Super Bowl XLIX: How wearable tech is changing the NFL

Like most other major sports, the NFL is currently enjoying a wearable technology explosion that’s changing the game. As the players walk out to contest the 49th Superbowl on Sunday, their training, preparation, tactics and plans will have been influenced by technology like never before. Back of the net: How wearable tech is hitting the…

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Great use of tech to improve performance

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Dish Network Surprise Winner In Spectrum Auction

AT&T topped all bidders in the government’s record setting auction of wireless licenses. But it is Dish Network that may have pulled off the biggest coup.

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In what appeared to be an unprecedented move, Dish also secured all of its winning bids through entities that qualified for a 25% discount set aside by the Federal Communications Commission for small businesses. As a result, Dish and its partners will only owe about $10 billion, saving more than $3 billion that otherwise would have been paid to the government.

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Wearable technology that controls your brain

Can Thync’s electronic headset reduce your anxiety better than caffeine, alcohol, or drugs?

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neuroscience startup Thync, designed the calming “vibe” that’s being imparted to my brain through a prototype of the app-controlled wearable device that the company will release later this year. Thync’s technology utilizes tDCS, or transcranial direct current stimulation, to trigger specific responses in the brain, dialing up feelings of calm and serenity or conjuring energy and focus on demand.

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The Internet of Things is just the internet

The IoT will deliver new usage models, but it’s basically just the same old internet, argues V3 technical editor Dan Robinson

Source: www.v3.co.uk

Intel’s perspective on the matter is instructive; it regards the IoT as the next step in the embedded market, using the internet as the plumbing to connect all kinds of devices that already have a processor inside, but are not necessarily wired for communication today.  So long as you keep that in mind, the IoT doesn’t seem too mysterious or confusing.

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Android Wear now gets what your phone gets

Google’s Android Wear software just got smart – very smart – simply because it integrates Google Now top to bottom. With an update to Google Now comes an update

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OK not being a downer about this whole wearable thing, but someone please tell me how all of the capability that is on my mobile phone is any better now being on my wrist?

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IoT’s Root Causes of its Cyber Security Problems – Drilling into the details

Is there anything that can’t be connected to the Internet? For example, where I once wore a $10 pedometer clipped to the waistband of yoga pants, I now wear a $130 fitness tracker on my wrist. In the past, I just took a look at the numbers on the pedometer to see how many steps I’d taken; now I need to log onto an app on my smartphone to see how far I’ve walked and how many calories I’ve burned and even how well I’ve slept. Or, if I wanted to, I could turn on any light in the house from the comf

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Excellent description of the underlying issues beyond the typical surface treatment of how and why IoT security and privacy issues exist – well worth the read.

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Qantas Brings Gear VR to Airplanes

Australian airline Qantas is bringing Samsung’s Gear VR headset to select First Class cabins.

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A step towards greater adoption / acceptance by users to have airlines provide this for 1st class passengers.  However to quell the monotony of flying, it also could spell bad news for anyone who already gets motion sickness on planes. The long list of Gear VR health disclaimers on Best Buy’s website already advises against using the device in a moving vehicle. It also recommends that you shouldn’t use Gear VR when tired, drunk, sick or hungover — all things you might already be feeling once you take off.  We will have to wait and see if this experiment will actually work. 

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Samsung losing the battle of the big phones

Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple’s copycat large iPhone lured Chinese buyers.

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Apple was behind Samsung’s latest reversal in fortune, launching iPhones with bigger screens that robbed Samsung’s Galaxy phones of a key selling point. The company was already battling competition in low-end phones from upstart manufacturers such as China’s Xiaomi.

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Closing the gap between R and D, Bpifrance formally redefines Innovation

This week Bpifrance, the French investment bank which is financed by the French government, announced that it would be changing its criteria for determinin

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Bpifrance, the French investment bank which is financed by the French government, announced that it would be changing its criteria for determining if potential investments are innovative. The new definition will see Innovation defined not only as hard technological innovation (think ‘patents’), but will incorporate 5 new criteria – product innovation, service & use, behavior & organization, marketing & sales, social impact & business model. Projects will be assessed on a scale of 0 to 4 on these six criteria, with eligible candidates being expected to excel in some, not all, of these criteria.

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Google, Biogen will use wearable sensors to study multiple sclerosis

Biogen Idec has partnered with Google X, Google’s business unit for long-term “moonshot” projects, to study outside factors that might contribute to the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a report from Bloomberg.

Google and Biogen will use sensors, software, and data analysis tools to collect and analyze data from people who have MS. The companies aim to explore why MS progresses differently in each patient.

Bloomberg pointed out that Biogen has used digital tools for its disease research in the past. Last month, Biogen announced that it was using Fitbit activity trackers to gather data from people who have MS. It gave 250 Fitbit bands to participants to track their level of activity and sleep patterns. Last summer, the pharma company worked with Cleveland Clinic to develop an iPad app to assess MS progression. 

more at http://mobihealthnews.com/40031/google-biogen-will-use-wearable-sensors-to-study-multiple-sclerosis/

Source: mobihealthnews.com

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