Google wearables to get a boost with the acquisition of Fitbit

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Internet and tech giant Google has agreed to acquire the popular fitness tracker brand. The Google wearables business is about to get a lot more interesting as the company has announced in a recent blog post that it has agreed to purchase Fitbit. Google will reportedly buy the leading wearables brand for $2.1 billion. The company wants to introduce more Made by Google wearable devices into the market. Over the years, Google has made progress in the wearables sector with the help of partnerships with Wear OS and Google Fit.…

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Halloween ranks as one of the worst holidays for smartphone damage

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Halloween may be fun for you, but not for your mobile phone. Worried about smartphone damage? If so, you might want to think twice before bringing your phone with you trick-or-treating or to a party. If you do bring it, limiting your use of the device might help to reduce the risk of a cracked screen, water damage or the device being lost or stolen. Research finds that the risk of damage to mobile phones significantly increases on Halloween. Analyst group Asurion conducted a recent study and concluded that there…

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Click to Pray eRosary lets worshippers track their prayers

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The Vatican to launch wearable technology that can be used to help the wearer pray the rosary. Click to Pray eRosary, a wearable device, has been launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. This device has been designed as a bracelet, and features a “smart cross” that stores data linked to the app. The bracelet tracks the wearer’s worship and syncs with the Click to Pray app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. The wearable bracelet is activated when the wearer makes the sign of the cross.…

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The Google Pixel 4 to be available on every major carrier

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Google unveiled its latest version of its Pixel smartphone at a huge product launch event in New York. Those who have been eagerly awaiting the Google Pixel 4, will soon be able to get their hands on one as it will begin shipping later this month. The device, which is available in both standard and XL sizes, was unveiled at Google’s big product lunch at an event in New York this past Tuesday, October 15. The smartphone comes equipped with a Soli radar chip. Considered to be one the most…

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University of Chicago professor is working on creating an innovative wearable EMS device

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Dr. Pedro Lopes wants to close the gap between human and machine. Dr. Lopes, a University of Chicago professor who heads the university’s Human Computer Integration lab, is working on creating a wearable EMS device. Unlike today’s traditional wearables, which essentially function like mini smartphones, the next generation of wearable devices Dr. Lopes and his team are working on are being designed to manipulate your muscles with electrical impulses. The wearable device would give a person the ability to perform a task they do not know how to do. Dr.…

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