Wearable Tech World From the Expert Archive
Qualcomm's Toq Smartwatch - It's Not about the Smartwatch, It's about the Magical Display
Back in 2009 - 2010, which seems to us unequivocally ancient as far as looking back in time relative to today's wearable technology world, Qualcomm first showed off its new Mirasol display technology. Mirasol is quite interesting because it doesn't u… - 12/03/2013
Sony's New SmartWig Patent - Dumbest Wearable Tech Ever or Brilliant Medical Idea?
Leave it to Engadget to unearth yet another kooky tech product! This time around they've managed to uncover a new Sony patent filing that looks to endow wigs with the ability to pair up via Bluetooth with smartphones or other Bluetooth devices. - 11/26/2013
Jawbone's New Wristband UP24 - Always Connected, Always Motivated
Several days ago, Jawbone announced new software and a new hardware option for its UP wearable tech fitness system - which is comprised of Jawbone's fitness tracking wristband, app and data services. - 11/20/2013
Pivothead Wearable Imaging Launches Next Generation SMART Eyewear and New IndieGoGo Campaign
Pivothead Wearable Imaging - a Gold Sponsor for TMC's upcoming Sport and Fitness Tech (FAST) Conference and upcoming Wearable Tech Conference - and the developer of a very cool video-cam smart glasses device and platform, the Pivothead Eyewear, is in… - 11/14/2013
New Apple Patent Application Emerges - It is All a Wearable Tech Vision
When Apple finally delivers either its first piece of real wearable technology or, as may prove to be likely, it delivers not only wearable tech but also a grander scheme for how wearable tech will work within Apple's larger vision of the future, it … - 11/07/2013
The New adidas Smart Run Smartwatch - It's Very Cool but the miCoach Platform is the Secret Sauce
The new adidas smartwatch, its Smart Run - slated to arrive for purchase on November 1, 2013, is a very impressive runner's tool. We caught up with Paul Gaudio recently to dig deeper into its key differntiators and value propositions. It's very cool. - 10/31/2013
Is Microsoft Testing Eyewear Similar to Google Glass? Yes - But it is Hardly a Surprise
Microsoft missed the boat on mobile computing, it missed the boat on tablets, and a long time ago it almost missed the boat on the Web and Internet. That latter tidbit may seem odd to those who aren't Microsoft historians, but when Netscape first cam… - 10/24/2013
New Nike+ FuelBand SE Announced Today at NikeFuel Forum Live Event
About 18 months after Nike announced the original Nike FuelBand, at a live event in downtown New York City this morning Nike followed it up by getting the word out on its new Nike+ FuelBand SE, along with new and updated capabilities to its Nike+ eco… - 10/15/2013
Apple, LG, Samsung - The Next Golden Age of Curved Display Mobility
Coming on the heels of our speculation yesterday day about curved screen iPad minis, both LG and Samsung are now making a lot of noise about upcoming new smartphones that are likely to feature curved display screens as part of their design makeup. - 10/03/2013
Will the Wave of New Wearable Products Change Product Development?
The buzz around wearable technology has been escalating the past several months. In fact, wearable technology has moved beyond product concepts to actual products worn by consumers. - 10/02/2013
Will Samsung's Mad Dash Approach to Product Development Kill the Galaxy Gear before it Launches?
Just last week we took note of the rather significant differences between how Apple and Samsung operate. We noted that we consider Apple a long term and long distance marathoner and we likened Samsung to taking the "mad dash" approach to product deve… - 09/17/2013
Apple's New M7 Motion Co-Processor and Apple's Wearable Tech Marathon vs. Samsung's Mad Dash
Last Tuesday, Samsung unveiled both its new Galaxy Note 3 hybrid phone/tablet and the really new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Out intrepid colleague Rachel Ramsey hit up the Samsung event held in New York City that day, and provided the relevant d… - 09/12/2013
Samsung's Galaxy Gear Sparks Mainstream Movement Toward Wearable Technology
I was in Times Square for the live webcast of Samsung Unpacked, Episode 2, where I also had the opportunity to go hands-on with Samsung's move into wearable technology - the Galaxy Gear. Galaxy Gear is a smartwatch that is powered by Android and can … - 09/04/2013
Jamming for Google Glass -- Where is the App for That?
For readers familiar with my interest in wearable technology and my belief that we have entered what I have called "The Age of Awareness," you know I am a non-apologetic fan of the possibilities the embedding communications in literally everything we… - 08/23/2013
Is D-Day for Samsung's Smartwatch Arriving on September 4, 2013?
When the company's Galaxy S4 was announced, Samsung began a "Samsung Unpacked 2013" campaign, along with a subhead that read "Episode 1." And now Samsung has announced that Samsung Unpacked 2013 "Episode 2" is headed our way, both at the IFA Technolo… - 08/06/2013
Eye Wonders - Wireless Contact Lens Displays and Zoomable Contacts
Nanotechnology, microelectronics and our ongoing ability to make electronics ever smaller are leading us to all sorts of cool wearable tech. Most of that technology is currently wearable in some form or fashion though smart fabrics, under the skin se… - 08/02/2013
From Wearable Technology to adidas to M2M
Since late last year, we've had a major focus on the wearable technology space. As the conference chair for TMC's Wearable Technology Expo and Conference, we've had the uniquely interesting challenge of assembling a world class collection of wearable… - 07/29/2013
Can Wearable Technology Save Dell?
When Michael Dell, his M&A partners and Dell's board first announced their plans to buy up Dell and take it private, we were - and we remain - significantly skeptical on many fronts. We haven't followed every bit of maneuvering the interested parties… - 07/09/2013
The State of the Art in Wearable Tech - The New $10B to $50B Market That Impacts All of Us
Wearable technology (WT) isn't simply about gadgets. Sure, today you might think of Nike's Fuelband or Jawbone's UP or Pebble's smartwatch or any of today's new fashion-centric wearable tech outfits as being state of the art. In some ways, yes, these… - 06/25/2013
Ultra-Slim and Truly Curvable Glass from Corning Arrives - Is a Cool New Apple Product Not Far Behind?
There have been a great many rumors over the last few months that Apple is working on a new device that will put to use flexible glass. When we say "flexible glass," we do not mean some sort of plastic that may look like glass but in fact isn't. We s… - 06/18/2013
Apple's Electronic Devices with Eye Gaze Detection Capabilities: Hey, for an iWatch?
The headline for this story is the title of a just filed Apple patent application. The patent application was filed on May 30, 2013 and goes into a fair amount of detail on what exactly Apple might have up its sleeve. What is intriguing is that with … - 06/05/2013
Did Apple Board Member Bill Campbell Hint at an Apple Smart Watch Recently?
Over the last few weeks we've been gearing up to take a dive into what Apple might deliver in the future in terms of wearable technology. Sure, the mythical iWatch may perhaps become less mythical, but our interest is in the larger theme of wearable … - 04/29/2013
Google Glass Apps Start to Appear: What's Next, Sports?
The Internet was abuzz with the news that The New York Times (NYT) already is out with an app for Google Glass. Downloadable now, the app will allow those lucky few who are the first to get a pair of the augmented reality glasses the ability to not o… - 04/29/2013
Google Glass Mirror API Released for Developers, Hardware Specs Also Released
It seems sometimes that things are perhaps too much Google Glass, perhaps too much all the time. We admit this may be the case, but then, a lot of folks - especially developers - are interested these days, so we do sometimes get into a Google Glass l… - 04/16/2013
The Inner Workings of Google Glass in Print and Pictures
The Google Glass project has certainly been an interesting adventure to date. For some folks, what the system does isn't particularly special - we've seen a variety of different technologies deliver on various pieces of it.
For others, the hardwar… - 04/11/2013
VEA Buddy - A Smart Watch That is Almost Already Real
Amidst all the talk these days of Google, Apple and Samsung - let's call them the "big three" - fighting it out for the seemingly new category of "smart watches" and with all of the fighting taking place solely in the minds and sensationalistic headl… - 03/27/2013
UCLA Researchers Deliver Truly Bendable Super Lightweight Batteries
Many of us are by now familiar with the idea of bendable smartphone displays. Samsung and Nokia are both on the leading edge of developing such displays, and in their own right, they are certainly at the cutting edge. One thing you always notice abou… - 03/18/2013
Oculus Rift: The Death of Reality
Oculus Rift is a new head mounted 3D headset which was presented at South by Southwest and provided one of the most realistic affordable experiences in gaming. Call it a better machine eye interface, far closer to tapping into the optical nerve than … - 03/12/2013
Bionics: Wearable Tech Encounters of the Third Kind
Thanks to the efforts of major companies such as Nike and numerous startups, a groundswell of health- , fitness- and wellness-oriented consumer wearable technology and real wearable products has recently emerged.
In addition to health and fitness… - 03/08/2013
The iWatch: Cool Idea But Will You Want One?
The rumored iWatch from Apple sounds to me like it could be a cool idea. Having the critical parts of your smartphone available on your wrist could be handy if you are exercising, driving, or even eating (assuming you don't dump your drink on your la… - 03/05/2013
Wearable Computing Devices Will Exceed 485 Million in Annual Shipments by 2018
If it wasn't already clear to you, the wearable technology marketplace is nearing that magical tipping point where a market moves from hype and/or novelty to mainstream reality. Wearable technology may in fact have already crossed the tipping point a… - 02/21/2013
Are You Excited? I Can See - Literally
The Netherlands has officially stepped up in the wearable technology space. It's one thing to make garments interactive with technology and social media, but it's another thing entirely to create clothing that can physically read and transmit your em… - 02/06/2013
Zenneck Waves Keep Wearable Tech Wireless Communications 'Close to the Vest'
Typically, when people talk of wearable technology today, they tend to refer to a single device that a user might wear - a watch, or a monitor/sensor of some sort, usually something that is bulky enough to sport a transmitting radio of some kind - "t… - 02/05/2013
Wearable Technology - The Next Mobility Market is Booming!
The wearable technology market is still in the early stage of evolution, but it has demonstrated significant growth and adoption in various end user market segments, in particular fitness, wellness, healthcare generally and medical monitoring more sp… - 01/22/2013
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