I wonder what #yolandi would create with #glass?
Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears his much-rumored Google Glass during an hour-long interview on The Gavin Newsom Show. After demonstrating how the glasses work, he and his wife, Anne Wojcicki—co-founder of 23andMe—discuss gene mapping for preventative healthcare, and Sergey’s role with Google X, the search company’s special research division.
You can tell the influence of uber designer (and chief creative officer) Yves Behar on the San Francisco-based wearable computing products company Jawbone. The company is buying two startups – Visere and MassiveHealth (behind the Eatery app) for an undisclosed amount of money in order to create a better experience around the UP, its personal health focused wearable computing device.
Thanks to Rob Manson for this lead.
Pebble receives call, email and message notifications from iOS and Android devices over Bluetooth. It supports downloadable watchfaces and activity-specific watchapps for controlling music, cycling, running and golfing. Allerta's even teamed up with Freecaddie to create a rangefinder app for over 25,000 golf courses worldwide. The timepiece can run several watchapps simultaneously -- these can be installed over Bluetooth using the Pebble App for iOS and Android (2.3 or higher) and developed using the Pebble SDK.
Arduino, arguably the world's most popular open-source, physical computing platform, has been shrunk and molded by hackers with an eye for fashion. Digital eyeshadow, color-changing costumes, and gloves that generate musical beats are just some of the applications to come out of this vein of physical computing.
The diminutive microprocessor, designed to be incorporated into apparel or other soft goods, has easy connectors that integrate with a range of sensors and actuators with conductive thread. This combination opens a new platform for technology and fashion, allowing for easy projects like embedded LEDS, or more advanced projects like motorized, moving components that react from environmental conditions.
Last April, Google announced Project Glass. Its goal is to build a wearable computer that records your perspective of the world and unobtrusively delivers information to you through a head-up display. With Glass, not only might I share fleeting moments with the people I love, I’d eventually be able to search my external visual memory to find my misplaced car keys. Sadly, there is no release date yet. A developer edition is planned for early this year at the disagreeable price of US $1500, for what is probably going to be an unfinished product. The final version isn’t due until 2014 at the earliestRead More
CEO Memoto AB, Sweden
Martin is the founder and CEO of Memoto, the Stockholm startup developing the world's smallest lifelogging camera. He is an experienced entrepreneur and technologist, thinker and tinkerer. The past decade was a period of transformation for him. Since both his parents passed away in cancer and his two daughters came into his life, he realized how much value there is in the small everyday moments that ties our lives together. This realization paired with his view on life that anything is possible if you put your heart into it, was the igniting spark behind Memoto.
His previous company is Twingly, which was a revolution in the European blogosphere when it launched in 2006, bridging the gap between blogs and new media and the old, thought to be dead newspapers. The social media search engine now feeds social media data to many international media monitoring companies while still being a strong democratization platform by providing newspaper readers with the in-depth conversations from the blogosphere.
Martin's mantra in life is to strive to create value rather than success. With the launch of Memoto, thousands of people are now looking forward to see how their lives will be transformed by the advent of the world's smallest lifelogging camera.
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