Sharing a panorama taken with iOS 6 on your iPhone is easy, but takes some work on the recipients end to view. The photo isn't all that tall, it's wide and only provides a general overview of the entire photo unless you pinch and zoom. Then you'll need to swipe back-and-forth until you can view the entire photo. It works, but it's not fun.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--An MIT Media Lab project called WristQue offers a way to interact with smart buildings and computers in an unobtrusive way.
Researchers at the Media Lab recently completed the first prototype of WristQue wearable sensor and described some of its potential uses yesterday here.
The first application of the wristband device is to automatically set heating and lighting controls to the wearer's preferences. It could also be used as an interface with public displays in buildings, showing the user personal information, such as a daily calendar, according to PhD student Brian Mayton who is working on the … Read more
A psychology professor and an electrical and computer engineering professor at Clemson University in South Carolina have teamed up to develop a watch-like device that tracks wrist-roll motion to count how many bites the wearer takes.
In the lab, they report, their Bite Counter has been more than 90 percent accurate in tallying bites regardless of the food, utensil, container, or user.
They say the device, which can be turned on and off at will, is something of a pedometer for eating. It's certainly not tracking types of food. But even if it's intended to monitor mere quantity of consumption, it can only be so accurate.… Read more
With the Zypad WR1100, we're getting closer to "beam me up," at least in looks, if not in actual transporter compatibility.
This bit of bling is a ruggerized wrist-worn personal computer designed for the bush. It contains a high performance CPU with 128MB of flash memory and 256MB of RAM.
With the Zypad device, which runs a Linux operating system, one can access a remote host system through integrated wired or wireless interfaces. The unit boasts a special fiberglass-reinforced nylon-magnesium alloy case for maximum durability and minimum weight.
Features include "802.11 and Bluetooth/Zigbee interfaces, … Read more
Night owls, boogey monsters, and vampires rejoice: the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard is here to help you work in darkness, away from the harsh light of the sun. The underside of each key houses a tiny microlight that emits a soft blue glow in low-light conditions, effectively letting you work in the dead of night.
Like the Logitech diNovo Edge, the Illuminated Keyboard incorporates Perfect Stroke to help you type faster and more accurately. The system allows for a wide 3.2mm stretch spanning each letter and an even amount of vertical depression across the the flat of the keys, so … Read more
If there was ever an argument to integrate GPS functions into watches, this would be it. The Chinese-made "Wrist GPS Tracker" claims to be the smallest gadget of its kind, providing satellite tracking and texting functions in a wristwatch-like device.
But even in this relatively compact form it seems unnecessarily cumbersome, especially if it's worn separately from a conventional watch. And the messaging feature needs to work with a cell phone anyway, so that's yet another thing that needs to be carried. With GPS technology being built into more devices all the time, it would seem … Read more
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For the sake of those who wear this timepiece, we sincerely hope that scientists never find any adverse health issues posed by light emitting diodes. The reason: The "Guru" watch, as it's known, has no fewer than 82 LEDs that wrap around your wrist.
This lighting overkill supposedly gives the watch a "hypnotic" effect, but we'd be too preoccupied trying to figure out how to work it to be mesmerized. Still, as Gizmodo notes, its 2-inch-long face does provide a bold fashion statement for the large-boned.
NEW YORK--Finally, I can play tennis, bowling and other Wii games at full strength without fear of the dreaded fling.
Following on the heels of New York Fashion Week, Atlantic's GameKeeper has unveiled a fashion accessory at DigitalLife 2007 that doubles as a safety device.
The Wii Strap for the Wii controller fastens through the controller loop and onto your wrist with Velcro. But the thick band also looks as if it might double as a wristband. They'll be available this November in sets of blue and black or pink and green for $9.99.
Purists who don't go for such combo gadgets as GPS mice might want to go in the opposite direction with an old-fashioned device that concentrates on just one function. Yes, they do still exist.
And where GPS is concerned, perhaps something like the Mainnav MW-705 is in order, as it's a dedicated receiver built into the form of a watch. Unfortunately, as OhGizmo notes, the unit is so clunky that it would be hard to make it through a doorway without turning sideways.
The Bluetooth GPS watch can work with other devices, such as smart phones and laptops, … Read more