AccuWeather’s new AccUcast service is like Waze for weather

We’ve all been there; you check your favorite weather app to see what’s going on outside, only to find the info was off when you leave home. A new feature in the AccuWeather iOS app called AccUcast lets users like you submit weather conditions to provide a real-time contextual view of your environment. AccUcast is like Waze, only for weather. If it’s cloudy where you are, just report it via the AccuWeather app. Areas where rain, wind or snow are reported will have a small pin. When you zoom out, the pins become a color-coded area on the map. You…

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The next version of Google Glass will be foldable, more durable



Google Glass 2.0, which will be aimed at the enterprise and workplace, will reportedly fold up like a regular pair of glasses.

According to a 9to5Google report, Google Glass 2.0 will also be water-resistant and sport a more rugged design.

The report says the new rugged design is “built to withstand normal drops and bumps” and will also have fewer buttons and ports. The “Explorer Edition” of Google Glass only has two buttons: the on/off button and a camera button

Unless Google plans to remove the touchpad on the side of Google Glass, which is used for navigation and can be tapped like a button, there aren’t many buttons to remove in the first place. Read more…

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Helix wearable hides your Bluetooth earbuds in a tiny strip of wrist bling



Recent months have seen a huge spike in wearable tracker devices, but a new wearable wants to do something a lot simpler: hold one of your other gadgets

The Helix are a pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds that come with a flexible, FitBit-like bracelet to house the device when not in use.

Some of the company’s promotional images show users wearing the Helix on one wrist and an Apple Watch on the other, images that lean toward wrist gadget overkill. However, Angela Pan, the CEO of Ashley Coe, the digital accessories company behind the Helix, doesn’t think the new wearable will contribute to device overload Read more…

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Google Maps adds Your Timeline view, showing where you’ve been on any given day

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Google Maps adds Your Timeline view, showing where you’ve been on any given day  —  Your Timeline: Revisiting the world that you’ve explored  —  Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you’ve been — whether it’s a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago?