Major study suggests Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeat

March 18, 2019

More work needed to see if wearables can help screen for heart problems, but researchers call study encouraging A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/16/apple-watch-study-heart-problems-stanford-atrial-fibrillation

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Apple’s health-centric Watch Series 4 can call for help if it senses you fall

September 14, 2018

Apple’s new health features represent a transformative change for the Apple Watch.  The smartwatch that was once marketed as a fashion-forward (lol) tech gadget with a smattering of health and fitness features is now creeping closer and closer to a full-fledged medical device. SEE ALSO: The Apple Watch Series 4 finally goes edge-to-edge Never has that been more clear than during Wednesday’s press event, when Apple unveiled the Apple Watch…

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Everyone’s avoiding the iPhone, so IFA will be practically phone-free

August 30, 2018

Image: Jen Osborne/Mashable Internationale Funkausstellung, or IFA, is Europe’s largest trade show for consumer electronics that takes place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 in Berlin. And it’s going to be a little different this year.  IFA is not really about phones — it never was. The big phone show is Mobile World Congress in February, and there are tons of brand-specific events throughout the year. But a few major…

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You Won’t Miss Brookstone, But You Should

August 14, 2018

In singularly unsurprising news, Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy. The company will shutter its remaining 101 mall storefronts, officially closing out an era that began its fade years ago. Even if you won’t mourn its disappearance—even if you haven’t stepped inside a mall since the Mallrats era—it’s worth a moment of appreciation, and a full accounting of what’s been lost. Brookstone debuted in 1965, a year after the Beatles first…

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This company’s trying to make cheap AR headsets with hand-tracking tech happen

April 10, 2018

Leap Motion's Project North Star headset will be made open source and can be produced for under $100 at scale.Image: leap motion Leap Motion (not to be confused with Magic Leap) has been working on making virtual reality touchable without special gloves for the last few years and now it’s bringing its high-tech hand-tracking gesture technology to augmented reality. Unlike Microsoft’s HoloLens ($3,000 for developers) and Magic Leap’s likely expensive…

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Would you use a 12-sided die to manage your time?

March 29, 2018

Start tracking your time more efficiently.Image: Timeflip Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. The modern workplace is full of distractions: email, social media, must-read articles about “Queer Eye” getting renewed for a second season.  You try to ignore them and stay productive, but studies show that it’s…

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Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time

March 19, 2018

The company has a secret manufacturing facility in California Apple Watch to be first Apple product with MicroLED technology LuxVue in 2014. About a year after that acquisition, Apple opened a display research lab (described internally as a “Technology Center”) in MicroLED screens is extraordinarily complex. Depending on screen size, they can contain millions of individual pixels. Each has three sub-pixels: red, green and blue LEDs. Each of these tiny…

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Bose’s AR sunglasses are the complete opposite of Google Glass and that’s really smart

March 13, 2018

Bose's augmented-reality sunglasses tell you about the world around you through sound.Image: Raymond Wong/Mashable Bose — yes, the speaker and headphone company — is developing augmented reality sunglasses. But unlike the failed Google Glass and other smart glasses designed to overlay digital objects and information on top of the real world, Bose’s AR glasses have no screen and no camera. Instead, they use sound to provide useful context when you’re…

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Snapchat’s reportedly working on more Spectacles for release this year

March 5, 2018

The first-generation Snapchat Spectacles failed to become a breakout product beyond its initial hype.Image: lili sams/mashable Snap, Inc. isn’t giving up on its camera-equipped Spectacles glasses just yet.  The company is reportedly planning to release two new models this fall, according to a report from Cheddar. SEE ALSO: It’s official: Android is out of ideas The first new version of Spectacles is rumored to come with a single camera and…

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Smart underwear is here and it knows everything about you

January 12, 2018

Image: karissa Bell/mashable Just how close are you willing to get to your wearables? Smart underwear company Myant will soon find out. The company’s just opened up pre-orders for Skiin, its new line of “smart” underwear and bras, tech-filled undergarments that can track what’s happening in your body and even control your smart home. SEE ALSO: The best tech of CES 2018 The tech is similar to Google and Levi’s…

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