Need to know: Dick Tracy would dig the Samsung smartwatch + other science fiction predictions

Smartwatch technologyBack in the 1930s, cartoonist Chester Gould introduced the world to Dick Tracy, a private eye in a signature yellow duster and hat, who communicated with his top-secret contacts via wrist-watch. While yellow dusters are unlikely to become a hip new trend, the science fiction based “radio watch” may have just met its modern, real-world sibling. Meet the Samsung smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. While smartwatches have been around for a few years, they haven’t actually been very smart; the Galaxy Gear is the first watch to mimic the functionality of watch, phone, camera, and task manager. If you’ve been waiting for a video watch since catching episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid, those cartoon versions may now be reality. Read more