Microsoft is all set to launch the second generation of its X-series of Android smartphones later this month. Reliable sources told us that the launch is three weeks away, so we are looking at the announcement to take place sometime in the week of June 23.
You can now order a pair of smart glasses along with your morning coffee from room service. Two American hotels, Acme Hotel Company in New York City and Stanford Court in San Francisco are loaning Glass devices out to guests who are interested in this new wearable tech.
Apple has long been rumored to be coming out with a health app and yesterday’s WWDC confirmed it’s here. Health will be released with iOS8 in the Fall for iOS devices. The app aggregates all of your fitness tracking information into one centralize location so that it’s easier to read and, as Apple puts it, “work harder for you”.
Valve’s VR headset revealed with Oculus-like features
Valve’s prototype virtual reality headset was originally revealed to select developers earlier this year behind closed doors, but the company is now starting to demonstrate an updated version in public. At a VR meetup in Boston yesterday, attendees were given an even closer look at Valve’s new headset. It appears that the latest prototype has changed significantly, with a separate camera used to track spots on the head-mounted display. It’s a similar system to Oculus’ latest Crystal Cove concept, and marks a change from Valve’s previous approach of using QR codes and a camera attached to the head-mounted display to improve tracking.
Falling seriously ill can be a tough thing to go through, and to make matters worse, all of the daily chores still need doing but are much more difficult to complete. While ideas such as Bffl Bags have intended to provide cancer patients with the comforts to help them get through their hospital stays, STANDWITH is a new app that enables caregivers to tap patients’ friends and family to help with everyday chores. READ MORE…
Electric drip brew coffee machines have been around for decades, and although they’re not renowned for their taste we have seen recent innovations like The Briggoattempt to recreate barista-style coffee automatically. While that device can handle a variety of coffee styles, a new machine called the Craft Brewer now offers the choice of over 200 recipes for automatically-created flavored coffees, teas and cocktails. READ MORE…