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Wearable Cameras: Will lifelogging become cool (again) in 2018?

So here’s the thing with wearables in general. When a new one is introduced, it comes with the prospects of new applications and improved use cases. In the consumer oriented space, things might seem to get boring after a while – a smart watch as a notifier might not really be worth it. In the health monitoring space however, things do seem to be a little more promising. But then, where do wearable cameras fit into the picture?

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Voice + AI = The new frontier in user interaction?

For a lot of time, voice has been the go to medium for enabling digital assistants to work for us. Right from the basic Google voice powered searches that caused quite a stir some years back, to devices that are always listening for a keyword to deliver to your commands – voice enabled user interaction has definitely come a long way. Which brings about an important question: Given that Artificial Intelligence and Context are evolving at gargantuan rates, what will be the next big things in voice enabled user interaction? Add to the table the heavy investments that Google and Apple are making in this area, and we’ve got ourselves a booming space for connected devices.

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The State of Sensors in 2016

As the year draws to an end, one can’t help but be in awe of all that’s been achieved in the world of technology this year. While all sectors have undergone a plethora of improvements, we’re seeing a diminishing of the boundaries between the physical and digital realms. The Quantified Self movement, lifelogging, wearable technology and smartphones – all these spheres have one major thing in common – a sensor. Sensor sizes have reduced, they have become more power efficient and can sense a wide gamut of parameters – 2015 has undoubtedly, been the year of the sensor.

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Quantified Self meets the Internet of Things: Market Spotlight

Smart connectivity though the IoTs, Big Data crunching and the whole concept of Lifelogging have been around for quite some time now. While the Internet of Things was mainly involved in making devices more connected to each other, it can actually be applied to the Quantified Self movement too.

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