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The new series, entitled “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West”, is aimed at children aged 2 to 7 and is expected to arrive on the Watch Disney Junior app and a related micro website on November... 24. The series will then hit the firm’s two traditional TV networks – Disney Channel and Disney Junior – in early 2014.

One of the company’s execs explained the rationale be...

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The US Army Burn Center is part of the Army Institute of Surgical Research located at San Antonio Military Medical Center. As the sole Department of Defense center specializing in burn care for combat... casualties and civilian emergencies, the Center is known as a leader in innovative, state-of-the-art medical care for burns.

A critical part of a burn patient’s treatment is the administrat...

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Military Times reports that the app – simply abbreviated as ATAK — has been developed by Cambridge-based research outfit Draper Laboratory and says that it can be used to call in an airstrike... by tapping on the enemy’s position on a map.

ATAK can also be used to let soldiers know the whereabouts of allies and enemies as well as display live fees from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

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Offering a collaborative, electronic process can meet your customer’s expectations and evoke a sense of loyalty. This can translate into greater customer retention and wallet share. You may even... satisfy a broader customer demographics.

Whether a customer is opening a new account, applying for a credit card or making an account change, tablets offer an interactive way for customers and re...

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In a new video, Disney Research explains how it is working on a new process called "rendering 3D tactile features on touch surfaces". The technique combines electro vibration and Disney's... own algorithm to make for a tactile 3D screen which allows human hands to feel the textures or even the shape of an object displayed on screen.

The firm’s video on the tactile display provid...

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Tablets are streamlining processes and providing self-service capabilities to customers in many workplaces today, including retail stores, car dealerships, real estate offices, construction firms and... hotels. It’s no longer shocking to go out to dinner and have the waiter bring you the wine menu on a tablet or place your order with one.

Yet tablets are now entering the world of connecte...

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By 2017, the number of app downloads should reach nearly 269 billion.

Meanwhile, the research firm also forecasts that mobile app revenues will be $26 billion in 2013, up from $18 billion last... year. That $26 billion in revenues comes from paid downloads and in-app purchases — even though only 9% of all downloads this year cost money and the rest are free.

The strongest growth pe...

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That's the conclusion of a new report by eMarketer that notes tablet users are rarely "off-the-grid."

"While that makes them highly accessible to marketers, tablet users are... a slippery bunch that frequently shifts attention from one device to another,” says eMarketer.

The research firm estimates that over 73 million tablet users—57% of the U.S. tablet-us...

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In the past, concerns have been raised on how health can be effected by too much screen time (particularly in education), the ‘tablet hunch’ and desktop keyboards, with the latter two in... particular often cited for causing posture problems and bringing about repetitive strain injury.

However, while those issues may not cause any serious health issues, the latest report from a co...

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For the year, IDC predicts approximately 227.3 million tablets will have shipped by the end of 2013, accounting for 14.6% of the global computing market.

IDC research analyst Megha Saini... says in a report that buy-back programs are helping to grow the market for new tablets, giving not only new, but current tablet owners a reason to consider buying a new model. 

"At a...