An infographic look at apps for wearable tech in 2013.
Best Wearable Apps for 2013 Selected in Wearable App Awards
Along with the vast influx of wearable hardware that has come to the market this year, the app ecosystem for these devices has also grown. An app can completely change the way that you use a device and this is also true in the wearable space.
Wearable App Review, the first review site dedicated to apps for wearable tech, have reviewed over 150 apps since their launch in October and have released their first annual Wearable App Awards.
This year’s winners include the GDK-translation app Word Lens for Google Glass which translates words before your very eyes as well popular digital recipe app, IFTTT, for Jawbone UP, which has endless possibilities.
Value-added tools reigned supreme in this year’s best apps. Samsung Galaxy Gear’s app choice was Watch Styler, an app that lets you create your own watchfaces for the Gear and Sony Smartwatch winner was Watcher - Smartwatch Camera which lets you use your smartphone as a remote security camera.
Music Boss for Pebble, an Android app that lets you control any music program like Songza and Spotify, with your smartwatch and MapMyRun for Fitbit rounded out the six honored in this year’s top picks.
What do you think of these choices? Do you have a favorite wearable app you think should have come on top?
Is fusion technology on the horizon?
Inching Closer To Fusion
This is a room within the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Ignition Facility, where researchers are working to ignite a self-sustained fusion reaction.
The room contains the preamplifiers for the facility’s 192 lasers that fire billionth-of-a-second pulses onto a tiny target. The lasers deliver 1.8 megajoules of energy and 500 terawatts of power—1,000 times more than the United States uses at any one moment. Their target is a tiny capsule that is heated and pressurized to conditions similar to those found in the sun’s core. - Read More
News on the ISS.
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An innovative approach to such disposable items such as wrapping paper and confetti.
Plantable Christmas wrapping paper is embedded with seeds
Celebrations are a time for indulging in certain luxuries, but they can lead to a fair amount of waste. We’ve already written about Throw & Grow biodegradable confetti — which turns into flowers after it’s been thrown at weddings — and now Christmas wrapping paper is getting the eco treatment, with Eden’s Paper enabling consumers to plant it and grow vegetables after they’ve finished swapping gifts. READ MORE…
Is the ever-connected world dumbing us down in the process? What do you think?
(Source: bulletproof2k, via wildcat2030)
This map graphically places the effectiveness of solar power into perspective.
The red squares represent the area that would be enough for solar power plants to produce a quantity of electricity consumed by the world today, in Europe (EU-25) and Germany (De).
(Data provided by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), 2005)
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