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  1. mykeyb

    Smart Watches

    I have to admit I am a bit of a sucker for tech and watches so a Smart Watch bound to be of interested. I did used to own a Sony Liveview which was OK, the major flaw was that it had to be snapped out of the holder every time you needed to charge it and that was pretty much every day. I liked the look of the I'M Watch but the price tag was ridiculous and some user reviews have not been kind. The Pebble seemed a good alternative if they ever ship and they have missed 3 promised deadlines but the price seemed more reasonable. I tried to get a metawatch of ebay as there seems to be a bit of a developer community building but it went for more than you can buy them direct (as they have just gone live on the Metawatch website. So in the end I got a Sony Smartwatch of ebay for £20.00 and I have to say its a massive improvement on the Liveview. Seems to be plenty of apps in the store, battery lasts about a week and works really well to alert you of incoming calls when you phone is on silent in your pocket.
  2. I am surprised no one has made this thread before, unless I have missed it. Not sure if it`s fitting here, or in gaming. Mostly because it will be about gaming in the near future for the oculus. If you don`t know, Oculus Rift is a Virtual Reality headset. It started as Kickstarter project in 2012 and did very well. A lot of the gaming community, especially the PC market has looked forward to this considering it will take a lot too run this properly, and it was meant for the PC itself. But it has gotten buzz from the developer community as well because this opens new doors and ideas they can implement. Virtual reality is something many of you remember from the 90`s, but it was mostly looked upon as a failure because it didn`t really work the way it was supposed to and it was not advanced enough. Forward into 2014 and we are now getting closer. Sony has also announced their Morpheus , which probably will be locked down to the PS4. Also other small companies are making VR gear, there is also a rumor that Razer is making one. So there is a big chance that this might not be a fad, but rather the future of how we play games, but also in many other departments. The potential is actually huge, extremely huge. Enter Facebook, the largest media social site which recently bought Oculus Rift for 2 billion dollars before it even launched. This changes things dramatically because as we know, facebook is an advertising company, not a hardware company. The idea is that it will eventually turn into a metaverse, a sort of global hub for the internet, just interactive. Go and watch live sport games, educating and...yeah just basically everything you can imagine. Now obviously, this is what people who thought about VR envisioned in the future, the inevitable. But then the sad part is, it`s facebook. Will it be riddled with ads, will they lock in down to that component? Obviously there will be others, but facebook now has the upper hand and they already has a huge install base, so it`s not hard to put two and two together. It is quite sad though, one would hope that eventually it would very similar to how the internet is now, and that might be the case in the future. It`s kinda hard to predict all the small factors that will play into this. It`s also kinda scary, I mean targeted ads, datamining(which will be much more personal and detailed) and so forth, specially when we are talking about facebook. This might be big game changer in the world that is about to happened, it certainly has the potential to do so, even if it might take several years before it starts to take off in the general masses So, what are your thought`s on this?. It is expected that it will launch around July, but that might change because of this acquisition. I do have to say that while it might seem like a fad at first, I feel very sure in saying that this will be major thing in the future when the headsets gets smaller and smaller.
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