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A Real world “Star Wars”, Robot Astronauts in Space…..C3P0 is that you?

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible. —Lewis Mumford This quote is something I truly believe.  Every great piece of innovation was once thought to be impossible.  If you can think of it, it can be done! Once … Continue reading

Blackberry waves the white flag! Releasing Messenger (BBM) for Iphone and Android

In the early part of the decade Blackberry  ruled the world.  They were new, they were happening, they were an essential part of any businessman or woman’s toolkit.  These innovative,  sleek devices allowed individuals stay up to date on emails, and appointments better than any other phone on the market. The keypad was great for sending … Continue reading

Its 2013, where are the flying cars?? Click here to find out! :) #terrafugia

On the website of Terrafugia the tagline reads, “we make flying cars”.  Yes!  I remember watching “Back to the Future” in the 80s. My favorite scene was when Doc Brown came back to 1985 to take Marty Mcfly to the future.  As they prepared to speed into the future,  Marty commented that they may not … Continue reading

Wearable Technology, Motivating us to a healthier lifestyle! #nikefuelband #fitbit #jawboneup #fitnessapp

If you have not joined the wearable tech revolution, then shame on you! :).  We are not talking about the smooth, stylish, slightly unnecessary google glass or their equally ridiculous talking shoes.  We are talking about the fitness hardware and software that are currently motivating millions of people to healthier lifestyles.  These devices keep tabs … Continue reading

Facial Recognition Payments is here! Is Facial Recognition Voting next?!?

So you are in the city and you have lost your wallet.  You need to take the train back home, but you also lost the train ticket. What do you do?!?  I am sure we have all experienced this at one time or the other in our lives.  When it does happen, we usually have … Continue reading

The Bradley: A Wrist Watch for the Blind? (Kickstarter Review)

Funding Period: July 11th – August 15th Goal: $40,000 Reason: To be used for first round production of The Bradley: A timepiece designed to touch and see They call it a time piece, not a watch because you don’t have to watch it to tell the time 🙂 .  At Smile and Mobile we like … Continue reading

Privacy Concern? Our Ads are now watching us #Optimeyes

Advertising is an essential part of business.  It does not matter how great your product or service is, if nobody knows about it, you will not be in business for very long.  It is for this reason that companies dedicate a significant part of their revenue every quarter to Advertising.  Traditional mediums like television and … Continue reading

African Internet Router, the “BRCK” keeps on trucking even after the power goes out!!

It is rugged, durable and can withstand different environmental conditions.  I guess that is why they call it the BRCK 🙂 . Ushahidi, a Kenyan Software company, best known for its conflict crowd sourcing software, is moving into the hardware arena. Juliana Rotich, Executive Director of Ushahidi discussed the BRCK at the TED conference The … Continue reading

FREE—- Mobile Data and Voice PLAN!! #freedompop

Remember NetZero? The company that gave you internet access for FREE. I certainly do, while other telephone carriers were charging as much as $50/month for dial up internet, NetZero gave it away for free. At the time, they generated revenue through a patented advertising model.  It was a revolutionary business model, and as a result … Continue reading

Understanding VOIP (Voice over IP) (part 1) – Introduction

If you have used Skype, or Google talk to communicate with family and friends, you have used Voice over IP.  Once upon a time, Voice over IP was the future. With advances in technology, it is very clear that Voice over IP is the Present, so if you don’t know about it, you better learn! … Continue reading

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