With its Bluetooth-based iBeacons turned on in all its U.S. stores, Apple is both attempting to improve customer experience and demonstrate its new location-based notification service. While retail is a natural fit for iBeacons, the teachnology has potential well beyond the store or mall. Here are ten other industries and spaces where iBeacons could deliver killer value.
VIDEO: Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch in action
Samsung debuted its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the IFA 2013 show in Berlin, and IDG News was on hand to try it out. It's kind of cool to look at, but it will cost $299 and is nearly useless without a phone nearby.
BlackBerry has a lot of hurdles to cross to stage a comeback but one in particular might be especially tough to overcome: the operators. My experience getting started with the Z10 shows AT&T, at least, doesn't seem to find the Z10 a priority.