Global Mobile Transactions To Reach $1 Trillion by 2014

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Yankee Group, a research firm from Boston, MA, has presented extensive research on the future of mobile usage and mobile transactions. Their research shows that at the conclusion of 2010, total value of global mobile transactions was at $162 billion, and they anticipate that it will be $984 billion by 2014.

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Golfball Assault Rifle Lets You Shoot As Far As The Pros

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Golf is a sport of patience and technique, while firearms are essentially contained explosions that launch projectiles into targets. The two hobbies, though both involving a small projectile, are never usually associated, let alone mentioned in the same sentence. That is until now, New Century NcStar, Inc., a manufacturer of gun accessories has managed to find a way to combine the two distinctly different hobbies, with an assault rifle attachment that can launch golf balls over 250-yards.

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SteriShoe zaps away shoe smells with UV

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Whether or not you choose to admit it, we have all been plagued with the unfortunate situation of having smelly shoes. Until now we have had to resort to insoles, deodorant or sprays. U.S. company Shoe Care Innovations have come up with the world’s first functioning ultraviolet shoe cleaner. The SteriShoe UV Shoe sanitizer safely cleans and disinfects the inside of your shoes, 100 percent free of chemicals, with the use of ultraviolet light.

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Differences in smartphone preferences between races

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The clash between smartphone platforms has always been a heated one, with just a handful of companies fighting for dominance. Now a new study done by Nielsen may provide us with some insight on which platform is really winning the hearts and minds of consumers, and even deeper, what kind of consumers are they attracting.

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Verizon’s iPhone 4 pre-order sales a success

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On Thursday, Verizon announced that the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 achieved a record first day sales, describing it as the carrier’s most successful first day sales in history. Although we are unsure of the exact official numbers of the pre-ordered handsets, CEO Dan Mean had this to say “in just out first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history.”

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Dual-core HTC Pyramid superphone coming May 2011

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So it seems that rumors are floating around about HTC releasing the first dual-core Android smartphone. It’s codenamed Pyramid, and it will feature a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor (MSM8260), 4.3 inch qHD display and support for HSPA+ networks. The device has been picked up by T-Mobile and has a target release date of May 2011.

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Sony Ericsson has new Windows Phone 7 devices in the pipeline

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As promised, or most likely closer to, as rumored. Dating back to last summer it seemed that Sony Ericsson had decided to invest its interest more deeply in the area of Windows Phone 7. When rumors first arose, the Swedish collaborative venture only passively mentioned that it was looking into the new Microsoft mobile OS as a possible platform for its devices. However, as shipments and demand began to decline, Sony Ericsson must have started to explore new opportunities in an attempt to draw interest to its products in a saturated smartphone market.

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Free iPhone credit card readers for small business owners

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Convenience is the general theme that our society has been speeding towards, getting things fast and easy, that’s the way we like to roll. We can see this through the popularity of services like Netflix; instant movies, and iTunes; instant music. Credit cards in essence, are fast money, but not fast enough.

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PixelOptics single swipe liquid lenses will change the way you see

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If you are either near-sighted, far-sighted, or maybe both, you might think that vision technology is moving a little too slow for your liking and having to wear bifocal lenses are cramping your style. The truth is, bifocals and progressive lenses are absolutely old tech, very last decade, and that is why PixelOptics has chosen to take the road less travelled with a much needed 21th century upgrade.

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Phone Halo is your gadget guardian angel

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Phone Halo works by using a mobile application alongside a small matchbox-sized “PhoneTag” dongle apparatus that you can attach to nearly anything you want to keep track of, preferably something that you carry around at the same time as your smartphone; keys, wallet, luggage, laptop bags, your child. Whatever it is you have around with you that you don’t want to go missing, Phone tag it.

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Mophie Pulse gives your iPhone 4 a louder bark, bigger bite

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For those of us that are iPhone users we should be quite familiar with Mophie’s Juice Pack and that clever little Mophie Marketplace case to easily ring up credit cards. The power packs have been an invaluable accessory to thwart the iPhone’s battery chugging capabilities, but where can they go from here? Mophie has taken it one step further with their next-generation power pack, the Mophie Pulse, which they are showing off CES.

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Joby brings bendy Gorillapod arms to the iPad

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Joby has been known for its popular, and recognizable bendy tripod for your camera and mobile devices. You can morph and shape them into just about any configuration you want. At this year’s CES in Joby has added to their line up to include two new stands for the iPad, which they did not have any products for previously. Their new additions are the Ori Case for the iPad, which is a more set and mechanical looking piece, and the Yogi Case, which is their traditional go to design adapted for the iPad.

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