Tag Archives: mobile

Mobile Phone Addiction Revisited

We hear much about technology addiction, and in fact, we’ve written about it several times in the past.  Why bring it up again? Because it’s altogether likely that in 10 or 20 years, there won’t be any discussion at all on the subject because all of us will be so connected to our devices that… Read More »

Mobile app for pacemaker patients trims need for monitors

Medtronic is marketing a mobile app for patients with pacemakers that communicates with patients’ smartphones and tablet devices. The MyCareLink Heart app securely sends device data to the Medtronic CareLink network, which can eliminate the need for remote monitoring hardware, according to the vendor, which manufactures biomedical engineering devices and technology. “The mobile app is… Read More »

Adoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habits

Paying for a cup of coffee with a smartphone instead of a credit card is gaining prominence among consumers — and is disrupting their spending patterns and consumption habits, according to new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert who studies operations management. Although paying for purchases in-person with plastic or online through a… Read More »