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Microsoft's First Windows 8.1 Smartphone: The Nokia Lumia 635

Microsoft's First Windows 8.1 Smartphone: The Nokia Lumia 635

TheStreet (July 15, 2014) The Nokia Lumia 635 is a successor to 2013's super-popular Lumia 620 model. This new handset is an improvement in nearly every way. Microsoft's first release has a great-looking 4.5-inch touchscreen, a speedy quad-core Qualcomm 400 processor, a new, squared-off design and its the first device to run on Windows Phone 8.1. The new operating system improves many things, most important of which were the long-standing complaints about short battery life. When put to the test, the new Windows phone provided more than a day of heavy use on a full charge. There is also Cortana. Think of it as Microsoft's version of the "OK Google" or Siri. TheStreet's Technology Contributor Gary Krakow has details. Video provided by TheStreet
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Teachers Get Lesson in Interactive Technology

Teachers Get Lesson in Interactive Technology

AP (July 1, 2014) Educators gathered in Atlanta for a conference focusing on new technology in the classroom, everything from iPad apps to robots. (July 1) Video provided by AP
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'3D Heights' Offers First Corner Store Approach to 3D Printing

'3D Heights' Offers First Corner Store Approach to 3D Printing

TheStreet (June 25, 2014) 3D printing can sound, well, complex. Even if you have something you'd like to print, where should you go to get it modeled? And if you'd like to buy a 3D printer, who can you talk to about your options? 3D Heights, a new 3D printing store in Washington Heights, aims to make 3D printing easy. The store sells 3D printers and offers customizable printing, as well as education and training services. It sells all brands, making it one of the few unbiased 3D printing stores in New York. 3D Heights CEO Jerry Castanos says that as 3D printing becomes more accessible, use of the technology will skyrocket. His goal? To be the catalyst of this transition. Castanos says 3D printing will be making a boom soon as business owners and school principals starting using the technology. For investors, this means they should be paying attention to 3D printing. Video provided by TheStreet
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FAA Stalls Amazon's Plans By Restricting Commercial Drones

FAA Stalls Amazon's Plans By Restricting Commercial Drones

TheStreet (June 25, 2014) Amazon's hopes of launching "Prime Air" were put on hold this week by the Federal Aviation Administration. On Monday, the FAA published a document addressing the operation of model airplanes. Buried within the document were regulations that apply to drones, prohibiting their operation. "Any operation not conducted strictly for hobby or recreation purposes could not be operated under the special rule for model aircraft. Clearly, commercial operations would not be hobby or recreation flights. Likewise, flights that are in furtherance of a business, or incidental to a person's business, would not be a hobby or recreation flight" the document stated. In the fall 2013, the FAA said it would aim to come up with a plan to safely integrate drones into airspace by September of 2015 but will likely push that deadline back. For now, Amazon will have to stick with Snail Mail. Video provided by TheStreet
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