Enough of Apple

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Apple has got its fair share of attention this week with its launch of the apple iphone 6, iPhone 6 Plus as well as Apple Watch on 9 September 2014. Haters, fans, as well as a number of others which are pussyfooting waiting for Tim Cook to answer their concerns all have their eyes on Apple. We too are excitedly awaiting for how their 1st step into lifelogging with the brand-new iOS8 would transform out for all the lifelogging fanatics around. Yet of course, in the meantime, we want to flip the attention far from Apple for simply a bit. So besides all that interesting information from us at Story concerning the $8 million in new funding, crossing the 100 million photos mark, a brand-new workplace in San Francisco and raised client assistance hrs (!!!), here’s everything else that is occurring in the lifelogging scene recently!

QS 2015 Conference

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Each year, 10s of countless folks gather all around the globe for this one common function – to discuss their understanding regarding the area of lifelogging as well as the Quantified Self (QS). This began with a single QS Program and Inform only about 7 years ago with 30 people, and has considering that expanded to 110 independent QS teams in more than 30 countries. Also though these QS Meetups are all unique in the means each individual adds to as well as shares about the QS movement, all them function to the typical objective of self know-how through selections. As well as every year, some of the very best professionals in this area congregate for the QS Global Seminar. Following year is no different, as well as the 2015 QS Global Seminar will be held from 13-15 March by the San Francisco waterfront, with an added third day for a Grand Public Exposition where toolmakers, artists, designers and also pioneering self-trackers share their biggest learnings in the QS quest. Interested? Going below to sign up for an early-bird ticket now!

Google wants to cure death

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And when we speak concerning utilizing data for the betterment of one’s life, that does it better compared to our dear Mr. G? Last year, Google released a business called Calico with the eager objective of prolonging our lives. Calico is the shortened type of The golden state Life Firm as well as will certainly have Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Genentech and also Chairman of Apple, to be CEO and a founding investor. According to Arthur, “I have actually devoted much of my life to scientific research and also technology, with the objective of boosting human wellness. Larry’s emphasis on outsized enhancements has motivated me, and also I’m greatly thrilled regarding what’s next.” Well, one seemingly quiet year has passed, and also today, Calico announces that it is partnering with UT Southwestern and also 2M Firms to deal with neurodegenerative conditions dued to the aging and fatality of afferent neuron, such as ALS as well as Parkinson’s. This was adhered to soon after the news of their first collaboration with drug firm AbbVie simply work week to build a research study and also development center in San Francisco, along with an earlier launch of Baseline Research, which will gather anonymous health information to specify what a healthy human should look like.

Sony EyeGlass Prototype

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And while Google attempts to be at the center of every little thing including its attempt to control the smart spectacles market, Sony is also seen improving in this exact same sector. This Sony EyeGlass imitates a second display for Android cellular phone customers and displays information for wearers, overlaid in addition to the real world. Currently, numerous apps have been established for this Spectacles, consisting of Wikitude which shows info of spots as the user browsed, Cookpad which shows recipes while your hands are covered in flour as well as oil, along with a camera which has actually face acknowledgment built into it. Looking significantly bulkier and also even more like goggles compared to elegant eyeglasses, the Sony Glasses is, according to CNET, still in its prototype stage as well as will ultimately check your eye activities to scroll via information on the screen. Just what do you believe? Has Sony taken a little bit also long to reach its current EyeGlass?

Fashion, style and wellness

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Even though Sony appears to be ignoring a little on design and style, many other wearable technology makers have plunged right into making their items classy and also stylish right from the begin. One example is designer Rebecca Minkoff, who longs for her style to be extremely useful, and also has actually considering that made an alert bracelet and an additional one that demands and also synchronizes your cell phones. Others like FitBit, which began concentrating on basic designs paired with precise technology, are additionally partnering high-fashion masters like Tory Burch to target the women consumer. In addition, tech large Intel has actually likewise partnered with style brand Opening Event to develop a sleek wearable arm band known as MICA (image over), which flaunts of a 1.6-inch bent sapphire glass touchscreen display screen. Do not you want one already?