Who doesn’t remember Her? In the well-known film from Spike Jonze, the protagonist (Joaquin Phoenix) fell in love with his virtual assistant, with whom contact you through a small earpiece. The film was released in 2013 and many saw it as a nod to a science fiction future, but few expected this picture to be more close to what it looks like. The handset in question was very similar to the popular AirPods, and Siri could well be Samantha, the platonic love of the protagonist. The technology is coming ever closer to the human body and beyond mobile, manufacturers are struggling to lead the segment of the wearables in which a small device, virtually invisible, allows the user to perform functions that currently play on the screens of the phones.

How are these devices? Amazon has made it clear this week that their plans go through to bring Alexa, your personal assistant, each time closer to the user with a number of devices that are only a glimpse of what awaits us.

AirPods: the iPhone more closely than ever

Apple has managed to consolidate a product that when he saw the light was criticized for its peculiar aesthetic aspect: the headphones AirPods, and is one of the great challenges of the technology staff consists of do not fit in the section of the image. The wireless headphones of the signature of the apple have already become a product of reference of their clients and have been approached by Siri, the wizard-based artificial intelligence firm, to the ears of their bearers. But as anticipated, Apple seems to have more ambitious plans for this device and it is rumored that in a short-term future have sensors that measure parameters of health-related with there is no need to carry other devices that make. Logically, the evolution of this type of devices is directly related to the improvement of the effectiveness of the virtual assistants, with which there are still obvious problems of communication.

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Amazon desmelena: headphones, glasses, and… a ring

If there is an entrepreneur with an undeniable spunk is without a doubt Jeff Bezos, the founder and owner of Amazon, the largest store in the world. This figure knows well that in a not so distant future the mobile screen will be replaced by another form of relationship with the machine, and the most obvious is the voice. Like Apple, Amazon aims to bring you Alexa, your virtual assistant, surround the user at all times, and a good proof of this is the constant release of speakers and small-screen devices, increasingly affordable, which allow the user to say “Alexa” with a command, and if possible, a purchase. Well, the giant wants to bring to the user more than ever the wizard and this week has presented some wireless headphones, glasses and up to a ring, which give you access to Alexa in any situation. What is true is that it seems that it is more of a warning to sailors where iran kicks the company a stake in the firm.

Apple Watch, the health care as the main battering ram

The manufacturer of Cupertino will almost always go well in the betting, with that peculiar skill that you have to know to predict with some success what is the next thing that you will want to the market. The watch Apple Watch is a sensational exponent of this, and little by little it has been consolidated as a leader in solo in the quoted segment of the wearable. In its latest iteration, the manufacturer has endowed it with a screen permanently switched on in the terminal but has based the bulk of the advances in the platform, WatchOS where you directed the device? To a growing disconnection of the iPhone and become a terminal self-centered, mainly, in the field of health and as an alternative close to the screen of the mobile.

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Oura, the ring that measures the stress

health is, without doubt, one of the more solid arguments of sale of technology devices that are worn and this I know well-another project that counts with the participation of distinguished Silicon Valley as Kevin Rose: the ring Oura. This small device was the wearable, the most compact of the market until the recent announcement of the ring of Amazon, though Oura has ambitions more concrete and in the field of health. The ring measures the physical activity of its wearer, just like any other wearable, but it incorporates an additional ingredient that is encandilando investors: it is capable of measuring the stress out of your holder. This log is possible thanks to an algorithm that, based on the information obtained by the ring, is able to determine the level of relaxation or stress your user.


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