Acer Liquid Glow brings ICS and NFC on a budget to MWC

first_imgThe award-winning Acer CloudMobile was already thought to be headed to MWC 2012, and now there’s a second Acer Android phone en route to Barcelona. Acer UK has announced the Acer Liquid Glow, a smaller, more humble device available in a trio of colors — and likely at a much lower price point.Whereas the CloudMobile is said to feature a 4.3-inch qHD display, the Liquid Glow opts for a 3.7-inch, 480×800 pixel unit. On the back, there’s a serviceable 5MP camera with LED flash. The proverbial cheese stands alone on the Liquid Glow, too — there’s no front-facing camera visible in Acer’s press shots, and there’s no mention of one in the release. Inside, you’ll find a single-core Qualcomm 7227A 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 1GB of internal storage. MicroSD expansion isn’t noted either, but it’s almost certainly tucked beneath the Liquid Glow’s battery cover. NFC support is built in, so you’ll be able to take advantage of Android 4.0’s bevy of tap-to-share features.With its single-core chip, low-megapixel camera, scant RAM and internal storage, and lack of video chat capabilities, it’s a safe bet that the Liquid Glow will wind up as a freebie offering on whatever mobile carriers wind up stocking it. While you won’t be able to play some of the more intense games you can now download from the Android market, the Liquid Glow does still offer the latest version of Google’s OS and NFC support…and the fact that you can pick one up in pink will no doubt help move a few units.More at Acer and Pocket Lintlast_img read more

Fifth of top global grocers will use blockchain by

first_img Fifth of top global grocers will use blockchain by … “In the future, using the technology we’re requiring, a customer could potentially scan a bag of salad and know with certainty where it came from.”Walmart said that with the traditional paper-based method of capturing information that exists at many farms, packing houses and warehouses, tracking down important data from multiple sources is “extremely time-consuming”.With paper-based ledgers, Yiannas mentioned that it may take his team seven days to track down where a product came from. The team has to contact the supplier, get paper records and use those records to contact the company that imported or shipped the product to Walmart’s distribution center.“The food system is absolutely too large for any single entity to [track],” Yiannas said.But blockchain changes that.“We’ve been working with IBM to digitize that, so the information is captured on the farm with a handheld system. It’s [also] captured at the packing house at the supplier,” Yiannas continued.  September 24 , 2018 The U.S.’s largest retail chain, Walmart, has asked its supplies of fresh, leafy greens to trace their products back to the farm using blockchain technology within one year.Walmart and Sam’s Club today sent a letter to the suppliers informing them of the change.”Suppliers are expected to have all these systems in place by this time next year,” the company said.The change means that the information gathered by these suppliers will be open and accessible through technology that offers real-time, end-to-end traceability from farm to table, it said.The announcement comes in the wake of a deadly multistate E. coli outbreak earlier this year linked to Arizona-grown romaine lettuce, which killed five people.Frank Yiannas, VP of Food Safety at Walmart, explained that while health officials at the Centers for Disease Control told people to avoid eating lettuce that was grown in Yuma, Arizona, it was difficult for consumers to know how to determine where their lettuce was grown.“None of the bags of salad had ‘Yuma, Arizona’ on them,” he said. You might also be interested inlast_img read more