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    Digest for New Digital Gadgets

    Ricoh made sound entered the camera market for action with a first model, the Ricoh WG – M1, that will not go unnoticed.
    The first action of Ricoh camera will unnoticed with his “all-terrain” look. If it is maybe a little bit more cumbersome than some models of the market (42.5 mm high 66.5 mm wide and 89.5 mm thick), it must be said that it has its own built-in color LCD and it is also waterproof to 10 m (standard IPX8), resists shocks up to 2 metres, dust, and temperatures down to-10 degreesall without any Cabinet. This explains somewhat why it is slightly more massive.

    It can also connect to remote control via smartphone thanks to its built-in Wi – Fi module, and free application for smartphone. Its 14 million pixels CMOS sensor will allow filming to H.264 Full HD format at 30 frames per second, 60 p in 1280 x 720 pixels and up to 120 p in 848 x 480 pixels, as well as to make photos in burst at 10 frames per second, all with a maximum video 137 ° and 160 ° picture angle.

    Ricoh WG – M1 comes with a lens cap for underwater use, as well as with an adhesive fixing, and features a wide range of optional accessories (cuff, setting handlebars, sucker, fixing headphones, piquet,…).

    Available in 2 colors (black and orange), the Action Cam RICOH WG – M1 will be on sale from October 27 to the indicative retail price $ 296.

    Apple Watch unveiled: Starts at $349, coming early 2015 (hands-on), Apple’s iWatch may not be the most-hyped gadget of all the time, but it’s certainly one of the most-anticipated products of recent years. Now it’s here and Apple’s simply calling it Apple Watch. It will be available in early 2015 , starting at $349.


    The final Apple Watch design isn’t too far from the made-up renders that we’ve seen in recent weeks. Its sports a rectangular-shaped design, one knob and a single button.

    The smartwatch display comes in two sizes measured by height: 38mm and 42mm. Both are slightly smaller than the entire Pebble Steel watch height, which measures 46mm.

    Apple Watch’s screen is surrounded by casing made of custom alloys of stainless steel and aluminum that, according to the company, stands up physical demands of daily wear.

    Beyond the “Apple Watch” and “Apple Watch Sport” versions, a special “Apple Watch Edition” mixes in 18-karat yellow or rose gold for a premium look. It goes well with that gold iPhone 5S for sure.

    That brings the metal colors to six: stainless steel, silver aluminum, space black stainless steel, space gray aluminum, 18-karat yellow gold and 18-karat rose gold.

    The Watch comes in three ‘collections’ and the faces are customizable.


    The watch runs on a brand new S1 processor, is equipped with a gyro accelerometer and can piggyback off the WiFi and GPS on your phone. You press down on the crown to get to the home screen. The watch will take dictation, with and offers very precise synchronized time to plus or minus 50 milliseconds.

    Apple unveiled its new iPhone 6 baptized iPhone 6 to version 4.7 inch and iPhone 6 Plus for version 5.5 inches. Smartphones that rely on a ultra anodized aluminum design, a Retina HD screen and skills picture / video on the rise. Presentations of the characteristics and novelties..

    After the iPhone iPhone 5 s and iPhone 5 c transition, place breaking iPhone, the small revolution for Apple, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.The iPhone, in large

    The iPhone 6 breaking, of real new iPhone especially starting with new diagonals of screen of 4.7 and 5.5 inches offering a respective definition of 1334 x 750 pixels (or 326 PPI identical to an iPhone 5 s) and 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 PPI). Slabs called Retina HD offering also a contrast plus and plus important to 1 300: 1 on the iPhone 6 and 1 400: 1 on the iPhone 6 (800 on an iPhone 5 s). With its slab of 5.5 inches, the iPhone 6 plus approaches the ergonomics of an iPad, note a landscape mode identical to what is found on Tablet and a mode of use with one hand, iPhone impacted by Steve Jobs DNA.

    Design profile

    Found a hull unibody aluminum anodized more rounded forms from marrying an also profiled screen coating. The iPhone 6 remains available in gold, silver and grey dress. Ultra fine dresses 6.9 mm for iPhone 6, 7.1 mm for iPhone 6 Plus (7.6 for an iPhone 5 s) on balance, the iPhone 6 Announces 172 grams while the iPhone 6 is 129 grams (112 for an iPhone 5 s).
    More rapid, the 32 GB will disappear

    Inside, a new SoC A8 Apple which remains in 64 Bit, however it is 13% smaller than the current A7 and is serious in 20nm. Above all, this new Apple A8 will offer 25% more CPU power and 50% performance in most GPU (graphic part). To accompany this dedicated movement M8 coprocessor SoC which will be operated by the health application.
    Side storage, the iPhone 6 will be not available in 32 GB, now the prerogative of the iPhone 5 s (16 GB and 32 GB), a 128 GB version will complement the supply of 16 and 64 GB. These iPhone 6 are not the 4 G + but voice over 4G will be in contrast supported, like the WiFi ac.

    Contactless payment is via the NFC, payments will be secured via the Touch ID, a system called Apple Pay and available coutant October to us side always connectivity, note the presence of a barometer on this 8th generation of iPhone.
    Stabilized photo and video in slow motion

    On the back, a built-in iSight camera’s 8 megapixel camera with a flash “True Tone” and aperture f/2.2, a configuration that appears identical to 5s so. It evolves in contrast side stabilization if iPhone 6 retains the digital stabilization of 5s and 5 c, the iPhone 6 Plus is equipped with an optical stabilization. Another difference with the ancestor 5 c, the panorama mode compiles images to provide a snapshot up to 43 megapixels. The video remains in Full HD but past at 60 fps (compared to 30 fps max previously) and slow motion will build on 240 frames per second (compared with 120 fps on a 5s).
    In front, no great change side resolution for FaceTime HD camera with only 1.2 megapixels, a burst mode on the other hand appeared and FaceTime captures Plus light with an opening password to f/2.2 against f/2.4 on the 5s and 5 c.
    A little Plus autonomy

    Often maligned on the iPhone, autonomy is moving slightly on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:

    Prices and available

    Two iPhone available on 19 September next in France with preorders wedged on September 12 in and the dealers and operators.

    Beautiful movement quoted price, the ticket input on the iPhone 6 is identical to the iPhone 5 s (after the integration of
    the royalty for the taping in October 2013) is €709 (16 GB), count €819 for the 64 GB model (against 917 in October 2013 on the 5 s 64 GB iPhone) and the 128 GB version will be $ 919.

    The iPhone 6 Plus will be proposed from €809 (16 GB), count €919 for the 64 GB version and €1,019 for the 128 GB model.

    Before the conference iPhone 6 from Apple. New iPhone which should go out accompanied with a connected tocante support and the latest version 8 extended health and House connected iOS. A release date set on mid-September and stratospheric prices, however, these iPhones 6 sound like a historic cardboard for Apple…Tim Cook had rightly said us, this fall 2014 will be loaded in ads beginning with the new line up of iPhone.

    While the success of the iPhone 5 s and 5 c, yet the transition machinery, did not weaken, the new standard of Apple is preparing to break all records. As usual? Yet, as this time below the timing seems almost perfect.


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    New Alienware Area 51, Advance Gaming PC with Hefty Price

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    It Costs $1,699 / €1,699 but considering its size, it packs some really good hardware.

    Alienware, a brand owned by Dell, is known for its high-end computers that also look really good, but most of them have a problem in the price department, costing a fair bit more than some stronger but only slightly less embellished PCs. That's not the case for the Area-51 though.

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    In a way, the Alienware brand has justification for the prices its products demand. The desktop and laptop PCs are smaller than most others on the gaming front after all, and it takes a certain inventiveness to get everything to fit and run at manageable temperatures.

    Looked at it that way, the tag of $1,699 / €1,699 is pretty reasonable, both because of and in spite of the size of the case.

    The chassis would qualify as a mini tower under the right circumstances, but it's not really shaped as one. Instead, it's more of an irregular hexagon.

    The shape was quite important, since it provided that little extra space needed to cram everything essential to a PC and still keep everything the same height as a normal monitor.

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    Launched along with the Alienware 13 gaming laptop, the PC is powered by a six-core or 8-core Intel Extreme Edition Core i7 central processing unit.

    A 6-core chip is the “basic” choice, but the best configuration demands the Core i7-5960X Unlocked 8-Core Processor which can reach 4.0 GHz with Turbo Boost.

    For graphics, you can cram up to three AMD Radeon 290X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards inside the small case, or a pair of NVIDIA GeForces Titan Z Graphics (for quad-GPU via SLI).

    For memory, there is support for 32 GB of DDR4 quad-channel RAM clocked at 2,133 MHz. Furthermore, storage comes courtesy of a SATA III 6.0 Gbps SSD (up to 512 GB) and an HDD (4 TB).

    Add to that Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC LAN, Intel 802.11ac dual-band Wireless WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 and you're all set for a few years. Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit operating system runs everything.

    As for the case itself, it owes its unusual size and internal architecture to the Triad industrial design, which focuses on thermal management and ergonomics according to the press release.

    Both front and rear ports are easy to access, while people who love to customize their PCs themselves can use any of the front and rear ports to remove or change whatever parts of the PC they wish.


    Orders of the Alienware Area 51 should become possible through the Alienware website over the course of today (October 28, 2014), if they haven't already started. Some countries might not be covered by the shipping service before the winter holidays though. Obviously, to get the best options like above, you'll have to shell out more than the starting price, but that's the same as everywhere else.

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    New Office 365 extensibility for Windows, iOS, Android and web developers

    In a world where people move between multiple devices and numerous apps to get things done, today we’re announcing new ways for developers to create applications that build on, and securely tap into the Office 365 platform. With millions of consumers and over 70 percent of the Fortune 500 companies using Office 365, it presents developers an opportunity to reach an audience that’s not only vast, but highly engaged given the number of hours people spend in Office every day.
    Today, at TechEd Europe, we announced three new capabilities for developers:
    • General availability of new Office 365 APIs for mail, files, calendar and contacts
    • New mobile SDKs for native app development, and
    • Visibility for developers’ apps through the new Office 365 app launcher.

    Availability of Office 365 APIs open new mobile opportunities

    Just a few weeks ago at the Gartner Symposium, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called Office 365 the most strategic API for Microsoft. Today, we’re enhancing the opportunity for developers with Office 365, with new APIs for mail, files, calendar and contacts. These new robust REST-based APIs empower all developers to leverage the more than 400 petabytes of data (as of March 2014) and popular services across Office 365 in any application. From a travel reservation app that connects to Office 365 calendars and contacts, to a sales automation app that fully integrates with Office 365 mail and files—the possibilities with Office 365 are endless.

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    One partner that’s taking advantage of the new Office 365 APIs is IFTTT—a fantastic service that connects cloud services together. Using the new Office 365 APIs, IFTTT will provide the ability to connect over 130 different services with Office 365 mail, contacts, calendar and files. The Office 365 channels in IFTTT will go live in the next few weeks and will be available for any Office 365 customer to use. Below is an IFTTT Recipe we created to send us a text message if Satya emails.

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    Motorola DROID Turbo Officially Unveiled in the US, on Sale from October 30 for $200

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    As expected, Verizon and Motorola have taken the wraps off the DROID Turbo, the new flagship smartphone that was initially known as Nexus 6.

    Apparently Google chose to go with a phablet instead of the 5.2-inch Nexus 6 and let customers who prefer small-screen smartphones get the Nexus 5 as an alternative to the new model.

    Anyway, Verizon customers will now have the choice of getting a smaller version of the Nexus 6, as the new DROID Turbo packs the same hardware inside except for the screen.

    It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat at launch, but is eligible for Lollipop

    It’s also worth mentioning that the DROID Turbo will ship with Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box rather than Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.

    Speaking of which, Verizon has announced that Motorola DROID Turbo will be available for purchase beginning October 30 for only $200 (€157) on 2-year agreements.

    Additionally, customers can also get the high-end smartphones for $25 (€20) per month using Verizon’s Edge early upgrade program.

    The price for the 64GB model has been set to $250 (€195) on two-year contracts or $27 (€21) per month on Verizon Edge. This particular version will be available in Black Ballistic Nylon color option, while the 32GB variant should go on sale in Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and Black Ballistic Nylon.

    Verizon has a few more offers for those who want to purchase the new Motorola DROID Turbo, such as a discount of $100 (€78) or more when you trade in your old smartphone with new two-year activation.

    Also, from launch until end of the year, upgrade and activation fees are being waived for all customers who purchase the DROID Turbo.

    According to Verizon, those who buy the DROID Turbo and damage the screen during their 2-year agreement will be able to replace it once for free.

    Hardware-wise, it's a mini version of Google's Nexus 6 phablet

    Moving on to specs, the DROID Turbo sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3GB of RAM.

    On the back, the smartphone boasts an impressive 21-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and 4K video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary 2-megapixel camera that can capture full HD (1080p) video.

    Motorola DROID Turbo packs either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, but lacks microSD card slot for memory expansion. The handset is powered by a huge 3,990mAh battery that’s compatible with Motorola’s Turbo charger.

    It’s also worth mentioning that Verizon has confirmed that Motorola DROID Turbo is eligible for an Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade, though no additional details have been shared yet.

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    The New Samsung Galaxy S6: both sides would be curved

    Rumors accumulate around the Galaxy S6 and begin to seriously diverge. We would now have right to a single model which both sides would be curved.

    Two Galaxy S6, including an Edge version? Actually no, if we are to believe the sources described as “reliable” the Italian HDblog site which has already had some information in preview in the past.

    The “Edge” of the future flaship would actually be the only model presented by Samsung. Unlike Galaxy Note Edge, both sides of the smartphone would be curved, but less clearly on the Edge Note to not assign the holding in hand of the machine explains the site. The thing would more suit both right-handed and left-handed people.

    Moreover, and this is an equally important novelty, the chassis of the phone would be carved from a single block of aluminum. It is a recurrent rumor but it becomes a bit more credible this year with the arrival of the Alpha Galaxy, which has however that borders aluminum, the rear side remaining plastic.

    However a problem it should be noted before taking this rumor for cash: the use of this material involves no doubt some supply difficulties, and the applies also to the curved screen. Samsung already having trouble enough plates for his Note Edge – out yet a small series – how the firm will be able to produce millions of copies of S6?

    Samsung would however a little time to it since the Italians assert that the smartphone will be presented during the second quarter, a date a more credible than that of these advanced yesterday.


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    Google’s 3D-sensing Project Tango is no longer an experiment

    Yet another project is graduating from experiment to proper part of Google. Only two weeks ago, Glass left the confines of the Skunk Works-like Google X and became its own division headed up by Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. Now Project Tango, the 3D-sensing and -mapping concept, is moving on from the ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) labs to become a part of the company proper. Unfortunately what that means for the technology or what products it might eventually end up in isn’t exactly clear. Will the next Nexus sport a depth-sensing IR camera? Maybe. Or perhaps they’ll be used to build more advanced home automation and home monitoring tools for Nest. All we do know is that Tango will live on, even if the name “Project Tango” eventually fades away.

    SOURCE: Google ATAP (Google+)


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    A sleeker design and Intel's Broadwell processors come to Lenovo's convertible

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    Ask most people which is the best Windows laptop on the market today, and the answer you'll get will be near universal: Lenovo's Yoga 2 Pro. From top to bottom, it's perhaps the best convertible notebook you can buy. That's about to change: Lenovo has just announced the IdeaPad Yoga 3 Pro, and it's even sleeker than last year's model. The Yoga 3 Pro is 17 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the Yoga 2 Pro, a change that results in it "weighing less than a bottle of water" according to Lenovo's claims. That impressive 3200 x 1800 QHD+ display is still here — though hopefully without the color reproduction issues that plagued Yoga 2 Pro early on.

    And since users will be flipping the Yoga 3 Pro into tablet or stand mode fairly often, Lenovo has improved upon the hinge design. This one features a "watchband" hinge that the company claims is "hand-assembled from more than 800 individual pieces of steel and aluminum" Can it match the fantastic, works-at-any-angle hinge that's in Microsoft's Surface Pro 3? We'll need one in-hand before making that call, but the company is promising better rigidity with the new design.

    Everything's powered by Intel's latest Core M-70 processor. Yes, Broadwell chips are finally here, and Lenovo is promising up to nine hours of battery life. The Yoga 3 Pro will be available with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage, though the model found in most stores will have a 256GB drive. And yes, this time it's coming with 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi out of the gate. Spotty and unreliable Wi-Fi was another complaint that some users had about the Yoga 2 Pro (and there are plenty of support forum threads to show it), so hopefully this is another area where Lenovo has made some refinements. The Yoga 3 Pro be available starting at $1,349 from Lenovo's web store and Best Buy at the end of October in three colors: silver, orange, and gold.

    Source : The Verge

    A video tour showing what the new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is all about.

    Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro hands on by Ashley Rodrigue, Lenovo Brand Ambassador

    I can't see, does this one have a keyboard?

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    Sony unveils new Xperia smartphone

    Sony unveils its new smartphone in Japan, Sony said the Xperia Z4 would be available in Japan around the middle of the year, though it did not provide a launch date, details on carrier partners or price. The handset would be available in four colours and was slightly thinner than the previous Z3.

    Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations. metal frame, support for Hi-Res audio and the same wide-angle 25mm lens on the main camera. Upgrades since last year’s model include a frame that’s both thinner (down to under 7 mm) and lighter, while camera upgrades are focused on the front, which now gets the same wide-angle lens of the primary shooter as well as digital image stabilization to keep your selfie game completely on point.


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    World’s first gold-plated Apple Watch looks just like a real Edition

    World’s first gold-plated Apple Watch looks just like a real Edition

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    This fake Apple Watch Edition looks like the real deal. Photo: The Time Preserve

    Casey Neistat showed us a brilliant way to turn your cheapo Apple Watch into a luxurious gold Edition, but if you’d like to make your fake Edition look just like the real thing, you can now get it gold plated for a fraction of the cost of Katy Perry’s.

    The Time Preserve watch restoration company promises to match the exact yellow and rose color tones of Jony Ive’s custom gold, thanks to custom-formulated gold electroplating. It’s not as cheap as a can of gold spray point, but for just $650, they’ll add a 5 to 6 micron-thick coat of gold to any Apple Watch with the Leather, Modern Buckle, or Sport band.

    The company posted a picture of what it claims is the world’s first gold-plated Apple Watch on its Instagram page:

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    Prices for Apple Watch gold-plating cost between $650 – $875, depending on which band you have. That price obviously doesn’t include the price of the actual Stainless Steel watch, which you have to provide. Unfortunately, the process doesn’t work on the Sport’s aluminum body, but if you want something even super flashy, they also have options for Rhodium, Platinum, Palladium, and Ruthenium.

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    Can an Apple watch read your mind?

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    If you buy this generation of Apple watch, you are making a statement about your willingness to shape the future. You might not be convinced of the functionality or the capabilities which the watch offers -- yet you understand that the future is about wearables.

    The shift is both a technological trajectory from desktops to laptops to mobile/tablets to wearables and a shift from connected devices to a connected world driven by the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technologies. These shifts have profound impacts on consumer behavior and behavioral economics.

    Consumer decisions in these models are deemed irrational, driven by emotion, and easily influenced. Tactics formed from social psychology like priming activate subconscious emotional associations consumers have with products. Olfactory marketing (using appealing scents to create a positive branding) rapidly targets our primitive brain centers of emotion and memory to shorten the time you think you are waiting in line or to encourage buying behaviors.

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    Facereading decisions

    Neuromarketing accesses our psychophysiological emotional indicators like biometrics or facereading seeking our implicit associations. Any or all of these techniques, when well executed, can have a significant impact on the growth and reach of brands. All are impacted by the emergence of wearable technologies augmenting human experience and decision-making.

    Our research at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London with global media agency Mindshare: SHIFT 2015 looked at consumer engagement with wearables and defining what 'need states' wearables technology can fulfill.

    Why consumers make certain choices

    Need states are context-dependent triggers that lead to the choice of a particular brand. Crucially need states are not interested in 'why' a consumer makes a particular choice but instead questions like 'when', 'where', or 'how' that relate to behavior, context, and emotion instead of attitude or rational choice.

    To identify these need states we worked intensely with 14 UK consumers experimenting with and simulating the potential future intersections of wearable technologies and brands ranging from smart watches, fashion, fitness and lifestyle bands, wearable cameras, and mood tracking. We interviewed technical subject-matter-experts in data, privacy, advertising, and futurism. And we conducted a quantitative survey of UK consumers. The findings illustrate six key need states fulfilled by wearables -- flow, reflection, affinity, performance, value exchange, and self-expression.

    Opportunities for consumers to learn through data

    There is tremendous fatigue with the frictions introduced into social life by the current generation of mobile technologies. Technologies and brands that enhance flow will succeed.

    Reflection draws upon the heritage of wearables in the quantified self movement and identifies opportunities for consumers to learn about themselves through the data and identify pathways to self-improvement. This is not always desirable.

    There is nothing more important to people than their self-image and we will turn off anything that damages our self-esteem. It is crucial that these reflections run in the background, not holding up a cracked mirror for reflection but instead nudging us by for example suggesting feel-good films when we get home from work correlated to our anxious mood tracking on a wearable. Affinity can be either very intimate like sending a hug through a hug shirt or squeezing a partner's wrist virtually when you get notice that they are having a tough day from their wearable emotional index. Or distant but connected experiences like all the shirts in the stadium glowing red in collective euphoria as the ball hits the back of the net. These little or grand gestures can help people keep their mind open and to resist what Freud called the "narcissism of small differences". Performance opens up opportunities for banks to 'coach' consumers in the financial management of cashless payments or building retailers supporting DIY tasks through a heads-up display. Branded utility like this puts content instead of advertising at the heart of marketing and consumer engagement.

    What's the value of the data

    The need state of Value Exchange perhaps most compellingly frames the complexity of the issues of human psychology linked with wearable sensors. Consider the question -- would you share your sleep data with a retailer? In our experiments participants continually questioned and negotiated the value of their data. Concerns about privacy were matched by positive responses to personalized offers. One example is offering sleep patterns to a beauty products vendor so they can map your sleep to the perfect skin moisturizer for your patterns. Self Expression need state is about understanding the paradox of the means. Sometimes the means are a means to an end and sometimes the means is the end. Which explains why people are buying this generation of Apple Watch and not waiting for the next generation of watch, like I am.

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