Microsoft’s interesting in the wearables market is well-known. Just last year we saw Microsoft launch the Microsoft Band fitness wearable, and during their Windows 10 presentation this month the company also unveiled the HoloLens headset, and now it looks like the company is continuing to explore the types of wearables that could be possible in the future.
During a presentation at a conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction at Stanford University, researchers at Microsoft showed off what appeared to be a scarf. It wasn’t a regular scarf but a smart scarf which basically acted as a proof of concept as to the different ways that people could physically interact with technology. Read full post →Microsoft Demonstrates Smart Scarf With Swappable Modules
How often have we gone out and see tables where there are families seated, but no one is talking to one another and everyone is either playing with their phone or their tablet. Or maybe you even do that yourselves, which is admittedly rather anti-social behavior. Granted it is something of a social faux pas, but over in Taiwan you could actually be fined for it.
According to a report from Taiwan’s ETTV (via Kotaku), Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (basically the country’s version of Congress) approved new regulations that would fine the parents of children under 18 who have been found to spend too much time on electronic devices, with the heaviest fine set around $1,600. Read full post →Kids Spending Too Much Time On Their Phones? Taiwan’s New Regulation Could Impose A Fine