Xiaomi Unveils ’90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear’ Shoes Powered by Intel

There are very few companies that can boast of a product portfolio as diverse as Xiaomi. Now, the Chinese company has expanded its product range even further as it has launched its smart shoes powered by Intel technology. The ’90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear’ shoes (yes, this is the name) come with Intel’s Curie chip and provide users with information such as distance travelled and calories burnt.

The smart shoes from Xiaomi, developed by Shanghai-based Runmi Technology Co. Ltd, come with 60 days of battery life and have Intel’s compact Curie chip that stores all the fitness related data, reports GizChina. The shoes are reportedly aimed at professional runners/athletes and come with arch design and anti-skid features.Xiaomi Unveils '90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear' Shoes Powered by Intel

The shoes are able to detect movement and can be used for walking, running, or even climbing, as per the report. The smart shoes from Xiaomi are available in Black and Surf Blue colour options for men while Black and Pink colour options for women. Further there is a special “Blue Edition” of the shoes that glows in the dark.

The shoes have been priced at CNY 299 (roughly Rs. 2,900) and will be available from the company’s crowdfunded Mijia platform via the Mi Home website, and shipments begin from April 15.

It should be noted that these shoes are currently available for purchase exclusively in China. If you can look past the name, it does appear to be an attractive offering from the company at an affordable price.

 

5 ways to keep learning till 90!

 Tips to keep your mind active till 90
 In her TED talk, Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University, talked about “learning how to learn without procrastinating”. Here’s how to go about it.

Unearth your hidden potentials

Unearth your hidden potentials
 

Use mental powers to discover your hidden potential. Says Oakley, “I was a linguist who hated math and science; I had no talent for either topic. Yet, I’m now a professor of engineering. Musicians can become medical doctors. High school dropouts can become college graduates and business executives. People are realising that life-long learning is key not only to career success, but also to a happier and healthier life.”

​Have a brain that wants to keep learning

​Have a brain that wants to keep learning
 

Firstly, start playing action-style video games. Neuroscientific research has shown that these types of games improve the function of key “focusing” areas of the brain, as well as vision. Exercise! Exercise helps promote growth of new neurons, which helps you learn better. Present yourself with new experiences. “Try a different route to work. Variety can help your new neurons to survive, thrive, and make new connections. Start learning a foreign language. You’ll directly boost the areas of the brain that are often most affected by ageing,” says Oakley.

​Make learning a fun experience, and reward yourself

​Make learning a fun experience, and reward yourself
 

When you “reward” yourself, it helps the brain to rearrange and understand the material that’s been learned.

​Learning till 90

​Learning till 90
 

No matter what your age, new neurons are born every day in your hippocampus. Developing a learning lifestyle helps those new neurons to survive, which allows you to maintain mental sharpness. If you want to have a sharp mind until age 90 and beyond, just keep learning.

​Be persistent

​Be persistent
 

Persistence is key. Don’t ever give up too easy.