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Cortana Clip - The New In-Ear Wearables

Microsoft is working on a new device named "Clip", a dedicated Cortana device.


(3D printed wearable device)

When it comes to the improvements within the field of artificial intelligence functioning as a personal assistant by constantly freeing up cognitive space, the hearable device can become a useful tool that is able to suggest things to you because it has gained capability to correctly second guess your needs. It will be the kind of device that will discretely fitted in your ear and give you the right contextual advice at the right time . Another possible feature is that of an in-ear translator. It will give the wearer the power to break existing language barriers and make it possible for them to converse with anyone no matter the language they speak.

The most recent development in hearables comes courtesy of giant tech company Microsoft. Still in its early development stages, the Cortana device, known as Clip, has been targeted for release in 2016. This will be a wearable aimed at women on the go and could potentially be designed as a piece of jewelry. The prototype is whispered to be ready by end of 2015. Microsoft’s objective is to design a voice activated hearable device that will allow the wearer to hear messages and also interact with a virtual assistant. The good news is that this hearable will not be exclusively available to the Windows Phone device, it is being designed to also work with Siri, Google voice and will be compatible with iOS and Android. This is a great feature that will eliminate the limitations that consumers currently have and will most likely appeal to many more users even if they do not own a Windows Phone.

Fans of Ray Bradbury recall the wearable seashell radio from his 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451:

The little mosquito-delicate dancing hum in the air, the electrical murmur of a hidden wasp snug in its special pink warm nest. The music was almost loud enough so he could follow the tune.

Without turning on the light he imagined how this room would look. His wife stretched on the bed, uncovered and cold, like a body displayed on the lid of the tomb, her eyes fixed in the ceiling by invisible threads of steel, immovable. And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind. The room was indeed empty. Every night the waves came in and bore her off on their great tides of sound, floating her, wide-eyed, toward morning. There had been no night in the last two years that Mildred had not swum that sea, had not gladly gone down in it for the third time.

Via Fashnerd.

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