Bluetooth beacons coming to ballparks
Major League Baseball's app incorporates Apple's iBeacon technology, Google Search handles your complex questions, and Xbox Fitness tracks your heart rate with the Kinect.
CNET Update demos the next step for Bluetooth:
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In this episode of Update:
- Wish Google a
happy 15th birthday
how the search engine is evolving
to better understand long questions and phrases. If you're nostalgic for the early days of Google, have a chuckle when searching the phrase "
Google in 1998
Workout with Xbox Fitness
, coming to Xbox One users with a Live Gold subscription. The program features celebrity trainers and uses the Kinect to check vitals, like heart rate. It's also smart enough to tell how hard you're punching. The program is free for Gold members through the end of 2014.
- Get a peak at how Major League Baseball will use Apple's iBeacon technology to send messages to fans at stadiums next year. Bluetooth beacons will send signals to iPhone owners using the "At the Ballpark" app. I got a
demonstration of how the technology works
at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.
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