Although VR headset technologies continue to improve, with a number of new technologies slated for release this year, and with a long-rumoured Apple AR device potentially in the works, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there are several more senses beyond sight and sound. And, because virtual taste technology appears to be nowhere near commercialization, and the only commercialized virtual smell technology remains in pre-order phase, sniffing virtual roses or eating a virtual slice of cheesecake are likely a long way off. Those looking for a bit more sensory engagement in virtual and augmented reality can take heart, however, because a number
CES: LUCI shows off immersion-on-demand wearable and VR headset
Entertainment experience company LUCI has unveiled their immersion-on-demand wearable and VR headset products at this week’s CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Dubbed “LUCI immers” and “LUCI alyx,” respectively, the company appears to be looking to be a transformative player in the burgeoning wearable and VR sectors. “LUCI wants to fundamentally change how people consume content by giving users the most visually stunning experience possible through wearable technology,” said Josh Littlefield, vice president of global sales and marketing for LUCI. “We want users to be amazed by the nuances of every frame, every scene and every minute detail through an uncompromised viewing experience,” he continued. The
Pre-orders For The Apple Watch Start In April, Prices Start At $349
Apple calls it the most advanced timepiece ever created.
Samsung’s Smartwatch Strategy: ‘Pause’
The company says it’s taking a break from the market to develop a more perfect product.
Huawei Teases New Yet To Be Released Wearable
Huawei finally announces its upcoming wearable, the Huawei watch, opening a demo presentation at its press conference at this year’s MWC 2015.
Fujitsu Labs Develops ‘Writing’ Smart Ring Wearable
We’ve seen smart ring devices control other devices and computers at home, now Fujitsu Labs develops a similar to device for eyewear type wearable devices.
Two Lost Kids; Two New Wearable Tracking Devices at CES 2015
Wearable devices are being used to keep track of wandering children. CES showcases two competing companies with differing visions who are vying for your dollars.
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.
Say Hello to The Microsoft Band, a Fitness Band for All
Microsoft was rumored to be releasing a fitness band called the Microsoft Band early on Wednesday, Microsoft shortly thereafter launched it to the public.
Dorothy Wearable Lets You Tap Your Feet For a Message
This new wearable device concept lets your tap your shoes, a la Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz to activate a number of social-media based functions.
LVMH Brand TAG Heuer to Launch Smartwatch in 2015
From the legendary movie ‘Grand Prix’ in 1966 to controversial Breaking Bad TV series, TAG Heuer watches are presented as objects of desire. Today’s ad campaigns feature select number of actors, race drivers, F1 teams, pilots and the like, all touting the precision brought by TAG Heuer. Yet, the most precise watch you can buy is one of digital, not the analogue kind. Secondly, there is not one, but two generations of people that are growing up using a mobile phone to check for time, reducing the need for watches in its entirety. Not even a week after Apple’s event, Reuters passed the comments made
Intel Teams Up With Fossil For Wearable Technology Products
After failing to secure any major hardware wins with its mobile processors, Intel is shifting focus to the wearable segment by announcing a collaboration with watchmaker Fossil. Although details on any upcoming products were divulged it is likely that Intel will be leveraging wearable technology from Basis, a wearable technology manufacturer that Intel acquired earlier this year. The wearable market itself is in its nascent stages, and although we saw a flurry of new device staunches at the IFA earlier this week, manufacturers are tinkering away at new form factors, like Samsung has with the Gear VR. In the smartwatch segment, the South Korean vendor
Apple's iWatch to Have Major Health Focus, A Mistake?
Apple has been pushing heath and fitness heavily with their most recent campaign for the iPhone. This can be most noticeable in their recent ad campaign featuring Apple’s iPhone and a series of fitness applications and accessories, which include a multitude of wearables. Their campaign states, “You’re more powerful than you think.” So, what is Apple getting at here, exactly? That the iPhone, and Apple, can be at the very core of your physical and health success. Surely, there are plenty of people that are already using many of these devices on both their Android and iOS devices, so that doesn’t necessarily set Apple apart from
Computex from a Woman’s Perspective, Part I
When I found out that I’m actually going to Computex Taipei 2014, my first thought was – well, nothing. The fact is that through all of my journalist years I’ve heard news bits about an IT conference that is held in Taiwan every year for the last 33 years. Somehow, I couldn’t imagine myself being actually there on that very spot. I’m aware that as for all of you BSN readers, I don’t have to explain what it’s all about. Somehow though, I still like to think that I’m not the only one who’s been IT ignorant so maybe this typically chick-lit text will find
Google Glass' Bill of Materials is Only $80, Sells for $1,500
According to the guys at Teardown.com the very hot Google Glass wearable computer from Google only carries a bill of materials of $80, which is about of of what we were expecting. It doesn’t really come as much of a surprise though, because Google Glass itself is incredibly old technology in terms of mobile and wearables and it really doesn’t provide much technological innovation. In fact, most people will be shocked to know that the SoC powering the Google Glass is in fact the same SoC that powers the failed Blackberry Playbook which was released more than 3 years ago with the same SoC. At the
Radiation Shielding meets Fashion: Third Gen WTFJeans are Here
Like it or not, we pay most of our attention to the gadgets we buy, not where we put them. Growing number of devices we have to wear daily resulted that the modern man defaults to a ‘manpurse’ – put one or two phones in, a wallet, keys and you find yourself in a bind when it comes to meeting the airline regulations of one carry-on and one personal item. A while ago, we reviewed the second generation WTFJeans, as a way to put your phones in an easy to reach pocket which cleans the screen immediately (thanks to microfiber interior), but the innovative founder