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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Grocery shopping the latest to go high-tech

By Jennifer Cobb

Have you ever registered for a wedding or baby shower? How cool are the guns the store gives you to scan the essentials: dinnerware, his & her towels, coffee makers, diapers, wipes, and pacifiers … the store shelving units, too, if you get carried away? It’ll bring out the kid in you, guaranteed. According to the Nashville Tennessean, Kroger has begun experimenting with a similar technology, Personal Assistant Liaisons, or PALs. They are devices that allow customers to “Scan, Bag, Go.” While shopping, customers have the opportunity to bag the groceries they want as they shop and the PALs keep a running total of the grocery bill so that...

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Tech help for getting fit this spring!

By Jennifer Cobb

Here are a few gadgets and apps according to "Great gadgets, apps for getting fit this spring", that can help get you to where you want to be as the weather heats up and you swap your winter clothes for tees, tanks, and shorts: Fitness watches, bands Track time, distance, pace, heart rate, and even the number of calories you've burned; some watches and bands also track information thanks to internal sensors and wirelessly syncs the info with a nearby smartphone, tablet, or computer Scales, monitors Sure you want to keep up with the amount of weight you’re losing but there are also scales that show your BMI (body mass index), a measure of...

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The Mobile Network through 2017

By Jennifer Cobb

The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update is part of the Cisco VNI Forecast, an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications on global networks. According to the Forecast, mobile data traffic will reach the following milestones within the next five years: Monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes in 2017. The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population in 2013. o   By the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2017 there will be...

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