LG’s UltraWide Curved Desktop Monitor Is a Gamer’s Dream Come True

The new monitor will be unveiled at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.

Source: www.hngn.com

The rather large 21:9 display monitor integrates support for AMD’s FreeSync which gets rid of screen tears that can pop up when your monitor and graphics card are out of sync. LG is calling this one of its best displays yet, and is promising unrivaled color accuracy

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Samsung unveils a free 4K video app for its virtual reality headset

Samsung has announced Milk VR, the immersive content ecosystem to support its Gear VR virtual reality headset.

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The app, Milk VR, will provide free, immersive, 360-degree content to users. The videos will be offered in both 2K and 4K formats and will focus on categories such sports, music and action-oriented videos.  Milk VR follows the launch of Milk Video and Milk Music, and indicates that Samsung intends to deepen its focus on building out the Milk brand.

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The Samsung Gear VR Brings Us One More Step Closer

If the virtual reality headset by Samsung wasn’t special enough, the Gear VR virtual reality headset brand is directly on the heels of releasing it’s Innovator Edition, which is a special rebooted edition that will work directly through the Note 4 smartphone device with the sole purpose of delivering an ultra-high quality experience that will …

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This new model is really meant for developers who are wanting to try their hand at creating games and apps that are developed specifically with virtual reality in mind. 

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Apple patents a smart pen that could copy your handwriting onto an iPad

Apple was granted a patent on Tuesday for a “communicating stylus” that would transfer handwritten notes and drawings an Apple device.

Source: mashable.com

Similar “smart” pens already exist. The LiveScribe 3, for example, can digitally capture written notes, as long as users write on a special type of paper. What would set the Apple stylus apart is that it could work on any surface, thanks to 3D motion sensors. Theoretically, someone could write on a table or even in the air, and the words would be transferred to a digital device. 

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Are Enterprises Ready for Billions of Devices to Join the Internet?

There are currently more devices connected to the Internet than there are people in the world. The Internet now connects a staggering 10 billion devices today. And this number will continue to grow, as more devices gain the ability to directly interface with the Internet or become physical representations of data accessible via Internet systems.…

Source: www.wired.com

M2M networks were originally built around proprietary or industry specific protocols then “bridged” over to Enterprise IP networks and applications via purpose built network gateways.  IoT-enabled networks on the other hand make it easier to build these industry-specific “smart solutions” on standard network protocols and platforms for simpler, easier and more cost-effective deployment.

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Samsung in Talks to Launch Apple Pay Competitor

The potential deal would involve Samsung licensing technology from a payments startup called LoopPay.

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No deal has yet been cut between Samsung and LoopPay. For LoopPay, a Samsung licensing agreement would go a long way toward giving its technology the mainstream credibility it so far lacks. LoopPay’s technology can wirelessly transmit the same information stored on a debit or credit card’s magnetic stripe to a store’s checkout equipment without swiping a card. The company has embedded the technology, which it calls magnetic secure transmission, into a few hardware products it sells directly to consumers: A fob, as well as a LoopPay digital payment card that can be used on its own or while secured in a special LoopPay smartphone case. To complete a purchase, LoopPay users tap any of these devices near the spot on a store’s credit card terminal where a card is usually swiped. 

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Wearable Devices for Women: Still Pretty and Still Dumb – NYTimes.com

Tech companies are looking for ways to design devices that not only appeal to women but are explicitly for women.

That’s unfortunate.

This summer, Google announced a version of Google Glass embedded in Diane von Furstenberg frames, and is working with Luxottica on more. Rebecca Minkoff and Case-Mate said they might but have not yet released a line of wearables and tech accessories.

And then there’s the My Intelligent Communication Accessory, or M.I.C.A., smart bracelet, designed in collaboration with Intel and Opening Ceremony, which finally went on sale this month.

The question for all of these “styled for women” devices is simple: why?…

Source: mobile.nytimes.com

Oooof, NY Times gives the Intel wearable MICA bracelet a failing grade.  “…..even if I were the kind of person who spends that kind of money on bracelets, the M.I.C.A. is a dismal failure as a communications device.  It cannot communicate with your actual smartphone — there’s not even an app for it. And the M.I.C.A. has its own phone number. So if you want to receive text message alerts on the bracelet, your contacts will have to text the bracelet, though it cannot receive calls.  Responses to incoming messages are limited; there’s no virtual keyboard, which would be impractical on such a small screen, or microphone for dictation. You can reply with up to 30 canned responses or create 10 of your own.

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How Nano 3D Electronics Printing Will Drive the Internet of Things

Plastic printed electronics will be dominated by 3D printing technologies, and they’ll be critical to the development of what researchers are calling the Intern

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Researchers at Belgian nanotechnology research center imec have used inkjet printing technology to output a transistor logic board which included a mind-boggling almost 3,400 circuits. It measured only 2 x 2 cm and ran at a speedy 6 Hz. – They’re calling such plastic circuits an “exponential technology,” and Dr. Janusz Bryzek, the man who founded the Trillion Sensor movement and has co-founded some nine separate companies dedicated to MEMS technologies, believes printable transistor processes will one day be used to print transistors with the power of today’s chips on a 3D printer. – Bryzek adds that traditional semiconductor companies will undergo a violent upheaval as 3D printing is adopted. 

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