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Precise location tracking inside of buildings may become the norm with the new Broadcom chip. Tired of how useless GPS tracking is inside a building? A new smartphone chip aims to pinpoint your location down to a few centimeters, even indoors. On top of that, it will track your vertical position too, whether you’re on the second floor of a mall or the 20 th floor of an office building.
Proximity Interactions (PIx) are one of the missing pieces in today's digital world but there are good signs that it's finally coming: a lot of solutions are starting to appear, first of all AirDrop and the whole rumor around the future of television screens, including the Apple TV. Today there was a really well thought article by Joe Hewitt regarding AirPlay and the Apple TV. Here a few excerpts: Not nearly enough of these analyses have talked about AirPlay. It’s clear to me that AirPlay would be so important to the Apple TV, you might as well call it AirPlay TV.
We developed a simple application called ToothTag to give you inspiration to the power of our platform. This software lets you customize your smartphone to do smart things from nearly any wireless device. The platform supports Bluetooth® and WiFi as well as devices that support Near-Field-Communication (NFC) technologies. When known "tagged" objects get close to or move away from a user you can trigger an alert, drop a pin on a virtual map, or check-in on social websites. Usage Possibilities