Wearable tech.

Spotless
18 February 2016

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Ben Logan
27 September 2013

This week’s launch of Samsung’s new smartwatch, called the Galaxy Gear, unfortunately seems to have failed to live up to the expectations of many consumers. Having gone on sale this week in over 1000 territories, the smartwatch device is currently only compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1, while support for the S4 is due within the next month. Curiously, an unnamed company spokesman has been reported as saying that “We’ve acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment for user interface and user experience, Samsung devices will be better in terms of customer satisfaction.”…

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Ben Logan
5 September 2013

Speculation regarding smart watches has been rife for months now, and it turns out that the first firing shot of the inevitable war for domination in the market has just been launched by Samsung, with the announcement of their Galaxy Gear smart watch. While other smart watches are already available, this is the first from a major company and has clearly seen a great deal of attention, money and testing thrown at it. One of Samsung’s representatives described it as “an engineering marvel and something that really redefines tomorrow.” The watch works in tandem with a Samsung smart phone and…

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Ben Logan
11 July 2013

With smart watches and wearable computers such as Google glass being no longer just the charge of science fiction, it now seems not far off until we are using our actual clothing as a computer interface. Researchers at Cornell University in New York are now able to use textiles to detect disease and radiation, control the release of pesticides and capture hazardous gases. For example, nanofibers that are able to detect and prevent the spread of bacteria can be woven into surgical masks, hospital sheets or even clothing. It’s not just for practical applications though. Clothes are currently in development…

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Ben Logan
22 February 2013

We’ve been keeping close tabs on all the rumours emerging about Apple’s hotly anticipated iWatch – the latest news reports from Apple Insider and Patently Apple are that a patent application for “an advanced wearable computer in the form of a bracelet that could double as a watch” has been made. Rather than some of the previously assumed ideas of what an iWatch would entail, this recently submitted patent describes a wristband with a bi-stable spring (as might be found in a snap bracelet) and a nifty function that ensures the device only displays visible surface area based on a…

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Ben Logan
12 February 2013

There have long been whispers about the possibility of Apple releasing a wrist watch device, although on the other hand it is sometimes easier to count the things that the technology giant is not rumoured to be working on. Nevertheless, while there have been no official announcements, the Internet has recently lit up with speculation and fan produced concept art, stoking discussion on the rumour. Now reports have reached us that Apple are testing a watch-like device powered by iOS in their Cupertino headquarters, so we could be on the brink of another new platform gold rush. Though details are…

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