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  T-Mobile’s Digits program has been in beta since late last year, but the third-place U.S. wireless carrier is now ready to bring the functionality to all of its customers. According to T-Mobile, Digits “breaks the phone number free from phone” and will be available starting May 31st. Digits is in essence virtualizes a customer’s phone number, allowing it to be used with multiple devices. Your phone number is no longer tied to a device or SIM — instead, it’s easily transportable for use on another smartphone, tablet, or even PC. In fact, you could use Digits with a smartphone that is currently... Read more...
Wearable computing is fascinating, both for the many practical challenges designers must solve before a device is functional and convenient and for the wonderful possibilities of it all. Google Glass is definitely currently one of the more high-profile endeavors in that regard, but Microsoft is at it, too. Microsoft Research has been developing Digits, a wrist-mounted device that lets users control devices such as smartphones, tablets, radios, and video game systems using gestures in the air. In addition to creating a 3D representation of a user’s hand on a screen, Digits can control devices... Read more...