wearables

  • Misfit Debuts The Flash Link, A $20 Activity Tracker That Also Controls Apps And Smart Home Devices

    Misfit Debuts The Flash Link, A $20 Activity Tracker That Also Controls Apps And Smart Home Devices

    For a company like Misfit, which got its start as the maker of an attractive health and fitness monitoring device that women would actually like to wear, it may no longer be enough to be just another Fitbit competitor. That’s why the company has been more recently expanding its product lineup to include a range of connected devices, including also a sleep monitoring system and… Read More

  • Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications Crunch Network

    Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications

    In the ultimate paradox, we have spent the last several years untethering our workforces while technically intertwining our personal and professional lives. Yet, for many, the notion of BYOD often results in a feeling of being AWOL. With 25 percent of knowledge workers out of the office on any given day, the ability to remotely connect back into corporate communications and collaboration tools… Read More

  • Personal Health In The Digital Age Crunch Network

    Personal Health In The Digital Age

    We live in the digital age. You know that already. Two out of three Americans are now smartphone owners, and more than 86 percent of the population is connected online. But while digital has permeated everything from our social lives to how we work and how we shop, it is only starting to touch how we manage health. Read More

  • Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Apple’s upcoming wearable still prompts a lot of questions, not least of which is how long it will last on a full charge of its battery. A new report form 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is looking at a smartwatch that will offer 2.5 hours of continuous use for processor-intensive applications like games, 3.5 hours for continuous use of standard apps and 4 hours of active fitness tracking in… Read More

  • New “Dry” EKG Sensors Pave The Way For Advanced Wearable Heath Devices

    New “Dry” EKG Sensors Pave The Way For Advanced Wearable Heath Devices

    Researchers at North Carolina State University have built a new form of “dry” EKG/EMG sensors that allow doctors to get high-density data on a patient’s heart performance in a package that can be worn for extended periods of time. Traditional EKG sensors require a wet gel layer to be placed down between a patient’s skin and the sensor and cannot be left on the body for… Read More

  • Google Glass Never Really Had A Fighting Chance

    Google Glass Never Really Had A Fighting Chance

    When Google announced it was ending the Glass Explorer program yesterday and handing over the reins to Nest’s Tony Fadell, it seemed to exit with more of a whimper than a scream. Let’s face it, from its earliest days, people loved to hate Glass. In fact, from the moment Google announced Glass, people reacted harshly to the new technology. They simply hated the idea of nerds… Read More

  • ODG Wants To Put Android On Your Face For Less Than $1000 Later This Year

    ODG Wants To Put Android On Your Face For Less Than $1000 Later This Year

    Yesterday I got to play with a pair of augmented reality glasses from Osterhout Design Group, a San Francisco-based company that’s spent the last six years iterating on AR for military and industrial clients. Read More

  • Why Is Apple Going To Have A Better Time Launching A Wearable?

    Why Is Apple Going To Have A Better Time Launching A Wearable?

    At some point in the next few months (“Early 2015″ can’t push much past March, can it?), Apple will release its Watch, likely defining the high end of the wearable category. The Apple Watch is, in hindsight, exactly what Apple would make when entering a new category: a general purpose computer trimmed down to the essentials needed for its particular form factor. It shares… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pushing BBM Onto Android Wearables

    BlackBerry Pushing BBM Onto Android Wearables

    BlackBerry is continuing to expand the reach of its erstwhile walled garden messaging app, BBM. The latest platform it’s targeting is Google’s wearable focused flavor of Android, Android Wear — demoing an integration of BBM on Android Wear at CES this week. Read More

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