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Comment Re:What is the appeal of these things? (Score 1) 129

For me: looking at the wrist is easier than taking out the phone. I can easily tell if a notification is important enough for me to take out the phone or not, saving me a step. Secondary function is to monitor heart rate/calorie consumption, which may not matter to the average /. user who sits in front of a computer all day. I'll easily pay $100 for a device that does this.

Comment Re:My first first? (Score 1) 254

Not entirely a fair comparison since they are probably comparing an older android phone to a newer iPhone. However, their experience showed that Android is glitchy, and the perception is that iOS is more stable than Android, hence motivating the switch. New Android hardware may not fix any stability issues in this case.

Comment Re:Of course, nothing prevents the owner from (Score 1) 266

TV remote filters are the opposite, they block out visible light and allow IR to pass (if they blocked IR, they would fail to work). Developed film can be used as an IR pass through filter.

For the application in this article, something like this would be appropriate:

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