wearables

VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

If you've used a wired VR headset, you probably know the connector situation is inconsistent and messy: you frequently have to plug multiple cables into your PC, which is space consuming at best and potentially impractical if you have a laptop. That… Source: Engadget | VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

iOS 11.4.1 update improves Find My AirPods feature

It has been almost three months since Apple's last incremental update for various devices like Apple Watch, iPhones and Apple TV. While the upcoming iterations of the company's operating systems (iOS 12, watchOS 5 and macOS Mojave are still in beta,… Source: Engadget | iOS 11.4.1 update improves Find My AirPods feature

AI-enabled Guess store helps you create an ensemble

You can try Amazon's Echo Look if you want AI to offer fashion advice at home. But what if you're at the store, and would rather not hem and haw while you decide if that top goes with those jeans? Guess and Alibaba think they can help. They've wor… Source: Engadget | AI-enabled Guess store …

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Zotac cut battery life to make its VR backpack smaller

PC virtual reality means that you are always tethered to a desktop, limiting your motion and how much you can suspend your disbelief. Companies like Zotac, HP and MSI thought the solution was to put the PC in a backpack, the only limit being the life… Source: Engadget | Zotac cut battery life to make …

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Seagate's hard drive/battery fanny pack is made for VR

In addition to the major software update for the Vive Focus standalone VR headset yesterday, HTC also unveiled the Seagate VR Power Drive which, as the name suggests, is a hybrid of a power bank and a portable hard drive. This isn't an entirely new i… Source: Engadget | Seagate's hard drive/battery fanny pack is …

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Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe… Source: Engadget

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch arrives October 1st for $300

Fitbit Ionic, the company's first smartwatch, will be available for purchase on October 1st. The watch sports a reported five-day battery life, sleep tracking, guided workouts and music playback via Pandora or Fitbit's Music app. Fitbit Ionic is pric… Source: Engadget

Lenovo's mixed reality headset offers built-in tracking for $350

Windows Mixed Reality headsets are coming out of the woodwork at IFA, and now it's Lenovo's turn to add to the introductions. It's launching the Explorer, and the headgear will sound very familiar if you've seen other models — not that this is neces… Source: Engadget