daniele biolatti

275 Flips | 2 Magazines | 23 Likes | 41 Following | 66 Followers | @biolatti | Keep up with daniele biolatti on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “daniele biolatti”

Smartwatch Shipments Down By 51.6% During Q3; Apple Still Emerges As Number One Vendor

Smartwatch shipments during the third quarter of 2016 dropped by 51.6 percent down to 2.7 million versus last year's 5.6 million. Despite the …

Facebook Messenger now allows payments in its 30,000 chat bots

Facebook today filled the biggest hole in its chatbot platform. Messenger bots can accept payments natively without sending users to an external website, Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016.<p>Finally, the credit card info people already have …

Oculus Rift will hit UK and Canadian retailers on September 20th

Now that Oculus has caught up with the pre-order backlog for its VR headset, the Facebook-owned company has decided it's time to make the Rift available in more places. In an announcement today, Oculus announced that its VR solution will be available in a number of European and North American …

Ready Player One

The Wearable that Will Assure you Comfort and Best Yoga Fitness

YOGA a renowned kind of a warm up involves the use of various types of body movement and exercises intended to boost a person’s level of flexibility …

Wearable Tech

Samsung Ahead might be Samsung’s version of Google Glass

It has long been rumored that Samsung could be working on a Google Glass rival of its own even though Google has discontinued that wearable device …

A former employee says Google's smart contact lens is 'slideware' that exists only in PowerPoint presentations

The glucose-sensing smart contact lens that Google first announced in 2014 is still just "slideware" that doesn't exist outside of PowerPoint presentations, according to a former Verily manager who spoke to Stat's Charles Piller as part of a critical look at the company's current endeavors.<p>The …

Tap Strap wearable keyboard uses gestures to type on any surface

You can't accept a new kind of computer into your heart if you don't have a good way to input text. Hardly anyone picked up a smartphone until BlackBerry solved the thumb keyboard, and <i>still</i> most people didn't pick up smartphones until Apple solved the touchscreen keyboard. Some devices, like Google …

This New Apple Watch Accessory Can Predict a Leading Cause of Strokes

iFixit<p>iFixit<p>iFixit<p>iFixit<p>iFixit<p>iFixit<p>iFixit<p>iFixit

Oculus Rift will have 30 full games available at launch

With just two weeks until the first wave of Oculus Rift headsets arrive, many may be wondering: what will I play in VR?<p>Oculus announced that 30 games …

The device, which will retail at £349, will be one of the cheapest available, with experts predicting it could take VR technology to the mass-market<p>A major consumer electronics firm has become the first to launch a mass-market virtual reality headset, in what could be the move that takes VR …

Virtual Reality

SXSW: Sony’s Future Lab shows off its ‘N’ audio-based wearable, other projects

Earlier this month Sony announced a new R&D initiative called the “Future Lab Program” and a mysterious device simply called “N” was concurrently shown off in a YouTube video. Details on this audio-based wearable were light until today, but the Japanese company set out to fix that by heading to the …

Sony's prototype projector turns any tabletop into a touch-sensitive display

A step toward holograms<p>Sony's Future Lab is a R&D group responsible for taking crazy ideas into the prototype phase, and one impressive vision shown here at SXSW in Austin this week is a projector that turns any flat surface into a screen for light to play on. The "Interactive Tabletop" concept …

Samsung wants you to wear this belt so it can tell you if you eat too much

This year Samsung has really outdone itself with a smart belt that analyzes things like waistlines, eating habits and physical movement.<p>The so-called WELT — which stands for 'wellness belt' — is described by the company as a "smart wearable health belt."<p>It looks like a normal belt, but it's loaded …

Pebble Finally Adds Activity Tracking to Its Smartwatches

Starting Tuesday, Pebble Time owners no longer have to rely on a third-party app to count steps and track sleep.<p>Through a software update, owners of …

Microsoft laid off 30 people working on HoloLens in Israel

According to Ynet, the 60 jobs come from engineering, meaning they were directly involved in the design and production of the headset.<p>It's unclear where the 30 who remain will be relocated. It's also unclear whether other areas of HoloLens across Microsoft will be affected.<p>In a statement, the …

Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

Known as Prime Air, the futuristic delivery system will get packages to customers in under 30 minutes, according to the new video presented by Jeremy Clarkson<p>Amazon has launched a video showing off its new prototype drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle which can get packages to customers within 30 …

The second-gen Google Glass could look even sleeker

Google has been granted a patent for a wearable that rests on a single ear and wraps around the head to offer a display in front of the user’s eye. It’s possible that that it could be the beginnings of the second-generation Google Glass.<p>The patent describes the wearable as being capable of …

Google Glass team reportedly named Project Aura; new talent and devices incoming

The Glass team is still working hard on the consumer version of Google’s augmented reality headset. They stopped selling the $1,500 developer iteration earlier this year, with the plan of polishing the product and making it something we could all afford and use. But it now seems the team behind …

Meet M, Facebook's personal assistant that lives inside Messenger

Move over Siri and Cortana, there’s a new digital sidekick in town: M, Facebook’s latest project.<p>Nested inside Messenger, Facebook’s messaging app, M …

Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3-D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3-D printing the growing list.<p>A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3-D scanner without the need for extra hardware.<p>The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3-D …

Oculus just acquired a company that can mirror your hands in VR

Based on Oculus VR's recent acquisitions, we can assume the Oculus Touch won't be the last controller we see from the virtual reality headset …

Virtual Reality

Study says: Don’t buy a fitness tracker, just use your phone

Pretty much every fitness tracker on the market does the same thing: Using an accelerometer, it tracks how many steps you’ve taken, and from that …

Virtual reality and smartwatches should hook up

I'm sitting down in the middle of an asteroid belt. And I forgot where my controller was. Somewhere off to the left of me, I think. My hand's fumbling over papers, I think I knocked over a can of soda. That gamepad has to be around...but I'm blind. I'm being shot at. I reach up and fumble for a …

Virtual Reality

Google may pay wireless carriers to revive Google Wallet

Mo' money, mo' problems<p>Google Wallet has had, at best, a checkered history. Blocked by carriers, it suffered through changing product direction and competition from its own partners. Then, of course, Apple Pay was released and quickly became the leader of mobile payments. So a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Wearable Technology Futures 2020: A New Path for Public Health?

This report, Wearable Technology Futures 2020: A New Path for Public Health?, lends insight into some difficult but important questions currently challenging the health technology industry. For example, how can wearable technology better appeal to those who could most benefit from it—like the …

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The pairing process is simple and fast.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/12/1431425012746/a4a17de4-69d6-44b1-87a4-d6278dbaf9dd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The pairing process is simple and …

Apps

New wider color-screen smartwatch appears on Pebble’s website

<b>Update</b>: The image has been removed and replaced with the below image of an actual pebble… Oops?<p>We told you last week that Pebble is likely about to announce the next-generation of its smartwatch, featuring a thinner design, a color e-paper-like display, and a revamped OS. Now, thanks to an image …

Pebble has now sold over 1 million smartwatches

New hardware and software are planned for this year<p>While Google and Apple have been getting the lion's share of attention for smartwatches lately, indie darling Pebble has been quietly soldiering on, improving its product and selling watches. In an exclusive interview, CEO Eric Migicovsky revealed …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …