Wearable Tech World Featured Article Archive

Would You Continue to Wear a Wearable Device if it Saves Your Life?
I think that it is safe to say that everything has a life expectancy, much like people themselves. No matter how popular a device, fad, location, or just about anything can be, there always seems to come a point when we decide that it was great while… - 07/28/2014

Wearable Tech: The Dawning of the Age of Digital Utilitarianism
This past week was TMC's third Wearable Tech Expo event at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. For three days, starting with an intriguing day at our co-located FAST (Fitness & Sports Wearable Technology) conference, attendees were treated to t… - 07/28/2014

'Smartshoes' Set to Expand Wearable Tech Market
People always talk the talk about how far technology has come, but when are we going to walk the walk? Apparently, we can do that sooner rather than later, with new wearable tech that within months will quite literally be at our feet. - 07/28/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
If you take a look at a lot the wearable devices that are out on the market today such as the multitude of wristbands, smartwatches and eyewear, the first thing that you should notice is they all have a curve to them. One thing that has always gotten… - 07/26/2014

Wearable Tech Expo Experiences the 'Augumenta' Reality
Augumenta's story begins fifteen years back, 1999 to be exact, when Tero Aaltonen filed for a patent to prove he had a great idea-smart glasses with a platform offering greater ability for interaction. The technology did not exist yet to build Aalton… - 07/25/2014

Shocking: New Wearable Bracelet to Change Behavior, Not Just Track It
For some of us, getting in those sixty minutes each day can seem like torture and we will make every excuse we can think of, not to walk into the fitness establishment's doors. - 07/25/2014

Look Mom, No Hands
UbiTech NYC (formerly Glass NYC) is one of the largest communities of Glass users, designers and developers in the world. The group has embraced the interoperability of the technologies of life. It features individuals working on interesting products… - 07/24/2014

Force Illusions Offer a New Means to Interact With Wearables
While wearable technology is certainly catching on in its own right, there are some who look at the whole thing and see a certain level of similarity with everything being offered. Most wearable devices go on the wrist, most have a screen display, mo… - 07/24/2014

We're on the Brink of a Wearable Tech Tipping Point - But Will the A&D Industry Embrace It?
Will wearable devices be the next widely adopted form of consumer technology? 'Wearable tech' was the talk of CES 2014, the global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas in January, and Gartner has predicted that the mark… - 07/24/2014

Lenovo Trots Out Prototypes to Bring in Hardware Partners, Signs Deal with Vuzix
While the Lenovo smart glasses prototype looks a lot like Google Glass in its construction, there are some clear differences like a battery that attaches down around the user's neck. It's keeping comparatively quiet on details so far, so making furth… - 07/24/2014

At Wearable Tech Expo: Transbeam is a Name to Know
Located in New York City, Transbeam is a privately held company that provides data, voice and IT solutions through its nationwide data and voice network. - 07/24/2014

At Wearable Tech Expo: WristMC, Accessorizing Smartphones One at a Time
While wearable technology is hitting the market like gangbusters, in the rush to market many developers, entrepreneurs and corporations forgot to incorporate one important item: fashion. - 07/24/2014

Xiaomi's Mi Band Offers Extremely Inexpensive Health Tracking
Wearable technology is on an explosively upward trajectory, and that's a point that really can't be disputed. With a host of new technologies emerging, and new competitors taking the field, it's hard to stand out amongst the growing crowd. But Xiaomi… - 07/23/2014

Wearable Devices Could Soon See Flexible, Printed Batteries
There are a couple of things that I learned at last year's first Wearable Technology Expo. As impressive as a wearable device can be, if it does not have, at least, a sense of fashion you will not wear it, just as important, if it does not actually p… - 07/22/2014

Vertu Considers Manufacturing Luxury Wearable Devices
Vertu is already a well-known creator of luxury mobile devices, well-known for offering smartphones with price points similar to a new car. Vertu products feature a heavy blend of style, functionality and ease-of-use, and all of them are hand-made fo… - 07/21/2014

Silent Beacon Provides Affordable Emergency Alert System
Silent Beacon, Inc., a startup from Germantown, Md., takes advantage of Bluetooth technology to provide a new kind of alert system for people who find themselves in troublesome situations, such as accidents and robberies. It's a similar concept to Li… - 07/21/2014

LevelUp Releases Android Wear App for Payments
The wearable tech revolution is upon us with all the major tech giants making plays with smartwatch devices, especially Google with its Android Wear operating system, designed specifically for developing the wearables of the future. - 07/21/2014

Lollapalooza 2014 Turns to Wearable Tech for Cardless Payment System
Lollapalooza has long been a name to conjure with when it comes to music festivals, sometimes mentioned in the same breath as the biggest of all such events: Woodstock. Now, Lollapalooza is taking a bold step forward, turning to a breed of wearable t… - 07/21/2014

New Report Projects Big Growth Ahead for Wearable Tech
This might seem like old news to some, but when the news starts to echo-particularly when it comes to future projections-it just improves the validity. A new report out from Technavio, taking a look at the global consumer smart wearable technology ma… - 07/21/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
For quite some time now, we have heard that Google was working on a contact lens that could monitor and deliver minute by minute hands-off measurements of glucose levels in diabetes patients. A contact lens such as Google has described not only has s… - 07/19/2014

Hotblack Luxury Watch Adds Support for Custom Notifications
The Hotblack luxury smartwatch was designed as a link between the past and present; a classic timekeeping interface merged with the benefits modern notification capabilities. It was first released as a "sports watch", enabling users to receive update… - 07/17/2014

Google Moves Closer to Development of Smart Contact Lens
Google is actively pursuing the development of a smart contact lens, announcing this week that the company will partner with pharmaceutical giant Novartis to produce prototypes within the year. No terms of the deal were disclosed. - 07/17/2014

New IDT Wireless Power Receiver Brings Big Potential to Small Package
When it comes to wearable technology, there are certain points that are universally accepted as required to make the whole concept happen in the first place. There needs to be some breed of output, there needs to be a purpose accomplished, and the te… - 07/16/2014

Amazon Snatches the Mind Behind Google Glass from Google
For three years, Barbik Parviz, a scientist focused on optical technologies, labored in the secret labs of Google X developing a technology that would excite geeks across the globe- Google Glass. Once the technology was developed, the need for a deta… - 07/16/2014

Your Devices Are Now Free To Roam The Cabin: Wearable Tech Takes Flight
Wearable devices are a steadily becoming part of our entire tech culture. While such devices are a comparatively small and somewhat limited part of that culture today, the number of devices and relevant applications for said devices is rapidly growin… - 07/16/2014

Make Room On Your Wrist: Three New iWatches May Arrive
It was enough for some that Apple was looking to get in on the wearable technology trend, and those folks got just about all that could be asked for with the upcoming release of the iWatch. But for those who aren't getting enough Apple wearable tech … - 07/16/2014

Stonecrysus Wearable Activity Tracker App Offers More than Just Activity Tracking
Stonecrysus recently released a new wearable tracker activity and health app that considers a lot more than activity in isolation, but rather a host of separate factors combined to form an overall picture. - 07/15/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
At the end of June, Google announced its latest version of Android along with a few other new ideas, one of which is Android Wear. This is Google's new platform designed to extend its smartphone software to the world of wearable technology. Two produ… - 07/12/2014

'Glass at Work' to Deliver Enterprise Solutions
The introduction of Google Glass catapulted the wearable industry into a whole new level, making it one of the hottest markets in the world. Even though some doubt the viability of some wearable technologies, devices like the Google Glass have multip… - 07/11/2014

LEO: The Next Generation of Fitness Wearable
After losing half of his body weight with the help of only a heart rate monitor, MacEachern was staring at a self-identified "twig" in the mirror-it was time to hit the weights, but there wasn't a solution on the market to measure muscle growth. Fast… - 07/10/2014

Google Glass Nourishes Altruistic Vision in Nonprofit Sectors
Other than being prodigious human beings, bolstering equally amazing and equally virtuous causes, what is it that the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Women's Audio Mission, the Hearing and Speech Agency, Classroom Champions, and 3000 Miles to a Cure hav… - 07/10/2014

Adidas Introduces Fitsmart Wearable Fitness Tracking Device
Adidas can't strap a personal trainer to your wrist, but that doesn't stop them from doing the next best thing and developing a wristwatch styled wearable called the Fit Smart fitness tracking device. This tracker is similar to other popular products… - 07/09/2014

Comings & Goings: From Google X Employee to Vice President of Glass Partner
How does a person show their support for a new piece of hardware they have worked on developing? For Eric Johnsen, a former Google X employee who has worked on the Glass team, support comes from taking his Google Glass experience to a Glass at Work P… - 07/09/2014

Wearable Fashion: Would You Rock a Smart Bracelet?
The buzz around wearable tech isn't planning on slowing down anytime soon. From Google glasses to smartwatches, more and more companies are putting out tech products that users can wear. - 07/09/2014

India Is All Out Of Android Wear Smartwatches
A couple of weeks ago at the Google I/O event, in San Francisco, Google made some interesting announcements. Certain updates to Google Play Services 5.0 were announced. One of the highlights was the Services for Android wearables. The idea is that yo… - 07/09/2014

The LG KizON: Next Generation Child Safety Wearables
The advent of wearable tech, accessories interwoven with technology for the purpose of further augmenting the human condition, has recently given birth to an uphill battle for who will create the first mass-embraced technological adornment. This year… - 07/09/2014

AT&T Plans to Standalone by 2014's End
Wearable devices are emerging from all over the continuum of firms eager to get in on a market that's featuring a growing number of competitors and a substantial number of eager buyers. While the devices in question often accomplish different things,… - 07/09/2014

Samsung Readies Its Gear VR System for 2014 Debut
When the opening salvo of the VR market arrived in the form of the Oculus Rift, it was clear that this was a development that was not only going to fire the imaginations of gamers, but drive a host of imitators eager for a slice of a market that was … - 07/09/2014

AppData Announces Glassware App Indexing to Track Google Glass App Performance
Following in Google's footsteps, AppData, an application analytics company, has announced that its service now indexes Glassware app data in addition to the Facebook, iOS and Google Play support already provided. - 07/09/2014

A New High Score in the Works for the Virtual Reality in Gaming Market
The Transparency Market Research report in question showed that, by 2019, the virtual reality in gaming market was expected to reach roughly $5.834 billion. - 07/09/2014

Attorney Joe Daniels Discusses Wearable Computing
Hello everyone. I am Donatella Giacometti, contributing editor for TMC, the global media company. I cover the business of wearable computing, and today I'm happy to be speaking to Joseph Daniels, Partner at Loeb and Loeb LLP. Mr. Daniels represents s… - 07/08/2014

Should Your Company Develop Wearable Tech?
Wearable technology has become one of the most talked about topics in the tech world. Its potential and accessibility is displayed in most popular form via Google Glass, Google's wearable head-mounted display that offers hands-free communication and … - 07/08/2014

Android Wear Stumbles Out of the Gate
Well, this is embarrassing. Just one day after the first two watches built on the Android Wear platform were launched, a big issue in the way paid apps are getting installed on the new devices emerged-they're not. - 07/08/2014

MIT's FingerReader Converts Text to Speech in Real Time
Not long ago, we had a look at a device from the Georgia Institute of Technology that could help teach a user Braille, the commonly-used printed text for the blind, in a matter of hours. Said device was built around a technology known as Piano Touch,… - 07/08/2014

Apple Hints at Future Smartwatch Product
Smartwatches are one of the new controversial areas in technology - some criticizing them as overreaching, some excited over the new avenues they open up. Regardless, it has been a sector so far dominated by Google and the Android Wear OS. - 07/08/2014

Smartwatch Wars: Samsung is Better than LG, But Wait to Buy
It is easy to get excited about new technology and rush out to buy the latest gadget. This month, new smartwatches started showing up from both LG and Samsung and, on spec, the Samsung is better (with one caveat). But you'd be better off waiting unti… - 07/08/2014

The Happiness Blanket by British Airways Acts as a Whole-Body Mood Ring
Wearable technology is always showing up in more unusual and exotic places, and now British Airways is adding to the trend by bringing wearable technology 35,000 feet up on their transatlantic plane flights. British Airways developed a wearable devic… - 07/07/2014

When Pants Power Devices: Welcome to The Amazon Wearable Technology Store
Wearable tech has been on a lot of users' minds for some time now, and with good reason. The idea that many of the devices we use every day could be sufficiently compressed into devices that can be worn on one's person and taken everywhere has some b… - 07/07/2014

Android Wear Companion App Now Available
Android Wear is not set for release until next week, but the computerized wristwatch is already turning heads. Even though the device is not available for retail sale, taking a quick visit to the Google Play Store will reveal that an Android Wear com… - 07/07/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It seems that everyone who has thought about producing a smartwatch has decided that this is the year to move forward and come to market. - 07/05/2014

Microsoft's Planned Wearable Fitness Tracker Rumored to Support Most Mobile Platforms
The wearable tech industry is on the verge of exploding with popularity, with major companies like Apple reportedly working on tools like the iWatch, which will combine the features of smartphones with location sensors and biometric readers that enab… - 07/03/2014

Ignitech Makes Wireless Headphone using Stratasys Objet30 Pro 3D Printer
British product design house, Ignitec has successfully designed and made wireless headphones using the Stratasys Objet30 Pro 3D Printer. Stratasys is a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. - 07/03/2014

Intel Capital Invests in Wearable Tech
Wearable technology has been thriving in the health and wellness market, with companies like Fitbit creating amazing devices that can help contribute to a person's exercise regimen. Using sensors, devices can be worn as bracelets, belt clip-ons and n… - 07/02/2014

Wearable Electronics Present New Ethical Dilemmas
Google Glass has risen from concept to reality in a short span of time. As it becomes increasingly available and popular around the world, it comes a Pandora's Box of privacy issues that complicate things for the conglomerate. - 07/01/2014

Google Glass Banned in UK Movie Theaters
While Google Glass is a device that is changing the way people live their lives, there are plenty of businesses that are leading a backlash against the gadget. Add U.K. cinemas to the growing list of firms that won't allow people to sport Glass if th… - 07/01/2014

Robot Exoskeletons Helping Paraplegics Walk
The wearable tech market is one that is growing leaps and bounds. For the most part, the market is made up of devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches. One piece of wearable tech that could go a long ways towards changing people's lives is a… - 07/01/2014

New Glove Teaches Braille in Matter of Hours
Braille, a system of language for the blind in which a series of raised bumps acts as characters much in the same way that letters would for the sighted, isn't a widely-used system, nor is it easy to learn. That, however, may about to change thanks t… - 06/30/2014

ON World Study Shows Explosive Gains for Smartwatches Ahead
Right now, the smartwatch is commonly perceived as a device that falls squarely into the "nice-to-have" category of needs, and many are delaying purchases if same even have plans to get such devices in the first place. But a new study from ON World s… - 06/30/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Google has been making constant changes and small updates to its Google Glass device over the past year. The changes are the result of having the wearers, known as explorers, put the device through its paces and come up with suggestions for improveme… - 06/28/2014

Banyan Bracelet Offers Tips for Water Usage
The flow of your business's progress shouldn't take away from your flow of cash-and Banyan Water might have just the means for keeping your business cost-efficient as well as environmentally aware. Banyan Water, a technology company specializing in s… - 06/27/2014

New Withings Watch Blends Style and Fitness
Withings announced a new type of watch this week. It blends style and fitness, time and technology, and in the world of touchscreen-based devices, it does not conform to the typical "smart watch" moniker. Yet, in that same world, no one can call it j… - 06/27/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Startup mCube Lands Big Investment to Make Smaller Accelerometers
Accelerometers are a pretty big part of a great many different gadgets out there, from smartphones to tablets to even many wearable devices. But though accelerometers are a big part of the device picture, these aren't exactly large devices as a whole… - 06/27/2014

Google Energizes Glass Hardware but Current Owners Won't Benefit From It
I believe it was back in February 2013 when Google Glass was first made available to developers for the whopping price of $1,500. A contest was used to decide who would receive the limited number of devices made accessible. Since that time, developer… - 06/26/2014

Early Glass Explorers Irked by RAM Upgrade
It's one of the great perils of being an early adopter to just about anything, really; the idea that something you paid for will come out later, much less expensively, or otherwise improved. But Google's reported plans to put a little extra RAM power… - 06/26/2014

Soundhawk Scoop Allows a Modular Response to Hearing Loss
For those with hearing aids, life can be a maze of sounds. The augmentation that a hearing aid provides can mean all the difference between hearing something important and missing it in a haze of vague noises. But sometimes, the augmentation goes too… - 06/24/2014

High Fashion for Google Glass Explorers
Making the decision to become a Google Glass explorer is not a light one. Not only is the investment heavy on the wallet, but it can also quickly turn a person into a source of derision or suspicion. - 06/23/2014

Apple's iWatch Could Come in a Variety of Styles
The Wearable Tech market is becoming a bigger business every day. There are few concrete ways to tell that better than the fact that it appears Apple is still planning on jumping into the market by the end of the fall. Apple is said to be launching a… - 06/23/2014

Google Shows Off Features of Android Wear
The Wearable Tech market is becoming so popular that one of the world's largest online retailers has just started its own online storefront. Android Wear is entering the wearable tech market by recently showing off some of its top features. Developer… - 06/23/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
As we learned during last year's Wearable Tech Expo, when it comes to wearable technology, fashion plays a big role in the devices acceptability. Of course, that still brings up the question of what actually is fashionable. People seem to think that … - 06/21/2014

Google Announces First 'Glass At Work' Partners
Google Glass might become a bit of a laughing stock when it comes to the consumer world; the computing giant is trying to make the wearable tech more attractive to the business world. The search engine giant has recently announced it is working on a … - 06/20/2014

Dissecting a Funding Campaign, What's Wrong with InstaMD?
A proposed home health monitoring device called InstaMD is in the final hours of its Indiegogocampaign. The device is actually part of a package including the proprietary InstaMD headset along with access to the proprietary app/website interface. The… - 06/19/2014

One to Watch in Wearable Tech: MC10
If you've ever had a cardiac anomaly, one of the tests a doctor may order is a Holter monitor. It's a cell-phone size recording device you can tuck in a pocket, and is attached by wire to four or six sticky leads on your chest. The recorder can captu… - 06/19/2014

Wearable Tech for Man's Best Friend
Wearable tech has gone to the dogs, literally. A new piece of wearable tech, the PetPace smart collar, has been developed with the goal of keeping veterinarians up to date on their furry clients. The PetPace will monitor the vital signs of animals, e… - 06/19/2014

Samsung Gear 2 Gets Messaging Boost from Fleksy Messenger App
There are plenty of people looking in Samsung's direction when it comes to wearable tech these days-it recently proved to be top of the heap when it came to smartwatch sales as found in an ABI Research study-and now, there's one more reason to do jus… - 06/18/2014

Hospitals Using, Piloting Google Glass: Is Now Part of the Drchrono Platform
Google Glass is by far the wearable tech device that has grabbed the most attention lately. This wearable computer, worn as a pair of glasses, comes with a head-mounted display and eye-mounted camera; it allows wearers to retrieve information from th… - 06/18/2014

Spire Wearable Device Tracks Breathing as a Mood Indicator
The mood ring was one of the biggest fads of the 1970s, and though its use of skin temperature as a mood indicator wasn't exactly one of the most precise measures, the idea of measuring external responses to indicate internal feeling wasn't one to be… - 06/18/2014

Ringly Wearable Cocktail Ring Lights Up With PhoneAlerts and Sales are Already Exploding
Smart Jewelry may be one of the best avenues to take when it comes to wearable technology. One of the biggest obstacles to making wearable popular is they have to be at least somewhat fashionably designed, otherwise they are deemed as a geeky product… - 06/17/2014

Activity Trackers Beat Smartwatches by Wide Margin
When it comes to wearable technology these days, there are two form factors that immediately come to mind: smartwatches and activity trackers. While studies conducted only recently detailed that smartwatches would likely be the wearable tech of choic… - 06/16/2014

Meta's Augmented Reality Glasses Change How We See The World
While Meta's headquarters is sometimes described in ways that evoke images of the oddly pastoral, there's nothing but incredibly high-tech going on within its confines. Perhaps the greatest example of said high technology is Meta's new augmented real… - 06/16/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
With the unofficial start of summer just a couple of weeks behind us, everyone is looking to get out and have fun in the sun. However, as we have learned over the past couple of years, there is a difference between fun in the sun and just being out i… - 06/14/2014

Netatmo Releases Smart Bracelet for Sun Exposure
Summertime has arrived-a time for short sleeves, beach days, and tube after tube of aloe to soothe raging sunburns. But your skin might not have to suffer from too-low SPF or too-infrequent reapplication any longer, because there's a new gadget on th… - 06/11/2014

Salesforce Recognizing the Potential of Wearables
The Internet of Things (IoT), wearable technology and mobile communications are coming to provide a new era of service in which consumers will be able to access customizable solutions. Although the IoT and wearable technologies are relatively new, Sa… - 06/11/2014

DoCoMo Developing Wearable SIM
As the world grows more glued to its smartphones, tablets, desktops and Internet, Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo has added a new device that might bring all those devices together. The company just recently revealed its pocket-sized prototype for a w… - 06/11/2014

Lux Capital Making Investments in Transformative Tech
Lux Capital is a company focused on helping emerging companies with transformative technologies that have a goal to change the world. The team of entrepreneurs and investors help companies get better connected, have deeper insight and command industr… - 06/10/2014

New Wires Could Help Clothes Power Wearable Tech
One of the most difficult things to consider in the field of wearable technology is power supplies. Batteries, sadly, have not generally advanced the way many other technologies have, so batteries are still a little difficult to deal with, especially… - 06/10/2014

TrackingPoint, Google Glass and Corner-Shooting Gun Sights
Perhaps one of the earliest examples of augmented weapons targeting systems built right into a human head was that of "Robocop". With a kind of unnatural ease, Alex Murphy had the capability to time and track a single shot from his Auto 9 to such a d… - 06/10/2014

Garmin Has Big Plans for Wearable Technology
Garmin's CFO, Kevin Rauckman, has made it pretty clear that Garmin has some big plans for keeping its technology fresh, vibrant, and in users' hands. - 06/10/2014

Cleveland Indians Use Wearable Tech to Gauge Fan Experience
Major League Baseball has 30 team that each play 162 regular season games. With so many different regions, not every team has the same attendance and revenue capability, and small markets are always struggling to make ends meet. The league as a whole… - 06/09/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Everyone seems to be interested in smartwatches this week. We have information from several surveys throughout the past couple of weeks and it looks like they are more or less in agreement. Perhaps it is this new Millennial generation, but with the a… - 06/06/2014

Energy Telecom Awarded Smart Eyewear Patent
Energy Telecom announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted the company a patent for its smart eyewear, or what the company calls its "Zone of Connectivity, Awareness and Safety Utility." - 06/06/2014

Microsoft Hopes to Lead Market with A New Smartwatch
Recent reports have hinted that Microsoft is preparing to release a new smartwatch in stores as early as this summer. The wearable technology will measure heart rate 24 hours a day and run on a two-day battery. Optical engineers from Microsoft's Xbox… - 06/05/2014

Cyber Eyes Are Watching You, They See Your Every Move (and More)
While the jury is still out on what benefit exactly will drive mass adoption of Google Glass, a few other companies have been catching up, designing versions of wearable eye-tech for more specific functions. - 06/04/2014

High Fashion Wearables: DVF Designed Google Glass Frames
One of the biggest hurdles for wearables to vault before they start seeing widespread use isn't a question of technology, but one of fashion. Wearables are meant to be worn at almost all times, which no one is going to do if the devices look dorky. S… - 06/03/2014

Smartwatch Interest Continues to Rise
With the vast resources becoming available on the Internet of Things market, your wrist isn't just for your watch anymore. Rather, it's for your smartwatch, with the capabilities not only of time-telling but various high-end applications. Now more th… - 06/02/2014

Xsens ForceShoes: Smart Sandals Keep Astronauts Exercising
We all know how important exercise is in general, and we're all admonished pretty much every day to get more of it. In space, however, exercise is even more important than it is on Earth, because in space, it's actually much harder to come by. It's h… - 06/02/2014

Crowd Optic Teaming Up With Philadelphia Eagles
When it comes to wearable tech in the sports market, it seems as though devices like Google Glass are becoming all the rage. That doesn't mean that the only thing the Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Conference will be how Google Glass c… - 06/02/2014

HTC Rumored to be Launching Android-based Smartwatch
The wearable tech market is getting bigger every day. One way to tell just how much more popular the wearable tech sector is getting is by noticing that Amazon is now dedicating an entire digital storefront. For companies looking to get into the mark… - 06/02/2014

The Kinect-Backed, iPhone-Syncing, Microsoft Smartwatch
The wearable technology market is going great guns, and with new additions slated to arrive from just about every corner covering an array of different form factors and capabilities, it's not likely to slow up any time soon. A new contender is about … - 06/02/2014

Samsung and Oculus Developing Media-Focused VR Headset
Previous rumors that Samsung would be working on a virtual reality headset have been confirmed, as the company announced that they would be working in conjunction with the Oculus VR team to create a virtual reality headset that plugs directly into a … - 06/02/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is that time of the year again, that's right, it's graduation time. Now I'm sure that there are some graduates out there that will be getting that shiny new convertible, but most parents will have to rely on more basic gifts for their kids. As CNE… - 05/31/2014

FX-Sport's VR2 Headphones, MP3 Player, Workout Trainer and Wireless Headphones
Wearable tech seems to shine when it comes to helping people get in better shape. While wearing a fitness tracker as a wristband, most people like to work out with music playing from their headphones. Perhaps even the most basic headphones could even… - 05/30/2014

Sources Have it Apple Will Give the iWatch a Rounded Face
While Apple has made no announcements yet, it is widely speculated that the company will be jumping into the wearable tech field with the release of an Apple iWatch. While other companies like Samsung and Google have released their own smart watches,… - 05/30/2014

A Brief History of Wearables
Several tech publications, including our own through TMCnet, have christened the year 2014 as the "Year of the Wearable," in anticipation of an explosion of computing devices meant to be worn on a person at nearly all times. Indeed, wearable computin… - 05/30/2014

Intel Moves into Wearables and Robotics
Intel has shown off two new products at the recently-concluded Code Conference: a wearable device and a robot. - 05/30/2014

Wearable Tech Gifts for Graduates
It's graduation season, many college students have already had their big day this May, while high schools are coming to an end themselves. Grads, college or high school, are all about to take a big step into the next stages of life. While money and p… - 05/29/2014

Smart Collar Brings Us One Step Closer to Understanding Dogs
As an owner and avid dog lover, I often find myself wondering what exactly my dog is thinking or feeling. If you're a fellow owner, chances are you've probably done the same, which is why this technology caught my eye. It may not be able to transform… - 05/29/2014

It's Smartwatches Over Activity Trackers by a Healthy Margin
For those out to get healthier, the issue of technology often comes into play. After all, there are a great many choices out there in terms of wearable technology that can be used to help track activity and help users figure out how much mileage has … - 05/29/2014

CRV Talks Future of Wearables & Investment
For more than 40 years, CRV has been investing in companies that touch the lives of millions everyday. With teams based in Silicon Valley and Boston, CRV is made up of entrepreneurs and operators who have worked at companies big and small. - 05/29/2014

Samsung 'Voice of the Body' Event Shows SIMBAND
Samsung just hosted the "Voice of the Body" event, in which it showed off a set of new developments, not least of which was the SIMBAND platform. - 05/29/2014

Are Animals The Next Big Target Market For Wearable Tech?
While we've seen a host of examples for wearable technology in use among human, the use of wearable technology for animals has been a market with much fewer examples in play. This may be owing to the simple fact that animals tend to not wear a lot of… - 05/28/2014

Samsung Working On Its Own Virtual Reality Headset
When you think of something like a virtual reality headset, you are probably going to think of the Oculus, Rift, or Google Glass. Samsung wants to join that exclusive party, according to sources close to the firm. These sources say the company-widely… - 05/27/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Eye tracking is the process of measuring either the point of gaze, which is where one is looking, or the motion of an eye relative to the head. One Swedish technology company has been developing eye tracking glasses for several years. Its latest vent… - 05/24/2014

Google Glass: Preventing Traffic Hazards In Dubai
It's being called perhaps one of the biggest hazards associated with Google Glass; specifically, the use of the head-mounted display system while driving. Cecilia Abadie served as one of the first test cases of this technology for driving, and while … - 05/22/2014

Canary Ventures Talks Entrepreneurs, Investments & Funding
Donatella Giacometti speaks with Canary Ventures' Alex Goldberg about what the investment community looks for in startups, such as the many new wearable tech companies that are emerging. - 05/21/2014

Intel Looks to Hobbyists, Amateur Inventors, to Spur Wearable Device Advancements
It's a strange time right now in mobile devices; reports suggest that the smartphone market is actually starting to lose a bit of ground, and some are actually looking to the wearable device market to step up and bring the heat back to the market in … - 05/21/2014

Enjoy the Beach with Netatmo's Wearable Sun Sensor
Wearable tech has been growing in popularity, and in style. Usually, when we say wearable tech, people immediately go to thinking of the famed Google Glass, but really the world that wearable tech seems to shine in is the health industry. Fitness dev… - 05/19/2014

Comings & Goings: Google Turns to Art.com's Ivy Ross to Market Glass
With Google Glass rapidly becoming less of a rare and unique item for early adopters in the right place at the right time under the right circumstances and more an item of wider availability, the idea of how to market Google Glass to large numbers wi… - 05/19/2014

Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver Flexible, Wearable Tech Circuit Boards
Wearable technology allows for some interesting applications, but the design of circuit boards can make them cumbersome. Printoo, developed by the Portuguese company Ynvisible, is trying to change that by making printed flexible circuit boards for we… - 05/19/2014

Beltone Releases a Hearing Aid that Connects to iPhones
May has been named Better Hearing and Speech Month, dedicated to raising awareness about communication disorders. As part of the campaign, the National Institutes of Health has developed a free hearing test that can be taken over the phone. Usually t… - 05/19/2014

Smart Glasses That Track Exactly What You Are Looking At
Tobii Technology is a Swedish technology company that was founded in 2001. The company develops and sells products for eye control and eye tracking. It is a worldwide leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction. Tobii delivers comprehensive, market-l… - 05/19/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
One thing that can end up being a factor when creating a wearable product is time and cost. Obviously, these are concerns regardless of the technology, but when it comes to wearable technology getting your product to market could be a very small wind… - 05/17/2014

Sensoplex Helps Make Wearable Technology Production Effective
When you break down a technology, you will find that there are a lot of underlining factors that are necessary in order to make it something that people will want to have and use. This is true regardless of the type of technology and it is possibly t… - 05/16/2014

Samsung Turns to the World Cup to Score On Apple
Soccer is a sport that's commonly regarded as being a global. While it never really got much of a following in the United States-at least not on the same level as football or baseball-in much of the world, it's the biggest thing going. So it may not … - 05/14/2014

Wearable Tech Goes To Work: $18 Billion Market By 2019
While there's no small list of pieces of wearable technology out there, it becomes clear that a lot of it is for personal use. Fitness trackers, navigation aids, and even smartwatches for the most part don't have a lot of business application. There'… - 05/14/2014

Glass Beta Explorer Program Now Open to Anyone in US with $1,500
Getting hands on a Google Glass, previously, was a bit of a challenge. After all, there was the issue of just trying to find the device on hand anywhere. Every so often one might hit eBay, the castoff of some former Google Glass Explorer looking to h… - 05/14/2014

Google Claims Teardown Report for Google Glass is 'Wildly Off'
Google has challenged a teardown report from research firm IHS that states Google Glass' manufacturing costs are $152.47, while the device sells for $1,500. - 05/14/2014

OMsignal's Announces Bio-signaling Shirts for Fitness
Wearable technology has become a major market segment and is evolving rapidly; companies are developing new solutions that can aid the wearable tech market as it moves into its next phase. Wearable technology is so popular for consumers due to the fu… - 05/13/2014

Remote Tracking the Vital Signs of Infants: Big Business or Big Risk?
For new parents, the first few days of life with a baby can be some of the most amazing ever known...yet at the same time, the most harrowing. Where in the old days, parents used to hover over a baby's crib for hours, just watching this tiny human sl… - 05/13/2014

Making Sense of the Wearable Tech Market
The excitement surrounding the wearable technology market is going full steam ahead with multibillion-dollar investments from some of the largest companies in the world. While Google might've started this craze with its Google Glass, the purchase of … - 05/13/2014

Wearable Tech's History Starts With a Roulette Cheat
There's no getting around it; wearable technology is a huge market right now, and by many reports looks to only get bigger. Already, more than a few major technology figures have taken to calling 2014 "The Year of the Wearable." But before it got to … - 05/13/2014

London Police Now Equipped With Wearable Cameras
For more than a few people out there, getting stopped by police isn't a pleasant experience, and not necessarily because some law of any size has been broken. Some actively distrust the police, these men and women given much more power than any ordin… - 05/13/2014

Asus Plans to Break into Wearable Device Market by Q3 2014
Taiwanese PC maker Asus has dropped hints that the company's first wearable device may launch as soon as the third quarter of 2014, a move that reinforces the company's shift in focus from PCs to mobile devices. - 05/13/2014

iRing Motion Controller Now Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
iOS devices are in for a new treat from the future: easy and intuitive motion control, presented by IK Multimedia. IK Multimedia is a leading innovator in the production of music-creation apps and accessories for mobile iOS products, and the iRing sy… - 05/12/2014

Keep in Touch and Track Your Kids Through the Smallest Wearable Phone
It is always very heart breaking to hear about someone's child who walked away and got lost. Sometimes these situations do not have a happy ending. Mats Horn, the founder and inventor of Tinitell, felt the same way and decided to create a wearable mo… - 05/12/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Christopher Johnson is considered to be a respected authority on Branding and Business Innovation, as well as on creating global brands. This week he shares some of his insights with us on the world of wearable technology. He talks about Apple's rece… - 05/10/2014

Insights on Wearable Technology: Wait and See?
Christopher Johnson is CEO of Whitehorn Group, which is a premier brand strategy firm. They create what's NEW and NEXT through global branding, design, product innovation, political and celebrity brands, business strategy, global marketing and distri… - 05/09/2014

Mobile Health, Fitness Users Increasingly Ready To Turn To Wearables
When wearable devices first started appearing, one of the biggest uses of such technology, hands down, was in the fitness sector. Refinements on pedometers, augmentations to mobile devices that let users more readily track time spent walking or bikin… - 05/08/2014

Wearable Tech Goes on a Date
After cell phones became part of our lives it didn't take long for them to become part of our escape strategies. I'm talking about bad dates. If you haven't done it you've surely heard of it: Your date waxes on endlessly about an ex or pet cat or sta… - 05/08/2014

Let Social Radar Work the Room for You
I think it's safe to assume that you've seen the film "Terminator." No, I don't think that robots are going to turn against us. And, no, I did not send a robot back from the future to save my life so that I could save the world (even though it would … - 05/07/2014

New Report Reveals Top Smartwatches Fall Short
Forging ahead through unknown territory, wearable technology remains at the forefront of innovation. Unfortunately for these tech pioneers, this also means dealing with a lot of hiccups along the way. Nothing is perfect the first time around, and in … - 05/07/2014

Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses Arrive to Challenge Glass
While Google Glass is making a splash with one-day sales events and not much else, some of Glass' competition is making its way to market. One of the newest arrivals in wearable tech, the Epson Moverio line, has made its big arrival to the public, an… - 05/07/2014

Confronting Fashion in Wearable Tech
Form vs. function. It is an age-old question, one that has been renewed in the minds of many recently with the rise of the wearable tech revolution. Tracking how many steps are taken in a day, or if your posture is good, is useful information. But wi… - 05/07/2014

Oculus Rift May Serve As Tank Navigation Tool in Norwegian Armed Forces
When Facebook bought Oculus VR in a development that's being challenged as we speak by one of the biggest names in gaming, ZeniMax Media, it was originally done with an eye toward making the device about more than gaming. Indeed, it didn't take long … - 05/07/2014

Apple Invests in Medical Tech... Could the iWatch Be Following Shortly?
For some time now, rumors have circulated that Apple's next foray into the mobile tech industry would be in the form of a wearable device, speculated to be the iWatch or a similar product. One of the chief selling points for almost any wearable devic… - 05/06/2014

Smart Umbrellas Could Lead to Better Weather Forecasts
Weather predictions are notoriously faulty. How many times have you stepped outside, expecting sunshine, only to be greeted with an unannounced rain shower instead? With climate patterns changing and weather events becoming more extreme, the ability … - 05/06/2014

OK Glass, Pay a Bill: Google Wallet Upgrade Gives Google Glass Payment Options
It's hard to deny that Google Glass has made some major inroads when it comes to being a business tool. Too many industries have taken a look at this platform and discovered it to be a highly useful tool in getting daily jobs done. But Google Glass h… - 05/06/2014

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch Turns Speech To Text Messages
Speech to text isn't exactly a new thing in the market; plenty out there have tried at one point the Dragon Naturally Speaking software or the like to convert the spoken word into printed text on a screen, or even on paper with judicious application … - 05/06/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
The word "bundle" doesn't normally come to mind when you talk about smartphones. Another thing that isn't normally associated with that word is a smart band. Well, computer maker, Acer is changing all that. The new Liquid Leap smart band is being bun… - 05/03/2014

Gesture Control is Easy with the Nod Ring
If there is one sector in the tech industry that has really captured the attention of people, it is wearables. Wearable tech is growing fast, and according to Deloitte a total of 10 million units will be shipped in 2014, with a tenfold increase by 20… - 05/02/2014

LeapBand: Wearable Tech for Kids
The wearable tech market has been getting so popular lately it should surprise no one that it is now expanding into the kiddie bopper set. LeapFrog, a company that certainly has some weight among the smaller set, has announced its own piece of wearab… - 05/02/2014

New Google Glass Teardown Estimates Parts Cost at Under $80
Recently, Google launched a special one-day sale for its Google Glass head-mounted system, and the sales were brisk, even if the extent of just how brisk is somewhat unknown. The glasses sold out in a matter of hours, showing that there was at least … - 05/01/2014

Revolutionary iPal Smartglasses Jump to Indiegogo
Between the several clones of Google Glass, it may seem that a wearable built into the form of smartglasses is a played out cliche. Yet as long as there is innovation within the field and room for improvement, there is still quite a bit of usefulness… - 05/01/2014

Liquid Leap Smart Band on the Way from Acer
Normally when I hear the name Acer, I think about the laptop that I have. Just to change things up, it seems that Acer has decided to join that select group that we refer to as wearable technology. It will do this in the form of a wrist band being ca… - 04/30/2014

Wearables are Here to Stay
Twenty years ago, if you saw a man walking down the street by himself having serious a conversation, something was wrong. Today, however, this scenario pleads sanity. The man is simply wearing a Bluetooth ear piece and setting up a business deal or m… - 04/30/2014

Smartwatches Likely to Make Google Glass, Other Wearables Meaningful in the Market
The field of wearable technology in general is making some major gains, especially of late, and one point that's becoming increasingly clear is that there are likely to be several different form factors comprising said market by the time it's all sai… - 04/30/2014

Imogen Heap's Mi.Mu Glove Could Revolutionize Music Production
While technology has advanced in leaps and bounds in terms of how music is captured and played, there is still plenty of room to grow in terms of how music is produced. Using technology and sophisticated programs to create music is increasingly popul… - 04/30/2014

Amazon Creates Wearable Store: Now Things Get Interesting
Amazon is the most powerful retailer in the U.S. and you could then extrapolate that, given the Chinese retailers don't extend out of China often, to the world. Jeff Bezos is putting every cent the company makes back into the company aggressively whi… - 04/30/2014

Cool Wearables That Double Up as Gadgets
Wearable tech has been making rapid strides towards creating products that blend style and functionality. As a result, there are many wearable gadgets today that look cool, and not 'techie.' Such gadgets have been a big hit among customers, especiall… - 04/29/2014

XOEye Technologies Looks to Address the Workforce with its Glass
The wearable technology market is growing by leaps and bounds as everyone from the sports industry to manufacturing look to incorporate these devices to increase productivity and improve efficiency. Even though Google Glass seems to have the market c… - 04/28/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is funny how certain things become categorized. When I mention wearable technology to my friends, their first response is almost always a smartwatch or some type of glasses, meaning an augmented reality device. The world of wearable tech encompass… - 04/26/2014

Fuelband on Empty? Maybe Not With a Move to Apple
The status of Nike's Fuelband system hasn't been looking good as of late. The set of layoffs that landed certainly didn't help matters much for the company, but even in the midst of that bit of bad news, there was still the idea that, maybe, Fuelband… - 04/25/2014

Samsung SDI Introduces a Curved Battery for Wearable Devices
As expected, wearable tech gadgets are stealing the spotlight with exciting products ready to debut and the latest innovations in the rapidly growing industry of wearable tech. Be it smartglasses, watches or wearable fitness and activity wrist-wear b… - 04/23/2014

Companies Starting to Notice the Business Advantages of Google Glass
The price tag for the one-day sale of Google Glass last week was steep: $1,500 per pair of the glasses that give wearers augmented reality and access to the Internet right from their eyewear. While a hefty sum for the average consumer, the $1,500 pri… - 04/22/2014

Ineda's Series B Funding Round Nets $17 Million For Wearable Device SoCs.
Wearable tech has done some amazing things so far; we've seen it tackle a host of issues from helping people track how much distance is walked in a day to helping people navigate in unfamiliar territory but, wearable tech can only do so much. Those l… - 04/22/2014

Crowdfunding Fits The Growing Wearable Technology Market Like a Glove
Crowdfunding is a concept that is met with both praise and criticism these days. On the one hand, it is an excellent way to drum up some money from interested parties without having to ask for a risky investment while simultaneously spreading awarene… - 04/22/2014

Headphones: The Next Frontier in Wearable Tech?
Headphones are a pretty universal part of most technology packages. Any time there are sounds emerging from a device that we'd rather keep to ourselves-music, the audio tracks that come with video, even parts of a conversation-out come the headphones… - 04/21/2014

Nike Fuelband Staggers Amidst Reports of Layoffs
When it comes to wearable technology, fitness trackers are one of the biggest parts of the field right now, and in a way, kicked off the whole idea of wearable tech. As the Jawbone and the Nike Fuelband, along with others like it struggled for domina… - 04/21/2014

The Impact of Wearable Tech in Sports
The latest technology being embraced by the sports industry is wearable technology. According to Juniper Research, it has forecast the wearable devices market will grow to $19 billion by 2018. - 04/21/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Google Glass will now be running under the Android KitKat OS, and possibly the best upgrade in Version 2.0 of the Google Glass Explorer Edition is longer battery life. - 04/18/2014

JOT400 Plasma Cell Allows for Focused Plasma Treatment, Reduced Costs
The idea of a desktop robot may not sound like much of a development in wearable technology to some, but looking at the wider market view, the JOT400 Plasma Cell-a desktop robot that provides focused plasma treatment-may prove to be a development in … - 04/17/2014

Google Partners with Luxottica To Make Google Glass Cooler
While Google Glass is going to change the way people do their computing work in the very near future, there is one thing that is holding the device back. The gadget is plenty cool, but when people put it on, they can't help but look a little goofy. N… - 04/17/2014

Google Glass One Day Sale: Sold Out
Reports suggest that Google Glass's sale went very well, as Google completely sold out of its available stock and announced same in a blog post at 9:23 p.m. that night. - 04/17/2014

Google Glass Privacy, Safety Concerns Lead Consumer Watchdog to Sound 'Glasshole' Alarms
It was just back in February when we first heard about the term "Glasshole" in an official capacity-the pejorative term for a Google Glass user started up back in 2013, and Google itself started talking about it in February-and now, one more group is… - 04/16/2014

Google Glass is Upgraded to Android KitKat with Improved Features
In the beginning, when Google Glass was first distributed to a select few, there were monthly updates for the device. In December, Google stopped providing regular updates until sufficient changes were introduced. - 04/15/2014

The Next Google Glass May Go Right Onto Your Eye
Technology tends to take a track that leads to smaller and smaller devices. Computers originally filled entire rooms before shrinking to a size that could be held in a duffel bag, and that was before the concept of smartphones and tablets came about.… - 04/15/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Who would have known that a full-service investment bank and asset management firm would be conducting a Spring Teen survey? Let me add that this is a bi-annual survey; in fact it is the 27th such Proprietary Teen Research Project. - 04/11/2014

Want A Google Glass? Now Anyone Can Buy One...For One Day
Somewhere out there, someone has already started whistling "I've Got A Golden Ticket" from the 1971 adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," because Google is about to throw open the doors to one of its own closely-held products: the Google… - 04/11/2014

Wearable Computing Shipments Will Explode by 2018
It's hard to deny the reach of the wearable computing market in general. Just looking at it is proof enough of that, thanks to the ever-increasing number of new devices on the way to users worldwide. But a recent study from IDC put a little more of a… - 04/10/2014

Google Glass Being Considered by U.S. Air Force for the Battlefields of the Future
The United States Air Force is currently in the process of beta-testing Google Glass for possible applications in the future of warfare. Wright Patterson Air Force Base hosts the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge group - often referred to… - 04/10/2014

Low-Powered Wearables a Reality with New Ineda Processors
Wearable devices are predicted to become the backbone of the Internet of Things, acting like personal controllers for a world where everyday objects connect to the Internet to increase their convenience and usefulness. However, one of the biggest con… - 04/09/2014

Google Glass Saves Lives in Hospitals
While Google Glass might look like a fun gadget to play around with, it's also saving lives at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to a recent report by the Boston Globe. - 04/09/2014

Teens Show Interest in iWatch, Depending on Price
Piper Jaffray, a full-service investment bank and asset management firm based in Minneapolis, MN, conducts an annual Spring Teen Survey to see what is of interest to teenagers. The company is focused on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuri… - 04/09/2014

Google Glass Announces Glass for Work Program
A new and interesting development is taking shape in the field of Google Glass, and potentially, in the field of wearable tech in general. While on the consumer level, Google Glass is finding quite a bit of resistance, the commercial level is startin… - 04/08/2014

Samsung Scientists Claim Graphene Breakthrough
The wearable technology market is only getting bigger and more popular these days. There is one company after another that is looking to invest in the sector, while others are trying their hardest to nail the next breakthrough. That kind of breakthro… - 04/07/2014

Intel Acquires Basis Science, a Wearable Tech Company
Intel recently acquired Basis Science, a maker of wearable technology whose most popular device is the Basis B1 fitness band. The acquisition of the company has reportedly cost Intel as much as $100 million. - 04/07/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
One of the things that I do is restore antique light fixtures. This means that I deal a lot with electricity and I can say that I've touched two live wires more than once. Apparently though, my mistake was touching the wires with my hands and not my … - 04/05/2014

Wearable Tech is About to Become More Awesome, Thanks to ANT
Wearable technology has been the latest craze to hit the market. People are jumping on the bandwagon before many devices have even passed proper performance tests, just to have the latest piece of technology. If you buy a smartwatch now, for example,… - 04/04/2014

Reports of Google 2.0 Mean Revamping of Many Native, Web Apps for Google
Google has never been one to shy away from change in its processes of making the Web a better place, and though some changes have fallen a bit flat, others have been extremely well-received. Google's set to try it again with the idea of Google 2, an … - 04/04/2014

Fitness Trackers Get Big Reactions...On Both Sides
The devices that can be worn on our persons each day-that wearable technology part of the market-is already starting to draw a lot of strong reactions across both sides of the aisle. Looking at the response to Google Glass alone is a great example: i… - 04/03/2014

Google Glass Seeing Adoption in Travel Industry
In the past, flying was a considered a true luxury, and airlines went out of their way to provide a memorable experience for the passenger. Today that experience can be compared to a ride on a Greyhound bus, unless you're traveling business or first … - 04/03/2014

Microsoft Purchases AR Intellectual Property. But Why?
What does Mark Zuckerberg know that everyone else is missing? The virtual reality market is seeing a lot of interest because the evolution of display and sensor technology is now making it possible to develop "realistic VR" products. - 04/03/2014

Newton Offers Big New Brain for Wearable Devices
Wearable tech is a great idea, but a lot of wearable devices have been a little less than overwhelming. The problem with many devices that we've seen so far is that these devices just don't have much in the way of brain power, instead interacting wit… - 04/02/2014

Bango Belt Turns a Belt Into a Digital Payment Management System
The phrase "tightening one's belt" has been around for quite some time, and usually applies to those looking to save money and spend less, usually in the face of having less money coming in. With the Bango Belt, however, tightening one's belt takes o… - 04/02/2014

Up to 85 Percent of Public Sector Unprepared for Wearable Tech
Wearable devices still sound like something out of a science fiction movie to many people, even though their smartphones house many similar capabilities. As futuristic as a watch that can measure your vital signs while you play games on it sounds, th… - 04/02/2014

Pebble Advising Users Not to Update Smartphone App to v2.1
Wearable tech is only getting more popular, the deeper we go into the 21st century. The industry is getting so popular that bigger tech companies are starting to see wearable tech as a sector that is well worth the investment dollars. That doesn't me… - 04/01/2014

Thinking Cap Can Increase Learning Speed
There is new meaning to the phrase it is time to put on our thinking caps. Vanderbilt University psychologist Geoffrey Woodman, and a graduate student, Robert Reinhart, have shown a way that a mild electric current can increase human learning speed. - 04/01/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We live in an age of constantly having to be and stay connected. There are so many social media outlets these days, as well as so much content that it is difficult to disconnect yourself. Of course, in order to keep the connection, you need a way to … - 03/29/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Facebook Embraces Virtual Reality with the Acquisition of Oculus Rift
In Tad Williams' Otherland series, people across the globe connect to a network much different from the one we know. Instead of opening up a laptop and browsing on Firefox or Google Chrome, or using their mobile devices' built in browser, people plug… - 03/27/2014

Wearable Tech Purchases on Tap for Almost Half of America
One of the first questions that most anyone who's thinking about bringing a new product out to market asks is "Will anyone buy it?" It's a necessary question, and one that can really only be answered as an educated guess. But for wearable technology,… - 03/27/2014

Google Glass Drops Its Nerdy Reputation with Ray-Ban and Oakley Styles
Google wants to do to Google Glass what many have done with glasses, and take it out of the world of nerdiness by making it something that even those with a sense of style may enjoy. - 03/27/2014

My Smartwatch Is My Password: Wearable Tech May End the Password
With more on the line than ever before when it comes to systems needing protecting-between online banking and email for both work and personal lives and a host of other systems-having strong passwords has never been so valuable. But no matter how str… - 03/26/2014

Battery Market to Get Eight Figure Boost Over Four Years from Wearable Tech
While the market for wearable technology has become rather self-evident in recent months-with a host of new devices not only making a big splash on places like Kickstarter but also showing up from some of the biggest names in tech like Google-there's… - 03/26/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Facebook to Own Slice of Virtual Reality Market, Buys Oculus in Nine-figure Deal
Just like that, the virtual reality world of the future was turned upside down as a new deal valued at a hefty $2 billion was revealed between Oculus VR Inc-makers of the Oculus Rift VR system-and Facebook. The deal calls for $400 million in cash, an… - 03/26/2014

Indiana Pacers Launch Google Glass to Enhance In-Game Experience - The Eyes Have It!
If you have been wondering what new frontiers Google Glass is entering, look no further than the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Pacers. In a move to enhance the at-game customer experience during Pacer's home games in Bankers Life Fi… - 03/26/2014

Mark Cuban Invests in Wearable Sports Tech Start-up Catapult Sports
Major enterprises and billionaires agree: Wearable technology is worth investing in. In the case of the former, there are plenty of examples, such as Intel's entry into the wearable tech market earlier this year. As for the latter, the latest example… - 03/24/2014

Runners Go Faster with Glowfaster Smart Jacket
Runners are always looking for the next big thing that will help them shave down their running times, but a recently created smart sports jacket promises to make running faster instinctual. Developed by former United States Marine Simon Weatherall as… - 03/24/2014

Wi-Fi Enabled Clothing Could be Coming Sooner Rather than Later
The increasing importance of mobile and wireless technology has created a need for Internet access in as many places as possible - ideally, everywhere. Soon, this idea could be possible thanks to developers in Belgium and Malaysia working together to… - 03/24/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Wearable technology makes use of many different technologies. Each of the various technologies can be used in a variety of ways to develop a wide range of devices. One such field is combination sensors. They have taken a prominent position in the MEM… - 03/22/2014

Fitbit Class-action Lawsuit Addresses Issues of Blisters, Rashes
It wasn't so long ago when reports started to emerge about users getting blisters and rashes from wearing the Fitbit fitness tracking bracelet line. Following these reports, however, came a new lawsuit currently pursuing class-action status in the Su… - 03/21/2014

Mobile and Wearable Technology Continue the MEMS Combo Sensor Market Growth
Combination sensors have taken a prominent position at center stage in the MEMS, which stands for microelectromechanical systems, inertial sensor industry. This is due to the fact that electronic devices continue to develop and become increasingly in… - 03/20/2014

LG G Watch May Be Budget Android Wearable the World's Been Waiting for
LG's new Android Wear smartwatch is called the G Watch and that's about all that's known about it. No specs or features were revealed; all we have to go on for now is a picture of the device and a few comments from LG. - 03/20/2014

Stylish Moto 360 Smartwatch Has Consumers 'Tocking'
Smartwatches are considered by many to be the first steps into a world of wearable devices, but previous incarnations of the concept have not reached any notable popularity. For the most part, the devices either need an active (and usually wired) lin… - 03/19/2014

Sony Morpheus Gets Unveiling At GDC Event, Bringing Virtual Reality To PS4
The Morpheus is set to serve as competition to things like the Oculus Rift, and will contain both a head-mounted unit and a processor unit, with the head unit packing in a five inch LCD panel with a 90 degree field of view in 1080p resolution. The sy… - 03/19/2014

Unified Office Total Connect Offers New Power for VoIP Connections
Business continuity is a topic that's reached a whole new importance since the Hurricane Sandy incident showed us that catastrophic weather can strike just about anywhere, and being prepared for such incidents can mean the difference between a busine… - 03/19/2014

Google Drops the Dime on Android Wear, An Android for Wearable Devices
It was just over a week ago when word arose about the possibility of a breed of Android specifically geared toward the wearable device market. Google's own Sundar Pichai took the stage at South by Southwest (SXSW) to bring out the word on a new Andro… - 03/18/2014

PetSmart Becomes First Retailer to Sell Whistle Monitor for Dogs
One of the latest focuses of technology has been to help service pets. There is everything from pet check technology that will send an email every day to let you know the dog is being walked properly to micro chipping which helps an animal hospital d… - 03/17/2014

Let Your Fingers Do Just About Anything with Bluetooth-driven Ring
The Yellow Pages used to be one of the biggest things going in terms of information retrieval; long before there was a Google, the Yellow Pages used to be the source of note for where things were and how to reach said things by phone for all the info… - 03/17/2014

What's Up with Jawbone's UP24?
There's good news and bad news about Jawbone's UP24. After a year of being on the market, Jawbone's UP24 has been updated to sync with Android devices. However, since it doesn't have Bluetooth, it still has to be plugged in to sync with your phone's … - 03/17/2014

BAE Systems and Its Version of Google Glass for Military Application
It seems like every product or service Google introduces is soon applied by other organizations to improve the way they do business. Whether it is Google Fiber, which has hastened the deployment of superfast broadband or self-driving cars, which by t… - 03/17/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Walt Disney was a man who always looked to the future. Sure, that future was full of weird characters but then whose mind isn't? Although Walt is no longer with us, it appears that his imagination will always be here. - 03/15/2014

Wearable Tech Hits the Runway
Wearable tech has been all the rage lately, with Google Glass kicking off a trend in the technology world spurring all kinds of new devices. But Google Glass is only the tip of the iceberg, with companies making devices like smartwatches and pendants… - 03/13/2014

Google Gears Up for More Wearable Devices
Predicting a surge in the wearable device market, Google appears to be focusing on securing a foothold in the industry through apps and software for the devices. As of right now, the obvious wearable categories exist in the form of smartwatches and f… - 03/12/2014

How M2M and Wearable Technology Will Change the Face of Gaming
Improved Internet stability has gotten both manufacturers and consumers excited for the upcoming "Internet of Things," which will connect everyday devices like stoplights, toasters and even climate control systems to the Internet. This will allow the… - 03/11/2014

Disney Invests $1 Billion in Wearable Tech for Theme Parks
In an effort to make visits to its theme parks a little more magical, Walt Disney World Resorts has invested $1 billion to roll out its MyMagic+ program, which combines wearable tech with crowd control and data collection technology. - 03/11/2014

Emotient's Facial Recognition Tech Scores Big Funding
There's a lot to be said about the face. Not only can it betray our deepest emotions, often subconsciously, but having a way to easily and clearly read those emotions can open up everything from finding a new friend to winning at poker. Emotient, mea… - 03/10/2014

Android to Get Wearable Version Under New Google Plan
Google has a new idea in the very short term: a whole new breed of Android specifically geared toward wearable devices. More specifically, Google plans to release-in a little under two weeks based on the last reports-a new software development kit (S… - 03/10/2014

Google Glass in this San Francisco Bar? No Way
Whether you prefer to quote Andy Warhol and his quip "In the future everybody will be world-famous for fifteen minutes" or George Orwell's "Big brother is watching you," it's hard to argue that we haven't become something of an amalgamation of the tw… - 03/10/2014

GTX Announces Bluetooth SmartSoles
The SmartSoles are made to look and feel like regular insoles and can be placed in almost any shoe. The devices can be trimmed in order to accommodate multiple shoe sizes. Also, the technology that connects to the SmartSole can be adjusted depending … - 03/10/2014

Sony's SmartEyeglass Prototype Has Potential
Sony has really managed to slim down its operations over the last few years, following a pretty rough financial turnout for the 2011 fiscal year. A big part of this has been to refocus on its mobile and gaming divisions while cooling it on less profi… - 03/10/2014

Samsung to Give Wearable Tech Better Input with New AR Keyboard Patent
Only time will tell, of course, if this particular system comes to light, but if it does, it may provide a serious competitive advantage for Samsung's head-mounted display system in the field, and give Google Glass a real run for its money as long as… - 03/10/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
I have wondered why Intel didn't get into the world of mobile technology. I have said in the past that when buying a computer I would only look at a device that had the "Intel Inside" logo. The new CEO has made reference to the fact that mistakes wer… - 03/08/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Intel's Plans to Acquire Smartwatch Maker Basis Carry On
Reports have emerged suggesting that Intel's plans to get more deeply involved in the wearable device market are about to take on a more tangible form thanks to a rumored new acquisition. While there's no official confirmation on it as yet, the repor… - 03/05/2014

Huawei Takes a Step Towards Revolutionizing Wearable Technology
Technology is always on the move. By the time you get the iPhone 5, the next generation smartphone is already completed and ready to be released in less than a year. With it constantly evolving and changing it's hard to stay on top of the latest tren… - 03/05/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Intel Acquires Wearable Tech Firm Basis Science
It's been a crazy couple of weeks for Basis Science, the company that created the Basis Health Tracker Watch, but it seems the ride is now over. According to TechCrunch, the company has been purchased by Intel for somewhere in the range of $100 to $1… - 03/05/2014

Utah Public Transit Steps into the Future with New Google Glass App
The State of Utah has put its best foot forward, into the future. The Government-made app OnTime, which commuters can use to track the status of public transport vehicles in real time, has been ported over to Google Glass. Utah currently has a strong… - 03/04/2014

Motorola Announces Smartwatches for Late 2014
Several of today's different companies are hopping on the bandwagon to create wearable mobile devices, which all come in many different forms. Some wearable devices take the same route as Google, and believe that an eyeglass-style wearable with a hea… - 03/04/2014

Japanese Researchers Prototype Revolutionary Wearable Ear Clip PC
At the Hiroshima University in Japan, researchers are testing a revolutionary new wearable computing device that users simply clip onto their ears to use. This device uses cutting-edge technology including a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, speaker and mic… - 03/03/2014

Google Stops Monthly Glass Updates to Focus on Android KitKat Version
Google Glass enthusiasts and app developers accustomed to regular monthly Glass updates from Google were no doubt surprised to find out that, as of Monday, the latest update had not yet arrived. - 03/03/2014

Theatro Enters Wearable Tech Market with New R&D Facility
Google Glass might be one of the most well known pieces of wearable tech out there but that doesn't mean the solutions being created begin and end with the Internet and technology giant. There are more and more companies jumping into the wearable tec… - 03/03/2014

PayPal May Bring a Payment System to Wearable Technology
PayPal, the online and mobile payment company originally launched (no pun intended) by Space-X and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, has never been a company to bypass an opportunity. When more Americans began carrying smartphones and looking for an easier… - 03/03/2014

Wearable Tech a Top Draft Pick for Many Sports Teams
With March now at hand, and March Madness not so far behind it, and the rise of baseball and golf seasons to follow before revolving back around to football again, the idea of what's going on in sports has a lot of people's attention. But sports team… - 03/03/2014

Moov Offers a New Spin on Fitness Trackers: Simulated Coaching
Getting in the habit of exercising-especially for those who haven't commonly done so-is easily one of the hardest parts about trying to be healthier and getting more exercise into a routine. This is a point that Moov, a new fitness tracker, is lookin… - 03/03/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We all know that it is a very bad idea to text and drive, or trying to make a phone call that requires dialing a number while driving. How does Google Glass fit into this category? We have already seen that certain states have banned its use while dr… - 03/01/2014

tshirtOS: Let Your Clothes Do the Talking
Ballantine's has collaborated with SWITCH EMBASSY to create the tshirtOS, one of the most advanced apparel-focused pieces of wearable tech to date. The tshirtOS is an illuminated blank canvas, on which the wearer can showcase his or her own personal … - 02/27/2014

The Smartwatches Are Coming
If 2014 could be said to be the year of anything (and it's already said to be the year of lots of things), it might be the year that wearable technology breaks out of tight tech-industry circles and into the general public's consciousness. The most o… - 02/27/2014

SpeedUp SmartWatch Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2014
SpeedUp Technology is already famous for the SpeedUp Pad 7.85, one of the lightest and thinnest android tablets in its class. But on Feb. 24, SpeedUp officially announced its first wearable product, the SpeedUp SmartWatch. This presentation was made … - 02/26/2014

Huawei's TalkBand Takes on Smartwatch Flaws with Unique Design
The rumors that Huawei would unveil its first smartwatch at Mobile World Congress were true as the Chinese ICT company has done just that. While the announcement itself was predictable, however, the product itself is anything but. - 02/25/2014

Woman Attacked While Wearing Google Glass Turns Video of Assailants Over to Police
Google Glass, Google's foray into wearable technology in the form of "smart" glasses, hasn't even been widely released yet and it's already generating controversy. Back in October, a California woman received a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass… - 02/25/2014

Google Brings Out Lobbyists to Help Keep Google Glass on the Road
As is commonly the case with many major new technologies, there's often a bit of controversy that goes in with it. With Google Glass, meanwhile, that seems to be a bit more so than normal, between the camera's presence and the potential safety issues… - 02/25/2014

Google to Launch Smartwatch-friendly OS Soon
There was once a time when Google's unofficial mantra was "don't be evil," but these days it feels like the company has traded that out for "try to take over the world." Not content with merely ruling the mobile market in terms of device share, the c… - 02/24/2014

Google and LG Set to Enter Smartwatch Stakes in June
Google's smartwatch is an idea that's been around for some time now, and many have wondered just when the company would actually roll out such a system. But new reports have emerged to suggest that the days of waiting may be numbered, and not only wi… - 02/24/2014

Spain's CaixaBank Lets Users Wear Accounts on Sleeves with Smartwatch, Google Glass Apps
Wearable technology is very much on the rise these days, and with more people taking an interest in wearing devices, so too comes increased interest on the part of app makers and those who have apps involved in everyday business. One perhaps unusual … - 02/24/2014

Sony Readies SmartBand Fitness Tracker for a March Start
The days are getting longer throughout the Northern Hemisphere and as such, many are looking to get back outside again. Running, biking, walking, hiking; whatever the "-ing" of the moment, it's being anticipated. To that end, Sony is looking to get i… - 02/24/2014

Flyfit Out to Offer Unique Prospect in Fitness Tracking Field
When even the folks behind the Flyfit fitness tracking band-currently well on its way to beating its goal on Kickstarter ahead of the March 25 deadline-acknowledge that the market for fitness tracking systems is already stuffed with competitors, it's… - 02/24/2014

The 'Smartphone Skirt' Redefines Wearable Tech
Fashion met technology with a twist last week at the London Fashion Show, when the world's first interactive skirt was introduced through a three-way partnership between technology company Nokia, fashion designers Fyodor Golan and creative design hou… - 02/24/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is interesting the effect that wearable technology has. We know Garmin as the company that makes GPS devices that sit on your dashboard and help you accomplish your driving tasks. In fact, I know people who take it with them when they get out of t… - 02/22/2014

Broadcom's New SoC Improves Wearable Device Location Capabilities
No one can dispute that Broadcom has made a name for itself for its telecommunications processors and SoC (system on a chip) offerings, but so far most of its focus has been on M2M and mobile offerings. In fact, it has excelled in these areas and was… - 02/20/2014

FitLinxx Illustrates Continuing Promise of Wearable Technology, Wellness Applications
FitLinxx illustrates how the wellness and healthcare markets are among those which will likely see growth in wearable technology. In addition, the company's technology may increasingly find its way into businesses to improve employee health. The grow… - 02/20/2014

New HTC Smartwatch Info Leaks
It's been a big week for Taiwanese tech manufacturer HTC. Shortly after the company released an official reveal date, March 25, for its new flagship smartphone, details of its long-rumored smartwatch have surfaced. Currently just a prototype, the dev… - 02/20/2014

Garmin's Huge Q4 Profits Boosted by Wearable Tech
We know Garmin as the company that develops consumer, aviation and marine technologies for the Global Positioning System (GPS). This week the company reported very strong fourth quarter 2013 earnings results. In fact, its profits took a 27 percent le… - 02/20/2014

Hipcricket Bets on Mobile Marketing for Wearable Devices
The budding wearable tech market is beginning to bloom, and mobile engagement company Hipcricket is positioning itself to be in the right place at the right time with its mobile marketing platform. - 02/19/2014

Are 'Talking' Wearable Health Devices and Apps a Little too Motherly?
If the analysts are to be believed, we can't get enough of medical apps on our personal devices, and love them so much that we'll eventually want to wear them on our bodies. Small apps on our iPhones are turning into wrist bands or other devices that… - 02/19/2014

Health-driven Sensors and Gesture Controls Mark Apple's New Headset Patent
Apple patents are often fun to watch, and though a great deal of said patents don't see the light of day as far as product development goes, it's still worth seeing just what the company's come up with, and where it may be going in the future. One of… - 02/19/2014

Fujitsu Plans to Launch Glove Device with Gesture-based Input
Combining smart technology and a wearable device, Fujitsu Laboratories has introduced its plans to manufacture a glove device that combines an NFC tag reader with gesture-input functionality. The device is designed for maintenance and other on-site o… - 02/19/2014

Avoid Being 'A Glasshole': Google Offers Etiquette Tips On Google Glass
While Google Glass is offering some shocking new potential in terms of just about everything from finding our way around town to finding out more about what's in the town in question, there are those out there with some...concerns...about the use of … - 02/19/2014

Plantronics Introduces Mobile-friendly Features for Microsoft Lync
Plantronics has introduced new applications that could change the way workers use Microsoft Lync, particularly those on the go. Being that the company is a pioneer in wearable technology and audio communications, it's no surprise that its latest brea… - 02/19/2014

Cuff Out to Bring Technology to Women's Fashion
The jewelry market is huge, and plenty have recently had a brush with said market thanks to the recently-concluded Valentine's Day proceedings. But there are some out there who are looking at jewelry and wondering why it doesn't have more of a utilit… - 02/18/2014

Not Mr. Magoo's Glasses
The world around Mr. Magoo is definitely exciting when he finds himself in one situation to the next due to his refusal to wear glasses. Virgin Atlantic is hoping for an opposite effect with the Google glass. - 02/18/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
In the past we have seen some wonderful wearable technology designed to make new parents' lives a little easier. By that I mean that there are wearable and mobile devices that monitor a baby's movements and make first time parents feel a little more … - 02/15/2014

2014 to Be a Big Year for Smart Bands
When it comes to wearable technology, there are quite a few different models making up the field. Between the smart glasses like Google Glass and the assorted pieces of impressive clothing with a technological bent like Mack Weldon's Silver line, the… - 02/13/2014

Huawei Set to Bring First Smartwatch to Mobile World Congress Event
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event is easily one of the biggest events in mobile technology worldwide.Making an appearance at said show, meanwhile, is something of a major development for Huawei: its first-ever smartwatch, which will be shown… - 02/12/2014

Ringblingz Debuts During Fashion Week with U.S. Teens as the Likely Market
New York's fashion week is now in full swing with Ringblingz, a wearable tech product debuted during the closely-watched show. - 02/10/2014

Wearable Tech for Babies: The Smart Onesie
Parents with little ones can worry a bit less when it comes to sleep time. Wearable technology has reached the crib, thanks to Mimo whose connected "onesie" monitors baby movement, respiration and skin temperature and then sends that info to a smartp… - 02/10/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We may not have personal jetpacks, although it goes without saying, how cool would that be? We are slowing getting the "house of the future" that almost takes care of itself as well as a few other things that used to be called science fiction. - 02/08/2014

Wearer of Bionic Hand Can Feel What Is In It with Lifehand 2
Occasionally, I watch the Six Million Dollar Man on TV. Mostly it is to see how funny it is. Fast forward 30 or 40 years into the future and we have the Argus II bionic eye. There have been various prosthetics over the years. Mostly they have very li… - 02/07/2014

Adidas Sues Under Armour for Wearable Technology Patent Infringement
Health and fitness wearable technology has boomed over the last few months. This year, CES expanded that section of the event by 30 percent, and the market for fitness technology is expected to grow nearly 25 percent in 2014. Some of the major player… - 02/07/2014

GoPro Offers New HERO3+ in Time for Winter Olympic Games
With the winter Olympic Games underway this week in Russia, there will no doubt be renewed interest in capturing all of the excitement when taking part in high-action winter sports. It is timely then that GoPro has released a new version of its camer… - 02/06/2014

NYPD to Begin Beta Testing of Google Glass
While high tech cops may seem like an idea reserved for the silver screen and science fiction, it may become a reality sooner than we thought. The New York City Police Department has reportedly received several pairs of Google Glass for beta testing.… - 02/06/2014

Why the Technology Sector Should Be Excited About Fashion Week
Fashion Week is here, and it's not just for swag, fashion writers and designer hopefuls. The technology sector might want to keep an eye on this year's catwalk, specifically Diane von Furstenberg, whose models last year wore Google Glass in conjuncti… - 02/06/2014

Valentine's Day Gift Jewelry May Get Smarter with Samsung Galaxy Gear
The middle of February often proves a special time for many: whether it's special because it's a welcome and enjoyed time of the year, special because it's a frantic rush to celebrate it properly, or special because it's a great time to get behind a … - 02/05/2014

Apple Furthers iWatch Rumors with New Hire of Sleep Researcher
If Apple does, indeed, have a rumored wearable technology product in the making (it's being called the "iWatch" by the press), what might we expect from it? While it seems a safe guess that it will facilitate communications, it's also a safe bet that… - 02/05/2014

The Fin Transmitter Turns a User's Palm Into a Control Interface
Combining technology and the palm of a user's hand isn't exactly new. Some of the biggest concerns about technology like the phablet-the phone / tablet hybrid-were focused on whether or not such a device would fit into the palm of a user's hand comfo… - 02/04/2014

In-vehicle Wearable Technology Integration with New Autos Will Scale to Over 90 Percent Global Penetration by 2019
It is certainly a compelling story when you hear that a certain technology, whatever it may be, will achieve a 90 percent penetration rate. In fact, as statistics go, that is hugely compelling. Now that we've gotten beyond the 90 percent there is a q… - 02/04/2014

Emotiv Claims Its Brainwave Scanner Allows People to Control Wheelchairs with Their Minds
Neuro-technology and brainwave scanning device maker Emotiv is looking for a few good minds. The company is one of a small handful of vendors that focus on brainwave scanning software and hardware. Others include established vendor NeuroSky and start… - 02/03/2014

$2.6 Billion GPS Fitness Device Market Losing Market Share to Smart Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology Products
The long time players in the GPS and location services market - in particular Garmin, TomTom and Magellen - have also provided over the last several years a variety of devices and GPS-enabled watches that rely on GPS to provide such things as mapping… - 02/03/2014

Glyph Makes Movie Theater Power Portable, But at No Small Price
The home theater has represented a fundamental challenge to the actual theater for the last several years now. With ticket prices at the actual theater climbing, and home theater hardware prices on the pronounced decline, it's getting tougher to just… - 02/03/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Speaktoit Secures Funding from Intel Capital, Alpine Fund
Speaktoit, a startup focused on building virtual assistant apps, has announced that it has secured funding from Intel Capital and Alpine Fund. - 02/03/2014

NTT and Toray Industries Collaborate in Smart Clothing Technology
The word smart is being attached to virtually every product that is being manufactured today. No matter how simple you think a product is, it is only a matter of time before a smart version of the daft predecessor is introduced. The next item to have… - 02/03/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Almost a year ago we talked about something that brought science fiction to the real world. We covered the bionic eye. Now we're not talking about the Six Million Dollar Man here, but we are talking about an absolutely amazing device. - 02/01/2014

Mack Weldon Takes Silver to New Lengths With X-Static XT2 Technology
Silver is more than just a precious metal. It's got industrial applications on several fronts, and shows up in many common everyday devices. But silver has properties that extend back thousands of years, including certain anti-microbial properties wh… - 01/31/2014

Smartphone on Your Sleeve: Fujitsu Combines Wearable and Smartphone Divisions
The internal movements of businesses can be exciting, dangerous things. A refocused division here, a new strategy there, and pretty soon things can be generated that spell a company's doom, downfall, or even ultimate success. Fujitsu just made a new … - 01/30/2014

Rewriting Mobile Application Engagement in 2014
The mobile industry can barely keep up with itself. Enterprises are still expanding their mobile strategies, brands are redefining how they interact with customers, and technology advances bring more uses for mobile every day. For example, we're alre… - 01/30/2014

XcelMobility Launches Cloud-connected Smartwatch
XcelMobility has announced the launch of its Companion Solution, a smartwatch that the company says is the first to offer an "always-on" cloud connection. - 01/30/2014

Life-Changing Wearable Tech: Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Finally Brings Light of Day to Patients
Back in March of 2013, we first covered Second Sight's Argus II Bionic Eye, which we referred to then as wearable technology of the third kind - a wearable tech platform with the ability to deliver serious medical benefits and truly life-altering pos… - 01/30/2014

Google Glass Goes Prescription with New Lens Styles
Google Glass' availability has been expanding fairly rapidly in recent days, with more people able to get in on the programs that allow users to wear the smart glasses. But for people with less intelligent glasses, the idea of using Google Glass can … - 01/29/2014

Kenyan Brothers Start Wearable Tech Company to Lower Motorcycle Accident Rate in Africa
Wearable technology can be used for many different purposes. Now, there is a startup in Kenya that wants to address the number of deadly motorcycle accidents with wearable tech. - 01/29/2014

Latest Agreement Continues Momentum for Intrinsyc's Open-Q 8074 System on Module Line for a Wearable Display Device
Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. has been quite busy lately. The product development company that provides hardware, software and service solutions recently entered into a development and production agreement with Myth Innovations, Inc. - 01/29/2014

Groundbreaking MiWorld Portable Computing System Powered by Intrinsyc's Open-Q 8074 System
Myth Innovations is a company that is going into its 14th year in business. It is a consulting group that designs and delivers advanced technology applications. According to Myth Innovations, innovation and invention are the cornerstones of its past … - 01/29/2014

Wearable Tech Providing Better Monitoring for Autistic Children
When fourteen-year-old Avonte Oquendo disappeared from his New York City school last fall his family lived through every parent's worst nightmare. It was months before his remains were found, and the family is still grappling with unanswered question… - 01/28/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
There was a time when the name Intel was constantly on the tip of people's tongue. Well, mostly geeky people, but I spent a lot of time there! Because of the proliferation of smartphones and tablets along with all the mobile apps, people are using th… - 01/25/2014

Industrial and Public Safety Applications Abound for Google Glass
In an enterprise environment, it's easy to believe that the functionality of Google Glass, the search engine giant's forthcoming wearable technology device, will be limited to email, navigation and social media interaction. For the 10,000 people curr… - 01/22/2014

Federal Agents Question Google Glass Wearing Patron at AMC Movie Theater
If there's one thing most of us can agree on, it is the ability of criminals to think outside the box whenever a new technology is introduced. No matter how benign the product is, they will manage to find a nefarious application that will victimize i… - 01/22/2014

Cadbury Presents its New Chocolate-activated Coat into the Wearable Tech Market
The wearable tech market has been one of the fastest growing in the past years. Many industries are consequently producing and marketing several gadgets to be used with computing consumer electronics and wireless communication devices. For research f… - 01/22/2014

Severe Skin Irritation Strikes Some Fitbit Force Wearers
With progress sometimes come a few setbacks. It is possible that Fitbit is experiencing one such problem now. Sometime around the middle of December, a few people who had been wearing the Fitbit Force activity tracker began to notice a red spot appea… - 01/22/2014

Sensogram Technologies Wearable Devices to Focus on Fitness, Healthcare
While Google Glass and smartwatches boast a lot of flash, the bulk of the wearable technology space is still focused around fitness applications and, to a lesser extent, healthcare. This seems to be a fact that biosensor company Sensogram Technologie… - 01/22/2014

Google's Contact Lens for Diabetes - a Lesson in Real Wearable Tech Revenue Generation
The other day we came across a very interesting analysis of Google's recently announced plans to create a contact lens that would be able to deliver minute by minute hands-off measurements of glucose levels in diabetes patients. A key thing to unders… - 01/21/2014

Solar-powered Wearables Under Development
There's been a lot of talk of new wearable computer technology just over the horizon, because chips are getting smaller and more powerful. However, even with cloud computing handling most of the brainpower of wearable devices, they still need a sourc… - 01/21/2014

Losing 5,000 Intel Jobs - Blame Mobility and Wearable Technology
The story from Intel today - in particular the part of the story that notes Intel will shed 5,000 jobs in 2014, is one that encompasses past, present and future. For those of us living in the moment it certainly will not be a happy moment to either l… - 01/20/2014

Google Glass Makes its NBA Debut with the Sacramento Kings
It's easy to imagine that this first-person Google Glass footage will be a success among sports fans looking for more involved interaction with games. That said, it's not up to the fans if this takes off. Despite its relatively small, lightweight bui… - 01/20/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It is interesting, but really should be no surprise, that one of the phrases being said over and over at CES 2014 was "wearable technology." A recent report release by Deloitte shows that wearable tech is definitely moving to the foreground. - 01/18/2014

Wearable Tech Evolves Before Our Eyes
Among the featured speakers at the December Wearable Tech Expo was Philippe Khan. - 01/17/2014

Cecilia Abadie - the First Person Ever Cited for Driving While Wearing Google Glass - Has Her Day in Traffic Court
Let's start off by saying that we really like Cecilia Abadie. In fact, we now think of her as a friend. Cecilia is the very smart and delightful CTO of Byte an Atom, a Google Glass shop dedicated to building the world's best Glass-based Sports and Fi… - 01/16/2014

Is Wearable Tech the Future of Banking?
Imagine yourself going shopping while wearing a Google Glass device. You see a new gadget that you want, but you aren't sure whether or not your bank balance will cover it. - 01/16/2014

Intel Getting into the Wearable Tech Market as an Investor
It seems that wearable tech has staked its claim as being the tech of 2014 early on. One company after another has announced that it will be making a foray into the market. That market is already heavily saturated with plenty of wearable tech, such a… - 01/16/2014

Kopin Augmented Reality to Make Several Platforms Smarter in 2014
Though shooting a rifle-particularly one that's high-powered-may seem like an easy task, there's a lot more to it than the surface concept would suggest, especially when it comes to successfully hitting a target. - 01/16/2014

From Wigs to Watches, Wearable Tech Will Have Big Impact on Corporate Networks
There's been a lot of growth in the wearable technology field in the last several months, and not only are we seeing new devices come out, we're seeing more people take advantage of these new devices. While fitness trackers are still the biggest slic… - 01/15/2014

Wearable Technology Market Will Ship at Least 10 Million Units in 2014, 100+ Million by 2020
Deloitte has released an interesting set of predictions for 2014, and first and foremost among them is some very good news indeed for the overall wearable technology market. - 01/15/2014

XOEye Technologies Unveils Person POV Sharing Eyewear and Software Stack
XOEye Technologies specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial-grade HD recording and streaming eyewear for frontline employees in manufacturing, industrial and other sectors. - 01/13/2014

Smartwatches Are Hot, So Should We Be Surprised Use of Smartwatches is Only at 1 Percent?
According to a study released today by TNS, a global research consultancy that is owned by Kantar, one of the world's largest information and consultancy groups, smartwatches and most other wearable technology gadgets are a lot better known than they… - 01/13/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
This has been a very busy week with respect to wearable technology. I suspect that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) might have a lot to do with that. A lot of new or improved products and devices were on hand in Las Vegas this week. - 01/11/2014

Quality Audio Meets Wearable Technology with ComHear
Wearable technology is one of the hottest topics in the tech industry and at CES this week in Las Vegas, but wearable tech isn't limited to the newest smart watches, fitness trackers or UV light detectors. - 01/10/2014

Razer's Nabu - A Fabulous New Hybrid Smartwatch and Activity Tracker Shows Up at CES 2014
The other day we took a look at what Sony has up its sleeves on the wearable tech front. In noting Sony's SmartWatch 2 and new SmartBand products we wistfully noted that we would like to get our hands on a combined activity tracker and smartwatch. We… - 01/08/2014

Wearable Wellness: It's a Dog's Life
As anyone who is following both the incredibly dynamic wearable tech space knows, all things wearable have taken center stage at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. And, while most of the items being trumpeted at CES have to deal… - 01/08/2014

Aware of Wearables: 52 Percent of NPD Group Study Familiar With Wearable Tech
Some have wondered if wearable tech can really catch on outside of certain fields within the class. Sure, fitness technology is a huge potential gain for wearable tech, and there's quite a bit more room in the field for some business applications. Bu… - 01/08/2014

Vuzix Partners with Nuance to Enhance M100 Smart Glasses with Voice Recognition
Well, the good folks at Vuzix and Nuance have joined up to deliver voice recognition capability to the very cool Vuzix M100 smart glasses. This is an excellent move and one that was, in fact, needed in our opinion. And for doing so there is hardly a … - 01/08/2014

Move Over Google, Epson Unveils Moverio Wearable Display Glasses
Google Glass may have just found itself a new competitor, and this one's compatible with Android. The Moverio BT-100 has been in development for a few years, but Epson is ready to unleash its successor: the Moverio BT-200. - 01/08/2014

Fashion Finally Meets Function with Netatmo's June Wearable Device
Netatmo, a company that provides technology solutions enabling users to track the environments around them, announced this week the release of June, a wearable device geared toward women that tracks UV and sun exposure. - 01/08/2014

Movea Technology Powers Growth of Wearable Tech, Contextual Computing
Imagine you live near a local train station; about a 20-minute walk. One morning, you're about to leave and catch your train but lost keys turn into a lost phone and, before you know it, you're crunching for time. As you start walking faster (or mayb… - 01/08/2014

Freescale Semiconductor Wearables Reference Platform (WaRP) Seeks to Drive Wearable Technology Design Innovation
Freescale Semiconductor is a company clearly committed to the wearable technology space. This is not only true in terms of the products the company has made available for the wearable tech industry but as well as the fact that Freescale has been both… - 01/07/2014

Sony's New Keys to Owning the Wearable Tech Space? The Core, SmartBand and LifeLog
Sony is certainly no stranger to the wearable tech space. In fact one might be tempted to label Sony a pioneer in the space, having had a shipping wearable device in hand for several years already. If you are wondering about this we are of course ref… - 01/07/2014

Wonder Woman, Xena and the Next Generation of Wearable Tech
The next category of wearable technology will be based upon the accessory form factors for female action heroes. It sounds crazy, but we should see new products that look - and maybe feel - like Wonder Woman's golden bracelets and Xena's gauntlets. - 01/07/2014

Sony Brings Oculus Rift Competition to CES 2014 with HMZ-T3Q Headset
The race for head-mounted displays just got a bit tighter with Sony's keynote address at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and Sony's newest entry into the head-mounted race. The name may bring a little scoffing and derision, but the HMZ-T… - 01/07/2014

GlassUp Augmented Reality Gets Working Prototype in for CES 2014
Exciting news for those who hoped that Google Glass would have some competition going into the market when it went into full release emerged at Las Vegas' latest round of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES); one competitor, GlassUp, seems to be well … - 01/07/2014

Pebble Steel Smartwatch Gets CES 2014 Reveal with Ship Dates for End of January
Those who grew to be fond of the Pebble smartwatch-and there were certainly plenty of folks out there who did just that-have a little something extra to be excited for thanks to this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event. More specifically, it… - 01/07/2014

VIVOBAREFOOT to Announce at CES - First Distributor of Sensoria Fitness Smart Sock
Just yesterday I was running on the treadmill, thinking how badly my joints were hurting. Other than being cause for alarm (running is probably my most favorite hobby), I was reminded of coverage I did for TMCnet in late December regarding the compan… - 01/07/2014

Netatmo Smart Bracelet Aims to Protect Skin Against Sun Damage
Society's obsession with having a bronze glow has caused many women to overexpose themselves to the sun's UV rays, placing them at a higher risk for sunburn, premature skin aging and even skin cancer. To help prevent this from happening further, Neta… - 01/07/2014

Fitness Technologies Announces AM Module Add-on for Micro MP3 and FM Players
Most people work out while blasting their favorite music. However, if you're the cerebral type who prefers NPR, or you're a sports fan who wants to listen to a local sports show, then the Fitness Technologies AM module is right for you. - 01/06/2014

Consumer Electronics Show 2014 - Market Opportunities in Wearable Technologies
This week the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will take place in Las Vegas, and the show will be awash in endless permutations of wearable technology (WT). Last week we provided a 2014 predictions and perspectives in wearable tech that strongly … - 01/06/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Many times when a new technology is being developed, it comes to pass that the technology itself can actually be used for a variety of different scenarios. One very good example is something that we have talked about several times. - 01/04/2014

Pre-orders Begin for Kiwi Move - Next Gen Wearable Tech for Everything
Wearable technologies have been in the spotlight quite a bit lately and the momentum isn't slowing. Potential uses span all across the board and research firms are all chattering about the promises ahead. - 01/03/2014

OMsignal's New Wearable Tech Shirt - Captures Your Bio-data
Wearable technology, as the name implies, is the integration of technology and fashion; where clothing and accessories come with computer chips and other advanced technologies. A lot of research has been going on in this field for the last three deca… - 01/03/2014

United States Special Operations Command Develops TALOS, the 'Iron Man' Suit
While Tony Stark might not have taken the news that the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) had adapted the Iron Man armor for use in the field very well, it's good to note here that Tony Stark is a fictional character. The Iron Man armo… - 01/02/2014

Magellan's Plans for CES 2014 Focus On Echo Smart Sports Watch
There are only a few days left until CES 2014 gets started in earnest out in Las Vegas, and already the news has started to land about what will be on hand there. Not surprisingly, wearable tech will have several entrants in the field, though one par… - 01/02/2014

Let's Get Down to Fitness with Wearable Tech
It's the New Year, and chances are you or someone you know has resolved to be fit or lose weight in 2014. If that's the goal, what could be better to help you on your way than wearable technology working with you? - 01/02/2014

Wearable Obstacles: Tech at Work
Lots of people wear glasses and watches to work these days - but in a few years, those glasses and watches might have undergone a revolution. Wearable technology is rapidly growing, and holds prospects both exciting and worrisome for business in the … - 01/02/2014

Wearable Tech Boosts Brand Loyalty in These 5 Examples
In an effort to reach out and get a better hold on their customer bases, companies are turning to the world of wearable computing. Wearable tech brings technology and the internet to watches, glasses and more, which allows businesses to stay close to… - 01/02/2014

Quintic's QN9020 Platform for Wearable Tech, a Low-power Consumption Solution
Last month, Quintic Holdings, a developer of wireless semiconductor solutions, launched its new QN9020 modules and development kits with integrated nano-power technology; they are designed as a low-power wearable chipset to provide longer battery lif… - 01/02/2014

LG Lifeband Touch Leaked Online
The tech-leaking site known as @evleaks has released a shot of what it is calling the LG Lifeband Touch. The band appears to look quite a bit like a number of other fitness wearable-tech gadgets that are on the market. - 01/02/2014

Blushing Bride Captures Wedding Using Google Glass
There is still some question among the tech world's most knowledgeable experts about just how "for real" wearable tech actually is. It appears that the general public is embracing the technology at a steady clip. If that adoption rate continues at th… - 01/02/2014

Is Wearable Technology for Real, Really? Here Are Some Answers for 2014
Several weeks ago, TMC held its West Coast Wearable Tech Conference and Expo in Los Angeles. It was packed with attendees keenly interested in the business of wearable tech, packed with companies looking for their ten minutes in the spotlight at our … - 01/01/2014

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We have just gone through that joyous shopping experience that we all know and love as Christmas. In just a few days it will be the start of a new year. That can only mean one thing. - 12/28/2013

LG Plays Its Wearable Device News Close To The Vest, But Confirms Its Approach
Ah, the sweet time before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event in Las Vegas. Rumors go flying everywhere as companies try to keep leaks under wraps ahead of the big show and the reveal of almost preposterous amounts of new technology in the work… - 12/27/2013

Sony May Unveil a New Smartwatch at CES 2014
Sony hasn't quite cracked the smartwatch market yet, despite the fact that the SmartWatch 2, released in October, is able to do some things Samsung's moderately popular Galaxy Gear can't - like pair with a far broader range of Android phones, for exa… - 12/27/2013

iGrow Low-Level Laser Hair Growth Helmet, Heads On Review
Vanity comes in a lot of different forms. An actual definition is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Another definition is excessive pride in one's appearance. Regardless of how you define vanity, you cannot deny… - 12/26/2013

Zepp Wearable Sensors Helping Golf, Baseball and Tennis Players
Athletes compete in an environment where the difference between victory and defeat is measured in tenths of a second or fractions of an inch. To overcome what seems a minuscule amount of distance and time for the rest of us, they train their whole li… - 12/26/2013

LG Gears Up to Bring Smartwatch and Wearable Healthcare Tech to 2014
Wearable technology is one of the bigger developments in 2013, and looks to be one of the biggest in 2014 as well. Several big-name players have already made moves on wearable tech with watches and head-mounted displays, while others are said to be g… - 12/26/2013

Beauty Technology, The Next Wearable Evolution in Tech
Discoveries of Neanderthal dating as far back as 75,000 B.C.E have identified body adornment and decorations. This continued with the Cro-Magonon and subsequent evolutions of the species with more intricate decorations that were part of the body or w… - 12/26/2013

VUZIX to Create Safety Smart Glasses with New Partners
The purpose of wearable tech is to give the user access to information, and until the day we develop the technology to input the information we need directly into the brain, we will have to do with what is currently available. The introduction of Goo… - 12/26/2013

Nokia Smartwatch May Leverage 'Morph' Tech for an Innovative Experience
Whether or not you're convinced that smartwatches have major significance in the wearable tech space, it seems many smartphone manufacturers are. Sony and Samsung, for example, have already released smartwatches this year - the SmartWatch 2 and Galax… - 12/26/2013

Using the Peltier Effect to Create a Wearable Air Conditioner
The next generation of hacks is going to involve the human body by tricking it to experience events and sensations that are not really happening. The more we understand human physiology, the more we will be able to manipulate it in order to achieve a… - 12/26/2013

Wearable Technology in 2014: What Does it Need to Succeed?
2013 was not the first year wearable technology was introduced or developed, but it was certainly the first year it made significant strides toward mainstream adoption. My own world is inundated with the technology; my friend received a Pebble smartw… - 12/24/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Last week TMC held its second Wearable Technology Conference and Expo of 2013 in Los Angeles. If you weren't on the west coast, check out some of what you missed with our Fitness and Sports Technology Expo. - 12/21/2013

Could Siri and Voice Control Be The Next Big Smartwatch Driver?
Smartwatches as a whole seem to be suffering from a bit of an identity crisis right now. While some are putting smartwatches to work alone like the Goophone, most others are connecting these devices to smartphones, and some seem to be trying a bit of… - 12/19/2013

Is Nokia Bailing Out of Smartphones For Wearable Tech?
A new report involving Nokia suggests that, maybe, we may well be looking at the earliest stirrings of a post-smartphone era in the making. The reports indicate that Nokia's plans to build an Android phone may have been scuttled in favor of a move to… - 12/19/2013

Google Glass Update Brings Hangouts, Improved Security, Easier YouTube Uploading
Google Glass may just be the most popular piece of wearable technology out there, which is perhaps helped by the fact that Glass users are still an exclusive club. But as time wears on and more competitors appear, like the Vuzix smart glasses, Google… - 12/19/2013

Facial Recognition Comes to Google Glass via Unauthorized App
One of the more obvious uses of Google Glass is to use it for facial recognition, and yet it's a feature that has been noticeably absent from the device's repertoire since its launch. Put simply, this is because, as Forbes put it, the feature would b… - 12/19/2013

No More Woof Dog Translator Arrives On Indiegogo
For most, wearable technology is pretty much limited to the things that humans wear, as opposed to wondering about the kinds of things that dogs might wear. But wearable technology knows no boundary of species, and that's made perfectly clear by the … - 12/18/2013

Your Socks Will Soon Have a Mind of Their Own
It's hard to think of a single moment during the day when I am not in some way in tune with technology. From texting and social networking on my smartphone to plugging my destination into my GPS (and it doesn't help that my job as an editor has me on… - 12/17/2013

Pro Sports, Fitness, Wearable Tech - A Match Made in Heaven
After roughly five months of planning, conference program development and the assembly and organization of the best of the best speakers, thought leaders, pioneers and experts on wearable technology, we held our second Wearable Technology Conference … - 12/16/2013

Pebble Smartwatch Adds New Features With Recent Update
Recently, the Pebble smartwatch picked up a new update in the form of PebbleOS v1.14, and with the update-as is commonly the case with updates-several new features arrived to help make the smartwatch an even more valuable tool for users. One of the b… - 12/16/2013

Smartwatches Are About to Become Much Smarter
Dick Tracey introduced the first wireless phone-watch back in 1946. By the time the comic strip detective hit the silver screen in 1964, his watch, by then quite iconic, even boasted video call capabilities. Fast-forward to 2013. Numerous smartwatche… - 12/16/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
The wearable tech world just wrapped up a huge week that began on Dec. 9 with the Fitness and Sports Technology (FAST) Expo followed by the Wearable Tech Expo on Dec. 10 and 11. - 12/14/2013

Wearable Technology Likely to Play a Key Role in Electronic Payments Space
The expansion of electronic wallet technology and biometric platforms may seem to have slowed down somewhat lately, but, according to several technology leaders - namely NXT-ID, Rambus, Twitter, Cisco Systems and Nuance Communications - this is just … - 12/13/2013

Oculus VR Lands Major Investment to Launch Its Goggle Line
The Oculus Rift is easily one of the biggest names in gaming out there right now. Time Magazine ranked its developer kit number three on its top 10 gadget list for 2013, second only to Google's Chromecast and the newest iPads from Apple. A new develo… - 12/13/2013

Winter Weather Alters, Not Eliminates, Wearable Tech Needs
For a large portion of the country, right now it's proving to be plenty cold outside - downright bone-chilling, even - and that's got hats, scarves, sweaters and big hefty insulated coats coming out of hiding to deal with the temperature shock. But a… - 12/13/2013

Some People Say Tattoos, Contact Lenses Are Okay Spots for Sensors
Where would you be willing to put a sensor on your body? That's a recent question Forrester Research tried to get an answer to, and the responses are sometimes surprising. - 12/13/2013

Good to Drive? Just Ask Your Watch If You Had Too Much to Drink
The wearable tech industry is booming to say the least. Wearable Tech Expo wrapped up yesterday in Los Angeles, Calif., and the two day event was filled with information on new, innovative products, insight from industry experts, and informative live… - 12/12/2013

CSR Shifts Company Focus onto Wearable Devices
CSR, a wireless technology company based out of Cambridge UK, has cleaned house in preparation for a company shift towards the world of wearable computing. This change in strategy came at the cost of CSR's stake in the digital camera market, $90 mill… - 12/12/2013

What Comes After Self-Absorbed Social Media Posts? The Answer is 'Lifelogging'
Everybody has this one kind of friend: the one that feels the need to post an update on Facebook every time he or she has a second cup of coffee or goes for a run or cleans out the front closet. You start to wonder what's next for these people - shar… - 12/12/2013

Stay Focused: Google Prescription Glasses Coming in January?
A Google employee reportedly leaked some photos of prescription lenses for Google Glass on his Google+ page. He took them down quickly, but the word has still spread. - 12/12/2013

Filip Technologies Attracts a Cool $8M for Its Wearable Smart Locator
Filip Technologies announced today that it had attracted $8 million in venture capital funding from Horizon Ventures, KEC Ventures and The Social+Capital Partnership. - 12/11/2013

Consumer Interest in Wearable Tech Quadruples
Interest quadrupled, that's one of the biggest key points to get out of the CEA study in question, titled "Understanding the Market for Wearable Heath and Fitness Devices." Said study showed that consumers planning to purchase a, "dedicated wearable … - 12/11/2013

Wearable Tech Charm Bracelet Features Gaming, Social Media
Perhaps this is something to add to the list of the tech geek in your life that is also a lover of accessories. Montreal-based Mighty Cast launched its Nex Band, a charm bracelet that connects physical collectible and shareable objects with mobile an… - 12/11/2013

Foxconn's Got Its Eyes On Wearable Tech With New Funding Plan
While Foxconn has been something of a figure of controversy in the technology industry, its presence as a maker of many of the biggest name products out there is simply undeniable. Now, it's looking to ratchet up that presence in a big way with a new… - 12/11/2013

Broadcom Makes a Play for Wearable Tech Market with WICED Smart Chip
Broadcom is well-known for its telecommunications processors and SoCs (system on a chip), with offerings like the BCM43460 SoC, one of the first to support 5G Wi-Fi, only further entrenching its name in the industry. However, despite being one of the… - 12/11/2013

The Galvanic Extimacy Responder Makes Mood As Plain As The Sweater On Your Neck
Mood is a tough thing to gauge, even for those people who are actually in the process of having the moods in question. But a new wearable technology tool may make a mood as plain as the nose on a person's face in the form of a new kind of sweater tha… - 12/11/2013

Winners of Wearable Tech Expo Demo Forum Announced
Yesterday, December 10, several wearable tech companies participated in a three-hour dedicated demo forum to compete for top event honors. Each company had 8 minutes to tell their story and demonstrate their product to a large audience of Expo attend… - 12/11/2013

Fashion Meets Tech: Victoria's Secret Model Sports 3D Printed Lingerie
The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has gone tech with its 3D printed couture. - 12/11/2013

If Women Won't Buy Clunky Smart Watches, How About Smart Jewelry?
The future is here. No, we have no flying cars yet, but we now have computers that can be worn like glasses, or as wrist bands on our arms. They are wirelessly networked, loaded with apps, fast, small and able to go anywhere we would like. In the ver… - 12/11/2013

Illinois Could Ban Driving While Using Google Glass
Everyone knows that you're not supposed to drink and drive or text and drive, but if a proposed law passes in Illinois, drivers in the Land of Lincoln will be prohibited from using Google Glass and driving too, according to the Associated Press. - 12/11/2013

Philippe Kahn Kicks Off Wearable Tech Expo 2013 LA
Industry visionary and serial entrepreneur Philippe Khan, CEO of Fullpower, kicked off Wearable Tech Expo 2013 Los Angeles and began by explaining that the wearable market needs to focus on being seamless - whether we are talking about sleep sensors … - 12/10/2013

New App Turns Wearable Technology into Personal Fitness Trainers
Technology is changing how and when we can attain our physical fitness goals. Indeed, a new app now promises to deliver custom training programs with real-time feedback using motion sensors via wearable devices. - 12/10/2013

Vuzix Releases New Optics Engine Capable of Fitting into Standard Eyeglass Frames
Big news has emerged from Los Angeles at the Wearable Tech Expo today. In front of an audience of enthusiastic wearable technology professionals and enthusiasts, Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products, has revealed … - 12/10/2013

Vuzix Smart Glasses Far Better Than Google Glass But…
Vuzix has been particularly active at the Wearable Tech Expo happening this week with a number of impressive announcements. One is its soon to be released M100. What makes the M100 better than Google Glass is that it is in final form and far cheaper … - 12/10/2013

Andrea Bocelli and MIT Team Up on Wearable Tech for the Blind
While much will be discussed at this week's Wearable Tech EXPO about the ways that wearable tech can help us enjoy life more fully, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has partnered with MIT in order to use wearable technology in order to create a device th… - 12/10/2013

Wearable Tech Helps Runners Prevent Injury Before It Happens
The wearable technology includes sensors embedded in the Runsafer shoe which check for certain elements of your running style, such as G force, direction, speed, force of impact and even surface hardness, enabling the shoe to literally get a feel for… - 12/10/2013

Huge Growth Expected in Wearable Tech Thanks to Bluetooth Smart Explosion
Wearable technology has seen some major gains in recent years and is on track to do even better over the course of the next few years. With everything from head-mounted displays to augmented running shoes, there pretty much isn't a part of the body t… - 12/10/2013

'We Can Make Him Stronger. We Have the Technology'
Much like the work portrayed in the classic TV show, "The Six Million Dollar Man," wearable technology has taken a giant leap forward thanks to four students at the University of Pennsylvania who designed and built a wearable robotic arm. - 12/10/2013

Wearable Tech that Makes You Think - By Jolting Your Brain
When it comes to such inquiries, there is certainly a nice balancing act between making financial connections, having a place to conduct your research and making meaningful critiques of advances in technology. It will be exciting to see what Tan even… - 12/10/2013

Theatro Demos 'Heads-up and Hands Free' Retail Device at Wearable Tech Expo
Today at TMC's Wearable Tech Expo in Universal City, Calif., Theatro demoed its hands-free wearable tech solution, which leverages the company's SaaS application suite. This gave expo attendees a chance to see the convenience and efficiency of the pr… - 12/10/2013

Wearable Technology to Boost 2014 M2M Growth
As technology continues to get smarter day by day, it's no surprise that we will start to see more sophisticated technology embedded into everyday objects. Our home, for example, is on track to becoming connected to the Internet via windows, thermost… - 12/10/2013

Impressive Growth Predicted for Wearable Medical Devices Market
While the term "wearable technology" gets thrown around a lot these days, it's important to understand that there are several sub-sectors of this increasingly important industry. While the most visible wearable technology might be gadgets such as Goo… - 12/10/2013

The Omate TrueSmart, an Android Smartwatch Free from Phone Dependence
The smartwatch has become sort of the breakthrough technology that's bringing wearable technology into people's homes. Even though it seems that the long-rumored Apple iWatch is a big part of this craze, until it actually comes out - if it comes out … - 12/10/2013

Zackees Turn Signal Gloves Revolutionize Safety for Cyclists, Skateboarders and Joggers
Zack Vorhies, a former Google software engineer, got the idea to create the Zackees LED Turn Signal gloves long before he figured out how they would be useful. - 12/09/2013

Mike Lynch Finds HP Connection in New Augmented Reality Start-Up Taggar
Created by former HP staffers, Taggar offers a new kind of augmented reality system that's geared specifically toward wearable technology products like Google Glass and its steadily-growing array of competitors. It's also usable by mobile phones and … - 12/09/2013

Smartphone Messages Sent to Your Finger
With this ring, I now pronounce you … Don't be frightened off, you haven't just entered a wedding hall however it is a union of sorts. It starts in the halls of an Indiegogo campaign. I am referring to Smarty Ring. It is the latest wearable device to… - 12/09/2013

2014 Will Bring a Host of Wearable Technology Innovations
Wearable smart health technology not for you? How about ingestible smart technology? A company called Proteus is developing an ingestible sensor patients can take alongside their medication, at which time it is activated by the body and can measure t… - 12/09/2013

M2M Sensors Enable Wearable Technology Growth, Fitness Improvement and Health Safety
The market for wearable technology is growing fast - Berg Insights predicts the total number of shipments of wearable technology devices is expected to reach 64 million units in 2017; up from 8.3 million in 2012 and 3.1 million in 2011. - 12/09/2013

Wearably Brings RSS to Wearable Technology
Google may have decided it is done with RSS, but that doesn't mean the rest of the world is too. In fact, a new service called Wearably, the product of a three-person team called Silica Labs, has made it easier than ever for people to access their RS… - 12/09/2013

TMC's FAST - Fitness and Sports Technology - Conference Primed to Take Off Today
Surely you remember when treadmills and other sports equipment began to include such things as early heart rate monitors that provided a fairly adequate measure of one's heart rate, along with such things as calculated calorie loss and other sometime… - 12/09/2013

Wearable Technology Expo and Conference - Exciting Products, Exciting Technology, Amazing Speakers
TMC produces its Wearable Technology Expo and Conference twice a year, with events alternately taking place on the East and West coasts. That means that every six months, as the conference program director, we go through a deep and extended cycle of … - 12/09/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We all know Qualcomm as an American global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Now we can add another item to that list. Let us add smartwatch maker to the list. - 12/07/2013

The Smartwatch and its Significance to the Wearable Tech Space
There's no doubt that the wearable tech space has a lot going on right now, but sometimes it seems like all that's out there are smartwatches. Part of the reason for this is because, well, there are a fair amount of smartwatches available to buyers t… - 12/06/2013

The Story of Wearable Tech
One thing's for sure when it comes to wearable technology: the market has made a lot of gains in the short term, and looks to do likewise in the long term. But that's about where the surety falls apart, and the future of wearable technology looks mor… - 12/06/2013

Alpine Data Labs Looks to Bring Big Data to Nike, Mars, Others
Whether it's wearable technology, cars or cold cuts, it's got to be promoted in order to get people interested in trying and buying it. That's a fairly immutable law of merchandising: if no one knows it exists, no one will buy it. But, being the adve… - 12/05/2013

Google Opens Up Glass Upgrades Program to Explorer Hardware
It wasn't so long ago when we first heard about a Google plan in the works to get early Google Glass users upgraded headsets at no charge. Now, Google is reportedly looking to make the program a reality. - 12/05/2013

Be Your Own Inspector Gadget with the Android Smartwatch
Android is no longer satisfied just sticking to phones and tablets anymore. Android, in collaboration with Chinavasion, has now created a smartwatch, which has all the capabilities of a smartphone yet you simply wear in on your wrist. - 12/04/2013

ABI Research: Wearable Tech Has New Allies In Subsidies and Shared Data
Just recently, we had a look at wearable technology, in terms of what it was offering currently, and what it would need to offer in order to really gain ground among potential users. Perhaps two of the biggest points that wearable tech really needed … - 12/04/2013

Are You an Emotional Eater? There's a Bra for That, and Also an App
Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist who works for Microsoft, has spearheaded a project to help women recognize emotional eating triggers using sensors placed in bras. These sensors monitor heart rate and respiration to detect stress in the wear… - 12/03/2013

What Can Wearable Tech Say About Your Mood?
At social gatherings, what we wear has special significance. Our outfits may invite small talk or spur gossip, and they seem always to say something about our personalities. A woman in a strappy red dress may project the image of confidence and sensu… - 12/03/2013

Google Glass Releases Play Music App
The world of wearable technology continues to hold great promise for its convenience and ease of use. In the most recent move in the sector, Google Glass has released easy-to-use apps. The most recent of these is a Play Music app. It follows Google G… - 12/03/2013

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

Despite Google Glass' Flaws, Smart Wearable Tech on the Rise
While Google Glass has plenty of fans and detractors, there's no denying that this buzzy tech item got people talking about wearable tech in 2013. Analysts at Juniper Research now believe that Google Glass is just the tip of the wearable tech iceberg… - 12/02/2013

Royce Freedom Wallet Offers Host of Extras
Admittedly, wallet technology hasn't exactly changed much over the last hundred years or so, at least, not until recently. There have been some interesting refinements on the original model of foldable leather with pouches and holders, but the basic … - 11/29/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
I can't help but start this week with possibly the extraordinary wearable tech that I've seen, or possibly the kookiest. Get ready all you fashionistas, Sony has file a patent for a smart wig. This piece of wearable technology is designed to give you… - 11/29/2013

Apple Hearing Aids the Next Wearable Tech Wave?
Stylish hearing aids sporting the inimitably cool Apple allure could help erase the stigma of hearing aids, which have never been designed for looks. Three out of four people suffering from hearing problems don't use a hearing aid, partly due to fact… - 11/28/2013

Babytree's B-smart Watch Drives Expecting Mothers To Wearable Tech
Pregnancy is a major period in any person's life, particularly for the woman who's actually generating the new life within, but also for those who are around said woman. Even technology understands the magnitude of the task the pregnant woman underta… - 11/27/2013

ZTE Looks to Join Smartwatch Stakes
It remains to be seen, of course, if the Chinese market is sufficiently robust to accommodate a device that has to be paired with a separate device for maximum impact, but ZTE could certainly stand a little extra shot of name recognition. A unique ne… - 11/26/2013

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

Smart Guns May Soon Be the Handgun Norm Sold in New Jersey
The handgun market in New Jersey is poised to radically change because of new smart technology. - 11/26/2013

The Vote Goes to Starfleet Wrist Communicators
While a lot of people think that wearable technology is something new, it has actually been around for a very long time. The concept has been around even longer. Every time you watch a James Bond or Bond-like movie, you are looking at a lot of wearab… - 11/26/2013

How Smart Can a Wig Be?
You know, one of the fun things about wearable technology is that it can go beyond scope of computer or mobile technology. You do not necessarily need to be mechanically or even computer inclined to operate something that you wear. - 11/25/2013

A Fitness Tracker That Can Pinpoint Specific Body Part Movements
One area that we know that has already benefited from wearable technology is the world of health and fitness. There have been several wearable devices such as Misfit's Shine health monitor and Jawbone's new Wristband UP24. So, what makes the latest K… - 11/25/2013

Nokia Spinoff PulseOn's Heart Monitor Said To Be World's Most Accurate
For those at the point where a heart monitor becomes a necessary thing, accuracy in that particular device counts for quite a bit, especially as it's measuring the status of the human heart, the kind of thing that, without which, can mean the differe… - 11/25/2013

REVOLUTIONS SmartWatch Phone is Both Phone and Watch
The watch phone has been a staple of spy movies and comics since the early days. From Dick Tracy to Inspector Gadget, the idea of making calls by way of a wrist watch has been an enduring dream. It need not be a dream any longer. - 11/25/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
I think that in the olden days (what a way to start) people were healthier because they had less stress in their lives. My beard actually gets more of the black back into it when I'm nice and relaxed, about three times a year. - 11/23/2013

Woojer, the Wearable Audio Accessory That Lets You Feel the Sound
Woojer is a wearable device that is designed to allow its wearer to literally feel what they are listening to. This is accomplished through haptic feedback. Haptic technology, or haptics, is a tactile feedback technology which takes advantage of the … - 11/21/2013

Geco Mark II Offers Action Camera for Any Pair of Glasses
Mounted cameras for extreme sports aren't exactly new technology; just consider the GoPro line of cameras, and that will put that conclusion to rest for anyone who was holding it. Perhaps one of the biggest problems with mounted cameras is that the d… - 11/20/2013

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

eBay Expanding its Connected Glass Shopping
eBay has big plans for its connected glass shopping after tests in malls prove to be lucrative. - 11/20/2013

Qualcomm Toq Out to Make Mark in Mobile Devices
The number, and attendant capability, of mobile devices-particularly wearable devices-seems to be increasing with each passing day, and more and more choice emerge for the mobile device consumer-to-be. - 11/18/2013

The Amazing Skully Helmet
A few weeks back I got a chance to see the Skully Helmet and if you are a motorcycle rider going through tech withdrawals every time you get on your bike this wonderful piece of motorcycle magic is for you. While some folks have compered this Helmet … - 11/18/2013

Pairs of Wearable 'TapTap' Devices Allow Two People to 'Touch' Remotely
While the world remains focused on Google Glass as the ultimate (so far) expression of wearable technology, a number of other interesting computing devices that can be worn on the body have debuted, if even only in the prototype stages. Google Glass,… - 11/18/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It won't be long now until everyone really gets into shopping mode. Halloween just ended and the Christmas decorations are already out! That means that new products will be seen from many companies. So what better place to start this week than with s… - 11/16/2013

Wearable Tech: Do You Feel 'Stupid' Wearing It?
Wearable tech is here, and more is on the way, aren't you excited?! According to a recent poll, many of you are way up on the fence about it, indicating you probably aren't willing to spend your hard-earned cash on the pricey products just yet. - 11/15/2013

Does Apple Have His & Hers Designer iWatches up its Sleeve?
Well, the folks at DisplaySearch are at it again, offering up some interesting thoughts - or maybe we should say "amusing" thoughts on Apple future products. We do give them credit for noting these musings as almost absolute fact, but it will be nece… - 11/15/2013

Under Armour Will Pony Up $150 Million to Buy MapMyFitness, One of the World's Largest Fitness Tracking Platforms
Quite some time ago we downloaded MapMyRun - one of the ten or so collection of free and paid applications that comprise the MapMyFitness cloud- and SaaS-based platform and ecosystem. The app itself - in our case for iOS, is quite comprehensive. Some… - 11/14/2013

Wearable Smart Glasses Shipments to Reach 10 Million Globally by 2018
New research from Juniper Research suggests that smart glasses will not be a passing fad but will rather become a fairly sizable market. Based on the new research, Juniper is now projecting global shipments for wearable smart glasses will reach at le… - 11/14/2013

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

Google Eyewear Now Available as Earware
Google is really trying to make Google Glass the ultimate must-have $1500 gadget. The company is now launching a set of new features to complement the computerized eyewear, although these new features are more for the ears than the eyes. - 11/14/2013

Skulpt Aim Hits Indiegogo for Wireless Measurement of Muscle Quality
When it comes to measuring fitness, there are scales and measures aplenty, and no one's quite sure just which one works best. Electrical conductivity, fluid displacement, scales and calipers, and even the both vaunted and derided body mass index (BMI… - 11/13/2013

NeuroMatrix and Its Wearable DPN Pain Management Solution for Diabetics
Painful diabetic neuropathy is a complication diabetics experience as high blood glucose or sugar levels begin to damage the nerves in the body. The effect of this complication generally manifests itself on the lower extremities, the legs and feet. - 11/13/2013

Is Restored Hearing Just A Baseball Cap Away?
While wearable technology is still just getting started, it's already generating a few unusual ideas. We've seen head-mounted displays like the Google Glass that show users where to go with augmented reality overlays of the immediate environment, not… - 11/12/2013

Wearable Tech Takes Over Apple, Apple Television Moved Back, Say Reports
While reports of a television with Apple branding have been in the works for the last few years now, some new reports suggest that the wait will continue for some time to come. While other reports suggested that the wait may have been coming to an en… - 11/12/2013

Graphene Ink News - Not What It Seems
Graphene is no doubt the super-stuff of the future. It's the most pliable, strongest, most conductive substance yet discovered, it's just one atom thick and now the ability to print it on fabric can open the door to vast leaps in wearable tech. - 11/11/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
This is always true, but when new technology comes on the scene, a lot more than just the scene changes. Sometimes other things are also affected by the technology. Wearable technology is one of those that has an impact on various areas. - 11/08/2013

Glass XE11 Update Makes Google's Wearable Tech Even More Useful
There have been those who look at Google Glass and wondered-often with at least some skepticism-how such a thing could ever prove useful to a normal person. - 11/08/2013

Fashion Meets Tech: Your Device is as Important as Your Outfit
Making a fashion statement isn't just about the latest pair of designer shoes or that new must-have handbag anymore - technology has taken hold of all the glitz and glamour as well. - 11/07/2013

Wearable Tech Has Promise But Must Find a Champion and Price Decrease
Before you get all excited about wearable tech such as Google Glass and Sony's SmartWatch 2, don't forget that tablets existed in the shadows before the iPad. We didn't all own iPhones until smartphones had been on the market for years, and the iPod … - 11/07/2013

Wearable Tech: Is It A Bust?
According to the Harris Poll conducted by Harris Interactive, which surveyed 2,577 U.S. adults online between September 18 and 24, the majority of people aren't going crazy over the idea of wearable tech. - 11/07/2013

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

Wearable Camera Knows What You Like, Makes GIFs of It
Even though the wearable tech space is still in its relative infancy, there have already been some pretty fantastical applications and devices. For example, the Tikker smartwatch is a wearable device that supposedly tells you how much time you have l… - 11/07/2013

iPhone 5S Sports Nike App
It seems that Apple just can't stay out of the news these days. The technology tycoon's iPhone 5S now acts as the platform for Nike's new app, Move. The sports equipment and apparel provider recently announced the official launch of the app, which wi… - 11/07/2013

Pebble Technology Delivers on iOS 7 notifications and the new Pebble SDK 2.0
The last time we covered Pebble the company had just brought to light a new deal to bring Pebble into Best Buy stores and to their website. We don't know just how many Pebbles Best Buy has helped to move, but according to Pebble the company has deliv… - 11/06/2013

Intel's Newest Plans Focus on Wearable, Small Devices & DIY Users
Intel is getting some new targets in its collective sights in the near-term future, and some of said targets are a little unusual for the company. But these new targets are part of some pretty substantial markets, and should ultimately provide exciti… - 11/06/2013

Mobile Augmented Reality Users Will Grow to 200M By 2018
Juniper Research's latest report titled, "Mobile Augmented Reality: Smartphones, Tablets and Smart Glasses 2013-2018" forecasts that the mobile augmented reality (AR) market, is set to increase dramatically. - 11/06/2013

Google Glass Should Be Watching Its Rear View: Competitors Emerge In the Field
It's hard not to look at recent events and draw the conclusion that the wearable technology market is on an absolute tear. The sheer number of new products coming out in the field is just too hard to ignore for any length of time. - 11/06/2013

Ticketed Google Glass Wearer Underlines Questions Surrounding Wearable Tech
Google Glass has been making headlines over the last few months for a variety of reasons. We have now seen the wearable tech make headlines in conjunction with the committing of a crime for the first time. The crime in question wasn't a particularly … - 11/04/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
Adidas has been very successful with its interactive personal coaching and training platform, miCoach. The ability to gather a wealth of exceptionally useful data that coaches can put to real world use for training purposes is amazing. - 11/02/2013

Driving with Google Illegal? First Google Glass-Related Traffic Ticket Written In San Diego County
The California Highway Patrol representative who reportedly pulled over 44 year old Cecilia Abadie noted that it was "illegal to drive a motor vehicle if a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other means of v… - 11/01/2013

Stay Connected to Friends and Loved Ones with Bond Touch Modules
When you hear the word "Bond" associated with the city of London, you usually think of 007. In this case, the word "Bond" has nothing to do with Daniel Craig, Aston Martins or martinis that are shaken, not stirred. - 10/31/2013

Soft Product Recall for Google Glass Systems?
Granted, the Google Glass is still mostly unavailable to regular users-the program has been seen expanding in recent days to include a handful of close friends of original-era Google Glass Explorers-but there are some reports afoot that suggest that … - 10/31/2013

Fitbit, Fuel, Jawband and More: 250 Million Wearable Health Trackers By 2017
The wearable technology market in general is clearly on an upward trend, but trying to figure out just how far up that trend will go-or even can go-is proving to be a bit difficult. A new report from ON World, a global technology research company, ma… - 10/31/2013

A Glimpse at Google Glass Accessories: Unsurprisingly, They Are Pricey
Are you coveting Google Glass, the search giant's soon-to-be-mainstream wearable technology in the form of "smart glasses"? Better get ready to open your wallet, in more ways than one. - 10/31/2013

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

Never Miss a Call Again: MEMI's Fashionable Solution
When news of Samsung's watch phone hit the streets, people were quick to ignore the cool James Bond aspects of the technology and go right to the drawbacks: It's expensive, has poor battery life, only works with one phone, and, most of all, it's ugly… - 10/30/2013

Wearable Tech: Animate Your Wardrobe, Literally
Hear ye, hear ye, fashionistas! Garments have gone digital. Computerized, animated womenswear is about to hit the sales racks. - 10/30/2013

A New Google Glass: Second Generation Glass Units to Include Earbud & More
Google didn't mention if there were any fees attached with the upgraded device, and reports suggest that only those who purchased devices before October 28, 2013 could get in on the action. But further reports note that those who are eligible will ge… - 10/30/2013

Google Readies Newest Role Atop Your Wrist
The reports suggest that the Google smartwatch in question will not only run on Android, but will also come equipped with the Google Now personal assistant system, which itself has a variety of features on hand like being able to answer questions or … - 10/29/2013

Wristify Bracelet Controls Whole Body Temperature
Known as Wristify, the prototype monitors air and skin temperature and, based on the needs of the person, the device will shoot thermal pulses into the wrist to cool or warm them. - 10/29/2013

Neurocam Allows You to Record Video Telekinetically, Sort of
In what seems straight out of a sci-fi flick, a new wearable device taps into your brainwaves and, based on your interest scale, will start to record video via your smartphone. - 10/29/2013

The AIRO Wristband: Telling You Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Yourself
While self-tracking devices are-indeed, much of the wearable technology market is-on something of an upward trajectory these days, said devices also seem to be improving at a pretty good clip as well. The new AIRO wristband shows us just how far thes… - 10/28/2013

Samsung Smart Glasses in the Works? Of Course, But for Now it is All Just Guesswork
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and several other websites (e.g. The Verge) have latched on to several supposed Samsung patent diagrams from a patent application that supposedly shows off a design of sorts for a Samsung effort at developing a pair of s… - 10/28/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
We are all familiar with biometrics. It refers to the identification of humans by their characteristics or traits. The ones that we are most familiar with are using your fingerprint or eye retina to guarantee if it is really you. There are various de… - 10/26/2013

Bionym - Biometrics and Heartbeats as a Means to Password Security
Wearable technology has many uses, ranging from fitness and health monitoring to smart glasses and smartwatches. Some devices are more sophisticated than others - and provide sensors that can read and capture a variety of biometric measurements. - 10/24/2013

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

Five Obstacles to Taking Wearable Tech to Mass Market
The concept of wearable technology has been around in one form or another for quite some time. Doctors have used heart and pulse rate monitors that were worn on the wrist for years. The difference is in the technology. - 10/23/2013

Light Bohrd Lights Up the Night at Under Armour's 'Future Show'
Under Armour, a company best known for its moisture-wicking clothing, has crowned Chris Forgey, inventor of Light Bohrd, as the winner of its 2013 'Future Show' competition. - 10/23/2013

element14 Selects Two Winners of 'Get Closer' Wearable Tech Challenge
Back in August, element14 - the an information portal, collaborative community and electronics store geared toward electronic design engineers - announced that it had chosen eight competitors out of 121 entrants as finalists for its "Get Closer" Wear… - 10/23/2013

Wearable Technology: Boon to Productivity?
While productivity levels at businesses are already, by and large, doing well by most any standard, there's always room for some new technology to come along and automate another tedious process or otherwise remove it from the equation, allowing work… - 10/23/2013

Wang Rallies the Troops at HTC and Possibly Plans to Have a Smartwatch
Samsung has been the thorn in HTC's side. This has made the laid back, mostly hands-off HTC chairwoman and co-founder, Cher Wang, take a much more proactive approach to her company. Normally she has left the management of the company up to the two me… - 10/23/2013

Nokia Smartwatch of the Future May Have Multiple Displays
A patent application submitted by Nokia from August of last year, but recently unearthed, discovers that Nokia is not shying away from shaking up the form factor when it comes to smartwatches. - 10/23/2013

Tesseract Mobile Brings Klondike Solitaire to Sony Smartwatch Models
The idea that a user could play solitaire on a smartphone is only a comparatively recent idea, but now it's about to get just a little wilder thanks to a new move from Tesseract Mobile, which makes two of the biggest names in solitaire for Android de… - 10/23/2013

Google Search Prepares for Wearable Tech
When Google changes its search algorithm, lots of people notice. But for Google, ideally the changes are seamless. - 10/21/2013

Wearable Tech World Week in Review
It may be a year and a half since Nike's original FuelBand made its debut, but don't think that Nike has just been sitting around all this time. Nike has spent the last year analyzing information that it has continuously gathered since the FuelBand w… - 10/19/2013

A Rival to Google Glass
ChipSiP Technology is a Taiwanese company known for its System in Package, or SIP products. ChipSiP Technology systems in a chip are now used in big screen TVs, computers, wireless devices and smart home products, and the company has been developing … - 10/18/2013

Woojer: The Wearable Bass
Woojer's name is a play on the term woofer. Woojer is a wearable accessory the size of a matchbox that is designed to make listeners feel the bass. Angel funding raised $600,000 for Woojer early in 2013, which enabled Woojer to create a prototype fro… - 10/17/2013

Can Wearable Technology Improve Airline Travel?
SITA Lab-the research branch of SITA, a specialist firm in information technology for air transport-recently published a report running down some things that could be done using wearable technology to fuel a better airport experience. SITA Lab began … - 10/17/2013

Wearable Tech Market to Hit $19B by 2018
It's difficult to predict the future of a market still in its infancy like the wearable technology space. For research firms like Juniper Research, though, it still seems to be worth a try. Indeed, the company has weighed in on what it thinks the wea… - 10/17/2013

Adidas Unveils New Smartwatch for Runners
This week Adidas announced a new smartwatch that is geared toward runners. Adidas says the watch should be available on November 1 and will have a $399 price tag. - 10/17/2013

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