VR tech helps to keep dental patients and airline passengers calm

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Virtual reality is changing both dental experiences and long air travel for the better. Thanks to the magic of VR tech, a trip to the dentist or taking a long flight may no longer be something to dread. Virtual reality (VR) headsets have been found to improve both experiences, helping people in these situations to feel more at ease. VR has a “profound” sedation effect on dental patients. According to dentist Bryan Laskin, providing dental patients with a Pico interactive VR headset while they’re getting work done, has a sedative…

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Rumored multi-million Samsung Niantic deal could see Samsung get exclusive games

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Samsung may be planning to invest $40 million into the Pokémon Go creator. A recently rumored Samsung Niantic deal has been receiving a lot of buzz as the South Korean smartphone maker could reportedly be investing $40 million in the American software development company. Niantic is the company behind augmented reality mobile games Ingress and the 2016 worldwide phenomenon Pokémon Go. Samsung Galaxy smartphones could come pre-loaded with Niantic’s games. The Inquirer learned from an anonymous source familiar with Samsung’s plan that the Samsung Niantic deal could be announced within…

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Tappy adds finger-scanning mobile payments to watch bands

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A new battery-less biometric payment authentication system can turn a watch band into a credit or debit card. Tappy Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company, has developed a finger-scanning mobile payments authentication system that is small enough to fit inside a watch band. The system turns the watch band into a secure credit card or debit card, providing wearers with a convenient, battery-free, contactless payment solution. Tappy’s solution gives banks an alternative to sharing transaction fees with bigger tech companies. More and more consumers are becoming comfortable with using their smartwatches…

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The Samsung foldable phone is officially teased at SDC18

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Samsung has finally shown off its rumored foldable smartphone. At the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 (SDC18) in San Francisco, during its Day 1 Opening Keynote, the highly rumored Samsung foldable phone was shown off by the company’s senior vice president of global marketing, Justin Denison. The device can be used as a phone and fold out into a tablet. While there have been many rumors about companies building foldable smartphones, the Samsung foldable phone – which has yet to be named – is the first to officially be introduce and…

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Unique IoT wearable device could offer safety benefits to construction workers

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Three companies are investigating the potential safety benefits of new a wearable device at construction sites. Travelers Companies, Inc. announced a partnership with Gilbane and Triax Technologies to study the potential safety benefits a special IoT wearable device can provide construction site workers. Travelers Companies is an insurance firm, Gilbane is one of the country’s largest contractors, and Triax Technologies is a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) construction technology. Construction workers are at a huge risk of work-related industries. Finding new ways to manage these risks and keep workers…

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Samsung HSBC wearable technology rolls out at the bank’s flagship branch

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The bank and consumer electronics giant are equipping bank employees with smartwatches. New HSBC wearable technology by Samsung is rolling out at the bank’s flagship branch. The bank’s employees are being equipped with a customized version of the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. As one of the world’s leading financial services institutions, this could hint at the future for banks. The HSBC wearable technology strategy was unveiled as the Money20/20 event was underway in Las Vegas. HSBC Bank USA N.A. – an HSBC Group arm – made the announcement along with…

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Focals smart glasses intend to succeed where Google and Intel failed

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A Canadian company is aiming to provide people with the smart glasses experience they actually want. North, an Ontario-based company previously called Thalmic Labs, is launching its Amazon-backed Focals smart glasses. The goal of this wearable technology is to provide mobile users with an intuitive way to check notifications, check the weather, read and respond to text messages, plan a commute with Uber, speak with Alexa and more. The major difference between Focals and previous smart glasses models, is that North’s product is stylish, practical and designed for everyday wear.…

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Palm smartphone isn’t the typical mobile device you’re expecting

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Palm is back and is now in the form of a small phone designed to support your regular smartphone. That’s right, the Palm smartphone hasn’t been designed to replace today’s smartphones, but to support them, giving users the option to take this tiny phone with them when they don’t feel like taking their larger mobile device out and about. The miniscule smartphone is palm sized with a data plan and synching technology. If the name Palm sounds familiar, you may remember the brand when it was first popular during the…

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New Avnet wearables let concertgoers feel music’s vibrations

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A new partnership between the company and Not Impossible Labs is creating a new tech experience. A new partnership has resulted in the development of Avnet wearables designed to let concertgoers feel the music they’re hearing. The Avnet and Not Impossible Labs deal brought about an entirely new type of wearable technology called “Vibrotextile.” The new wearable tech is a vest that comes with wrist and ankle bands that pulse and vibrate. The Vibrotextile Avnet wearables pulse and vibrate in sync with the music being played at concerts. This lets…

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New Apple Watch is more than your average wearable

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The Apple Watch Series 4 has been granted FDA Clearance for ECG monitoring. Receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), makes the new Apple Watch the first consumer device to receive this clearance from the federal agency to operate as an over-the-counter (OTC) ECG-monitoring device. The Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the only devices on the market to provide users EKG readings. Upon the unveiling of its new Apple Watch, at its September event, the tech giant confirmed that the approval its smartwatch received from…

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4 Tips to using HDMI cables in an organized way

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HDMI cables support the transmission of picture and sound at the same time. That’s why they have become standard items for connecting devices in homes and offices. It is likely that you are using them already and that you will use them in the future. The question is whether you are using them efficiently. For example, what kind of HDMI cable do you have in your home? Is it a premium one? Is it a standard version? Remember, these cables are different depending on the connection and the level of…

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