As iPod Classic meets its end, here come the smartrings
As iPod Classic meets its end, here come the smartrings
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As iPod Classic meets its end, here come the smartrings

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goodbye iPod classic, hello smart rings? I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNet updates. [MUSIC] While Apple introduced two new iPhones and a watch, it also decided it was time to say goodbye to the original iPod. Pod music player. Apple's no longer selling the iPod Classic. It was the last music player with a screen that wasn't a touch screen. This sixth generation model with its click wheel debuted in 2007. But it was 13 years ago that Steve Jobs introduced the first iPod. And the iPod kick started a digital music revolution. But, when the Apple Watch goes on sale next year, it could also change our daily habits. People will use their wrist as a way to answer messages or as a remote control for music and tv or even wave their arm around like some magic wand to activate different wireless sensors that can open doors and pay for train tickets. But while some folks still wrestle with the idea of doing so much computing on a wrist and whether it's worth the price, there are companies already looking to your finger as the next step. The Mota Smart Ring would give a buzz and display notifications when someone's calling or texting you. The company did make a smart watch. But it's still working to raise money for the ring on Indiegogo. Its not the first smart ring. There's also Ringly. It has an actually gemstone and it lights up and buzzes when you get a message on your phone. So, will smart earrings be next? Maybe that will be an upgrade to the iPod Shuffle. Now, what about the next generation of cable? For those of you that want to cut the cord from your cable subscription, listen up. Sony's working on launching a fully online TV service and when it does, it will carry 22 Viacom networks, including Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon. The deal with Viacom is a milestone in the move to the world where you can watch popular cable channels over the internet. Intel's also trying to cook up a. Similar Internet TV offerings. Sony gave no word on when this would actually launch. As for the world of video on demand, Amazon Prime subscribers can now stream the Amazon Instant Video service from an Android phone. Before there were only mobile apps for Kindle Tablets, the Fire Phone and Apple's iOS. You won't find the Prime app on the Google Play store. Android owners need to first download the Amazon app to get to the Amazon prime app. Google users will notice another new future, the Google voice phone service will now synch up with the Google Plus hang out messenger chat service. If you use Google Voice you'll find voicemail transcripts and text. Included with Hangouts messages. iOS support is coming soon. That's your tech news update, you can always find more at cnet.com, and stay updated by subscribing to the podcast. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

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