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Carpe Picante. Seize the Salsa.
Carpe Picante. Seize the Salsa.

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Very cool: Raspberry Pi VESA mount case. Affix the pint-sized computer to the back of a monitor. http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/DISTRIBUTED-BY-MCM-PI-PLATE-MCM-/83-14422

Can anyone recommend a super cheap laptop to use as a web app kiosk? Only requirement is a 13"+ screen for visibility. Otherwise I'd get a Chromebook. Looking for something less than $300. Don't need a lot processing/graphics power, HD space, etc.

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The iWatch

Recently, there have been rumors that Apple is working on an smart watch. (http://www.imore.com/apple-iwatch-rumors-surface-again-time-intel-attached)

When Apple came out with a small, square iPod Nano in 2010, accessory makers quickly saw a market for wristbands allowing the device to be worn as a watch. Kickstarter projects like the Pebble (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android) have heightened the idea of a wearable computing device or display that can be linked to a smart phone.

So what would the ideal watch computer look like?

Small, light design
Low-power (e-ink?) display
One week+ battery life
Bluetooth or similar tethering to smartphone
Water-resistant
Variety of colors and wristbands

Ability to display:
Time and alarms
Phone, text, e-mail and social media alerts
Calendar and event alerts, reminders
Weather
Fitness data
Specialized app data EX: Game notifications, golf range data, event ticket QR codes, iTunes or Pandora "now-playing" info

Ability to control:
Music playback
Start/stop timers, etc.
Start/top fitness routines

Bonus: Siri!

Price point: $99

What do you think? What do you want (and not want) in a wearable computer? What's realistic and what's simply not possible?
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