Vuzix has announced plans to develop a stylish head-mounted display solution in the form of Smart Glasses, through a licensing partnership with Nokia. The yet-unnamed product would integrate a bright, high-contrast display with a pair of seemingly ordinary-looking sunglasses -- sounds like a perfect companion to the ZionEyez in-glasses camera prototype we saw last month.
I can't wait for the day when homes, gadgets, and cars are all connected. Smart home technology is still in its "infancy" but there is no doubt everything will be connected since Google could be launching Brillo as another Android OS for the Internet of Things . While we might not be able to reach that super connected future, we can still enjoy the many benefits by starting with smart devices.
Archos may have, at least for now, given up on its mobile device gaming handheld mashup, but someone is taking up the cause. At CES early this year, Snail Games, a popular name in the mobile gaming world (Age of Wushu, Taichi Panda, Heroes of Gaia) showed off its own take on this niche device form factor.
Two new patent applications filed by Apple that reveal possible new products or features were published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week. While these kind of filings are rarely a clear indication of what the company is planning, we have seen a few patents in the past, such as the TouchID fingerprint scanner, directly make their way into new products .
Recon Jet is nothing new. We've seen several pairs already. There's the Recon Jet Pilot Edition which began shipment December 2013 . Recon Instruments is still in the business trying to fill up that void left by Google Glass . We've had our last chance to buy a Google Glass last January and until now, we have no idea if there will still be another one from the tech giant.
currently turning the wheels in the iPhone 6/6 Plus will also power the next Apple TV. It should be more than enough to play most mobile games and run some of the new functionality rumored to feature in the upcoming Apple TV.
iPad owners who use the Apple Smart Cover and also like to use a stylus to take notes or draw should check out the REMORA stylus & pen holder project on Kickstarter. It’s a leather stylus holder that magnetically sticks to the outside of the smart cover. They sent me one to try out and I’m very impressed. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size.
One of the problems with the smart home movement is that you are practically asked to buy new furniture or appliances that incorporate those brains. Sometimes, that isn't an option, either when the normal, non-smart product is loads better or if it's just really impossible or difficult to replace them. Like AC units, for example.
A few days ago, the New York Times ran piece that raised doubts about the success of the Apple Watch, pointing out how some popular apps, like Facebook, are nowhere to be found on Apple's smartwatch. Setting aside some assumptions that the piece makes, which others have already debunked, the piece does raise the ghost of doubt about smartwatches. Not just Apple's but all smartwatches in general.
It seems that the "thinnest" craze from smartphones have now infected smart TVs. Trying to make display panels seemingly disappear into our living room walls, manufacturers have started to squeeze their TVs to almost insane sizes. The latest to do so is Xiaomi , who has just outed its Mi TV 2S, barely half a year since it launched the Mi TV 2 .
Anyone who uses a smartphone, tablet, or even a laptop knows at some point you’re going to wish you had a speaker that sounds better than the wimpy little speakers that are built in to these portable devices. There’s a plethora of portable speaker options on the market, ranging from really cheap to very expensive.
Setting aside the OnePlus-Cyanogen-Micromax drama last year in India, Micromax has recently introduced a new follow up to the YUreka Cyanogen smartphone . Almost half a year later, the company is introducing a second smartphone called the YUphoria.Micromax's YUphoria is an Amazon Exclusive offering. If you're interested, you can pre-register now and phone will start shipping on May 28 in India.
HidrateMe is a connected water bottle that tracks your water intake and keeps you hydrated all day long.‘HidrateMe’ Smart Water Bottle Reminds You to Drink Water [Kickstarter] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
I wish I could wear sunglasses, but I wear normal glasses with Transitions Optical photochromic lenses. That’s just a fancy way of saying that the lenses darken when exposed to sunlight. They work fine but don’t allow me the ability to change styles as easily as I could if I were able to wear regular sunglasses.
Beating Google's Project Ara by a few months, or so we hope, Fairphone has just opened the pre-order doors for its own take on the modular smartphone design. Though not exactly how some might envision "modular" to be, the Fairphone 2 is nonetheless designed to not only be robust enough to survive most accidents but modular to the extent that parts can be replaced or repaired when damaged.
Withings has split their Aura sleep tracking gadget into two different packages. One without the sleep sensor and one that performs just as a connected alarm clock. The Aura Connected Alarm Clock + Sleep Sensor Accessory is priced at $299.95 and the Aura Connected Alarm Clock is priced at 189.95.
Cox and TiVo have been making noise about joining forces and making the cable provider's extensive Video-On-Demand catalog available on retail TiVo set-tops fornearly five years now. Followinga recent postbyZatzNotFunny,however,Cox confirmed earlier todaythat the integration will finally be taking place in "early July.
Apple files for a patent that looks extremely similar to the basic concept for Google Cardboard. It would appear that Apple has prepared for the eventuality that virtual reality lust would hit the iPhone community.