Is 3D printing the future of medicine? Intel seems to think so.

James O'Malley Wearables 1 Comment

Intel's stand at the Wearable Technology Show is all about health and fitness - and it appears that the company is working on some potentially exciting things in health care. First up I had a look at a prototype that Intel is developing in Turkey called the "Smart Splint". Despite medical technology coming on leaps…

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The XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360

James O'Malley Android, Android apps, Smartwatches, Wearables Leave a Comment

You know XKCD, right? The brilliant webcomic from Randall Munroe. If you don't know the name, you'll no-doubt recognise some of the most famous comics. Anyway - a while back Randall posted this combination clock widget/cartoon, which shows what time it is around the world by using a map. Some time later Motorola brought out…

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Jawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake

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Over the weekend San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake. The South Napa quake was apparently the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years - and what's amazing is that thanks to wearable technology, we're able to see exactly how people felt it. In a blog post on the Jawbone site, the company…

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Why Wearables haven’t taken off yet – and why this will all change by the end of the year

James O'Malley Smartphones, Smartwatches, Wearables 1 Comment

2014 was supposed to be the year of wearables - so why aren't we all walking around with smart devices bolted to our arms? That's the question posted by Allan Blair in the Guardian Today. In the piece Blair makes a number of interesting observations on why this might, ranging from fashion considerations, to cost,…

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