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Next Generation Wearables – In Incognito Mode!

Wearable technology is the next big thing. Lots of innovation, R&D is in progress to improve usability and look and feel. Consider, Google Glass. Though capable, it is a bit of an awkward feeling to wear it all the time. What if these wearable gears became smaller and smarter? What if they became part of our body? Cool isn’t it? Here there are a few in incognito mode! Sure, there is a long way to go but it appears it will happen soon!

The Dash Headphones

Wireless, capable of measuring body temp, heartbeat, pedometer and plays music quite well!

Great wearables 

CUFF – Live Securely

Cuff a wearable device that sends vital details about your current locations to your loved ones during an emergency! It beautifully fits in to jewelry and has associated iPhone and Android Apps cuff

Great wearables

Ring – Revolutionary Wearable Device

Ring in early stages, is gearing for mass production. Ring is a device, that can control a lot of things with gestures! See for yourself in this video

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Google Smart Lens

Check out this Google project – A contact that measures body sugar levels :) Super like!

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Smart Diapers

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These diapers are smart, they can analyse urine data, upload the data to cloud and give details to parents on hydration levels, diabetes, infections etc.

Five Smart Watches in the Market before you see the iWatch

Apple has an history of transforming things, be it music or a computing device. Now the company has reportedly attempting to redefine watches  into a wearable smart device called iWatch that runs iOS. While there are a few smart watches available, we have to wait and see what iWatch is capable of. Having witnessed how iPad transformed the tablet world we are sure to see some interesting changes into Smart Watches.  Last year analyst Forrester issued a report describing wearable computing as “the new platform war”. Here in this post we see few Smart Watches that have already started surfacing into the market. These devices provide features like social media integration, messaging, GPS Location etc.

1. Sony Smartwatch

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Its just 0.03 inch think, dust resistant and splash resistant with a super smooth touch screen that lets you read all your latest text messages, emails or Facebook® and TwitterTM updates right from your smartphone on SmartWatch. You can find SmartWatch compatible apps on Google PlayTM and personalize your SmartWatch with the applications you want. Also it lets you connect your smartphone to your SmartWatch and then access all your music on your phone. Play, skip, fast forward.

You can buy it here

2. Motorola MOTOACTV

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You may not call it a Smart Watch as such but its capable of precisely track your running and cycling outside via GPS and in the gym. It lets you wireless upload your workout data to the Free MOTOACTV Training Portal. Its smart enough to learn what song motivate you. MOTOACTV is sweatproof, rain resistant, scratch resistant with intuitive controls and its touchscreen display adjusts to sunlight.

You can buy it here.

3. WIMM One Wearable Android Device

WIMM One Wearable Android Device has a Pre-installed Android-based Micro Apps and access to dedicated app store. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, 2GB user storage. It has a capacitive touchscreen, battery life to 30 hours and a black wrist strap.

You can buy it here

4. Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

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Pebble connects by Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android device and it is as easy as downloading the Pebble app onto your phone. All software updates are wirelessly transmitted to your Pebble. Its compatible with iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 or any iPod Touch with iOS 5 or iOS 6. It also supports Android devices running OS 2.3 and up. It works great with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

You can buy it here

5. Android 2.2 Smartphone Watch

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It’s a Smart phone watch with Android 2.2 OS with WIFI, GPS, G-sensor, Camera: 3.0-5.0M, 2.0 inchs with multi-points touch screen and loads of other features including MP3/MP4/Record function.

You can buy it here.

Any guesses on what iWatch would be capable of?

Innovative Android Based Cameras

Android has been fueling quite a bunch of innovative products, mobile phones, tablets and now, Cameras. Android which Linux based has tremendous capabilities and can scale as a real time operating system as well.

Here is a list of latest top end innovative cameras that are running Android OS.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

This advanced Camera has 3G/4G and WiFi connectivity. This is quite amazing and innovative for a Camera. This seriously pushes cameras storage capabilities with advanced image processing capabilities out of Camera.

The Galaxy Camera is a 16.3MP compact camera with a 4.8in LCD touch screen running the Android operating system. It runs the latest iteration of Android (Jelly Bean), and is available in two versions – a 3G + Wi-Fi model and a 4G + Wi-Fi variant. This makes it the first ‘connected camera’ to offer more than just Wi-Fi connectivity.

Innovative Android Camera

Nikon S800C

Nikon recently introduced the first COOLPIX that’s also an Android™ smart device. Superior optics, telephoto zooming, a high resolution image sensor and much more, meets the endless possibilities of the Android OS and Wi-Fi connectivity. Capable of taking exceptional photos and Full HD videos, offers edit, style and share them easier and faster than ever before. It runs on Android Ginger bread and comes with a decent 10X zoom lens.

Innovative Android Camera

Polaroid has also been working on next generation Android Cameras with its Polaroid SC1630 running Android, 16MP sensor. However, it has not yet made a big news.

Via DPReview

Turn Your Regular Monitor In To Touch Screen Monitor – Can PreCursor Pull It Off?

Pranav Mistry created a sensation when he first introduced his Sixth Sense project – paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." It has some great potential. Well, he is a busy bee and doesn’t stop – he keeps working on other interesting projects. For instance, PreCursor – another interesting idea to convert your regular monitor into a touch sensitive monitor. Operate with your fingers just like you would do with your touch screen based smart phones. Probably even better as he adds a virtual layer over your existing monitor with the help of 2 web cams and a infrared device. This offers more capabilities as opposed to a multi-touch screen.

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Well, it is still under progress and could be a revolutionary technique for the future. On a lighter note, will this be a commercially viable options for touch screen? considering the cost of touch screen tablets and screens are pretty affordable? We feel, unless PreCursor adds a 3D element to the screen with lesser cost, may not be viable but will remain as a interesting lab project.

Here is a video –

http://youtu.be/9gLjXjVzgAQ

Top 10 Gadget Websites That Gadget Addicts Love!

Are you a gizmo freak? Well, Gadgets are loved by all and some of the best places to track Gadgets are listed below.

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  1. Gadget.com

  2. TheElectronicsInfo.com

  3. Coolest-gadgets.com

  4. Geek.com

  5. Menstech.com

  6. PCWorld

  7. Gadgetfind.com

  8. Gizmodo.com

  9. Engadget.com

  10. Cnet.com

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