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09 Oct

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Why Phone Charging in Retail is the Next In-Store Wi-Fi

October 9, 2017 | By |

Everyone has used in-store Wi-Fi and it has become a common in-store amenity for brick-and-mortar retailers. According to a collaborative study by EarthLink Holdings, IHL Group and AirTight Networks, 57% of retailers offer free Wi-Fi for their customers and store employees.

With increasing consumer dependence on cell phones, and the lack of progress with internal phone batteries, phone charging stations are becoming the in-store Wi-Fi. Read More

11 Jul

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The Latest in Smartphone Trends 2017

July 11, 2017 | By |

There are always new smartphone trends to look forward to, but in 2017, updates to phones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and Google are starting to look more intriguing than ever before.

  1. Virtual Reality

The point of speeding up mobile devices is to allow them to run applications like virtual reality, which demand heavy resources. It’ll be possible to plug handsets into Google’s DayDream View VR headset to watch movies, play games, or roam VR worlds. Read More

03 Feb

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Mobile Phone Surge in the Medical Industry

February 3, 2017 | By |

You can often find phone charging stations at healthcare facilities. Doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics purchase charging stations for employees and for patients in waiting rooms. To combat long wait times and prevent having frustrated patients, these medical facilities are brainstorming ways that they can keep patients satisfied. Read More

23 Jan

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Phone Charging Kiosks at Community Colleges

January 23, 2017 | By |

Today, almost half of all undergraduate students in the United States attend community college. A report from the Digest of Education Statistics shows that this amounts to just over 10 million students which is 42% of all undergraduate students. This makes two-year institutions an integral part of higher education. Read More

Industry Overview: Wireless Phone Charging

August 17, 2016 | By |

With over 70% of consumers experiencing anxiety from a low or dead phone battery, there has never been a greater need for new charging technologies. One of those is the promise of wireless charging, something that we have been hearing a lot about recently. But how far away is this technology from mass adoption and how much can we really expect from it? Read More

DIY Phone Charging Station Craze

March 29, 2016 | By |

A DIY phone charging station craze is happening everywhere.  Nearly every consumer has a portable device that needs occasional recharging.  So DIYers are busy creating crafting at-home ways to keep cell phones charged.

Here are numerous examples of how consumers are creating DIY phone charging stations for multiple devices: Read More

CEIR Reports Trade Show Industry Growth

March 23, 2016 | By |

Great news for the exhibitions industry as CEIR reports that trade shows are on a continued growth curve.

Not only do the figures from the newest Center for Exhibit Industry Research (CEIR) report indicate robust growth for the trade show industry in 2015, but the outlook is already bright for 2016.

The exhibitions industry has had 22 consecutive quarters of growth, dating back to 2009, according to the newest index published by CEIR. Charts published with the February 25th press release from the organization show the sturdiest expansion in the first quarter at 4.4% and a continuing strength throughout all of 2015, making the past year the most solid since 2011, when the industry began to bounce back from a sharp decline during the height of the recession from 2008-2010. Perhaps the two strongest indicators are the revenue growth at 6.5% and the attendance advancement by 4.9%. Read More

Samsung Reveals Secret Projects at SXSW 2016

March 15, 2016 | By |

Samsung Electronics is showcasing three secret projects from their C-Lab innovation program for the first time at SXSW 2016.

The cat is out of the bag.  Samsung revealed a mobile app, social media network and set of headphones – all created by Samsung employees in their C-Lab. Started in 2012. C-Lab is a startup that helps employees develop their own creative businesses. Read More

Veloxity Charging Stations and the Obamas at SXSW

March 7, 2016 | By |

When SXSW opens week in Austin, Texas both Veloxity charging stations and the Obamas will be present.

SXSW started almost 30 years ago as a music festival, but soon grew to include the film and technology industry as well. President Obama will open the SXSW interactive festival on March 11, by having a Keynote Conversation with Evan Smith, CEO/Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune. According to SXSW.com, the conversation will be centered around “civic engagement in the 21st Century” and take place “before an audience of creators, early adopters and entrepreneurs who are defining the future of our connected lives.” Read More

The Smallest USB-C Plug is the Biggest Tech Story

February 27, 2016 | By |

Big things including the biggest tech stories often come in small packages.  And that the case with the USB-C plug and port.

USB-C is an abbreviation that tech geeks and actually most people with electronic devices are becoming more and more aware of these days.  Why?  Well, because if your gadget or PC comes with “USB-C,” it means it has a new type of USB connector, one that device makers hope will replace the old rectangular plug.  And of course who wants to be square? Read More