Vancouver’s Recon Instruments has been toiling away at designing the perfect Heads-up Display (HUD) for athletes since mid-2013, and had planned to release the $600 wearable in the spring. But that period came and went, and on May 1st the co-founder, Dan Eisenhardt, performed the hard task of admitting the team was behind schedule, delaying
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As evidenced by the early arrival of the SmartWatch, Sony is unafraid to dip its toes into new territory. Announced at CES this year, the SmartBand is the company’s first foray into fitness and health tracking, employing its Core sensor in one of what will eventually be many variations. But as smart watch platforms from
Smartphone cameras have come a long, long way since the blurry VGA output of the first iPhones and Androids, but they’re still physically limited by the size of their sensors. WiFi-connected cameras have slowly tried to meet the demands of prosumer photographers by allowing syncing between them and smartphones, but the process has often been
The first time I realized the triage potential of a smartwatch, I was walking home from the grocery store with two bags in each arm, and a wrist vibrating because three separate family members were trying to get in touch at the same time. It was a small thing, to alleviate that anxiety, but it
TripAdvisor released a major update to its iOS and Android app this week, just in time for the summer travel rush. The new version lets travellers download reviews, photos, and city maps to be saved for offline use, which is perfect for travel to destinations with spotty connectivity or when you don’t feel like splurging
What’s old is new again has never been a mantra adopted by the mobile industry — the opposite is in fact true — but the rise of the unlocked smartphone could change that to some extent. The Acer Liquid S1 is not a new phone, but the demand for quality, inexpensive and unlocked handsets spurred the
If you feel like being brave (and have a second phone on hand, just in case), you can now download the preview versions of Android L Release for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). According to Google, “[the] image is not a stable release, and may contain errors and defects that can result in damage
Google announced that, beginning early tomorrow, a preview of its upcoming L Release will be available for developers. There will be preview factory images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013. The new release will have lots of design tweaks, and optimizations to create a unified experience across Android smartphones, tablets and the web.
The next version of Google’s Android will be announced in a few short hours. Google I/O, its annual developer conference kicks off tomorrow, and head of Android, Sundar Pichai, was interviewed by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, declaring, “I want the world to understand what we are doing sooner.” Google typically unveils a new OS in the fall,
The story of compromise is really a narrative of degrees. How much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve something else? In the Android world, as the dwindling price of components outpaces the speed requirements of the software powered by those parts, such commoditization has created a market of capable, low-cost devices with Motorola at the forefront.