Cigarettes, Space Invaders and the birth of the game watch
lying cars, robot servants, personal jetpacks: This was the life envisioned for us by the futurists, science fiction writers and gadget makers of the '40s, '50s and '60s. And one of the most memorable of those fictional inventions was the famed Dick ...
December 7, 2015
Motorola Moto 360 (2015) review: what the original should have been
The button has also been moved to the two o'clock mark, which makes it easier to press. The new 360 is available in three sizes. Two men's versions with either a 42mm or a 46mm diameter case, or a woman's 42mm variant with a thinner strap. I tested the ...
October 30, 2015
Lessons For The Future From The World's First Smartwatch
Launched in 1991 when the smartphone was still almost a decade away – the first GSM digital network deployed the same year, so this was right at the start of the digital era of mobile communications – Casio continue to sell the watch to this day. While ...
March 29, 2015
Apple Watch vs. Android Wear, Pebble and Samsung Gear
Android Wear's functions are limited to a particular set of functions: none of them have speakers, so you can't make phone calls or hear alarms. Google's Android Wear OS hides apps behind an ugly scrolling menu of suggested Google Now voice commands, ...
April 8, 2015
Apple Watch? Whatever. Reviewing the Timex Datalink, the world's first smartwatch
Stores up to 150 phone numbers (hence the “150” in the model name); Synchronize contacts, appointments, and to-do lists directly from your computer; Five separate daily alarms; Twelve loadable “WristApps” like stopwatch, countdown timer, and a golf ...
April 14, 2015
Trying On the Apple Watch: Natural Feel, Fewer Distractions
Why would you want to buy an Apple Watch? I'm still trying to figure that out. On Monday, Apple AAPL 3.32 % presented not one but dozens of uses for its first new kind of gadget since the iPad. In fact, CEO Tim Cook's sales pitch was more about ...
March 9, 2015
Puzzle Box is Rigged to Blow
Just wire up a simple box with wire of all the same color, 5 minute nanosecond LCD timer, and a car alarm. Alarm keeps going off until defused. Also canister of automotive NO2 (“I need NOS yo”), it will smell like rotten farts but he might get a laugh ...
July 23, 2015
Whether you love or hate what electronics have meant in watchmaking, there's no doubt that the development of electrical and electronic timepieces, from very early electrical pendulum clocks of the early 19th century to the first quartz clocks of... Today the word "smart watch" is one we all know, but this was the very first of that breed, from nearly 40 years ago. Let's review, from Hewlett Packard, the intriguing and amazingly sophisticated HP-01. You probably fondly remember the Casio calculator from your youth – well, the HP-01 could be considered its mastermind ancestor, reaching an unprecedented level... In truth, the HP-01 was not the very first calculator watch ever produced – sorry about that Wikipedia , Calcron and Pulsar deserve that honor for their respective 1975 launches – but the HP-01 was undoubtedly smarter, much smarter. Or as its advertising puts it: "With the HP-01, you can compute and then count down the time it takes for a command to reach a spacecraft several hundred million miles away. As Hewlett-Packard boasted at the time: "The HP-01 is a digital electronic.
Notifications – Seeing the text of an SMS, alarm, alert, or the name of who is calling without having to dig your phone out is very useful. ) and being able to see the time at a flick of the wrist is very useful. Other than very easy to access/dismiss notifications, the real power is the hundreds of different watch faces and applications you can install. My Calendar – Shows your next 3 calendar events Minimalist Weather – Shows the time and a 3 day weather forecast Timer+ – A watch has to have a stopwatch and countdown timer. Misfit – Step counter / fitness tracker, so that every time my wife tells me how many steps she took today I can retaliate. Did I mention that Pebble has a relatively easy to use set of developer APIs. Compass – Ok, I’ve never actually “used” this application, but I keep it loaded all the time on the off chance that I get lost in the woods. In addition to the above that I make use of all the time, the pebble can control your music player to.
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From sun hats to shoe dryers: gifts for the traveler
This packable National Geographic travel alarm clock projects the time onto the ceiling in easy-to-read numbers. An LCD screen with a luminous backlight displays the time, date, day and temperature. ($49.95; shopng.org) National Geographic GPS-Enabled ...
November 30, 2015
Christmas Presents: Top 10 Best Gifts for Hockey Fans
The NHL Goal Light Alarm Clock is 4×4 and comes with an authentic goal horn alarm sound, flashing LED lights, SNOOZE function, and LCD clock display. It also includes all 30 NHL team labels so you can support your team. Batteries included. This clock will ...
November 27, 2015
Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2015: Nifty tech from $35 to $150
LCD, a removable waterproof housing ... is on -- a model in electricity efficiency. The iHome K2 clock radio (model iKN105) is two -- or really, five -- gifts in one. To start with, it's a dual-alarm clock radio; that's two right there.
November 26, 2015
Dimplex Heating DP1836
Digital clock with 4 programmable alarms.-Timer: Sleep and snooze.-Easy to read LCD display with amber backlighting ... Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Alarm Clock: Yes.-Auxiliary Input: Yes.-Bluetooth: No.-CD Duplicator: No.-Headphone ...
November 26, 2015
Clapperboard Digital Alarm Clock – all the world’s a stage
Even if you don’t do that, this Alarm Clock does seem pretty cool for the actor-types that like to have reminders of their profession all over the place. This has an LCD 24 hour clock display that shows military time. It will give you the hour ...
November 25, 2015
Instead of buying something this Friday, fix something
In between taking care of her four kids as a stay-at-home mother, she spends her days casually recovering priceless data from water-damaged iPads that would no one else would ever bother touching, or fixing short circuits that cause the iPad LCD backlight ...
November 25, 2015
Gifts that will make that trip even more fun
The Bluetooth alarm clock/timer is paired with Apple products (Android is in ... It has a wide-angle lens, image stabilization and a 180-degree adjustable LCD monitor that is helpful for selfies. GPS and Wi-Fi are built in. A free iOS and Android app ...
November 25, 2015