Is gaming the future of wearable technology?

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@metrocalgarySony’s president and CEO Kazuo Hirai seems to think gaming is the future of wearable technology. He also accepts that his company’s vision is just one of many because no one currently offering smartwatches or headsets is really certain if they’re on the right track.Speaking to PC World,…

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Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai – honestly admits in our opinion – “that no one is sure, really, where the wearable technology market is heading. “It already is, perhaps, a very crowded market, I think the jury’s still out on exactly what the right wearable consumer experience is… We have a vision of where we want to take it, but we don’t know whether that’s the right one. We don’t know whether Google has the right answer. Everyone is scrambling for that right consumer experience at this point.” – We couldn’t agree more 

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New Wearable Camera Hidden In Your Shirt : Science & Technology

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Now new invention in the world of flash lights! Yes, researchers have created a shirt that actually hides a small camera, which is always on. …

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It can be used in two different ways – (1) when you need the use of it you just tap the camera three times to remember something that just happened. (2) you can just let the thing record all day long and you can have a review when needed.

Moreover, the camera and shirt combo allows multiple recording modes including continuous, looped, and automated recording, which cost around $199

It’s one of the smallest 1080p cameras out there and lasts for a few days on one charge and also you can add microSD cards for more storage.

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Facebook (Oculus) strategizing with Samsung to capture Virtual Reality domain

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We’ve heard rumors that Samsung is working on a VR headset, which should really come as no surprise. What is a surprise is that, according to Engadget, Samsung has help from the big guys: Oculus VR.

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Facebook’s Oculus and Samsung team up – the Samsung headset will have a strong media focus, leaving the Oculus Rift proper room to shake it up in the gaming space. And to further differentiate the pair, Samsung’s headset is said to use Galaxy phones for its screen, which would make it a cheaper, if less technically competent way in to the world of virtual reality. – We shall have to see if this strategy is truly effective

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Samsung Group Lost To Pebble In Smart Wearable Band Market In Q1 2014

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Samsung Group (KRX:005935) failed to capitalised on early launch of smart wearable bands. 2.7 million shipments of wearable bands in Q1 2014

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Take note, Sony is #2, Samsung has mighty big challengers in the wearable space – Pertinent comment about Nike’s Fuelband – “The FuelBand has frankly been outmatched on sales, Its competitors’ speed, international reach, broader channel distribution, integration with other fitness communities, superior web sites and multi-platform support have proven to be major advantages.”

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Why Millisecond Wearable Interactions Will Have You Wanting More

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 with Gear Fit smartwatch. Image: Karlis Dambrans / CC BY Wearable computing will fundamentally change the user experience. Future weara

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In summary, UX is about to undergo a pivotal shift, away from the user demand model of the Internet and mobile apps to low-viscosity app interactions, powered by real-time data models. The net effect for users will be that their wearable user experience will be…

  • Contextual
  • Smart
  • Relevant
  • Helpful/ actionable
  • Timely
  • Specific
  • Simple
  • Efficient
  • Welcomed

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Intel Working on a Smart Shirt That Tracks Emotions and Vitals

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For all of this talk of wearable technology, the ‘wearable’ aspect usually comes in one of a handful of varieties. There are smart watches, sure, which go on your wrist. The same can be said of fitne…

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Intel is on to the wearable technology craze in a big way. You may remember Intel from making every computer chip ever made, but they are glomming on to making smart shirts.  It will be packed to the gills with sensors that monitor nearly every aspect of your health, from your vital signs to your emotional states. this information can then be beamed to your smartphone, tablet or what have you. A shirt that tracks vitals seems much more convenient then an armband, considering you have to wear a shirt(and shoes) to get service at most businesses. The battery of the shirt doesn’t like to get wet so you’d be tasked with removing it before doing laundry.

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ICEdot: A Helmet-Mounted Sensor That Signals for Help in Event of a Crash | Ecouterre

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ICEdot is a GPS-enabled, helmet-mounted sensor that notifies your emergency contacts and/or medical personnel in the case of a serious crash.

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Challenger to Reebok’s Checklight Device – an OK Use Case – Safety 1st and then Medical attention 2nd – its underlying and unstated assumption is that you’ll have a cell phone signal – so it has application just not in the back country or high mountain pass roads that some biker’s favor

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Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail

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In May 2013, Google soft-launched a straightforward scheme for sending money to other people. It lets you connect Gmail with a Google Wallet account and send money to a friend for free (from a linked bank account) or for a small fee (from a credit card). While the service has been available since last summer to…

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The long term play here for both Google and Apple is obvious. First you get users to hand you a link to your credit card or bank account. Then you start multiplying the ways they can use your software and hardware to pay for things and send money. If either company can make even a tiny margin on those transactions, they can tap a whole new revenue stream. And they’ll then be in position to do what Square and others have been trying to do—take a bite out of the entire global credit-card payments system, with its trillions of dollars in annual transactions.- Maybe

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Intel unveils in-vehicle solutions for cars – The Times of India

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Intel has launched in-vehicle solutions – a range of new hardware and software products aimed at vehicle automation.

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Intel says it expects the standardized platform approach for automotive technology to shorten infotainment development by more than 12 months and reduce costs up to 50%. The first available products are designed for IVI systems with advanced driver assistance capabilities, with future products geared for advanced experiences such as self-driving cars.Intel technology is currently being used in BMW’s Navigation System professional for all its models, Infiniti InTouch infotainment system in Infinity Q50 and the Driver Information System in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.Intel’s Internet of Things group achieved revenue of $482 million in the first quarter, up 32% YoY due to strong demand for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.

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