Tag: Wearables

Level’s activity-tracking smart glasses launches this March

Even though Intel unveiled its Vaunt smart glasses earlier this month, insurance provider VSP has actually been working on its own take on smart eyewear for well over a year now. It’s called Level, and while it won’t offer head’s up notificati……


Qualcomm’s sample headset teases what’s next for mobile VR

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, which is taking place in Barcelona next week, Qualcomm has announced a VR headset reference design based on its latest Snapdragon Mobile VR platform. The new system works on the Snapdragon 845, the company’s lat……


HoloLens adds mixed reality to a Japanese national treasure

One of the best ways to give centuries-old artifacts a modern touch is mixed reality. The technology allows you to add interesting elements to any object without actually touching or altering it in any way. Microsoft, for instance, has helped ……


Facebook makes it easier to share detailed 3D objects

Facebook has had the option to post 3D objects for a while, and now you’ll have some better reasons to use it. The social site has introduced support for a standard 3D file format (gITF 2.0) that not only allows for richer objects with more re……


If NBC can’t improve its VR Olympics coverage, it should just stop

If you’re watching the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on TV like a normal person, you may not realize there’s another option. I viewed the opening ceremonies, skiing, curling, figure skating and other events in virtual reality on my Samsung ……


Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke

Your abilities to speak and swallow are frequently signs of how well you’re coping after a stroke, but measuring that is difficult. Microphones frequently can’t distinguish between the patient and ambient sounds, and there’s the not-so-small ……


Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in re……


Sony drops PlayStation VR prices as low as $200

Sony thinks its holiday PlayStation VR discounts were a success, so it’s bringing them back now that it wants to clear some end-of-winter stock. The company is running a new promo that drops PSVR prices by $100 across the board between Februa……


Mac and iOS bug crashes apps with a single character

Apple only recently fixed a bug called “chaiOS” that would cause iMessage on iOS devices and Macs to crash with a simple link, and now it’s got another, more widespread issue on its hands. As explained by Mobile World and replicated by The Ver……


Robert Rodriguez preps VR action series ‘The Limit’

Director Robert Rodriguez has been teasing a virtual reality video project for a while, and now it’s clear just what it entails. He’s partnering with STX on The Limit, a short-form VR action series starring long-time collaborator Michelle Rod……