Taking apart the Pebble smartwatch proved a challenge for the folks at iFixit, so it's definitely not something you'd want to try at home.
Beyond just telling you the time, the Pebble smartwatch can sync with iPhones and Android phones to alert you to incoming calls, e-mail, instant messages, and appointments. In its quest to see what makes the watch tick, iFixit employed its usual tools and tricks to go behind the scenes.
Prying the watch apart, iFixit found a lot of adhesive designed to keep out water. Opening the watch cracked its face, though, so Pebble owners … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Baauer of "Harlem Shake" sued over unauthorized samples.
- Surprise hit "Harlem Shake" was a shock for artists heard on it.
- "Sweet Brown" sues Apple and radio stations for unauthorized interview.
Google Glass fans who wear actual glasses will also be able to don the wearable tech, without abandoning their prescription glasses, according to a Team Glass post today.
The company said one of the most asked questions about Glass was whether Google is making a prescription version. Clearly, Google has seen the value of making Glass versions for those beholden to their corrective lenses.
"The Glass design is modular, so you will be able to add frames and lenses that match your prescription. We understand how important this is and we've been working hard on it," Project … Read more
AUSTIN, Texas--The creator of the forthcoming Leap Motion controller sees his baby as much more than just a Kinect on steroids; he sees it as a tool that will enable us to do things in the real world that so far have been restricted to the realms of imagination and science fiction.
Translation: This thing will finally transform us all into Jedis and strengthen the Force within. Well, sort of.
During an on-stage demonstration of the technology here at South By Southwest Interactive over the weekend, Leap CTO and co-founder David Holz explained how the controller can be used to amplify motions, actions, and reactions, and make some of the old Jedi telekinetics tricks possible in a virtual space -- by using our real-world limbs.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Let's talk about Modafinil, the sleep-aid "smart drug" that inspired the movie "Limitless."
- Daylight saving time may cost America $434 million from lost sleep.
- Study: Women more affected by sleep deprivation.
- Sleeping stoned, the debate rolls on.
- We didn't answer your question? Sorry, there's only so much time in an episode, but why not follow Dr. Breus on Twitter and ask him yourself?
- Check out more information on Dr. Breus's exclusive line of signature mattresses on his Web site. Don't forget to sign up for his newsletter too!… Read more
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This week on Crave, The Count counts 1 billion views on Sesame Street's YouTube Channel. Plus, the DRM chair self-destructs after eight sittings, we run screaming from a concrete-tossing robot dog, and sex up your iPhone with Sexy Smarty Pants underwear from Japan. All that and more goodies on this week's show. … Read more
- Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Cook reportedly discussed music-streaming service with Beats.
- Snoop Lion reverts to canine type in video game "Way of the Dogg."
- W controller for "Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style" ain't nothing to futz with.
- Guy with Netflix tattoo gets a free year of Netflix.
- Andrew WK is now the spokesperson for Playtex Fresh + Sexy wipes.
So you've got the LED-lit Tron basketball court. Now you need an electronic ball.
94Fifty is a sensor-laden ball that's designed to give you feedback on your court athletics. It has wireless links to your iOS or Android smartphone and a Qi charging pad.
A new Google Glass technology could help find and identify people by the clothes they wear.
Partly funded by Google, the InSight system works with individuals' self-identification via smartphones and with Google Glass to analyze clothes, eyeglasses, and other items. A person's name can then be displayed on the Google Glass headset whenever you bump into that individual, according to an article published yesterday by New Scientist.
One of the goals is to help Google Glass wearers more easily find friends in airports, stadiums, and other crowded places. There's just one drawback, or benefit, depending on your perspective.… Read more