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Tiny Screen

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If you are just getting used to the small screens on wearables such as smart watches, get ready for the next innovation. A new idea from Tiny Circuits called the TinyScreen could significantly expand where these mini screens make practical sense.

TinyCircuits is an Open Source Hardware company specializing in designing and manufacturing very small (Tiny) electronics. Based out of Akron, OH, TinyCircuits was originally started in 2011 by Ken Burns as AkroSense LLC, with the intent to develop cheap, smart (very easy to use) and tiny sensors.

An image of smart watch next to a smart phone.

Do Smartwatches Satisfy a Real User Need or Just a Fun Novelty?

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WIRED magazine recently had a story suggesting that Google is the company that can succeed with smartwatches where others have failed. I completely agree with their justification, but I am still not convinced about the smart watch. “Amidst speculation that Apple’s long-fabled iWatch might in fact be a health-specific wristband, Android Wear is clearly aiming for something much bigger.”…