Wilson's smart football hits stores next month for $200. I love this story about Smart Footballs that will be connected and report to the teams about spiral, speed,and other metrics. However, will they be considered wearable devices? For instance, when one of the Redskin linebackers sacks Tony Romo, and the football is deposited inside his helmet, does that count? He will be wearing it, after all. And, when the Patriots are playing, will the balls report back to the referees about their inflation rates? Perhaps some big name wide receivers, who shall remain nameless, can install bluetooth receivers in rings on their fingers so that they can find the ball. Wearable computing. It's everywhere!
The Wand Company's Star Trek Communicator, which uses BlueTooth to connect to your SmartPhone, and which will read texts and emails, and accept voice commands, is here, and it is beautiful. Will the FutureLawyer spend $150 for one? I am certainly considering it. But, then, the other bills need to be paid. Oh well. Here is a video.
Going for a Run? Let Loved Ones Keep Tabs on You With Strava 'Beacon' | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. First, I won't be going for a run. Second, like Bill Clinton, I really don't want to be tracked by anyone, even family. (Although, I suspect, for entirely different reasons) Third, I won't be cycling either. Walking a golf course is the limit for me these days; but, even then, I really don't want anyone to know how much time I spend meandering around in the woods. And, I especially don't want anyone to know that I stopped ten times on the way to the hole. Jeez.