Business, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, Wearables

Fossil spends $260M on wearables startup Misfit


Fossil Group announced that they will enter a definitive agreement to acquire wearable startup Misfit. The acquisition thus enables the watchmaker to venture into different areas of wearable products, adding to their lineup. Misfit brings to Fossil Group a scalable cloud and app platform, a world-class software and hardware engineering team, a native wearable technology brand and a pipeline of innovative products. “We have a significant opportunity to add technology and connectivity across our platform of watches and accessories,” said Kosta Kartsotis, chief executive officer of Fossil Group. “With the acquisition of Misfit, Fossil Group will be uniquely positioned to lead the convergence of style


Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), Microsoft, Mobile, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, VR World, Windows

Report: Microsoft Shot Itself In The Leg With AT&T Only Lumia 950 Release


If you want to impede any chances/progress for your issue ridden mobile division, you should not follow the path Microsoft have taken. They are making their new and promising model, Microsoft Lumia 950, an exclusive item to AT&T and their customer base. This didn’t really go off well in the mobile world, to say the least. Currently the company has a low single-digit global market share, something they’ve been trying to ramp up lately. In regards to this, some may think that the company would be begging carriers to sell their newest addition. Unfortunately that’s not the path that the Redmond based giant took. The


VR World

Today is the Anniversary of Steve Jobs Passing Away

Book cover: Steve Jobs. Walter Isaacson Biography.

It happened four years ago. The long battle with pancreatic cancer finally caught up with him. Steve Jobs died. Words that echoed loudly in the Apple community. It also marked a passing of one of the most influential individuals in the technology business, a person, that in all his right, redefined the way we utilize many of today’s technology. Simply put: Steve Jobs redefined how we use a telephone, internet and many other things. Thus, it is no wonder that the upcoming movie is drawing controversy, but we will address that in another article. To mark this sad anniversary today, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent


Companies, Google, VR World

Google Takes On Surface And iPad Pro With 10.2-inch Android-Powered Pixel C


Since its introduction in 2012, Google’s reference Nexus tablet grew in (screen) size and features. 2012-2013 saw 7″ and 10″ models, Nexus 9 debuted in late 2014 and now, we are seeing Google reserving the ‘Nexus’ brand for smartphones only. The new reference tablet from Google is named Pixel C; a 10.2 inch, high-resolution (308 pixels-per-inch) tablet runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Just like Microsoft and Apple before, Pixel C comes in a tablet + keyboard layout, which is the new industry standard for ‘productivity tablets’. This combination should makes typing and daily work easier, faster and more task oriented, but also enhance the


Apple, Auto, Hardware, VR World

Report: Apple Car May Arrive in 2019, But No Self Driving


The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday – citing individuals closely familiar with the project – that the upcoming Apple Car won’t have a self driving mode available. Even though the autonomous vehicle/model is still in the company’s long term plans, the first version of the automobile will have to have a human behind the wheel. According to the same report, Apple now employs around 600 people on this project. Trusting the same sources, it is believed that the Apple bosses gave the go ahead to triple that amount. This would add to 1,800 workers, dedicated in producing an Apple Car in the next few years. This


Mobile Computing, VR World

Apple Ran Out Of Launch-day iPhone 6s And 6S Plus


If you wanted to cop an Apple iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus , you are out of luck it seems! According to a report by Apple Insider, Apple ran out of launch-day phones. Across all launch countries, the earliest possible delivery dates have been pushed to September 29th. For some United States deliveries of the regular iPhone 6s, we are talking about as late of start as second week of October, while the United Kingdom site releases shipments of about one to two weeks. For the larger Apple iPhone 6s Plus, the dates are stretched out to about three to four weeks worldwide. For


Apple, Biotech, Companies, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), iOS, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems

Johns Hopkins Will Use Apple Watch, ResearchKit For Upcoming Epilepsy Study

Apple Watch 3

According to Apple Insider, the Johns Hopkins’ ResearchKit study will utilize the health capabilities of Apple Watch for their upcoming pilepsy study with emphasis on seizure prediction. This marks one of the coolest ways to use this gadget from the Cuppertino based tech company. Event though Apple Watch hasn’t seen stellar sales numbers, its use is fairly well-known and studies like this could prove to be a valuable tool in health applications like this. In a nutshell, the Johns Hopkins University entered in a partnership with developer Thread Research, where they will harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on


Military, VR World

Inaugural Deployment In Europe For F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptor

In its inaugural deployment, the F-22 Raptor has arrived in Europe earlier last week. There are be four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 Airmen who have arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September. This marks the first time the F-22 Raptor has been deployed overseas, namely Europe and bases there. This first-ever F-22 training deployment to Europe is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative, and provides support to bolster the security of our NATO Allies and partners in Europe. The F-22s and Airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB,



Selling Art Should be for Anyone and Everyone


Making a living from your craft is something for the everyman artist.


3D, Hardware, News, VR World

MIT’s MultiFab Is A Cheap BadAss 3D Printer Solution


In true reality, the 3D Printers are a great technological advancement, albeit they haven’t invaded our offices as much as we’d want them to. The reason why is simple; their price. Usually a 3D Printer runs around $250,000 for the basic variants that are able to deliver some impressive 3D printed objects, while the more multi-layered stuff can cost even more than that. On the other hand, the solution made by MIT in the form of the MIT’s MultiFab is a machine costing just $7,000 to build. How is that possible? The MIT scientists and engineers have worked to make this as cheap as possible,


Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing, News, Space and Science, Technology Security, Wearables

A Man, A Ball, And Thousands In Technology: The Rise Of Tech In Sports


Tech in sports is quickly becoming a multibillion dollar business of increasing complexity. What does the future hold?


Auto, News, VR World

Tesla Motors Ludicrous Mode With 0-60 in 2.8 Seconds


Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO just revealed improvements for the Model S, one of which is named ‘Ludicrous Mode’. For a measly $10,000 you get a 10 percent boost in acceleration, which shaves of the 0-62mph (0-100kph) acceleration to an insane 2.8 seconds! This is supercar territory – all in a fully environmentally friendly business sedan that you don’t need a pilot’s license to operate. The upgrade was revealed with a loop of the rap song Beast Mode by Ludacris. Pretty fitting, wouldn’t you agree? On a more serious note, this puts this all-electric sedan in some rather inspiring company. Cars that can do the same sprint, below 3.0 seconds include


News, Space and Science, VR World

The SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Launch


Earlier today, Falcon 9 rocket exploded after the launch at Cape Canaveral space center in Florida. The rocket was carrying its payload, going to the International Space Station (track current position) and it tumbled out of the sky into the Atlantic Ocean. This marks another setback in the space program, exploration and usable cargo delivery overall. After 23 successive successful launches, including six resupply missions for NASA, the first explosion of Falcon 9 marks the biggest setback yet. This might give second wind to proponents of government-controlled, funded (NASA or Russian Federal Space Agency) claiming that the development and rocket manufacturing for successful payload delivery needs to be controlled for successful missions into space. After all, Orbital


Space and Science, VR World

Should USA Take A Note From USSR’s Handbook For The New Shuttle?


While the Buran never flew, the Soviets did have a few interesting ideas for their version of the Space Shuttle. But, let’s get some things clear first, shall we? Seems fair to recognize some true and some untrue or better to say unfair assumptions about the Soviet Space Shuttle development overall. Even though a lot of people consider the Buran a direct or according to some a shameless copy of the Shuttle done by their design bureaus, the logical assumption and perfectly backed up by facts is that the Russian simply picked the best aerodynamic outlook for their spacecraft. It is if as seeing the


Auto, Business, VR World

Tesla Introduces The All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model S 70D Model


Revealed earlier this week, the new Tesla Model S 70D brings a great range, amazing performance and gorgeous design into the all-electric car market.


Analysis, Global Politics, Hardware, Technology Security, VR World

Stealth Is Non-Negotiable With the B-2 Bomber


Here is a video showcasing a B-2 Bomber and why the stealth on this platform is non-negotiable in every aspect.


Auto, Event, Space and Science, VR World

Goodyear’s Concept Tires Could Charge Electric Vehicles In The Future


Goodyear revealed concept tires that show a way how tires could change change the heat into electricity, powering electric and plugin cars.


Hardware, VR World

CES 2015: LaCie Announces The New Rugged RAID Mobile Drive

LaCie Rugged RAID 1

Today LaCie announced the Rugged RAID mobile drive featuring user selectable RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration.


2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Hardware, VR World

CES 2015: Seagate Launches The New Seven Portable Hard Drive

Seagate Seven 1

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) today announced the launch of a new ultra-slim external hard drive that holds 500GB of data while only being 7mm thick.


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Sony’s New Wearable is Compatible With Any Eyewear


Sony introduces a new concept that lets you use eyewear tech, without having to change your own eyewear.