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If your city is one of the many that’s part of Sprints ongoing LTE rollout (or will be soon), then the network’s just announced three tri-band mobile broadband devices for your consideration. The hope, it seems, is that as different parts of Sprint’s LTE spectrum become available (including spectrum from Clearwire), coverage and network performance of the devices will improve. The hardware offerings are Novatel’s MiFi 500 LTE, the Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot and 341U USB dongle, and are slated to be available by summer. No confirmed availability dates or prices just yet. Sprint also hints at tri-band LTE phones from Samsung and LG to follow. In the meantime, however, you’d better get set up with your Data Link and Static IP.
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Inhale energy and positivity. Breathe out diversions and bad feelings. Envision a calm location and let yourself go there.
Who are you kidding? You’re probably racing to or from work along with hundreds of other people and the stress and anxiety level you feel is indescribably high. You might wish to try to meditate or focus yourself in demanding circumstances like these, but never in fact keep in mind to do it.
This week, I tested two sensors that might help: the $ 99 HeartMath Inner Balance Sensor for iOS and $ 119 Tinké by Zensorium. Each gadget connects Apple’s iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, and digitally monitors heart rate and breathing patterns, providing on-screen coaching to get you into a calmer area.
While a traditional heart monitor often just spits out a number, both the HeartMath Inner Balance and Tinké provide feedback as you utilize them. Individuals who meditate frequently however have no idea whether their heart and breathing are responding to their mind-calming exercises will get some particular answers with these devices and apps. Both of these free apps provide means to save outcomes and share them via email or social networks. Using them taught me the best ways to reduce my heart rate and steady my breathing.
The HeartMath sensor is the business’s first mobile gadget after years of working just on computer systems. One end clips to an earlobe, looking like a Bluetooth headset from afar, and makes use of an infrared sensor to see blood flowing with the skin and measure heart-rate irregularity. The other end affixeds to an iOS gadget.
The business suggests spending 10 to 15 mins with this app in the morning to prepare for the day and 10 to 15 minutes in the evening to get settled before sleeping. It gauges exactly what HeartMath calls coherence– an algorithm used to heart-rate variability, which the business says can reflect emotional states and stress levels.
In demanding situations, I saw the screen register my reduced coherence level with a red icon, however I slowly discovered how to get into the area of high coherence, which is represented by a green icon.
I tried this for several days in the early morning and in the evening, and found myself expecting my time with the app. I also tried it at different times of the day, consisting of after a quick walk at lunch and while riding the subway house.
The first time you utilize HeartMath, handy slides walk you through how the item works. You can switch between numerous views to focus on during a session: a flower pulsing in and out with your breaths; a shade that raises and lowers as you breathe; an image of a falls, which you can change to an image you ‘d like to gaze at; or an analytical display showing heart-rate difference, coherence over time, rhythm and a spectrum analysis of heart rhythms. Appropriate coaching phrases pop up to encourage you. Some consisted of, “Breathe with the heart location” and “Outstanding! You’re in high coherence!”
During setup, I was never ever requested my gender or age, however a company spokeswoman stated it prepares to include these customized levels later on this year. Early next year, the business plans an Android version and a cordless variation of the sensor.
The Tinké (pronounced “tink”) by Singapore-based Zensorium is a tiny sensor that is available in white, gray, pink or blue. After downloading its app, I was invited to use it as a guest, or by producing a new account. I attempted visitor mode and later created my own account, where session ratings were conserved. Even as a visitor, I was propelled to enter my age and gender for a more exact reading.
I plugged the sensor into my iPad, which made its infrared light glow. On-screen guidelines informed me to put my thumb over the light, and I waited while Tinké determined either my Zen Index or Vita Index. The Zen Index uses heart-rate irregularity to quantify tension levels in a simplified manner, according to the company. The Vita Index is a cardio-respiratory score that looks at heart rate, blood-oxygen level and respiratory rate (the variety of breaths per min).
I started with screening my Zen Index, which I did by breathing in time with one of 5 circle patterns that appeared on the screen, each pulsing at various rates. In just a few mins, my rating out of 99 points was displayed: “Calm, 57/99 points. Doing well. Keep calm and carry on exercising your breathing to enhance.” When I checked my Vita Index, my rating said: “Fresh, 84/99 points. Looking excellent! Your heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen level are within normal arrays. Stay inspired!”
Fun factoids appeared on the screen while I made use of the Tinké sensor. One stated, “Did you understand? Your right lung absorbs more air than your left.” An additional stated, “Eating fish helps decrease your threat of depression.”
I chose a “Shout” icon in the app to share results with Tinké users however I can likewise share my results via Facebook. Tinké awards badges for tasks and provides individuals additional points when they determine their Vita Index three times daily. There’s a leaderboard of all individuals, which might inspire individuals more.
If you wonder about your heart-rate variability and the various other data that can be accumulated from it, I ‘d recommend the HeartMath Inner Balance for a comprehensive method.
10BN+ Wirelessly Connected Devices Today, 30BN+ In 2020′s ‘Internet Of Everything’, Says ABI Research
How big is the connected devices universe? Analyst ABI Research reckons the Internet of Things contains some 10 billion+ wireless connected devices today — but it’s predicting this figure will triple in size to more than 30 billion devices in an Internet of Everything by 2020 as more and more objects are plugged into the network. The figures come from new ABI research published today.
The analyst says the standardisation push behind ultra-low power wireless technologies is “one of the main enablers” of this Internet of Everything — which already contains such curios as the Hapifork and keyless entry systems that let you open your front door from an app. ABI analyst Peter Cooney notes that while 10 billion devices might sound like a lot, there’s still many years before the IoE “reaches its full potential” — whatever that means.
“The next 5 years will be pivotal in its growth and establishment as a tangible concept to the consumer,” says Cooney in a statement.
ABI says a range of wirelessless technologies — including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Cellular and RFID, plus many others — are all important to driving growth in smart connected devices but says the “long term expansion of the market” depends on wireless technology “becoming invisible so that the consumer will be oblivious to which technology is used and only know that it works”.
And while today, “hub devices” — namely smartphones, tablets and laptops — are the enablers of the IoE ecosystem (such as the iPad being used as the hub for a smart connected kitchen scales, for instance) ABI sees future growth in this network being driven by “node or sensor type devices”, as device-makers start to think about connecting more of the things more of the time, not just things that are in close proximity to people some of the time.
ABI predicts that by 2020 nodes/sensors will account for the majority (60%) of the total installed base of IoE devices. Personal connected mobile devices will still be “an essential building block”, however.
24 hours after Hulu Plus finally made its debut on Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s users have another reason to be excited: Foursquare just unveiled a brand new app for the platform. Designed from the ground up in close collaboration with Microsoft and Nokia, the latest iteration of Foursquare has been “tailored for the Metro UI” according to a blog post from the company. Design-wise, the app looks fairly slick and uncluttered— though we haven’t taken a stroll around the city with it just yet. Foursquare says that in addition to resources contributed by Microsoft and Nokia, its own internal engineering and product teams played a significant role in building the app.
Interestingly, the partnership with Nokia is more than skin deep, with…
In what would have been a blow for BlackBerry, word broke yesterday that Apple iOS devices and some Samsung Galaxy phones would be approved for use by the Department of Defense. The DoD has now officially issued those approvals, and not only is iOS not mentioned, but BlackBerry 10 devices have been approved. BlackBerry itself announced that BB10 devices — the full lineup of the Z10, Q10, and the PlayBook — will be allowed on DoD networks when coupled with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
A Defense Department spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that devices running Samsung Knox — a piece of software that essentially creates a separate, secured environment on your smartphone for business use — will also be allowed. Samsung Knox…
While we’re used to connected hard drives that share their contents with phones and tablets, the reverse isn’t common — why don’t many of these drives safeguard our mobile content from the start? Toshiba is as baffled as we are, so it’s launching its Canvio Connect portable drive with handheld access in mind. While the USB 3.0 disk has no built-in networking of its own, a software bundle for Macs and PCs (we’ve confirmed that it’s Pogoplug) lets travelers back up photos and videos from their Android and iOS devices, reach the drive’s files through the internet and partake in 10GB of free cloud storage. The new Canvio can also serve as a traditional external drive for computers, although it’s still improved in that space when the enclosure is about a third shorter than that of its predecessors. Toshiba expects the mobile-savvy Connect to arrive in mid-May at prices ranging from $ 99 for a 500GB model through to $ 190 for a 2TB version.
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When it comes to major news, we didn’t expect to hear much from Google in the run-up to I/O, but clearly, the company just couldn’t wait that long. Google Now, a service that Android users have enjoyed for a year, just became available on iOS devices in the form of an update to the Google Search app, confirming those leaked videos we saw a few weeks ago. It won’t have integration with notifications or alerts at launch — it may come in a future update, but the company wasn’t willing to divulge its future plans — so you’ll need to enter the app and swipe up to refresh your list of cards. The iOS version won’t have every type of card that you’ll find on Android, either: boarding passes, activity summary, events, concerts, Fandango and Zillow aren’t included this go-round. Improvements and additional features will likely trickle in over time, but it’s certainly better than nothing for iOS fans who’ve looked at Jelly Bean users with a slightly jealous eye. We’ve included Google’s blog post in its entirety below, and you can jump to More Coverage to download the app.
As Smartphones Reach A Global Tipping Point, Leader Samsung Shipped 71M Devices In Q1, Nearly 2X As Many As Apple
IDC is the first of the big analyst companies to come out with quarterly mobile device shipment numbers that indicate Q1 as the first quarter where smartphones have outnumbered more basic feature phones in worldwide shipments: in a total market of 418.6 million devices, 216.2 (51.6%) were smartphones. But it is was a kind of tipping point of another sort, too: it is a sign of how Apple is not the juggernaut that it once was.
(BTW… for those of you keeping track, this is not the first quarter where Android has all but dominated the top-five rankings, save Apple’s presence. That happened in Q4 2012, according to IDC’s figures.)
Samsung shipped nearly 71 million smartphones in the quarter, giving it a market share of almost one-third of the whole of the smartphone sector (32.7%). Apple, meanwhile, shipped 37 million devices — just over half as many as Samsung, for a market share of 17.3%. With all others in the top-five — LG, Huawei and ZTE — still with less than 5% market share apiece, Samsung and Apple remain a strong top-two.
But looking at the pattern of growth something else comes out: Apple only grew its volumes by 6.6% over the same quarter a year ago. In fact, in that regard, that growth puts it far behind not only Samsung (at 60.7% volume growth), but also behind LG (110.2% growth); Huawei (94.1%); and ZTE (49.2%). As a point of comparison, Samsung and Apple were more nearly level a year ago, in Q1 2012, (44 million versus 35.1 million in Q1 2012), and respectively saw growth of 267% and 89% in shipment volumes — the only two that increased:
A year ago:
As we’ve pointed out before, shipments to those who sell devices are not the same thing as sales to users, but it is an important barometer for where the wider market is going. (The most recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel, which track sales, spell out how the difference between Android-based and Apple sales is not as wide as 2:1 in every market, but is in fact significantly wider in some.)
It’s notable that Nokia, BlackBerry, and HTC whose shipments were on the decline last year but still enough to keep them in the top-five, are now out of the picture altogether. It also shows that Nokia’s sub-10 million sales of smartphones, with 5.6 million Lumias, are not big enough figures to break out of the sizeable ‘others’ category.
With Apple still shipping more than three times as many devices as its next-closest competitor, LG, even if things continue as they are today, it will likely still be some time before it gets overtaken by the others in the list. Its performance also was enough to keep it in place as the world’s third-largest mobile handset maker overall, in a list otherwise dominated by companies that make both smartphones and feature phones:
IDC notes that LG, which shipped 10.3 million smartphones in the quarter, a rise of over 110% over the year before, was helped by three factors in the last quarter. The first of these was the popularity of the Nexus 4 device it created with Google; the second was the success of its lower-priced L Series (15 million sold in this category alone since launched); and the third was its LTE line. These three point to how those Android handset makers that can create strong enough and distinctive handsets that are set apart from the rest of the Android crowd can continue to pull away from the crowd.
Apple’s iPhone brand has never been seen as anything other than premium, and true to type, it is still not playing at the same level as others smartphone industry in creating new models that aim at the “cheap smartphone” market.
CEO Tim Cook did not discuss the prospect of a new, low-cost device, on Apple’s earnings call this week — the focus remains on selling older models, namely the iPhone 4, in markets like China as a route to bringing new smartphone users on to the platform. Other handset makers like Samsung, Nokia and many “others” are building out portfolios that hit not only at high-end users but those looking for entry devices priced at closer to $ 100 or even less. Some handset makers, specifically in emerging markets, are targeting only this market.
On the other hand Cook also left open the possibility that whatever comes next may be something different altogether: the “really great stuff” coming out in the autumn and in 2014 could be another iPhone. Equally, it could be something else altogether, and not a handset at all.
Microsoft has long been rumored to be preparing 7- and 8-inch Windows devices, and the company has all but confirmed its plans today. Speaking on an investor call, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein revealed Microsoft is working closely with OEMs to produce “a new suite of small touch devices powered by Windows.” Klein says the devices will have “competitive price points,” thanks in part to Microsoft’s latest OEM offerings designed for the smaller devices. Microsoft says the devices “will be available in the coming months.”
Microsoft recently revised its Windows 8 tablets specifications to allow OEMs to create Windows 8 tablets with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768. The software maker is expected to deliver a Windows 8.1 upgrade later this…