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Gear up with smart watches, moisturizing jeans and intimacy dresses

Gear up with smart watches, moisturizing jeans and intimacy dresses | Augmented Wear | Scoop.it
I have a friend who works for a major technology company in a top-secret department that's responsible for developing sci-fi-worthy test products. When I introduce him to people, I like to say, "This is my friend.
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All the hype about augmented tech recently has been about either Google Glass or the Smartwatches which are in production and being released. In this article, it shows us how there are also a variety of different types of augmented wears including but not limited to, a new engineered fiber for clothing which has the ability to soften and moisturize the skin while worn (called Denim Spa) and even gloves which act as a bluetooth device so you can accept calls from your smartphone. These augmented technologies may seem like cool ideas but in reality would anyone actually use these? I know I probably wouldn't but this is necessary for the development of new, smarter and more usuable augmented devices that can be used down the road years from now.

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Samsung confirms it's working on a smartwatch, but does it stack up against ... - NEWS.com.au

Samsung confirms it's working on a smartwatch, but does it stack up against ... - NEWS.com.au | Augmented Wear | Scoop.it
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Samsung confirms it's working on a smartwatch, but does it stack up against ...
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Well this was expected from the company giants Samsung, Apple and Google which are both currently in competition over a variety of products including smartphones. Not to say that this competition isn't any good for us because of course it is - means better products for us but this article shows us that the company giants are moving over to the next generation from the smartphone and mp3 player era to the new augmented wear one. The Samsung Smartwatch, the Google Glass and the speculated iWatch just show that this is a stepping stone in a journey where one day we won't even need smartphones but instead use a wearable "smartphone" watch or even glasses that have everything we need on them! Considering this technology is in development right now the release date of the Samsung Smartwatch and Apple iWatch is unknown while the Google Glass is scheduled for a 2013 release date, but judging from the announcements of Samsung and the release of Google Glass it can only be said that the new competitive market named augmented wear will be coming to consumers widespread in the near 5 to 10 years.

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It's only a matter of time - WA today

It's only a matter of time - WA today | Augmented Wear | Scoop.it
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The iWatch concept is not new, nor is wearable or even bodily embedded technology. Apple, Samsung and Nokia are all reportedly working on watches that access a network via a handset.
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This article talks about the concept of Apple's rumored new device in development, the iWatch has sparked attention over news sites everywhere so far this year. It talks about how Apple's new iWatch could most likely do what the iPhones, iPods and iPads did to todays computing world as we know it. This is quite a bold statement but seeing as the recently "released" Pebble has gained a wide audience, this speculation of the new wearable Augmented wears coming into the market could be what a smartphone is to us today, in 5 or 10 years!

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Will smart watches be the next must-have gadget?

Will smart watches be the next must-have gadget? | Augmented Wear | Scoop.it
A new breed of watch, which syncs with your smartphone, is liberating users from their screens. (Will smart watches be the next must-have gadget?
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In this article on msn.com, it poses the question will smart watches be the next must-have? This article talks about the new smartwatch, the Pebble which introduces a new wearable technology in the form of a watch which can read texts, look through facebook feeds, check the time and so much more. It also raises the question if either Google or Apple will take charge of this new era of augmented wearable technology. In years to come it is guaranteed that there will be significant technological overhauls in the way we look at what devices we have, such as having smartphones replaced even by the Google Glass or even the Pebble smartwatch, well only time will really tell.

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Neil Harbisson: I listen to color

http://www.ted.com Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. ...

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Quite an interesting youtube clip on TED Talk about Neil Harbisson who was born completely color blind but has attached a device to his head which turns any colour that the device picks up into a unique audible sound frequency. As you can see on this clip, this has allowed Neil to listen to colour instead of seeing it. During the video he claims to be able to hear colours that the regular human eye cannot see and also states the he can now dream in colour thanks to this device. As seen, augmented wear such as this is rapidly evolving enabling people to do extraordinary things which they would not normally be able to do without this technology. Over the course of the next 5 to 10 years technology such as this will almost certainly see an increase thanks to the growing IT industry and public demand.

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Kexin Jin's curator insight, March 21, 2013 8:23 AM

It is a very interesting video that shows what could Cyborg do. I reckon in the future cyborg will be able to fix lots of human issues such as deaf, dumb, blind, dementia etc. these common problems.

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A couple weeks with the pebble | jeremy johnson (online)

A couple weeks with the pebble | jeremy johnson (online) | Augmented Wear | Scoop.it
http://mashable.com/2013/03/17/google-glass-apple-iwatch/. I think the pebble sits in the middle, between augmented wear and accepted technology – and it's very useful for a set number of scenarios. It's also is a precursor to ...
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The Pebble is a new wearable technology called a smartwatch which wirelessly sync itself to your smartphone through bluetooth to bring you up-to-date information through reminders and notifications all the way to being able to choose which song you want played. According to the article, the Pebble is in the middle or considered the turning point over into new wearable technologies allowing augmented wear to be widely accepted thanks to this new smartwatch. In addition, this Pebble will bring new ideas on how companies such as Google, Apple, Samsung and other companies will tackle the idea of wearable technologies such as the up and coming Google Glass, Samsung's Smartwatch and a possible iWatch. This competitive market is moving over from the smartphone era over into augmented wear. As such, wearable technologies will continually evolve and change and it is definitely forseeable thanks to this article that in the next 5 to 10 years there will be a significant increase in augmented wear products.

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