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Field report: Android Wear/Moto360 field test

What could be a greater test of the usability of Android Wear than a hectic trip to the most hectic place in America – Manhattan? We’ll rate the usefulness of the OS and share the resulting Battle Damage Assessment of … Continue reading

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Tylt watch bands for Moto 360

I like the standard black leather watchband for the Moto 360. It’s comfortable and reasonably stylish. That band was a major reason I found the Moto one of the most comfortable watches I have owned. I’ve got a number of … Continue reading

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Thought-reading patents increasing

Strangely, just a few days after writing my mind-reading post, I see this headline: “Surge in US ‘brain-reading’ patents” in my BBC news feed. (Yes, I read the BBC.) Serendipity? Who knows, the wife thinks I can read minds. Anyway. … Continue reading

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In the future, Big Brother will know your thoughts

I was listening to a podcast a few weeks back, Ira Flatow’s SciFri, in which a security researcher was describing experiments in which consumer-grade EEGs could be used to guess your birthday, or your PIN, just by showing you an … Continue reading

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Game on in wearables: Apple Watch vs. Android Wear

I’m a watch guy. I have several nice watches that cost more than an Apple watch, and I consider them fashion statements. None of them will be outmoded anywhere near as quickly as a modern ‘smart’ thing, which have lifecycles … Continue reading

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Will AIs kill us all?

Woz thinks AI is out to get us. Elon Musk isn’t too sanguine about our future either; he  likened AI to “summoning the demon.” And with him is Bill Gates: “I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why … Continue reading

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Android Wear – two WTFs and solutions

For the latest on this subject and Android Wear 5.1.1, see this post. OK, I am a big fan of Android Wear. I have been delighted (Motorola product managers will love that word) with my new Moto 360, and haven’t … Continue reading

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Android Wear and Smartwatches 2: Bringing back the joy

Okay, maybe you think I’m overdoing this. But yes…joy. I remember the first time I got a color computer — must have been a Mac II ci back in the early 90s — and I played some goofy video that … Continue reading

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Android Wear and Smartwatches: Finally the future

We had expectations when I was a kid. I used to watch rockets on TV, blasting off fairly regularly. We got to the moon — anything was possible, so we thought. Looking back, that was a bloody miracle. Star Trek was … Continue reading

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Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics

Originally posted on Ray Jay Perreault: Another great article which is not only worthy of discussion but it might have profound effects. First off for those of you who haven’t heard of muli-verses, those are an infinite number of…

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