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Apple Watch Series 4 wins SID award

Apple Watch Display Wins Another Award by Society for Information Display

Recently, the Society for Information Display (SID) announced its awards for this year. It is one of the several Displays of the Year, and surprise, surprise! The Apple Watch Series 4 got the highest honour. It’s no surprise to us fanbois and fangurls, tbh. We’ve always known that the hype around the Apple Watch display is true and now, we have an award to show.

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The harmful, dangerous gases and fine dust particles in the air are difficult to detect. If not the daily morning news, there’s nothing to warn us against the high levels of carbon monoxide around us. While we have devices to monitor the quality of air at home and office, but what about when are outdoors in the midst of toxic air? If only our smart devices could help us out!

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Apple Watch Ruled the Global Wearable Market in Q4 2018

Apple’s lead in the wearables game was highlighted by the latest report showing that there were 10.4 million Apple Watches among 16.2 million werable devices shipped in the Q4 2018. The Cupertino-based company currently offers Apple Watch Series 3, Apple watch Series 4, Apple Watch Hermès and Apple Watch Nike+ in the market.

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Understanding the Difference Between the Two Apple Watch Models

One fine day I was pondering over the ponds (thank Kenny Sebastian for this gem!) wondering whether to future proof myself and go with a GPS+cellular Apple Watch or be a basic bitch and get the GPS model to save those extra bucks and buy a house!  If you like me are unable to decide between the two Apple Watch versions, here’s a showdown that might help you choose. Read on!

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Game of Thrones Apple Watch app

Apple Watch App Helps You Track the Heart Pumping Moments of Game of Thrones

We know that Game of Thrones is not very easy on the heart. With deaths and plot twists just a blink of an eye away, the show is not for the weak hearted. A new Apple Watch app now has measurable proof of just how taxing the show is on the heart!

The app — called Cardiogram — was used to measure the heart-rate of fans as they watched the show. And according to the findings, a large fraction of people experienced higher pulse rate, not during VFX filled action sequences, instead, during more dialogue heavy scenes. AppleInsider reports

Fans of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones are more excited by dialogue than by action scenes, according to a study by heart monitoring app Cardiogram of Apple Watch users.

Of course, the action sequences had their fair share of heart-attack inducing moments. Most potent of them was when Jaime lost all sense of rationality and thought while charging full speed at Dany that he could end the war with a single swing of his sword — or, with a single poke of his spear, as the case maybe!

Apple Watch app game of thrones

The event with the highest average pulse rate so far was Jamie Lannister’s charge against Daenerys Targaryen and Drogon, an action scene that focused on conflict between two main characters, preceded by another scene concerning Tyrion Lannister’s internal conflict.

As mentioned earlier, it was interesting to note that dialogues-based scenes were more powerful than those with action. I think that is a proof that people are actually invested in the characters, and that they feel for these characters. So unlike most action movies/tv-shows, GoT doesn’t shock for the sake of shocking. This is also in tune with what GRR Martin has always emphasised. He has quoted William Faulkner many-a-times in the interviews, and said: “The only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself.”

“The findings, where dramatic dialogue-driven scenes dominate compared to high budget and violent action scenes, seems to correlate with “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George RR Martin’s own beliefs in the matter. “

Even scenes that had almost no dialogue. For example, the Night King staring into Jon’s eyes, raising the dead, ranked pretty high up. As was this season’s Arya-Nymeria reunion (of sorts).

Apple Watch app game of throne

With Season 7 drawing to a close and a lot of storylines finally meeting (Jon-Danny, Stark reunion, etc), we are sure to have some more of these heart-spikes! All I can say is I am happy I am not using this app, because come finale, I am sure my heart is going to explode.