Category Archives: High-tech

Tag Heuer partners with Intel to unveil a smartwatch in order to fight back against Apple

The Tag Heuer logo is seen at the entrance of their new watch manufactory in Chevenez November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

(Reuters) – Tag Heuer plans to unveil a smartwatch on Thursday among a wave of partnerships expected at the world’s biggest watch fair this week as luxury watchmakers fight back against Apple.

The Swiss watch brand, the biggest at French luxury group LVMH, will announce it is teaming up with U.S. chip maker Intel Corp to create a digital version of one of its best-selling model, industry sources have said.

Tag Heuer is planning to launch next autumn a smartwatch version of its Carrera watch that will offer many of the same functions as the Apple watch such as geolocation, distance walked and altitude. Read more »

Penguin Enrichment using tablets

An interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins in the Aquarium of the Pacific in LA. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally curious birds, aviculturist Sara Mandel found that the penguins took quite a liking to an iPad game she got for her cats. To Mandel’s surprise, the little birds became obsessed and playing with the tablet is now a part of their daily enrichment routine—something that ultimately benefits the cute critters’ mental and physical well-being.

 

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand

Putt’s Law

What is Next Generation Mobile Communication 5G?

Samsung Electronics announced two industry first milestones in the development of 5G telecommunications networking technology with the fastest-ever 5G data transmission rate of 7.5Gbps, or 940MB per second in a stationary environment. The company was also the industry’s first to achieve uninterrupted and stable connection at 1.2Gbps, or 150MB per second, in a mobile environment from a vehicle travelling at over 100km/h.

And now the FCC is looking into it.

For more info check:

http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-examines-use-new-frequency-bands-mobile-services

and

http://global.samsungtomorrow.com

Ikea mocks iPad and other tablet ads by introducing Bookbook™