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Augmentation & Protection

Augmentation & Protection

Our Augmented Future Google Glass, Oculus Rift, and Microsoft HoloLens (image credit: Microsoft.com) It’s an interesting time for wearables. The Fitbit and similar exercise trackers have become nearly ubiquitous, and a new generation of smart watches are poised to make an even bigger splash. But companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are betting the next […]

Winter Tech

Winter Tech

Steamworks R&D Despite not being formally trained, Oregon-based artist Steve La Riccia uses cast-off hardware and technology from bygone decades to design and build truly incredible and totally-functional contraptions. Photos hardly do justice to these kinetic works of interactive art. Consider “Wozniak’s Conundrum” – it’s a steampunk vision of what would happen if a classic […]

Smart Watches

Smart Watches

Wearables: How Smart Are Smart Watches? We’ve come quite a ways since the beloved Casio calculator watches of our youth, but have smart watches – wrist-bound gizmos meant as extensions of your smartphone – truly arrived? Google thinks so. Its recently-unveiled Android Wear platform seeks to create a common foundation for smart watches across the […]