Has wearable tech had its day?

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This time last year analysts were making multi-billion dollar forecasts for the developers of health trackers and smartwatches, and Apple was boldly selling a $10,000 gold edition of the Apple Watch.  But by November 2016 Smartwatch shipments declined by 51.6% year-on-year, according to a report by market analysts IDC. Source: BBC Technology News Date: March 8th, 2017… Read more »

Using Virtual Reality to Sell Homes

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Using VR to sell homes Source: CNN Date: August 25th, 2016 Link to video: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/08/19/virtual-reality-real-estate.cnnmoney/index.html Discussion 1) VR is not new, but it is clearly getting more mainstream.  What other applications would benefit from this VR sales approach? 2) Are there any additional privacy or security issues arising from the use of VR to make sales?

Wearable tech shows how hard you exercise

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From a watch which can provide feedback on your golf game to a heart rate tracker which can tell you how much effort you are putting into your exercise. Source: BBC Date: April 10th, 2016 Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35874870 Discussion 1) The push towards wearable tech is clearly taking off, and there are some amazing devices featured in… Read more »

A shirt that lets you feel words

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A prototype vibrating vest which could change the way deaf people understand speech by creating a new route to the brain, has been developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. The device works on the concept of sensory substitution – finding alternative ways for one sense to be experienced by another –… Read more »

LED clothes: The new little black dress

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California-based technology fashion company, Electric Styles makes LED-shoes, light-up electro hoodies, bras, neckties and caps for the not-so-famous. “There is a cultural shift in fashion where the young generation is taking over,” said Electric Styles’ CEO Nick Kneuper. “Previously, you won’t be able to wear them because they were considered weird but people today want… Read more »

Intel’s CEO talks wearable technology, the PC, and what’s in store for the future.

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Intel’s CEO is at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) talking about the future and how Intel will play a role. Source: CNN Date: January 16th, 2015 Link (to paste into browser): http://us.cnn.com/videos/tech/2015/01/16/intv-wbt-burke-intel-ceo-krzanich.cnn Discussion 1) Intel’s CEO is one of the most influential people in the world when it comes to the future of tech. Do you… Read more »

Wearable technology: meet the world’s most connected human

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‘Early adopters’ at London’s largest conference for wearable technology. From smart watches to virtual reality headsets via the world’s most connected human. Source: The Guardian Date: October 11th, 2014 Link: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2014/mar/19/wearable-technology-show-connected-video Discussion 1) “Everyone realizes this is about design”.   Do you agree that the most important part of wearables is how they look? 2) There should… Read more »

5 biometric alternatives to the password

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Discussion: Passwords are becoming more common and difficult to remember. Meaning that it is becoming easier and easier for a person to hack into your secured login. Biometrics would eliminate these problems and are the solution of the future. However, “Biometrics are still a long way from replacing the password — they have kinks that… Read more »