Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:50 UTC
Apple "According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays with ITO-coated glass." It must be the holiday lull. I'm this close to putting this in the joke category.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Fri 28th Dec 2012 16:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

In the 80's I had a computer watch, although it didn't connect to my phone. Well, it only connect to my Commodore 64 with a cable. Anyway, there is nothing new about "computer" watches.

Plenty of those from Seiko back then http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/nerdwatch/seiko-computer-watch-fun/

But apparently they didn't prove very useful. Maybe trying to be useful is the wrong way, maybe it's better to try being fun - like a watch with... Tetris ;)
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Nelsonic/Tetris.htm

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 29th Dec 2012 09:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12



Aye, I have the RC-1000 and UC-2002 watches plus the UC-2200 and UC-2100 keyboards.

The RC-1000 could be attached to a C64, allowing you set alarms and upload memos.

It had an hour chime, daily alarm, weekly, monthly and IIRC an alarm at date X. The nasty thing was ALL the alarms were either on or ALL alarms were off. Thus if I set an alarm for November 5th a few months in advance every hour, every day and every week the watch would make a noise. If I turned that off I wouldn't remember the 5th of November.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Mon 31st Dec 2012 00:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

BTW oldish hardware and... software - recently ( http://www.osnews.com/thread?546039 ) you were wondering if ~spider naming theme would be apt for browsers.

Well, there is this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachne_(web_browser)
(plus, the software category of web spiders, from the times of slower & more expensive connections)

Thus if I set an alarm for November 5th a few months in advance [...] If I turned that off I wouldn't remember the 5th of November.

Do you really need an alarm for that date? ;)

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