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Do you call your pants "wearable"? This design thinking, plus some tech issues, may be wearable tech's big challenge http://theonswit.ch/2014/04/16/will-wear-technology-wearable/
Wearable tech has one big issue to overcome: It's not as useful, important, elegant or attractive even as, say, your trousers are.
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Forget Chip-and-PIN... smartphone payments are already a trillion dollar business in China. Your phone is soon to take part, and Apple may lead the push.
Smartphone payments already reached a high of over a trillion dollars in transactions in China. Mobile pay isn't the future--it's the present. Apple awaits.
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Seriously, how on earth are we soooo behind on this stuff?! 
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Smart shopping is here. From now on you're increasingly likely to encounter iBeacon-activated promotions in stores and pay with your phone.
iBeacons, smartphones and smart payment systems are poised to make shopping smart, and it might start happening this year.
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Apple hires a sleep researcher, turbo-boosting those iWatch rumors. Plus Valve Music rolls out, and more...
News today: Apple hires sleep researcher for iWatch, Valve rolls out its Steam Music system, and Britain accused of hacking the hackers
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This alliance may turbo-power the Internet of Things revolution, compared to its stuttering state right now.
The Linux Foundation is taking over from Qualcomm to establish a standard that lets Internet of Things devices chat.
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KryptoKit is trying to solve the infrastructure issue of paying in Bitcoins
One of the difficulties of paying in Bitcoins is that there's no easy infrastructure which is something KryptoKit wants to fix.
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Saturn gets a new moon, Uber's Belgium ban causes a fuss, and a push to curb phone thefts in the US gets underway. That's today's news! http://theonswit.ch/2014/04/16/w16-4-2014/
Today's news sees outrage at Belgium's ban of Uber, Saturn gives birth to a new moon and a new plan may curb cell phone theft in the U.S. (at last!)
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Listen to Nokia's ringtone as it was originally... over a hundred years ago, played on a guitar. Then go learn to play an instrument--not a phone!
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Google's rainbow doodle, Apple's sapphire screen grab and more! At my new site TheOnSwit.ch
   Google’s Rainbow Doodle, Apple’s screen grab, Jimmy Wales’s regal role It’s the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi today and Google, whose acquisition of Nest got the FTC green light yesterday, has designed a rainbow-hued Doodle that can be seen on its American and Russian home pages. It’s wonderfully provocative, and will be →
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Wearable tech took off like a rocket in 2013. This bodes well for 2014's clutch of wearable devices, computers and so on.
Wearable computing still sounds pretty futuristic but something amazing happened this year: A lot of wearable tech went on sale for real.
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Just saying "no"... 500 of the world's top authors decry state surveillance of citizens online 
A person under surveillance is no longer free a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy. To maintain any validity our democratic rights...
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Get ready to stop dabbing at your tablet screen and start waving at it instead...
Air gestures may be coming to your favorite mobile gadget sooner than you think.
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I have been working with a touch screen in a classroom setting that was navigating to links before I physically touched the surface.
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