13 Crazy Gadgets Coming in 2015: Genius or Pointless? | Digital Trends

13 Crazy Gadgets Coming in 2015: Genius or Pointless? | Digital Trends

We take a look at 13 eye-catching gadgets from this year’s CES and ask whether they’re genius or crazy. Do we need a smart belt, a robot for luggage, or a bionic bird? We love tech here at DT and we believe in its ability to enrich our lives. We can’t think of a better way to kick off a new year than with CES, but there are some gadgets on show in Vegas that would give even the most hardened technophile pause for thought. Amid the glittering nuggets of gold, there are plenty of answers to questions no-one posed. They say there’s a fine line between genius and insanity. These gadgets challenge you to define it. Logbar Ring https://youtu.be/nBUWxROnqwA This ring lets you point and gesture to turn on the TV, switch off the lights, or launch an app on your smartphone. It could make you feel like a wizard, but how much would you be willing to pay for precious gesture control? At $270, it’s not cheap, and according to early reviews and Kickstarter backers, it has more than a few problems. Digitsole smart insoles How would you like to get your hands on a rechargeable insole that can be used to heat your feet and track your steps? You can link up to Digitsole via Bluetooth and use an Android or iOS app to adjust the temperature of your feet (separately if necessary). The insoles will also track your steps and tell you how many calories you’ve burned. This first caught our eye last year when there was a successful Kickstarter campaign that brought in more than double the $40k...
Mobile industry association GSMA plans for 5G mobile

Mobile industry association GSMA plans for 5G mobile

The GSMA explores the potential use cases for the hopefully faster and more reliable network By Antony Savvas | Techworld | Published: 11:37, 10 December 2014 Facebook0Twitter2LinkedIn0Google Plus0Share This39Article comments Mobile industry association the GSMA has released a new report to outline its perspectives on the development of 5G mobile. The Understanding 5G: Perspectives on Future Technological Advancements report outlines the technical requirements of future 5G networks, and explores potential use cases as well as the implications for operators and other mobile ecosystem players. “Already being widely discussed, the arrival of 5G will help deliver a fresh wave of mobile innovation that will further transform the lives of individuals, businesses and societies around the world,” said Anne Bouverot, director general of the GSMA. Related Articles on Techworld 5G is not about speed – but it turns out we can provide the fastest wireless speed ever, say researchers | Data speed shouldn’t be the only concern for 5G says government advisor | London will have 5G by 2020, says Boris Johnson “Of course, 5G is still to be standardised by the industry and it has not been fully agreed what 5G will look like or what it will enable,” she said. “However, the GSMA is already collaborating with operators, vendors, governments and other industry organisations in ensuring that the future 5G standard is both technically and economically viable.” Evolution The report aims to provides “clarity” on the industry’s “evolutionary path” towards 5G, and addresses “many of the misconceptions” around 5G. It examines the two main views on 5G that exist today, which are frequently mixed together to form the basis...
The best Android phones you can buy right now

The best Android phones you can buy right now

  The best part about picking out a new Android phone is the huge level of choice and diversity the platform provides: With so many different manufacturers creating devices, there’s something available for practically every purpose and preference imaginable. But you know what? That can also be the worst part about picking out a new Android phone. With so many choices, it can be damn-near impossible to make a decision and figure out which one is right for you. As a guy who reviews Android devices for a living, the most common question I hear is: “What’s the best Android phone out there right now?” And while I’m a firm believer in the fact that there is no single universal “best phone” for everyone, there is a group of elite devices that I tend to recommend for different needs and desires. These recommendations are based on my own experiences living with all the various Android devices released over the past several months. They have nothing to do with marketing prowess or sales figures; I couldn’t care less how many units a manufacturer manages to move or how recognizable of a brand it has. I care only about what its phones are actually like to use in the real world — and how they compare with the other options available. These are the phones I’d buy myself and recommend to my own friends and family. The best all-around user experiences Motorola Moto X (2014) Best Android Phones – Moto X 2014                           When it comes to overall user...