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Read the Apple Watch 2 review LG Watch Sport If youre after all of the features the Tag Heuer offers and a little bit more such as a heart rate tracker you should go for the LG Watch Sport . This comes with Android Wear 2 onboard and also packs a top of the range Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, 4GB of onboard storage and works with both iPhone and Android devices. Its much cheaper than the Tag Heuer, but is at the top end of conventional Android Wear watch pricing, so if you're looking to save a lot of money you may still not want to go for this one. Read the LG Watch Sport review Samsung Gear S3 If you want something a little different to the Android Wear devices like the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 you should go for the Samsung Gear S3 . It runs Tizen software and comes with all the fitness features youll be looking for on a wearable device.
Fox News
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Classic flu symptoms like a body aches, chills and headaches cannot always be verbalized by a young child, and around the clock monitoring can be exhausting and nearly impossible. But in the era of wearable technology, there are new innovations to help give you some peace of mind
Hackaday
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World Create Day was huge this year. Over 70 different groups on six continents got together on Saturday to work on projects as a global Hackaday community. LearnOBots Labs in Islamabad, Pakistan Perhaps the best documented World Create Day so far comes from our friends in Pakistan. LearnOBots hosted a day-long extravaganza of projects on everything from home automation, to wearable computing. [Haziq] and [Rafay] didn't just build an IoT lighting project together, they took the time to present their work in this excellent demo video. The build connects Arduino, a Bluetooth module, and a relay to drive the lightbulbs all controlled by an app they built with MIT app inventor to help a friend who is stuck on bed rest. Browse through the event logs LearnOBots has posted and see a lot more of what went on. This image shows work on wearable interfaces.
MacRumors
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Spotify is said to be exploring the launch of branded wearable, according to rumors floated by a trusted source at Zatz Not Funny. Theres little information out there at this early stage, though a job listing posted by the company does lend some validity to the project. Based at the streaming services global headquarters in Stockholm, the position involves, among Read More
ZDNet News
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Microsoft may not have managed to get Windows 10 IoT Core into one of its fitness bands, but OEM partner Trekstor has for a coming business-focused wearable.
Windows Blog
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Digital Trends
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Putting this new wearable may help you take a load off. Meet the new Aika Black-T, a device that may just become the go-to accessory of women everywhere thanks to its purported ability to provide relief from menstrual pain. The post This wearable serves the noble goal of relieving menstrual pain appeared first on Digital Trends .
BoingBoing
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Even the most expensive pair of hi-fi headphones can’t match the feeling of bass rumbling through your body at a live show. That's why music aficionados designed The Basslet , an accessory that reproduces that sensation from your wrist. Does it make your whole body shake with deep subs? Not really, because that would be terrifying, but its effect is definitely intoxicating. The Basslet augments your current headphones with a wrist-mounted subwoofer. But instead of blasting low frequencies at you and everyone else on the bus, it thumps silently on your wrist to give you an immersive experience that goes beyond stereo. It’s totally wireless, and makes for an interesting aesthetic alternative to a typical wristwatch. It lasts for up to six hours on a single charge, so you can indulge your bass-addiction all day long. The Basslet Wearable Subwoofer is available in the Boing Boing Store for $179 .
TechCrunch
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Several teams of researchers at USC have joined forces for a study aimed at detecting vital signs to help stem conflicts in couples before they occur. Couples were brought into the lab, equipped with wearable sensors, given smartphones for recording data and sent out on their way. The study largely took place outside of the lab, with participants filling out an hourly survey to offer insight Read More
The Event Chronicle
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The end-goal is to eventually be able to think in Mandarin and feel in Spanish, according to Dugan, who joined Facebook last year from Google's advanced projects division. Silent speech interfaces The projects are still a ways off from becoming actual products, but the company believes these will eventually become products. Eventually, we want to turn it into a wearable technology that can be manufactured at scale, Zuckerberg said in a blog post on Wednesday. Dugan, in her own blog pos t, described both of the projects as silent speech interfaces, which she said offer the convenience of speaking with your voice but the privacy of sending a text message. Here's Facebook's full announcement about the crazy tech that Building 8 is working on: Project: Type with your brain Recently there has been a lot of hype surrounding brain technology.
Ruptly TV
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South China Morning Post
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The Sony Walkman, the Nintendo GameBoy, and the iPhone; all devices that define a generation of gadgets and gadget buyers. For all the talk about wearable smart devices, there is no iconic device to rival any of those. Coupled with some worrying sales figures, the tech world is wondering if wearables were just a fad. Wearable tech market cools, as consumers step back For now, its only fitness bands that are suffering, with weak sales for brand leaders Fitbit and Jawbone. Cue a new...
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Back in January, accessory maker Elago launched the W3 Charging Stand for Apple Watch , which housed Apple's modern wearable within a silicone shell that looked just like the Macintosh computer from 1984. This week, Elago is launching another nostalgic accessory, this time allowing users to turn their iPhone 7 , 6s, or 6 into an old Mac. Called the M4 Stand for iPhone , the charging stand functions exactly like the Apple Watch version: users slide their iPhone into the side of the silicone housing, and there's a pass-through rail underneath the stand for Lightning cable organization. In terms of size, the M4 Stand is about 5.8 inches long, 4.3 inches wide, and 5 inches tall. View your iPhone through a blast from the past. Your iPhone fits perfectly into the stand and transforms it into an old Apple monitor. The M4 Stand is made with scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your iPhone and cable; the material's unique properties allow the stand to feel soft to the touch and provide weight to plant your stand on any flat surface.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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For those of you who might be confused on the difference (don't worry, so were we): Augmented reality is a real-world view superimposed with technologically-generated images, sounds, and other effects. Recent examples of augmented reality include Pokémon GO and Snapchat's world lenses : Virtual reality consists of digitally-simulated three-dimensional images that people can interact with by means of headsets and wearable sensors. Recent VR use cases include video gaming and experiential marketing . Here's how Facebook plans to invest in AR and VR in the coming year: 1) Camera Effects Platform Facebook is taking its camera to the next level and creating the "first augmented reality platform." Within the camera on Facebook and Messenger, users can already add filters, frames, drawings, and emojis, but Facebook wants to take it even further. Frames Studio The Facebook Frames Studio lets anyone design custom frames to surround their profile pictures or other pictures taken with the Facebook camera.
Cnet
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The spherical camera, called Fusion, is small and wearable, but a lot of other details are a mystery.
SiteProNews
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The goal is to create non-invasive, wearable sensors that enable brain-to-screen functionality and can be manufactured at scale. Building 8's second silent speech software project is directed at allowing you to hear with your skin. The hardware and software needed to deliver language through the skin is currently in the works. “One day, not so far away, it may be possible for me to think in Mandarin and you to feel it instantly in Spanish,” Dugan said, adding that the technology would benefit those who cannot read or write or those with hearing and vision impairments. She said although both silent speech technologies are at least a few years away, they are closer each day to becoming a reality. Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews. The post Facebook Wants You to Type With Your Brain, Hear With Your Skin appeared first on SiteProNews .
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Dugan explained a pea-size electrode implant is in the part of the woman's brain that would normally control motor functions. The implant records neurons as she imagines moving the cursor, then a computer learns to move the cursor for her. With the system, she is able to type eight words per minute. Eventually Building 8 and its partners hope to create a system that types 100 words per minute using non-invasive, wearable sensors, which would allow them to be produced and shipped at scale. This isn't mind reading, Dugan explained, or at least not of every thought that courses through your cranium. Rather, Building 8's system will seed out the words people have decided to share, funnel those to the brain's speech center and translate those into typed words. "A silent speech interface, one with all the speed and flexibility of voice, but with the privacy of typed text," Dugan said.
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Dugan explained a pea-size electrode implant is in the part of the woman's brain that would normally control motor functions. The implant records neurons as she imagines moving the cursor, then a computer learns to move the cursor for her. With the system, she is able to type eight words per minute. Eventually Building 8 and its partners hope to create a system that types 100 words per minute using non-invasive, wearable sensors, which would allow them to be produced and shipped at scale. This isn't mind reading, Dugan explained, or at least not of every thought that courses through your cranium. Rather, Building 8's system will seed out the words people have decided to share, funnel those to the brain's speech center and translate those into typed words. "A silent speech interface, one with all the speed and flexibility of voice, but with the privacy of typed text," Dugan said.