameras and a SD card slot. Apple component suppliers in Asia told Reuters the next-generation iPad could ship out early next year. Touchscreen chip designer Wintek Corp, battery maker Simplo Technology Co Ltd and cover …

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