Patent talk: Apple offers strap solutions for satisfying fit
Oct 16, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Not all wrists were created equal and the smartwatch that satisfies must not only work but feel comfortable. Otherwise, a "wearable" is a word that in and of itself does not fit. Apple thinks it has a solution ...
Modular portable laptop has sliding keyboard and learning paths
Oct 15, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A new portable, modular laptop has come on the scene, a laptop powered by the Raspberry Pi. One notable feature is its sliding keyboard.
Top touch functionality removed on Google Home Mini
Oct 12, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Uh oh. The Reviews Editor at Ars Technica, Ron Amadeo, who specializes in Android OS and Google products, joined a list of other Google watchers to discuss a Google Home Mini pre-release going "rogue" and ...
Light-harvesting smartwatch shines on Kickstarter
Sep 30, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—LunaR is a smartwatch that is now up on Kickstarter and its key feature is a standout for those who would not like to be bothered by battery management. LunaR's team have turned to Kickstarter to get it to ...
Engineers create wristbands that keep wearers thermally comfortable
Sep 27, 2017
Sitting in a stifling subway car or walking Boston's cold winter streets may soon become more bearable, thanks to a "personal thermostat" wristband being released by MIT spinout Embr Labs.
Fitbit, Dexcom will provide self-management tool for glucose level monitoring
Sep 10, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Self-care among people with diabetes is important along with self-monitoring of blood glucose levels. Yet medical problems can trouble some people if they do not manage their diabetes aggressively enough and ...
Cinera headset for movie theater experience
Sep 02, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Interested in an immersive personal theatre headset? We're talking about that magic world that overtakes yours on the giant screen—but minus popcorn littered aisles and a five year old kicking your seat ...
Android certified items under safety net of Google Play Protect
Aug 30, 2017
Shook up with all the tech news headlines about Android malware? Planning to break your vow to never get in line for an iPhone with all the choices you get from phone makers tied to Android?
Patent talk: A wand-like input device from Microsoft
Aug 25, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—It looks as if Microsoft is thinking in terms of a wand-like controller for augmented reality, if patent-watching is anything to go by. A number of tech sites have reported on a patent dated August 22, spotted ...
Alexa paired with exoskeleton could bring fresh step in mobility
Aug 20, 2017
"Alexa, I'm ready to stand" or "Alexa, I'm ready to walk." What a meaningful type of command those could be for the people who are hampered by lack of mobility.