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The latest news and trends in mobile technology, events, and more.

Retail Sales Data a Mixed Bag for Consumers

March 5, 2015 | By |

Total retail sales data for January was unimpressive, but this mixed bag has some silver linings.

Each month, the Census Bureau compiles its Advance Monthly Retail Sales report. On the surface, January’s data looks rather underwhelming. Total retail sales for the month increased by an estimated 2.8 percent compared to data from January 2014. Read More

Is Your Cell Phone Charged Up for National Battery Day?

February 18, 2015 | By |

Your cell phone should be charged up because it’s National Battery Day!  A day when devices that require batteries get some love. Whether you charge your phone plugged into the wall, a portable charger, a car charger, a charging case, or at a charging kiosk your phone battery is important to your daily life. Read More

Winter Snow Storm Juno Unplugs Customers from Retailers

February 12, 2015 | By |

While the winter snow storm Juno wasn’t quite as impactful as predicted, it still unplugged customers from retailers.

Winter Storm Juno wielded winds in excess of 70 miles per hour. It dropped up to three feet of snow along the coast. Still, the storm wasn’t quite the apocalyptic doomsday predicted by many meteorologists. Read More

What Would Happen if God’s Cell Phone Battery Died?

February 5, 2015 | By |

With their Super Bowl commercial, Mophie imagines an ‘all-powerless’ God, whose cell phone battery has died.

It’s a big enough crisis when one of us mortal souls loses battery life. But what would happen if God’s phone ran out of juice? That’s the premise for Mophie’s 2015 Super Bowl spot, which resembles a big-budget Hollywood disaster film. Read More

US Cell Phone Statistics and Facts (Smartphones, Smart Watches, Tablets)

January 16, 2015 | By |

Much like other consumer products, cell phones have an array of statistics based on usage, manufacturer, price, etc. Here’s to some of the most interesting US cell phone statistics and facts:

According to PewResearch, as of February 2014:

  • 90% of American adults have a cell phone
  • 28% of American adults own a smart watch
  • 42% of American Adults own tablet

Some say, that cell phones have become an epidemic and to a certain extent, that claim is correct. 67% of cell phone owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating. Read More

Best New Battery Technology Debuted at CES 2015

January 12, 2015 | By |

Powerful new battery technology debuted at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas.

As usual, there was an ocean of tech gadgets, gizmo’s, and innovation as the world’s leading companies fought to display the “next big thing”. This year, everything from Mercedes Benz’s self-driving autonomous prototype to LG’s massive 77-inch 4k flexible OLED television filled the convention center. Here are some top picks for the best new battery technology debuted at CES 2015: Read More

Powerful Event Technology That Ignites Show Traffic & Engagement

January 5, 2015 | By |

The most successful events these days have powerful event technology that can ignite show traffic and engagement. Sure, you need a smart theme, addressable market and remarkable venue. But add some of these event technologies, and your crowd is sure to be pleased.

Live Streaming – Some attendees can’t attend a live event because of schedule or location. Many events offer live broadcasts or virtual events. Companies such as Livestream are make it possible for an audience to be a part of the event without needing to physically attend. This is a great way for event planners to push their content to a larger audience and build loyalty. Many platforms also offer “pay-per-view” models so event planners can generate an additional revenue stream. Read More

Trade Shows and Cell Phone Charging Stations: A Powerful Duo

December 23, 2014 | By |

Trade shows are booming, and a cell phone charging station is just the ticket to draw attendees to your booth.

There’s no better way to increase foot traffic at your trade show booth than to set up a charging station for mobile devices. Just think about it – you’ve got hundreds of attendees, and just a few spare outlets strewn across the conference room. Read More

Technology in the Gaming Industry: The Casino of the Future

December 20, 2014 | By | 2 Comments">2 Comments

The stakes in the casino business are extremely high. Building and operating even a small casino can cost well in to the tens of millions of dollars, and large ones over a hundred million. While there are millions to be made in the business, recent bankruptcies such as Trump’s Taj Mahal show there is also millions to be lost. With that, the gaming industry is looking for any way at all to make its business more efficient, more secure, more adaptable, and ultimately more profitable in the future. Here are some of the latest technology trends for casinos: Read More

Top 3 Android Tablets (Review of Specs, Battery Life, Performance, Price)

December 11, 2014 | By | 2 Comments">2 Comments

Veloxity’s comparison of the top android tablets by specs, battery life, performance, and price.

If you are in the market for a new tablet, same as with smartphones, you have a choice between 2 major operating systems: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. For those already committed to the Apple ecosystem, the IPad will be their choice of tablet. But what about those of us who prefer the other side of the spectrum i.e. Android? Read More