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ER Doctors Use Google Glass And QR Codes To Identify Patients

Jon Brodkin | Ars Technica | March 12, 2014

A tech-savvy hospital in Boston developed a custom information-retrieval system for Google Glass, which lets ER doctors scan a QR code on the wall of each room to call up information about patients...

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Ex-Nokia Engineers Launch A Linux Smartphone That Runs Android Apps

Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld | November 27, 2013

Jolla smartphone uses an OS based on the Nokia's former MeeGo project and will be sold in 135 countries Read More »

Facebook Makes The Animation Library Behind Paper Open Source

Lauren Hockenson | GIGAOM | April 28, 2014

The animation generator behind Facebook’s Paper will now be available as open source for mobile developers...The company plans to announce today that the animation engine behind Paper, Pop, will be available to developers as an open source tool.

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Firefox OS To Outdo Android On Granular Application Permissions

Lucian Constantin | PC World | August 26, 2014

Future versions of the Firefox OS mobile platform will allow users to control application-specific permissions, a feature with both privacy and security benefits that’s missing on Android...

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Firefox OS-based ZTE One Coming To US, UK Through eBay

Barry Levine | CIO Today | August 12, 2013

For developers, a key selling point for Firefox OS devices is their emphasis on HTML5 apps, which can be readily adapted from Web apps and run on a variety of mobile platforms. [...] Read More »

Firefox Smartphone System Challenges Android, iOS

Press Release | Mozilla Foundation | February 25, 2013

Mozilla Foundation announced Sunday it will launch in mid-2013 its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Read More »

First Firefox Smartphone Launches In Spain

Staff Writer | Phys.org | July 3, 2013

The world's first consumer sales of a smartphone powered by the Firefox operating system have launched in Spain. Read More »

First Real-Time Efficacy Study on Fertility App Launched

Press Release | Institute for Reproductive Health | February 7, 2017

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) announced today the launch of a year-long study to measure the efficacy of a new app, Dot™, for avoiding unintended pregnancy as compared to efficacy rates of other family planning methods. The Dot app, available on iPhone and Android devices, is owned by Cycle Technologies. Up to 1,200 Dot Android users will have the opportunity to participate in the study...

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Five Potential Healthcare Applications For Google Glass

John Halamka | The Health Care Blog | July 17, 2013

Last week I had the opportunity to test Google Glass. It’s basically an Android smartphone (without the cellular transmitter) capable of running Android apps, built into a pair of glasses. [...] Read More »

Ford Goes Open Source To Speed App Development

Doug Newcomb | Wired | March 1, 2013

In the ecosystem gamble of “open” or “closed,” Ford is putting all its chips on open. At this week’s Mobile World Congress, Ford announced it’s releasing the proprietary source code for its Sync AppLink platform to Genivi, an automotive-centric open source alliance. Read More »

Foxconn Constructs HTML5 Smart Cross-Platform Integrating Support For Eight Screens, Internet And Cloud

Staff Writer | DigiTimes | February 21, 2014

The prospects of smart applications, which are needed to serve the purposes of cloud-based networks of sensing devices, IoT (Internet of Things) and terminal devices, have triggered strong interests in Big Data and inspired imaginations of next-generation cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. [...] Read More »

FSF Uses Unproven Compliance Issue to Promote GPLv3

Brian Proffitt | IT World | August 22, 2011

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), in its quest to promote version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPL) over the GPLv2, has joined the chorus of observers who have made broad hints that vendors within the Android operating system ecosystem are guilty of some violation of the GPLv2. Read More »

Geeksphone Revolution Switches Between Android And Firefox OS

Rich Trenholm | CNET | February 12, 2014

Change is hard. Fortunately, sometimes you can make a change without giving up on the past completely -- and that's the case for the new Geeksphone Revolution, which lets you try out Firefox OS without burning your Android bridges. Read More »

GM, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, nVidia Officially Join Google's Android Automotive Push

Shane Cole | AppleInsider | January 6, 2014

Google's bid to counter Apple's iOS in the Car strategy with an Android-based solution gained a new head of steam Monday with the announcement of the Google-led Open Automotive Alliance. Read More »

Google Android Software Is Not As Free Or Open-Source As You May Think

Charles Arthur and Samuel Gibbs | Business Insider | January 30, 2014

Some mobile and tablet manufacturers are being charged six-figure fees by third party testing facilities for a license to use Gmail, Google Play and other parts of Google's mobile services, the Guardian has learned. Read More »