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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Naziri
Everything is smart at CES -- watches, glasses, shoes, gloves -- so it's not surprising to find intelligent cars. BMW unveiled the i3, a concept electric vehicle, that communicates with a smart watch, specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Gear. In addition to displaying the car's vitals, including battery status and driving range, the smartwatch can be used to navigate. CES 2014: Full coverage Users can send addresses from their smartphone contact list directly to the car's built-in navigation system.
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Naziri
Everything is smart at CES -- watches, glasses, shoes, gloves -- so it's not surprising to find intelligent cars. BMW unveiled the i3, a concept electric vehicle, that communicates with a smart watch, specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Gear. In addition to displaying the car's vitals, including battery status and driving range, the smartwatch can be used to navigate. CES 2014: Full coverage Users can send addresses from their smartphone contact list directly to the car's built-in navigation system.
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BUSINESS
August 20, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Young adults tend to be early adopters of new technology. But as Samsung Electronics Co. gets ready to unveil its Gear smart watch next month, it could run into a barrier among young users who have grown up with time-telling smartphones in their pocket instead of watches around their wrists. “A lot of the millennial behavior is transitory,” said Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future . “But as people age, they still are not wearing watches and we'll begin to find out next month if that behavioral change is transformational.” The center, affiliated with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, has been tracking the same group of people for 13 years.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Young adults tend to be early adopters of new technology. But as Samsung Electronics Co. gets ready to unveil its Gear smart watch next month, it could run into a barrier among young users who have grown up with time-telling smartphones in their pocket instead of watches around their wrists. “A lot of the millennial behavior is transitory,” said Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future . “But as people age, they still are not wearing watches and we'll begin to find out next month if that behavioral change is transformational.” The center, affiliated with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, has been tracking the same group of people for 13 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1994
Slowly but surely media education is reaching schools, and I'm glad Howard Rosenberg gave the subject notice in "Urging Kids to Think for Themselves," (May 16). Educational materials such as those produced by Boston-based Continental Cablevision Inc. and Los Angeles' Center for Media Values can help teachers broach the subject in classrooms. But parents need help too. In teaching media education, it's become clear to me that to raise media-literate children, we need media-literate parents.
HEALTH
January 16, 2006 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Soccer players take note: Having a strong neck might help you head the ball better, but it might not help you avoid a concussion. One of the signature moves in soccer is heading the ball -- relaying or moving the ball downfield with a quick bump on the noggin. In the course of a soccer season, players in certain positions will head the ball many times as well as collide with other players, risking occasional concussive injury.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It's the season for smartwatches. Sony on Tuesday rolled out a smartwatch while a report says Google could release its own watch soon. Smartwatches function similarly to smartphones, but are worn on users' arms like wristwatches. Earlier this month, Samsung rolled out its own smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, for $299. REVIEW: Galaxy Gear is fun, cool but not worth buying just yet [Video] After being unveiled earlier this year, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is now available for purchase in the U.S. for $199.99.
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January 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple's next big venture could be wearable technology, starting with a "smart watch. " In a note released Wednesday, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray said he expects Apple to jump into the wearable tech market some time in 2014 or beyond. "We believe that wearable computers will ultimately be a major future trend," the note said. "Longer term (over the next 10+ years), wearable computers could eventually replace the iPhone and smartphones in general. " QUIZ: Test your Apple knowledge Munster's predictions come after rumors last week that the Cupertino tech giant is working with Intel on a Bluetooth watch that would work with the iPhone.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2011 | By John Boudreau
The watch may be making a comeback — and it will do much more than just tell time. As people have become equipped with smartphones, laptops and other digital devices with clocks, the importance of the wristwatch has diminished. But a bevy of smartwatches — devices that aim to alert users to text messages and phone calls, and even monitor health — are being rolled out in coming months by entrepreneurs who hope to create a 21st century relevance for a centuries-old gadget, the timepiece.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Andrea Chang and Tiffany Hsu
Wearable fitness trackers are in survival-of-the-fittest mode. Touted as the next big thing in technology, wearable tech has spawned a dizzying array of Internet-connected wristwatches and head-mounted devices. Leading the fledgling industry are fitness gadgets that count steps taken, calories burned and other measurements of activity. But in racing to meet the hype, many companies may have outpaced demand and rushed out products too soon. Nike said Monday that it plans to lay off a small number of employees who work on its line of FuelBand fitness accessories to "align resources with business priorities," signaling that the sporting equipment giant is scaling back its wearable hardware efforts.
HEALTH
January 16, 2006 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Soccer players take note: Having a strong neck might help you head the ball better, but it might not help you avoid a concussion. One of the signature moves in soccer is heading the ball -- relaying or moving the ball downfield with a quick bump on the noggin. In the course of a soccer season, players in certain positions will head the ball many times as well as collide with other players, risking occasional concussive injury.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1994
Slowly but surely media education is reaching schools, and I'm glad Howard Rosenberg gave the subject notice in "Urging Kids to Think for Themselves," (May 16). Educational materials such as those produced by Boston-based Continental Cablevision Inc. and Los Angeles' Center for Media Values can help teachers broach the subject in classrooms. But parents need help too. In teaching media education, it's become clear to me that to raise media-literate children, we need media-literate parents.
BUSINESS
January 1, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn and Salvador Rodriguez
2012? That is so last year! As we ring in the dawn of 2013, let's raise a virtual glass to all the tech that is yet to come in the new year. We're hoping for waterproof gadgets, bendable cellphones, a closer look at Google's mysterious Nexus Q and, God willing, a new way to watch television that involves just one remote. Here's our list of the technology we can't wait to obsess over, write about and try out in 2013. 1. iEverything:  We already know Apple will come out with new versions of all of its mobile devices, as it always does, but that doesn't make the announcements any less exciting.
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
You have to check out this incredible bicycle kick goal by 9-year-old Iker Merino of FC Barcelona's youth academy. That's right. They start teaching them highlight-reel moves at a young age in Europe. Or maybe the youngsters across the Atlantic Ocean just emulate their favorite players at a young age. Merino not only scores with a bicycle kick, but he first controls the ball by fighting for position in the penalty box before juggling the ball on his foot to set up for the shot.
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