Wearable Computing & Fashion News - Page 5
Google informs us which Android Wear watches will get Oreo
Last week we reported on Oreo coming to Android Wear watches but what we didn't know was which devices are set to be updated. So far we know that the LG Watch Sport is being updated to 8.0 but now thanks to a post by Google we can all see a full list.
Google seems to have put their main focus on the expensive fashion brands such as Fossil and Loui Vuitton leaving out older Android devices such as the LG Watch R and the original Huawei Watch. Oreo will give users the option of choosing vibration strength, touch lock and battery-saving upgrades. From the updates listed we can assume that the older model watches weren't compatible with this update which is why they have either been postponed for release or left out entirely.
The full list of which watches are set to receive Oreo has been provided below, while also Google answers the question of if your watch is not listed "For the exact timing of the update or if your device isn't on the above lists, please contact the device manufacturer."
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Android Wear upgraded to Oreo, rolled out today
Today Android devices will be getting a slight upgrade, as Android Oreo rolls out to all Wear devices. The beta for Oreo originally only featured on the LG Watch Sport can be presumed over, as the Oreo updates for Android Wear include adjustments to vibration strength settings, touch lock and more.
Hoi Lam, the Wearables Developer Advocate at Google is the source for this news as he posted in the Android Wear Developers Community, giving a short run down on the features that wearable devices will be updated with. The update will feature improvements that include a notification vibration strength setting, touch lock option, notification channels, battery saving limits and support for 7 new languages.
It is unclear whether the update is received yet on all Android Wearable devices, but it has been confirmed that it has hit the LG Watch Sport so there is no doubt other Android Wear products will shortly follow.
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Adidas AM4 series shoes are built by robots
I love when innovation and technology come together, I work for an automotive manufacturer where our body-assembly plant is 94% automated and features 279 robots that assemble and weld the vehicles body-structure together. In Germany, Adidas have opened their first robotic factory, dubbed the "Speedfactory".
Adidas plan to use the German Speedfactory to manufacture a new series of Adidas shoes, the AM4 series. These specifically designed shoes feature six models that each reflect six of the world's biggest cities across the globe. First up is the AM4LDN, tailored for London and will be available on October 19. Next is AM4PAR, the Paris designed shoe will be available October 26. Unfortunately, the remaining models are all stated for 2018 releases including AM4LA (Los Angeles), AM4NYC (New York City), AM4TKY (Tokyo) and AM4SHA (Shanghai).
Adidas aren't holding anything back, already announcing that a second robotic Speedfactory will be opening in Atlanta in 2018, creating roughly 160 jobs for the city.
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Google Glass Enterprise Edition unboxed, packs Intel CPU
I was a huge fan of the original Google Glass headset, but the company went quiet with its wearable headset for a few years, but they're now back with an enterprised-focus wearable: Google Glass Enterprise Edition.
The first Google Glass Enterprise Edition has shipped, with an unboxing video promptly done, revealing that the new headset uses USB-A instead of USB-C, which sucks.
Inside, Google has made quite a number of improvements including an Intel Atom processor, 32GB of internal storage, and a 780mAh battery. There's an audible speaker, as well as dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.
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PUBG's new desert map will also be 8x8 km in size
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds might be one of the biggest PC games ever released, and one of the hottest games being played right now, but there's a new map around the corner that we should all be excited for .
Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene, the creator behind the game, has confirmed that PUBG's new map will be 8x8 km in size. The new map had been previously pegged at being 4x4 km in size, but the news was delivered by Greene himself where he said: "For 100 players an 8x8 just makes more sense and it gives more flexibility when we move onto custom games and things like that".
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Destiny 2 will have 21:9, SLI, HDR support on the PC
Bungie is beginning to get into the full marketing hype of Destiny 2, with NVIDIA partnering with the developer on the PC version of Destiny 2 offering 4K resolutions, 21:9 support for UltraWide monitors, uncapped framerates, and a "full suit of adjustable graphics settings".
Not only that, but now we know that Destiny 2 will have full support for SLI rigs and HDR monitors, with HDR support being baked into the upcoming PC beta of Destiny 2. NVIDIA will have a new Game Ready driver that will rolled out on August 24, four days ahead of the early access beta of Destiny 2.
As for the full release, Destiny 2 will drop on September 6 for consoles, while PC gamers have to wait all the way through to October 26 unfortunately.
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Huawei launches overpriced Porsche Design Watch 2
Huawei has launched a Porsche Design variant of the Huawei Watch 2. The Watch 2 was launched back in February during MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
The Huawei Watch 2 Porsche Design has the same specs as the Watch 2, it only differs from the standard variant in terms of looks. This means we are looking at a watch powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100. There's 768MB of RAM on board and 4GB of storage.
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Snap's Spectacles are now available on Amazon
Remember when Snap's Spectacles came out and the only way to buy them was to wait in lines for hours in front of one of the randomly placed vending machines? Well, those days are over.
After making them available for purchase on its website, Snap has now made Spectacles available on Amazon as well.
If you want a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera, you can get it a price of $129.99. There are three color options available which are Black, Coral, and Teal.
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Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon Wear 1200 platform
At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm made a series of announcements including their new Snapdragon Wear 1200 platform. This platform is an addition to their current Snapdragon Wear 1100 and 2100 platforms which currently are in the majority of smart bands and Android Wear 2.0 watches.
The Snapdragon Wear 1200 is designed to offer less expensive IoT LTE M1 and NB1 connectivity to devices like kids watches and pet trackers. That way the devices can always be connected to the network but don't cost more than $150 and have very inexpensive service plans. Previously pet trackers cost upwards of $30 a month and the devices used to cost hundreds of dollars. Now the devices can cost less and the services much less.
ODMs like Borqs and Qanta are already onboard helping to develop reference platforms for manufacturers in China to speed up design and deployment. In China, kids watches are extremely popular and Snapdragon Wear should broaden the audience that can afford them. In Western countries, we will see this Snapdragon Wear 1200 platform being used more in elder care and pet tracking in order to ensure that neither your parents nor your pets get lost.
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World of Tanks running on Xbox One X at 4K
Wargaming has shared some new screenshots of World of Tanks running at 4K on the upcoming Xbox One X console, with more information on the game to arrive at Gamescom 2017 later this year.
World of Tanks runs at 1800p on the PS4 Pro with checkerboard rendering, improved AA, higher-res textures, and HDR support - all at 30FPS. We don't know of World of Tanks will be running at 4K 30FPS or 4K 60FPS on Xbox One X, but with the PS4 Pro running it at 1800p (3200x1800) at 30FPS, I'd be confident to say Xbox One X will run World of Tanks at 4K 60FPS.
Microsoft will be launching its Xbox One X console on November 7 for $499.
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