Tag Archives: wearables

The Ring Is Real

Being able to use custom gestures to control smart devices? Awesome! There’s a new Precious in town.

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Can science fiction save the world?

Alright, we have some mixed feelings on Project Hieroglyph. On the one hand, we ourselves have a pretty optimistic view of the future and how devices, sensors, wearables, big data and drones can help us make big strides for the environment, health and humanity.

BUT, we are suckers for a good dystopian book or movie. Armageddon and robots? Sign us up. Kids in an arena fighting to the death? Sure, why not? Somehow, we don’t think optimistic future stories in pop culture will have the same appeal.

In real life though? Now that’s a different story. 🙂

Can science fiction save the world?

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Michael J Fox charity turns to tech

We love Michael J Fox. Not just because he’s bravely become a spokesperson for Parkinson’s, but because he’s embracing technology to help track trends and, hopefully, lead to a cure.

Diseases and drug side effects can be difficult to track and quantify. Wearables can unobtrusively collect data, while computers can crunch that anonymized data for trends. The potential for big strides in disease research is what gets us excited about big data and wearables. 

Michael J Fox charity turns to tech

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Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi

With all this data flowing around, security is an important discussion. A Symantec research group used a Raspberry Pi to pick up signals from people wearing wearables and scoop the data.

Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi

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