Google’s Latest: The Talking Shoe
All eyes on Google Glass. Well, that’s not quite the case at Google. At SXSW this week, Google decided to unveil its latest: Google Talking Shoes – a pair of Adidas sneakers to tell the person wearing them what they are (or aren’t) doing and relay that information to their smartphones via a speaker in the tongue of the shoe. Although you might be excited about the launch of this new invention, Google says that these shoes will not be for sale. They are a part of Google’s new project: Art, Copy & Code – a series of experiments to re-imagine advertising. Google is bringing creativity to the next level. Keep watch!
Wearable Tech – The Game-Changer
Google Glass, Apple iWatch, Nike+ Fuelband, Jawbone’s UP Bracelet – these are just but a few of the many wearable tech devices that are springing up. While some might argue that this will be a passing fad, many others believe that this is where the world is heading. At SXSW 2013 alone, we got a glimpse of many of them and most of them seek to improve one’s overall well-being through a concept known as Quantified Self. Which devices are you dying to own?
Lifelogging & Art – Seeing through the eyes of another
One of the forms that Lifelogging takes is capturing continuous physiological data together with live first-person video from a wearable camera. While this can be used for self-understanding purposes, many around the world have decided to display these in artistic forms. Italian photographer and alpinist Davide Necchi is one of them. Here’s his timelapse video to take you on a journey of wanderlust and beauty through his eyes: Mont Blanc Timelapse Video
Wearable Tech – Trax: Mini GPS Tracker for Children and Pets
Ever felt exhausted because you felt like you had to be physically close to your children or pets in order to keep them away from danger? Here’s how you can live life less worried and strike a balance between control and concern. Trax is a tiny and smart GPS tracker attached to your children and pets that locates them using an intuitive app. Trax just launched on Kickstarter this week! What other kinds of wearable tech would you like to see?
Watch the video: Trax: Next Generation Mini GPS Tracker for Children and Pets
Memoto Emerges as Top 3 at SXSW!
The past week has been extremely exciting as Memoto packed its bag and flew to Austin, Texas for the SXSW 2013 Accelerator Competition. Many laid eyes upon our small and mighty automatic lifelogging camera for the first time and instantly fell in love with it, while others were blown away after taking a closer look at the integration of its mobile app and cloud service. Eventually, Memoto emerged as one of the top 3 finalists in SXSW Accelerator Competition. Our biggest thanks to all who have supported Memoto in this wonderful journey! And if you weren’t there at SXSW, here’s a sneak preview into the Memoto app and our first Memoto sample photos.
/Priscilla, Memoto Community Team