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January 17, 2013
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  • AT&T Telepresence gets a boost through deal with Polycom
    Polycom and AT&T will join forces to market video-collaboration tools for businesses by integrating their telepresence products. Under the agreement, enterprise users of AT&T's Telepresence Solution in 40 nations will have access to expanded features offered by Polycom RealPresence -- including mobile videoconferencing, on-demand virtual meeting rooms and enhanced video collaboration -- as part of a managed service bundle. eWeek (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Smartphones are the new clicker
    The traditional remote control is becoming less needed given all a smartphone can do, wireless industry analysts said after seeing many of the gadgets on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. "Now that, increasingly, consumers have a device with them to monitor virtually anything they do with the Internet, why not offer that capability to monitor and remote control?" Reticle Research analyst Ross Rubin said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hospitals turn to RFID to track equipment, people
    Hospitals increasingly are employing radio-frequency identification devices for applications such as alerting personnel to emergencies, tracking equipment and notifying patients' families when caregivers enter their loved one's room. A Transparency Market Research report says the market for asset-tracking devices in the medical sector based on RFID will grow by about 17% per year through 2018. (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • App aids in speech exercises outside of formal therapy
    A new smartphone application called Fluently helps individuals with speech disorders, such as stuttering or articulation issues, practice speech exercises outside of formal therapy sessions. Developed by Tufts University junior Jack McDermott and based on his 15 years of being in speech therapy, the app provides a visual cue to help users know when they stutter or when they need to slow their speech to aid in pronunciation. BostInno (Boston) (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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