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While all eyes are on Apple's rumored iPhone 8 to see whether or not the company will fully embrace wireless charging, the Cupertino tech overlords has already dipped its toes in the waters with its wirelessly-charged Apple Watch . It wasn't a perfect implementation however, with the timepiece's contact points requiring a relatively precise positioning in order to ensure there is a consistent charging flow. Apple is likely looking to improve that for its future smartwatch evolutions, and a newly-uncovered patent filing suggests that convenience is high on the agenda. Flexible power The patent, as seen at the United States Patent and Trademark Office , describes a method with which how a device (specifically a wearable) could be charged no matter how it is placed on its induction base: In some elements of the patent, it's as simple as putting the core charging plate of the power supply on a hinge, letting an Apple Watch sit on its side as well as flat when charging.
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With this shared data plan, the price is determined by the amount of data you choose to include in your plan, ranging from a measly 300MB to a monstrous 50GB. The best part: no matter which plan you pick, there are no more overage fees. We'll explain further down. Another perk with this plan is that the data (read: the cost) can be divided amongst as many as 10 devices, which could significantly diffuse a would-be heartbreaker of a monthly bill. The only catch is that every line on the plan is an extra $20/month (down from $25 per line a few months ago), which covers unlimited talk and text not only in the United States, but in Canada and Mexico as well. Adding a tablet, dedicated gaming and wearable to your plan, like the SIM-card-accepting LG Watch Sport we just reviewed, costs $10 per device, while laptops and hotspots required a monthly $20 fee.
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Stress was more commonly reported as a trigger for participants who worked full-time (35 percent), compared to those who worked part-time (21 percent), were unemployed (27 percent), or were disabled, (29 percent). "Seizures are very unpredictable," said Krauss. "Our eventual goal is to be able to use wearable technology to predict an oncoming seizure. This could potentially save lives as well as give people with epilepsy more freedom. The data collected in this study helps us take a step in that direction." (Thanks, Fred!) Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 2 , watchOS 3 Tag: ResearchKit Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral) Discuss this article in our forums
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Android Wear 2.0 was bound to be a disappointment. There was just too much hanging on the second generation of the wearable operating system. After all, a significant chunk of declining smartwatch shipments was laid at the feet of the OSs ongoing delay and, as last year drew to a close, studies like this report from IDC pointed to a dismal end to the year for a space so many were once Read More
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Artefact worked with eSight on the design of eSight 3, the only patented wearable in the world that restores vision to the legally blind. With eSight 3, visually impaired people can recognize the faces of loved ones for the first time, navigate the world around them, and independently manage daily life. We redesigned eSight 3 to be 50% lighter, sleeker and more comfortable. For a device as important to its users as eSight 3, lightweight wearability is crucial for using eSight 3 in daily life and restoring vision. View the full project here
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The mobile industry is working its way towards 5G, the next generation of mobile networks, and its taken another step closer with the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem. It may not be a sexy new smartphone or wacky wearable, but the X20 is an important milestone in the journey to 5G, as its able to deliver speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits to your smartphone. Those are fibre optic levels of download speeds without the need for a wired connection, although smartphones packing the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem wont see that top level in the real world. Flexibility The X20 is Qualcomms second generation Gigabit modem, following on from the X16 which achieved a top download speed of 1Gbps. The X20 represents a 20% increase over the previous model then, but more importantly it brings additional flexibility.
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With its compact dimensions of 5×2 cm, the Activity Key is a wearable car key that dispenses with the need to press a button to unlock the car. Thanks to its modular design, there are a number of different ways to stow the key away so that it is secure but always at hand. BMW and Montblanc have taken the opportunity to build on the success of their “Montblanc for BMWpartnership by developing a stunning accessory set that lives up to the most exacting standards of both design and functionality. The chic Montblanc leather wristband in fine black cowhide leather transforms the Activity Key into a stylish personal accessory that can be worn on the wrist. The “Montblanc for BMWActivity Key Set also includes a high-quality key fob with leather insert embossed with the wordsMontblanc for BMW”; it’s a classy way for the Activity Key to travel with its owner.
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It seems everything is getting smart these days: your phone, your watch, and your home appliances too. And now even jewelry is getting the “smarttreatment. A new Ukrainian device, Senstone, promises to ease notetaking by recording and organizing voice memos, without any fiddling around with a smartphone. “We started Senstone because we were forgetting things,” co-founder of the startup Markiyan Matsekh said, pitching the idea during the Lviv IT Arena Conference 2016 on Oct. 2. “We have a lot of ideas and we can’t keep them all in our heads. And we dont always have a chance to write them down, because a phone may not be around, or our hands are busy, or we get distracted, so they just disappear.” The size of a bottle cap, the recorder can take three forms: a pendant, clip or bracelet. Recording starts with one tap on the wearable. Voice notes are stored on a paired smartphone and backed up on a cloud service.
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Exporting clips can be done rather easily, but they lose that zoom-in novelty, with a full circle video that has ugly white borders. Spectacles really are meant for Snapchat. To no ones surprise, the video quality is good, but not great. While it can be surprisingly clear in daylight, not even the HD versions of Spectacles can compare to the quality of your smartphone camera. Low-light video is where everything becomes especially grainy. That said, videos are always clear enough to get the point of your day across to followers and the microphone on these sunglasses picks up everything thats said more clearly than we had expected. Nothing conveys your day better than hands-free video, and thats where Spectacles excels more than any other wearable camera weve tried. Focusing on megapixel quality misses the point entirely.
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Making music you can dance to is so 2017. But dancing to make music is, potentially, the future. SEE ALSO: The newest Barbie is a smart doll you can't touch That's clearly the perspective of Daigo Kusunoki, an engineer who loves to dance. The twin wristbands he's showing off this week at the New York Toy Fair, called BeatMoovz by Dmet Products, are the product of that dual love affair. Inside each soft-rubber BeatMoovz wristband is a Bluetooth radio and an accelerometer. Every time Kusunoki moved his wrists, a nearby JBL speaker emitted a beat. Each band is connected to the BeatMoovz app, which has a library of 400 different sounds. Wearers can assign different sounds or instruments to each band. Read more... More about Toys , Toy Fair , Wearables , Music , and Tech
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Many of the interactive exhibits now common at science museums around the world began here; the Exploratorium has all of them and many more found nowhere else. This sprawling temple of innovation and maker-goodness can easily occupy me — even after my 50th visit — for four hours or more. (I normally get saturated after only one hour in other museums.) Of course while it is perfect for kids of all ages, every Thursday evening it’s reserved for adults, and crowded with innovators and artists of all types. — KK Wearable: I spent the last year buying and returning boots in search of a pair that come close to Lucky Brand Basel boots in comfort and style. I’ve gone through two pairs of them in black in the last 5 years and I finally gave up searching and bought an additional pair in brown. I love these because they’re stylish enough to solicit compliments, and they’re so comfortable that I can literally walk miles in them every day.
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Match the glowing colors and try to look cool: Simon has just turned into a piece of wearable tech.
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How do you stir up some interest in Android Wear 2.0 ? Maybe by releasing a watch that combines new-fangled smarts with old-fashioned mechanics, which is exactly what Tag Heuer is reportedly about to do. Insider sources speaking to Android Central say the Tag Connected Modular will be with us on March 14, bringing with it customizable lugs and a choice of straps and clasps. The wearable will also have an automatic head module that lets users switch between a smartwatch and a mechanical watch as they wish. Such a device would certainly have broad appeal, targeting both those who want a modern smartwatch as well as those who are happier with something more traditional... of of course anyone who wants a bit of both would be catered for too. Still unofficial Tag Heuer executives have gone on record as saying there is going to be a successor to the 2015 Connected smartwatch - which was a decent effort despite being ridiculously expensive - and so it's no real surprise that details are now starting to leak out.
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And if I stand here, yep, a space station that's orbiting the Earth as well. Now, the glasses know where they are, spacially, because there's a couple of cameras on front of them. And all of the processing is happening on the headset itself. The ODGR-8 glasses will cost around £800, but they are basically a wearable computer.
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Here's Marc again with some pretty classy eyewear. These augmented reality glasses are basically a wearable computer. For the last couple of years, augmented reality specs have been used primarily in an industrial setting or in the workplace. These have been created by a company called ODG, and they've been designed far more with the consumer in mind. They feel a lot closer to normal glasses, so to get the best out of them, I want to move around.