Announcing the winners in our 15 Years of Mobile Nations contest!

Announcing the winners in our 15 Years of Mobile Nations contest!

September 9th, 2014, marked 15 years since the Mobile Nations story began, with the launch of Visor Central. A lot has changed in mobile tech in the years since, but one thing definitely has not — the passion of this great community. The response to our anniversary article was fantastic, and I want to thank each and every one of you for the congratulations and support you shared. It truly means...

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Connectedly Show 04: Digital Knob - Apple Watch Super Show!

Connectedly Show

In this episode of the Connectedly Show, I was joined by Kevin, Phil, and Rene to talk all about smartwatches. We covered everything from the new Android Wear devices to the even newer Apple Watch and everything in between. More and more smartwatches are hitting the streets, and we're here to help you make sense of it all. Can't get enough!? Be sure to check out our full smartwatch buyers...

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Automatic teams up with Ford for an amazing connected car experience

Automatic

Today Automatic has announced that they are teaming up with Ford to offer an awesome connected car experience. Automatic's Link currently attaches to an OBD port of most newer cars, reporting back data to your smartphone like MPG, miles traveled and your own "driving score". Through the partnership with Ford, Automatic users will be able to go above and beyond the built-in Sync system....

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Misfit Flash fitness tracker offers new colors and lower price point

Misfit Flash

Misfit has announced a new line of wearables called Flash. These are a marked departure from their previous fitness monitors with plastic construction (though still waterproof), and boasting a bunch of new color options. The Misfit Flash trackers are coming soon to major retailers, and will cost $49.99 each, which are considerable savings compared to the $99.99 Misfit Shine. Here's a full...

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10 million Roku players have been sold in the US

Roku

Roku today shared on the company blog that the 10 million milestone has been hit in the United States, connecting Americans to a realm of entertainment. It has been over six years since the first Roku player was shipped and the company has come a long way, covering more than 1,800 channels. To make everything easier to digest, the Roku team has shared a cool infographic covering the...

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The ecobee3 smart thermostat takes control of your multi-room home

ecobee3

The folks at ecobee have today introduced the ecobee3 — a new Wi-Fi connected thermostat for your smart home. The newly redesigned ecobee3 takes a leap ahead of other smart thermostats, in that it uses wireless remote sensors to monitor multiple locations in your home. The added sensors will provide a better view of your home and increased energy savings overall. Of course you can monitor it...

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BArclays

Barclays has today announced that its bPay wristband will work with the entire London transport network, requiring noting more than a quick wave of the wrist. What's more is only a Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card is required to link everything up to the bPay band. As an added bonus, the bPay band is completely free and the first 10,000 people to sign up for the band will receive one by...

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Ford announces finalists for their App Pursuit developer contest

Ford announces finalists fro their App Pursuit developer contest

Automaker Ford has announced the ten finalists for its App Pursuit, which took place during their connected car app developer conference as part of the Connected Car Expo. The finalist apps are designed to connect to vehicles through Ford's AppLink Ford says that developers from more than fifteen countries participated in Pursuit. Finalists for the App Pursuit include social driving games,...

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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board calls for ban on distracted driving

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport vehicle, whether that's a car, boat, plane, or train, was focused on the task at hand rather than distractions caused by the use of personal electronic devices (...

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Strapping on the Omate X for wrist-served notifications

The new Omate X is stylish, but not as smart

As the world of smartwatches advances forward at a rapid clip with the likes of the Apple Watch, Android Wear, and Samsung Gear S, we're reaching a point of bifurcation. There are the smart watches, and there are cheaper, simpler, notification watches. Some, like Pebble, bridge the gap between the two, but others like the Omate X have stepped back from full-fledge standalone smartwatches to...

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