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The Supposed Google Pixel Smartwatch Was A No Show Today — Subpoena To Be Issued Next Week.

by Anura Guruge


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That was anticlimactic. Big Pixel 4 unveil and no Pixel smartwatch. Not to be deterred the diehards are now claiming that it is to be announced next week. Anything is possible, but this loos suspect. Today would have been the optimal time to make a big splash.

But, then again, you could argue that Google might not have wanted to watch to be overshadowed by the Pixel 4 and only get mentioned, in the media, in passing — the also ran.

Well, all we can do is wait and see. I guess they still have time. More than a month to Black Friday and Christmas is a month after that.


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My Faith In Humanity Restored! They Really Do Make A Retro Handset For Smartphones. Rejoice.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access Amazon listing. They have MORE. Rejoice.


I was ALL excited earlier this evening. I was going to INVENT this and file a patent. Damn. But, I am NOT crushed. I am delighted. My faith in humanity restored. Rejoice.

I need one of these. That is why I was going to invent it.

Well, as the 3 people in the whole wide Universe that truly know I know, I am old, getting senile and have absolutely no clue when it comes to 21st century technology. I kid you not. I have only had a smartphone for less than 2-years and I still have NO IDEA how to use it! I can’t TEXT, but that doesn’t phase me. I don’t hear it ring. 110% I have it in “Do NOT Disturb” mode. So, it never rings. That is a good thing BECAUSE I have no idea, whatsoever, as to how to answer a call IF I were to get one!

Not sure which way I would have to hold the phone!

Not funny. This is serious stuff.

So, after 40-years, when I was in my late 50s I finally worked out how to use a NORMAL telephone. I no longer get it mixed up, i.e., holding it upside down. Took me decades to finally get it right.


 

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A Google Pixel Smartwatch Can Change Everything, But Doesn’t Make Sense — Better To Just Buy Fitbit.

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Yes, rumors of a bona fide Google Pixel smartwatch — obviously running ‘Wear OS‘ (i.e., Android for watches) — are again on the rise. This time though they might be close to the mark. Based on a patent that Google filed, there is also an expectation that this watch might sport a ‘hidden’ camera. Yes, you can get watches with cameras now, but Google, with its Pixel phones, have shown that they know how to implement a real ‘nice’ camera. A good camera, in a watch, can be a gamechanger and get a LOT of folks into a lot of hot water! Just think of what you could take pictures or film without folks having a clue what you are doing! Frightening.

Even a semi-decent Pixel watch from Google, without a camera, would be quite an event. Cause quite the stir. Heavy Android users that want primarily a smartwatch — as opposed to a activity/health tracker à la a Garmin Fenix — would have no choice to look at it. But, then you have the Samsung watches that a pretty good on both front — ‘smart’ & fitness.

It has been widely and credibly reported that Fitbit THE COMPANY is for sale and yes, Google has been mentioned as a prospective buyer. That would make sense, BUT Fitbit does not run Wear OS. And that is Google’s dilemma. Fitbit has the hardware, experience and most importantly a huge, loyal customer base. Google has the money. They could plough large sums of money into porting Wear OS to Fitbit. To I that would be what makes most sense.

But, from what I see we will not have to wait too long. IF there is to be a Pixel watch announcement, it will be within the next few weeks. Fingers crossed.


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IBM’s Folding Smartphone Reminds Me, Vividly, Of IBM’s Ill-Fated OS/2 Operating System.

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Right now this IBM smartwatch with a foldable screen is ONLY a patent — and IBM (as you must know) files a lot of them.

Cute in concept, BUT will there be a demand for it and will it be practical. Making it even somewhat rugged and waterproof could be a challenge. Plus, why would someone want a foldable screen on their wrist when they are BOUND to be carrying around a smartphone (possibly with a folding screen). Just doesn’t look right …

It reminds me of IBM’s ill-fated OS/2 and I know most of you probably have never, ever heard of it. It was IBM’s attempt, mid-1990s, to come up with a BETTER PC operating system to displace Microsoft’s Windows. Well, we know how that went …

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2


Happened to see this the SAME day. Kind of said it all. Click image to access the original.


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The ‘Kinetoscope’, The First Movie Projector (Of Sorts) Was Patented This Day 120-Years Ago; August 31, 1897.

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Yes, of course, it was patented by Thomas Edison.

I hate to call it a movie projector since it didn’t do much projecting! It was a viewer device and that person watched the movie via the peephole on the top.

But, it was the start. 120-years ago — exactly. Something to think about.


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The Patent For Zeppelin Hydrogen-Based Rigid Airships Was Filed This Day 122-Years Ago; August 31, 1895 In Germany.

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The patent was filed by  hence the name.

The ‘Hindenburg‘, that famously crashed in New Jersey, in 1937 (YouTube above), was a later model Zeppelin.

The Zeppelins were essentially done by the 1940s. Shame. I would like to have seen. They, given their ginormous size, must have been a sight to behold up in the sky — floating by, not making too much noise.


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The Patent For Levi’s Jeans With Copper Rivets Was Granted This Day 144 Years Ago; May 20, 1873.

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U.S Patent 139,121 to Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss. Click here for the Wikipedia entry.

Davis was the tailor, Strauss the merchant who sold cloth — including denim. It was Davis who came up with the idea of using rivets as reinforcement.

Pretty amazing. Spare a thought. 144 years ago.


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