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Top 20 Wearable Gadgets

Top 20 Wearable Gadgets | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
To get you acquainted with what sort of gadgets you can wear and what functionality is available, we compiled a list of top 20 wearable gadgets that should be of interest to you.
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See it, want it, wear it?

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Bionic Eye Implant Approved for U.S. Patients

Bionic Eye Implant Approved for U.S. Patients | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
A prosthetic device that can restore some sight to the blind has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company that makes the device, Second Sight, based i...
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We have the technology.... we can rebuild you.

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Seagate Wireless Plus Review: A Terabyte for Your Tablet | TIME.com

Seagate Wireless Plus Review: A Terabyte for Your Tablet | TIME.com | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Seagate's improved wireless hard drive and app are a boon for maxed-out mobile devices.
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How much is enough? Really?

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If Apple Makes a Smartwatch, This Is the Competition | TIME.com

If Apple Makes a Smartwatch, This Is the Competition | TIME.com | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
It's not clear when an Apple smartwatch would materialize, if ever. But you can learn a lot just by looking at the competition and evaluating its strengths and weaknesses. Here's a look at other smartwatch attempts.
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OK Apple... here is the competition. Now get busy and WOW us.

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Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 [Visual Networking Index (VNI)]

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017  [Visual Networking Index (VNI)] | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast is part of an initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking on global networks.
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Some staggering numbers and stats in this article on the growth of mobile.

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The cell phone recycling kiosk is slowly invading malls near you

The cell phone recycling kiosk is slowly invading malls near you | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Kiosks are the latest option for you to recycle your perfectly good cell phone that you ditched for a newer model. Startup ecoATM plans to put hundreds of more recycling kiosks into places like malls this year.
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This is most timely and needed. With the ever increasing deluge of new phones and updates of tech, we need somewhere to "dispose" of dead media tech that is not going to add to planet pollution. Bravo, more outlets please. Perhaps the phone tech comanies could contribute a small % of total sales to incentivize this recycling approach? Now that would be progress.

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The iPhone Is 5 Years Old -- Let's Pause And Gawk In Awe At How It Has Changed The World

The iPhone Is 5 Years Old -- Let's Pause And Gawk In Awe At How It Has Changed The World | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Not to be believed.
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Enhancing Lego Mindstorms with Arduino | GeekDad | Wired.com

Enhancing Lego Mindstorms with Arduino | GeekDad | Wired.com | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Lego Mindstorms NXT is a sophisticated and fun educational robotics set that teaches kids and adults engineering and programming skills.
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The possibilities are endless.

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What I'll Miss Most About the MiniDisc

What I'll Miss Most About the MiniDisc | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Sony is officially discontinuing the MiniDisc format. For a small audience that includes me, the death of the format hits home.
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Had one... loved it. But perhaps its time has come.

Goodbye MiniDisk...R.I.P. Another peice of Dead Media Tech

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Vinyl's sonic perfection finds new fans in digital age

Vinyl's sonic perfection finds new fans in digital age | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
The 12-inch record is getting a new go-around and a surge in sales, part of a renewed appreciation of high-quality sound.
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If you wait long enough, everything comes back into vogue.

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Lytro camera getting parallax effect and 3D display support, lands in Hong Kong (video)

Lytro camera getting parallax effect and 3D display support, lands in Hong Kong (video) | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Lytro isn\'t done extending the usefulness of its light field camera just because we have manual controls. Another update due by the end of the year will
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Off-The-Shelf Products Fuel The Future Of Tech At MIT

Off-The-Shelf Products Fuel The Future Of Tech At MIT | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
The Media Lab, powered by students and professors often working on sponsorships by large brands or government grants, delves deep into aspects of technology that will fundamentally change the future.
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Pocket-Sized Virtual Keyboard Projects Onto Any Surface [VIDEO]

Pocket-Sized Virtual Keyboard Projects Onto Any Surface [VIDEO] | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Carry around a portable keyboard attached to your keychain with the Virtual Keyboard from Brookstone.
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The end for keyboards and mice?

The end for keyboards and mice? | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Apple's iPhone may have introduced touchscreens to the masses, but now a raft of technologies promise to change the way we interact with computers forever.
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Can You Feel Me Now? The Sensational Rise of Haptic Interfaces | Wired Design | Wired.com

Can You Feel Me Now? The Sensational Rise of Haptic Interfaces | Wired Design | Wired.com | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Haptics is to touch the way optics is to sight. It's a user interface that circumvents the cluttered inputs of sight and sound, and it's appearing in an increasing number of objects we interact with daily.
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Reach out and touch someone. Gadgets get "feelie".

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Future of Gadgets: What's Next In How We Interact With Technology?

Future of Gadgets: What's Next In How We Interact With Technology? | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Have you thought about how amazing your computer is recently?
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And so it continues to evolve?

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Mattel goes all in on AR for 2013

Mattel goes all in on AR for 2013 | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
At last year\'s Toy Fair, Mattel was all about Apptivity. The line of figures that interact with an iPad didn\'t exactly revolutionize the industry.
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Crazy iPad Numbers: 1 in 6 Computers Shipped Last Quarter Was an iPad

Crazy iPad Numbers: 1 in 6 Computers Shipped Last Quarter Was an iPad | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
A report issued this week by the Canalys market research firm shows Apple surprisingly atop the list of the world’s biggest PC makers in Q4 of 2012. The clear reason for Apple’s position is that Ca...
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We have indeed entered the Post PC era. People want smaller, lighter and more portable gear with them. Laptops are great but tablets are better?

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Can Smart Glasses Replace the Smartphone? - The Mac Observer

Can Smart Glasses Replace the Smartphone? - The Mac Observer | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
APX Labs is at the forefront of smart glass technology. While Google has made a splash with Google Glass, that technology has many limitations.
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Sci-fi soon to become sci-reality.

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Pocket-Sized Virtual Keyboard Projects Onto Any Surface [VIDEO]

Pocket-Sized Virtual Keyboard Projects Onto Any Surface [VIDEO] | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Carry around a portable keyboard attached to your keychain with the Virtual Keyboard from Brookstone.
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Max Levchin talks about data, sensors and the plan for his new startup(s)

Max Levchin talks about data, sensors and the plan for his new startup(s) | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Max Levchin, who in his past life started PayPal and Slide is back at it again. He has started a new hybrid R&D Lab/Incubator and his focusing on opportunities created by the digitization of our physical world and explosion of data.
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Sensors are the next BIG thing, sensors, sensors everywhere.

What fun cool things can be done with them?

The next wave in the Internet of Things...... yup gotta get into it.

BIG DATA here we come. Complexity of things.

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Can Apple get away with another "S" iPhone?

Can Apple get away with another "S" iPhone? | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
There have been many rumors this year about what upgrades Apple will include in its anticipated annual iPhone refresh. Most agree Apple will move to release two iPhones, but there is some debate ab...
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This "S" syndrome has to stop. Enough APPLE, get it right the first time!

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Turn Your iPhone into a Robot With Romo [VIDEO]

Turn Your iPhone into a Robot With Romo [VIDEO] | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Romo is a pint-sized personal robot that combines the brain power of an iphone and the wheels of a radio-controlled car.
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The Craziest Home Desktop Computer Rigs on the Planet

The Craziest Home Desktop Computer Rigs on the Planet | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Desktop computing may be dying, besieged by ultrabooks and tablets, but that doesn't mean people aren't still loving their crazy desktop setups.
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1968 iPad

1968 iPad | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Floyd sometimes wondered if the Newspad, and the fantastic technology behind it, was the last word in man’s quest for perfect communications.
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I never imagined, watching 2001, that I would be using a device such as Clarke described and showed in the film. My science fiction youth is now my reality.

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