Can Apple’s new wearable device fix all these problems?
I’ve been using several different smartwatches over the past year. And what I’ve learned is that they are all great—at first. But after using them for an extended period of time, the simple frustrations that often get overlooked by early adopters become a plague of problems.
I keep pretending the current smartwatch market is fine because it is progressing somewhat. But now I’m a little scared. Because Apple just might announce a smartwatch at its September 9th event. And if the company that made the modern smartphone appeal to the mass market can’t get wearables right, it may stall the entire sector for years to come.
Here are the problems with the existing crop of smartwatches which I’m looking to see if Apple can address, either directly or indirectly, when they take the wraps off their iWearable.
Fast Company’s Harry McCracken and Alice Truong will report live from Apple’s product launch in Cupertino, California at 1pm ET. Among the rumored announcements: the iPhone 6 (possibly in 4.7” and 5.5” sizes) and the wearable device which everybody has been calling the iWatch.
Two high school students have created a computer game that’s probably safe to say no game developer has ever bet money on before. There are no zombies, no AK-47s, no strippers. Instead, Tampon Run is a simple concept: Collect tampons, shoot them at your enemies, and don’t run out of them before your moon cycle is over.
Depending on the camera angle, Dyson's latest offering is either a mean looking robo-tank or an adorable little trash can. This is the 360 Eye, the first product borne from 16 years of Dyson’s robotics research.
"It’s huge; it’s beautiful; it’s curved. Wait, now it’s flat." - Samsung’s 105-inch UHD TV: http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/04/samsung-105-inch-uhd-bendable/
There are invisible energy fields all around us. Now, one architect has invented a tool to introduce some of them to the spectrum of visible light.
“A study from AVAST published Wednesday found one in five men and one in four women admit to checking their partners’ smartphones without their consent. Surveying 13,132 respondents in the U.S., AVAST said a quarter of married women who did check their spouses’ phones did so out of suspicions of infidelity. However, most women did so “because they are nosey,” the company said.”
The new high-end Galaxy Note puts apps, widgets, and notifications along the side of the screen—a gimmick, but one with practical value.
Fast Company staff writer Chris Gayomali and technology editor Harry McCracken will live blog Samsung’s latest launch today in New York at 9 a.m. ET. The company is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and other products.
Samsung organizes its media events into seasons and episodes, as if they were TV shows. Today it will hold Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 2, which is taking place in three places at once: Berlin (where the IFA consumer electronics show will be going on), Beijing, and New York.
Yes, probably. But ensuring that all your nudes and private information are protected is really goddamn complicated.
Based on travel patterns logged in your phone, one model shows how disaster response teams can see whether you’ll flee to a shelter, a friend’s, or your mom’s house.
Earlier this week we covered a bicycle that can’t be stolen because the lock is part of the frame. But what if you want to hack the bike you already have?
In the spirit of technology upgraders everywhere, we’ve whipped up a list of ways to enhance your ride with products and concepts that are available now or currently raising money via crowdfunding.