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Wednesday, 13.11.13
WEARABLES: Mobile Technology now the "hot trigger" for better Health for all
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:02 CET under 01 - General News

While this press release and study isn't brand new, Fitbit UK published the results back in October already, the German press release just reached me today. Nevertheless, it shows that the topic "wearables" is a hot one and will gain more importance, the smarter the wearables will become. According to a new research recently released from Fitbit, mobile technology - which includes smartphones and other mobile connected devices – has a significant impact on the choices we make towards living healthier lifestyles. In fact, nearly half of people (48 %) surveyed in the UK, have reported strong positive behavior changes through the use of mobile devices that provide the ability to self-monitor their health and well-being.

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Wednesday, 06.11.13
ENHANCED: Pebble announces full iOS Notification integration - Announces SDK 2.0 for even better 3rd Party Apps [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:02 CET under 01 - General News

Prebble, the independent smartwatch pioneer which successfully launched it's Pebble smartwatch earlier this year thanks to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, just announced that it has archived a deeper iOS integration. Furthermore it unveiled some statistics which are a result of Pebble's close work with developers worldwide; which helped create thousands of apps for Pebble customers on both - iOS and Android. This work resulted in 190,000 worldwide shipped Pebbles, 2 million downloaded apps and faces, 2,200 apps and faces on mypebblefaces.com, 80,000 created watchfaces on watchface-generator.de and 50+ companion apps available on the iTunes and Google Play with 10,000+ registered developers.

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Tuesday, 05.11.13
BOOST: Huawei Partners with EE to Launch World's Fastest 4G Network of up to 300 Mbps
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:13 CET under 01 - General News

While most of us are either at 100 Mbps or even 50 Mbps LTE only, Huawei and British carrier EE today announced to launch the world's fastest 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network. As of today, the service is available in London's foremost business cluster, Tech City, and is set to expand across London throughout 2014, delivering mobile broadband speeds of up to 300 Mbps. The speeds and capacity of the network are enabled by Carrier Aggregation (CA), a fundamental feature of LTE-A, which allows next-generation of wireless broadband network with around twice the speed possible through most current LTE mobile networks. This allows for the full utilization of spectrum resources across multiple frequency bands by bringing together 20 MHz of 1800 MHz "GSM" spectrum and 20 MHz of 2.6 GHz "LTE" spectrum.

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Thursday, 31.10.13
ALLOWED: FAA to allow Airlines to expand Use of Personal Electronic Devices
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:59 CET under 01 - General News

As the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today, the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and operations, the implementation will vary among airlines, but the agency expects many carriers will prove to the FAA that their planes allow passengers to safely use their devices in airplane mode, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year. The FAA based its decision on input from a group of experts that included representatives from the airlines, aviation manufacturers, passengers, pilots, flight attendants, and the mobile technology industry.

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OLYMPICS: Samsung announces German Samsung Galaxy Team - follows other Countries to Promote Sochi 2014
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:23 CET under 01 - General News

At a joint press event yesterday evening in Munich, Samsung and its German TV partner Sky Sport News HD announced the German "Samsung Galaxy Team". The Samsung Galaxy Team is one of Samsung's key initiatives around the Olympic Games which aims to promote the Olympic movement by providing background information as well as direct contact between attending Olympians and their supporters around the world. The international Samsung Galaxy Team is recruited by 80 athletes from 20 countries and includes active and retired Olympians and Paralympians like ice hockey stars Evgeni Malkin and Wayne Gretzky, biathlete Evgeny Ustyugov, skier Alberto Tomba and Hermann Maier as well as others.

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