Author: Mark B

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Mark is a freelance reporter and writer for Poc Network // Tech.

At some point, you might find yourself running into a situation where you wish you could pass HDMI signal wirelessly some distance to a receiving end. Maybe you want an extra screen somewhere to get the same content without running a cable. Or more than likely, a professional purpose that has something to do with your career in videography. Maybe you are capturing the unique wildlife of the African savanna and need to keep your load light as you crawl like a ninja in the grass, transmitting to someone at a distance who has all of the recording gear in…

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For a while now, mobile providers have been issuing (or renting) small amplifiers or mini cell towers for your home that piggyback off your internet connection in areas where they have poor service. It uses your internet connection (ie, cable or satellite) to broadcast their network throughout your home so that you can have reception on your phone(s). Now they have a similar solution that not only gives you a signal on your phone but it is your internet connection as well. Verizon wants to bring 5G internet to your home, in a hard push to compete with the cable…

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Yet another step towards smart technology. A California-based company known as FarmBot Inc has developed a robotic machine that will grow your crops for you, both planting and maintaining them. This is perfect in case you don’t have much of a green thumb. You start off by selecting what crop you want and where you want each to crop grow within a planter setup using their application that functions both on a PC, tablet or phone. You can build your entire planter out as simply as dragging what you want and dropping it wherever it needs to be. Once finished, FarmBot…

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A team up including MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), along with Weizmann Institute of Science has resulted in a new approach to watching 3D content in theaters without the pesky need of glasses. The idea is to use a series of 50 sets of lenses and mirrors behind the projection screen to create unique views from multiple angles, creating a 3D experience for every viewer in the audience, regardless of what seat they reside in. The new process has been titled “Cinema 3D” and opens new windows to where we are headed in 3D technology. Of course, given…

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A surprising move by Amazon as they decide to drop support for their Amazon shopping app for Windows Phone devices. Amazon’s app is popular for being able to instantly access your user account details, search for products to buy or add to your shopping lists. However, what it is most popular for is its ability to scan product barcodes and instantly access their price and information on Amazon. The latter is a great tool for quick price matching in stores to make sure you truly are getting the buy you are looking for. Users will still have access to the…

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It’s always a rarity when we focus on an app without some kind of device being part of the discussion, but I felt this one was worth noting since it could change the way we adapt and react to weather in the future. Yahoo’s weather app on the iPhone attempts to predict when it is about to rain or snow in your given area, giving the user a 15 minute window of warning before it may start pouring down on them, by showing them an alert on their screen. This allows adequate time to take cover or put on a coat. Yahoo says their…

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