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I had to do it. I mean I’m still trying to fix my permanently dropped jaw because Microsoft just went in a weird direction. The funny thing is, when I was writing the story on Sony’s SmartWig, I wanted to say “what’s next? a smart bra?” And look! It’s quite literally in the works. Am I psychic or is Microsoft just spying on me? I want a cut of these sales! But enough rambling, let me tell you what me know.
Well if you’ve ever had some cursing-filled rants at your USB plugs, you might find yourself a little more zen with the next generation. So take a seat and get ready for the details.
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For many people, being fashionable means, among other things, traveling light. That’s especially a challenge when you’re looking to be fashionable while carrying a bulky portable smartphone/tablet charger with you. Powerocks’ new Flash Magicstick seeks to remedy that situation. It’s a lightweight lipstick/cigar-shaped portable power bank that’s crafty enough to also feature a flashlight. Says the more »
If you thought Google Glass was a monumental change for wearable technology, wait ’til you hear about what Sony has in the works. The company just filed a U.S. patent for a “SmartWig,” which will be used to detect things such as blood pressure and brain waves. You know, because what’s the point of wigs if they can’t have some more functionality?
Stress is a killer, and rough holiday shopping doesn’t help keep those levels down. There are many ways to help calm the body and mind, but not as many to record and monitor progress.
Valencell, a startup manufacturer of sensor technology for mobile health and fitness, has announced a partnership with accessories manufacturer Scosche Industries to jointly introduce fitness monitoring products at CES. The wearable tech products will be powered by Valencell’s PerformTek Precision Biometrics, a sensor technology that measures real-time biometrics. PerformTek, which will be licensed by Scosche, analyzes blood flow and physical more »
I can’t help myself. External battery banks to me is like crack to Tyrone Biggums. I gotta have it. I’m constantly moving about and am never really tethered to one spot, let alone a spot near an outlet. With the amount of work, photos, and gaming I do with my devices, I pretty much need it.
Just in time for the holidays, the Lumen TL800 Bluetooth smart bulb is available for purchase. It provides energy-efficient light in over sixteen million color options, selected via an app for your Apple or Android device.
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New York-based “mobility assistance” startup Isowalk is matriculating at UCLA. The technology and development collaboration will “integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA’s Wireless Health Institute (WHI) into the revolutionary Isowalk mobility aid,” said Isowalk and UCLA in a joint release. Isowalk is a “smart” walking cane that biomechanicaly adjusts to the characteristics more »
Okay, so we all know the obvious aspects of the holiday season: cheerful songs, holiday gift-giving, classic movies, and maybe even a little mistletoe (I’m talking to you, Leonardo DiCaprio). But the holidays also bring with it times of mindless eating and colder temperatures making it difficult to hit the pavement for that three mile run. It’s not our fault that Aunt Melanie nitpicks every little thing and stress eating sugar cookies is the only thing that takes the edge off! Or is that just me? So, instead of my usual holiday wish list of books I don’t have time to read and room decor I’ll never hang up, I have decided to focus my wish list on wearable tech. It’s useful, very trendy and it will get me one step closer to my New Years resolutions.