Wearable Computing & Fashion News - Page 7
Xiaomi announces smart shoes powered by Intel
Xiaomi has announced the company's first pair of smart shoes made in cooperation with Intel.
The 90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear (not so catchy name) have 60-day battery life and can track movement, whether you are walking, running or climbing. At the end of the day, the shoes send a report of distance, speed, and calories burned.
Intel provided the brain of the shoes, Intel's Curie chip, that stores vital data.
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Pokemon GO player finds rare creature, has heart attack
Pokemon GO is still a popular game, and maybe a little too much for 67-year-old Liang Weiming who had a level 28 account and over 200 creatures - as he found the rarest of Pokemon: Lapras, and then suffered a fatal heart attack.
According to Weiming's wife, the excitement of finding the rare Pokemon caused him to have a heart attack on the spot. He was transported to the Singapore General Hospital, but was unable to be saved, passing away shortly after he arrived. Weiming also suffered from heart disease and cardiac issues, so the excitement from finding Lapras pushed him over the edge.
I guess the one good thing to take away from this is that he died doing something he truly loved - so much so, that when he caught that elusive Pokemon, it killed him. RIP, Liang Weiming.
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Huawei unveils the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic
MWC 2017 - As expected, Huawei has announced the Huawei Watch 2 in Barcelona along with the P10 and P10 Plus.
The original Huawei Watch was launched in 2015 and other than the women's version of the watch, we haven't seen any upgrades. Now, the company has unveiled two new versions of the watch - the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic.
The Huawei Watch 2 has a sporty design while the Classic version is a bit fancier. Both watches are running the recently-introduced Android 2.0, and they have Google Assistant on board.
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Spectacles are finally available for online purchase
Snap's Spectacles were announced back in September, but the only way to buy them was finding a vending machine that would randomly show up across the States.
However, as of February 20th, you can buy Spectacles online. Snap finally made them available for purchase on their website.
Read also: Snapchat announces sunglasses with a built-in camera
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Huawei CEO confirms Watch 2 launch at MWC 2017
Huawei will host hold a press conference at MWC in Barcelona, and we are expecting to see the P10 and P10 Plus.
Richard Yu, Huawei CEO, confirmed today that we would also see a new Huawei smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0.
Yu posted an image on Weibo that shows a male looking at his smartwatch with a tag line "Made for free spirits" which might indicate a sportier watch design. The photo doesn't reveal any specs, but we have already seen some leaks previous month.
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LG announces Watch Sport and Watch Style
LG has announced their two new smartwatches, they are the first to run Android Wear 2.0 - Watch Sport and Watch Style.
LG collaborated with Google on the smartwatches, and they will both come with Android Wear 2.0 pre-installed.
The Watch Sport is a bigger and more expensive LG smartwatch. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 and comes with 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It has a 430 mAh battery with wireless charging.
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Overwatch will soon have CTF mode, and a server browser
Normally a game launches with or without a server browser, and if it launches without a server browser - usually the developer will say it's either coming soon, or not at all.
Blizzard have decided with 'not at all' with Overwatch, but it seems the developer has been cooking a server browser for Overwatch in the background. Blizzard teased the server browser at Blizzcon, but now it's even closer - with the server browser letting you create and search for custom games in a public list, divided by region.
Overwatch will soon receive a new patch that will include the server browser, but the new patch will also let you gain XP in custom games, just as you do in Quick Play, Arcade, and Competitive modes.
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ZTE to announce Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch
LG and Google are set to introduce the first two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 on February 8th - LG Watch Sport and Watch Style.
However, they won't remain the only smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 for very long. According to the leaks, ZTE is supposed to unveil their first watch to run Android Wear - Quartz.
The image of the ZTE Quartz along with some specs have already leaked, and we are looking at 3G connectivity meaning you will be able to take calls even if your smartwatch isn't paired with a phone.
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Sniper Elite 4: DX12 on PC, native 1080p on consoles
Rebellion has announced that Sniper Elite 4 will have DX12 support for the PC, as well as improved PS4 Pro support when it launches on February 14.
Sniper Elite 4 will take advantage of as many technologies it can, with Sony's juiced up PS4 Pro offering improved frame rate, increased draw distances and geometry level of detail, better lighting and shadow detail, better image quality of reflections, and even faster load times.
Rebellion boss and co-founder Chris Kingsley explains: "We've worked really hard to make SNIPER ELITE 4 our biggest and best game ever. And now the power of PlayStation®4 Pro, and DirectX 12 on PC, means we can take things even further for our fans who want the best sniper experience in the world. We're turning everything up to 12!"
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Far Cry 5 rumored for a release sometime this year
Far Cry has been a successful franchise over the years, but what about a new game in the series this year? That's the new rumor, according to a listing on GameStop's release date list.
The game retailer is listing Far Cry 5 on its PlayStation 4 Software Upcoming Releases list for November 26, 2017 - SG Gaming Info contacted their local GameStop, asking them about the SKU code on Far Cry 5. They said: "Unfortunately we are out of stock of Far Cry 5 for the PS4 and can't guarantee more stock will be made available again to us from the vendor".
Ubisoft replied to SG Gaming Info about Far Cry 5, adding: "We don't comment on rumour or speculation I'm afraid".
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