At CES 2014, robots were a pretty big deal, attracting large crowds of people. While the terrestrial ones were cool, it was the flying kind that got lots of attention. Parrot, especially, had grownups flocking around to ooh and ahh at their live demonstrations each hour.
This past week was the trial of the driver who was given a ticket for driving with Google Glass. And while it might not seem like the most pivotal case, it did bring a lot of things into question. With wearable technology evolving, where does the law need to intervene? With new technological advancements, there’s always the lingering question of “What can people do in the car?” First it was phone calls and then it was texting and now it’s smart glasses. Specifically, should people be allowed to drive with Google Glass?
While the majority of wearable tech shown at CES 2014 seemed to be in the realm of fitness and health trackers, there were some others if you took the time to look carefully.
You might remember Beluvv from their previous product, Guardian, a wearable device to protect your child from wandering. Now, they’ve brought their protective product to your furry friends with “Puppy,” a wearable device designed to keep pets from getting lost as they roam freely.
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.
Biking is a form of exercise to some, but for many more it’s a lifestyle. From city streets to county roads to open wilderness, you can find cyclists just about anywhere. There are some, though not quite enough cycling products that are tech-related. One, however, has recently gained a lot of attention and support. I more »
Taking a bike out for a regular spin is not only healthy, it can very likely save you a lot of money too. Think gas, maintenance, and everything else that costs with owning a vehicle. Sure, there is always a trade-off, but you can’t argue against the appeal of biking off somewhere on a beautiful more »
A Step Above the Rest: A Look at the Sensoria Smart Sock Fitness Tracker System with CTO Mario Esposito (Video Loops)
Editor’s note: This video interview was recorded with an original intent of publishing in full. However, due to unforeseen issues concerning audio playback (or the lack thereof,) we had to get creative. Enjoy.
If you’re a cyclist, you likely have some gadgets or apps to help you track your trips and performance. How else can goals be achieved if nothing is measured and evaluated, right? Many existing fitness devices feature the ANT+ technology. ANT+ uses device profiles, which have specific rules and parameters, to send data for sports more »
One type of mobile application that is always on my radar is a solid events guide. Of course there’s local ‘rags’ or free newspapers and ‘zines, even flyers or Facebook events to find out where some of friends are hanging out — but shouldn’t it be easier than that? I mean, why is it so more »
Garmin used to be king when it came to GPS and directions. But much like other tech, GPS functions have quickly become integrated into our smartphones and devices. It’s hard to stay a player when your product is on the verge of being obsolete because it’s really just a standard feature. Yet just recently, Garmin more »
CE Week: Kenwood Talks Innovation in Connected Cars, Brings the First Ford Mustang with a Wi-Fi Hotspot to NYC
As it generally exists in the technology industry, one trending topic at this year’s CE Week was connected cars. A portion of the showroom area even included a few on display, where companies like MTX Audio and Kenwood provided attendees with private demonstrations of their latest in-car entertainment systems. In addition to a multi-session event, more »