Google finally gives Wear OS left-handed support

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After dragging its heels for three and a half years, the wearable operating system will work on both wrists. Google had been losing its drive to move forward with its Wear OS wearable technology platform until Samsung came along to help. This assistance recharged the tech giant and encouraged it to take on a substantial user problem too. When Samsung came along, it helped Google to build the Wear OS 3. With that build, Google has finally opened itself to overcoming one of the major challenges its smartwatch wearers have…

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Google is developing a new augmented reality wearable and OS

Augmented Reality - Google Building

The company has added job listings indicating it expects its AR platform will reach “billions”. Google started early in developing gadgets in the augmented reality sphere, but its research and development in AR has appeared to have cooled down in recent years. Google has looked as though it was stepping back from AR even as Meta and Apple have moved forward. Now, there are important indications suggesting that Google is seeking to leap right back into augmented reality in both a device and an operating system. Mark Lucovsky, operating system…

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Smart bandage could help patients with chronic wounds with remote monitoring

Smart Bandage -health technology

Singapore is testing the device and associated app to help reduce unnecessary doctor visits. Singaporean researchers have developed a smart bandage that makes it possible for chronic wound patients to consistently monitor their wounds on an app using a smartphone. The device has the potential to cut down on visits to a doctor, saving time and money. A National University of Singapore research team created the wearable sensor smart bandage. It is a clear adhesive strip that is applied over the wound and is able to track the healing process.…

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Apple to make iPhone parts available for DIY repairs

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The company is breaking away from its previous trends to let consumers fix their devices at home. Apple has announced that it is opening up the sale of Mac and iPhone parts and tools to make it possible for owners to be able to repair their own phones and computers at home. In this way, many device owners will be able to fix their own products instead of paying a repair shop. To start the iPhone parts Apple plans to make available are for the 12 and 13 models. This…

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Businesses will want to pay attention to this mobile wallet trend ahead of Black Friday

Mobile Wallet - Mobile payments

Companies accepting this form of transaction are seeing improved loyalty from consumers. Retailers are getting ready for their pre-Black Friday sales that will all be a build toward the big day, something that hasn’t been seen in two years in many parts of the country, and mobile wallet trends are being taken very seriously. Merchants across the country have seen a dramatic trend toward contactless payments. As lockdowns and stay-at-home orders eased from the pandemic crisis, consumers heading back into stores have shown a substantial preference toward contactless payment methods…

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