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As 2016 comes to an end, most of the big companies have already dropped their wearables in the market like Apple Watch 2, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear S2, but the greatest innovations are yet to come.

Following is the list of wearable technologies that are about to hit the market:

§ Microsoft HoloLens (ETA – late 2016)

This upcoming augmented reality headset from Microsoft is the most anticipated technology till date. It does not have a fixed release date yet. This technology uses a depth camera which tracks your head and hand gestures and overlays holograms, blending them into real environment. These can be fixed at one place and you can walk around them, and you can manipulate them as though they are real 3D objects. Microsoft is now having developers and creators to develop games and apps for the headset, and Minecraft, which now it owns, is one of them and is expected to be a big hit.

§ Project Aura (ETA – 2017)

Not much people know about this wearable as it didn’t get as much attention, but it is confirmed. It is based on the concept on Google Glass, but it will be designed for the workplace and will be enterprise focused. It will be waterproof, and you can fold it up and keep it in your pocket. It is durable and has improved battery life and wearers can stream video apps and much more.

§ Magic Leap (ETA – 2016)

This is another AR just like the Microsoft HoloLens, but it’s not sure yet. It has raised over $1 billion in funding and is in talks. They also release a teaser video every couple of months.

§ Blocks (ETA – December 2016)

This is a modular smartwatch, one you’d want to get your hands on. The Blocks smartwatch has a 1.4 inch 400×400 AMOLED display and runs Android Marshmallow. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 4GB internal memory and 512MB RAM.

§ HTC/Under Armour (ETA unknown)

The smartwatch from HTC was going to be launched in April 2016 but got postponed and as of yet, the release date is not known. It is rumored that it has an all-round display with a 360×360 resolution.

§ Xiaomi Smartwatch (ETA unknown)

The Amazfit Watch from Xiaomi has its own custom OS, and works with Android devices. You need to have the Mii Fit app on your Android smartphone. It is a fitness-focused affordable smartwatch.

§ Asus ZenWatch 3 (ETA – November 2016)

The latest smartwatch from Asus has a 1.39 inch 400×400 AMOLED display and comes in three different colors. It runs Android OS and is quite expensive.

§ Pebble Time 2 (ETA – November 2016)

It is a professional smartwatch and has an e-paper 228×200 1.5-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is mostly made of stainless steel with a silicon strap. It has an inbuilt microphone for voice notes. It works with both Apple and Android devices but doesn’t have any GPS or Wi-Fi support. It also monitors heart rate and is embedded with ARM Cortex M7 processor. It has its own custom Pebble OS.

§ Samsung Gear 3 (ETA – November 2016)

The third smartwatch from Samsung has a 1.3-inch 360×360 super AMOLED screen with a 46mm body. It comes with a GPS, barometer, altimeter and speedometer to measure heart rate. It comes in two different colors. It’s release date and price are unknown as of yet.



5 Accessories For Traveling That Make It Easy To Carry Gadgets And Everything

There are so many things about traveling that can cause stress, which sometimes we wonder why we bother leaving the house at all. For one thing, there’s the packing. Stressing about whether or not there’s room in your suitcase for everything you need on your trip can be a real headache – and if you go over your baggage weight limit, you’ll either have to pay the airline an overabundance baggage expense, or leave a couple of things behind.

Some excellent travel gadgets and accessories can significantly reduce the stress of going on a trip. Taking the right travel accessories with you can make your trip easier, less complex, comfortable too and help you have a happier holiday.

1) Travel Steamer.

Regardless of how you pack, wrinkles happen. When you want to look great, a travel steamer can alter the situation, rapidly remove stubborn, packed-in wrinkles without harming fabrics. A good travel-specific model, for example, Travelon will minimize the space and weight it takes in your luggage.

2) Earplugs.

I never go anywhere without earplugs. Whether you’re on the plane, or in a hotel room, earplugs that block out unfamiliar noises can give you the sleep you need. Foam earplugs are easy to use and surprisingly comfortable and effective they compress to half their size for easy insertion, and then slowly expand to block out noise. Hearos is a good brand that provides 33 dB of noise reduction (the highest available).

3). Travel Charger Adapter

If you rely on cell phones and other gadgets to stay in touch while traveling, the Travel Charger Adapter is probably the most useful travel gadget you will ever own.

The Travel Charger Adaptor combines adapters suitable for use throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Australasia and the Far East, as well as featuring a handy USB control socket for charging MP3 players and other gadgets that you would normally charge through your computer.

4). Trace Me Luggage Tag

One of the things most likely to spoil your holiday is losing your luggage. Spending your entire trip wearing just the clothes you arrived in is painful enough, but knowing you’ll never see your precious suitcase contents again is deeply distressing.

With the Trace Me Luggage Tag, you can greatly reduce the chances of losing your luggage forever. The Trace Me Luggage Tag is strong and durable and contains an individual serial number and 2D bar code, linked for life to your registration details on a secure data storage system used by law enforcement agencies, airport baggage handling organizations and lost property administrations worldwide.

If your luggage goes astray, a straightforward scan of the Trace Me Luggage Tag will identify it as your property. Registering your Trace Me Luggage Tag is brisk and easy to do online, and there are no recurring expenses or subscription charges.

5) Packable Tote Bag.

Plastic shopping bags are ubiquitous in the US (though being phased out in places), but other countries don’t always provide them, or charge extra. Be prepared, and be environmentally friendly too, by bringing your packable tote bag. Tiny when folded, you’ll always have a bag at the ready to hold all your purchases.




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