The next time you walk in to a department store you may not be greeted by a human, in fact, if Verizon Wireless has anything to do with it, you’ll be looking at a VGo. Presented at CES 2012, Verizon is aiming to enable 4G LTE devices beyond what we would expect with a typical smartphone or tablet. We saw the Golden-i headset display earlier that would allow remote data to be sent to the wearer, now, they’ve brought on a state-of-the-art robotic telepresence with embedded 4G LTE to man their booth. The VGo is a 4-foot robot that can be controlled by up to 1 user at a time, lasting 6-12 hours depending on the battery pack. What the VGo does is remotely replicates a person’s presence directly from Verizon’s LTE Innovation Center. The bot was free to move anywhere around the booth and communicate via a video camera, microphones, and LCD with attendees. What would you do if you walked in to a store having an issue and all that you could talk to was a VGo?VGo ]
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There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.
Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games
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Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.
If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.