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June 30, 2014

Smartwatch Doomed to Fail

The future of smartwatches

Smartwatches are supposedly the next big thing. Virtually every major hardware manufacturer already produces a smartwatch or plans to release one in the near future.  Despite the hype, the future of smartwatches looks bleak. Here are five reasons why the smartwatch will fail:

Battery Life

Who wants to constantly charge their watch? You already have to plug in your phone on a daily basis. Imagine having to plug in your watch as well. The most popular smartwatches on the market only have a battery life of approximately seven days.

Health Not So Important

Despite all the hype about health these days, the average consumer does not [...]

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June 10, 2014

Tech Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Over the past week, Apple has completely dominated the world of technology news. While the new features iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are certainly exciting, there were many other interesting items and tidbits that came to light outside of WWDC.

Google Chrome Overtakes Microsoft Internet Explorer in the United States. While Chrome has been the browser of choice on a global basis since 2012, it has now surpassed Internet Explorer in the U.S.   According to the Adobe Digital Index, Chrome now controls 31.8 per cent of the U.S. as compared with 30.9 per cent for Internet Explorer. Amazon to Launch Smartphone This Month. Multiple sources are reporting that Amazon will unveil its first [...]
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May 31, 2014

Samsung Launches Digital Health Initiative

Samsung wants your body – or at least help you monitor it.

Yesterday, Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) unveiled its Digital Health Initiative, a three-pronged approach to promote health-related applications.

Samsung Simband

A number of companies manufacture wristbands that monitor biometric data. Samsung is taking a different approach. With open source hardware, software and mechanical schematics, Samsung designed the Simband to be changed.

The Simband is essentially a prototype of a biometric wristband – but instead of Samsung building upon its functionality, the tech giant is encouraging others to use it as a jumping off point for greater [...]

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