August 20, 2013 |
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.
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.
January 16, 2006 |
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.
October 15, 2013 |
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.
December 18, 2011 |
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.
January 1, 2013 |
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.