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Turn your skin into a smartwatch touch screen with SkinTrack

Turn your skin into a smartwatch touch screen with SkinTrack

Since the last few years, smart devices (of various shapes and sizes) have been on a rise especially smart watches that have created a lot of waves in recent times. Companies such as Samsung, Apple, Motorola, Huawei and LG to name a few are constantly involved in enhancing the core functionality and features of these little gadgets who’s proper utility still needs to be ascertained. Being a smart watch user myself, the one issue that tends to nag me is the small screen size which sometimes makes navigation slightly difficult as there is not a lot of room for swiping around like on a smart phone. Things are about to change though thanks to a research group at Carnegie Mellon University who have come up with a unique idea that lets users utilize their skins as a secondary touch display. Confused? Amazed? The team is currently working on a new found technology called “SkinTrack” which as the name suggests, allows users to use their skin as a secondary touch screen. The sensors are embedded inside a signal emitting ring on your finger along with four tiny electrodes in the watchband. When your finger makes contact with your watch-wearing arm, the electrodes detect the distance away from the watch. SkinTrack not only detects simple taps and swipes, but also continuous drawing. Another handy feature is the option to use various navigational shortcuts on your arm and hands. You can drag apps off the watch screen and pin them to yourself. It’s also possible to draw letters on your hand to open up apps. Simple gestures for example can include “N” for news, “S” for activating silent mode, “A” for accessing the address book etc.  The technology is still in its early stages but has most certainly paved the pathway for what the future has in store for smart watches. Check out the video to have a better understanding of how this prototype actually works and do share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Cheers !!                                         Source:...

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Cheezmall.com – A new E-Commerce store in the hood

Cheezmall.com – A new E-Commerce store in the hood

E-Commerce stores are sprouting up a dime a dozen these days, but then there are some which get your attention. Cheezmall.com is one such eCommerce store. The formal launch of CheezMall took place on 29th January 2016 at Pearl Continent, Lahore. Unlike its competitors, CheezMall does not outsource its payment and delivery system. CheezMall offers Cash on Delivery service on every transaction, which is a breakthrough in the e-commerce industry of Pakistan. With the Chinese supplier base of more than 200,000 Cheezmall.com brings a new revolution of online shopping in Pakistan. Through these deals, products are available at extremely lower as a limited time offer. The portal operates in four major categories including Electronics, Home and Bedding, Appliances, Apparels and also some Automobile parts. The nerve center of this portal for Pakistan is located in Shanghai, China. At the event, Zuk Mobile was also launched. Zuk mobile is a subsidiary of Lenovo and is offering its products for the first time in Pakistan, through CheezMall. The phone will be available from 19th February 2016 and has already created a lot of excitement in the market. VP CheezMall, Nino mentioned: “The E-commerce has already been a phenomenon in all over the world, with the transaction figures continuously reaching to a new record, the most importantly thing is every individual actually benefit these changes from it!And CheezMall , a Chinese background company with sophisticated E-commerce operation experience and very powerful supply chain resources, will bring this benefit into Pakistan through its “Flash Sale E-commerce module” aiming to bring consumer the best product with best price under best service; And along this journey, Cheezmall will join hands with strategic partners in Pakistan to achieve this: Mobicash will be the online payment solution for cheezmall customer, HBL will help customer to enjoy online credit/debit card payment and OCS will be our logistics key contributor to deliver product as required ; With all these endeavour in the same direction, we firmly believe that E-commerce will flourish in Pakistan and CheezMall will benefit every online shopping consumer’ The Event was star studded by QB and Mustafa Zahid’s performance which resulted in a successful Launch event. Visit the website today and get on...

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Let the Force be with your smartphone with these cute little Star Wars Power Banks

Let the Force be with your smartphone with these cute little Star Wars Power Banks

  With Star Wars: The force Awakens literally taking the world….no wait I should rather say Galaxy by storm, what better way to celebrate the success of this legendary franchise than to have your very own cute little Star Wars power tube. Don’t let their size fool you, the small device comes equipped with a powerful 2600 mAh battery which could give your smartphone a nice little boost for a at least 6-8 hours on a full charge.   The devices are available in all the various Star Wars characters from the old ones to the latest including my personal favorite the full black Kylo Ren variant. MimoPower, the company behind these  innovative gadgets had put them up on display at the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas. The Star Wars Power Tubes are retailing at just $30 and you can order yours from Amazon          So don’t let the Dark side affect your smartphone’s battery, get your Star Wars Power Tube now ! Let us know which one among these little fellows did you go for. Cheers...

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Doctor’s save life of a 4 month old baby using Google Cardboard VR

With technology propelling to levels that seemed unimaginable just a few years back, what better then to use it to for the good of humanity especially if it involves saving human lives. Isn’t it ? Well let me share a short story that is sure to touch all your hearts. Since the last year or so, we have seen a surge in the virtual reality (or VR as its most commonly known as) trend which was mainly limited towards entertainment be it movies or next gen video games, but little did we know that it can actually help save lives. A four month old baby girl Teegan Lexcen, who was born with just one lung and half a heart has got a new lease on life after doctors in Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida used Google Cardboard (Google’s take on Virtual Reality at an exceptionally affordable price of just $20) to capture 3D images of the baby’s little heart and lungs before undergoing the 7 hour surgery.  The surgeons took little Teegan’s 2D MRI scans and converted them into 3D stereoscopic images where they were able to view them in virtual reality using a smartphone placed inside Google Cardboard. Here’s what Dr. Redmond Burke, the  baby’s cardiovascular surgeon had to say,  It was like “standing in the operating room” and allowed them to examine the tiny heart and plan a form of entry 2 weeks before surgery ever began. With VR, I could see her chest wall as well as her heart. From there I could see that the standard incision would be fine. Right there the first big hurdle was crossed. Finally after the tedious 7 hour surgery, with the grace of God, little Teegan is recuperating quite well with her parents and her twin sister Riley Here’s what her relieved mother Cassidy Lexcen  had to say after her daughter’s successful surgery, “Finding out after the fact that that helped save her life, that’s phenomenal. Being innovative seems to be the goal of this hospital and these doctors and innovation saved our daughter’s life.” We wish baby Teegan a speedy recovery and hope that many more lives like her would be saved with the use of emerging technology. The parents couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas gift then this...

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Take your mobile gaming to the next level with the Phonejoy GamePad 2 controller

Take your mobile gaming to the next level with the Phonejoy GamePad 2 controller

Mobile gaming has taken quite a surge this year and if you’re a hard core mobile gamer like me, then the Phonejoy GamePad 2 is definitely the gadget you should be gifting yourself this holiday season. Through the years, handheld gaming devices have always held a good position for itself especially among teens and the younger generations with devices like Nintendo’s (legendary) Gameboy devices to Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) as well as the PS Vita that have propelled hand held gaming to the next level. With the introduction of powerful smartphones and tablets these days, the passion for gaming still remains but for those of you who aren’t too comfortable with using the on-screen touch buttons, the Phonejoy Gamepad 2 can be your perfect companion. The PhoneJoy GamePad 2 is an expandable, portable controller for your phone. It can expand to accept any smartphone in portrait or landscape mode, including some of the flagship devices with larger screens like the Nexus 6P, the Samsung GALAXY Note 5 etc. The controls are quite similar to the ones usually found in gaming consoles so it won’t take you much time to get used to the game pad. The Phonejoy GamePad is retailed at around  $80 but if you buy it now you will get it for $60. The offer is for a limited time period only so if you are planning to get your hands on it, now is probably the best time for you to do it. Some of the game pad’s features include the following: Expands to three times its original size Fits most any smartphone or tablet (iPhones & Androids) Includes 12 powerful stainless steel springs Packs three different navigation & play modes Delivers up to 14 hours of play time on one charge Charges quickly via USB cord Supports the ability to connect your smartphone or tablet to your TV via MHL to play on the big...

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Motorola unveils the Moto 360 Sport

Motorola unveils the Moto 360 Sport

Motorola this time came out with two smart watches the Moto 360 (2015) and the Moto 360 Sport. The Moto 360 Sport is designed and built to withstand some real punishment. Ofcourse this means that you will not find the elegance of the standard Moto 360, but will get all of the experience and more. The Moto 360 Sport is the only Android Wear Smart Watch in the market which is designed specifically for fitness, so that is a first by Motorola. The Moto 360 Sport has a silicone construction with special UV coating that wicks away moisture and resists fading or staining, while side ventilation channels help you stay cool.   The Moto 360 Sport comes with a one of  a kind AnyLight Hybrid display, which has a basically two different types of screens in the front and back. This means that the Moto 360 Sport’ display will be easily readable even in the brightest days. Another cool thing is that the device has built- in GPS, so not more phone required to provide co-ordinates. The smart watch is able to tell you the way all on its own. Out and out this is after all a fully functional Android Wear device and will run all your Android Wear apps and provide notifications such as your mail or WhatsApp. The plus point is the extra fitness features it provides. The pricing and availability of the smart watch is still yet to be announced, we suspect Motorola will do in a few...

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