Wearables

  • TC AppleCast 3: Apple Sells All The iPhones

    TC AppleCast 3: Apple Sells All The iPhones

    It’s a very special episode of the TechCrunch AppleCast, as we’re joined by Jackdaw Research founder and Chief Analyst Jan Dawson, who offers some context around Apple’s huge earnings success reported earlier in the week. Dawson joins Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell to explain just how Apple managed to sell 74.5 million iPhones in a single quarter, and to discuss… Read More

  • Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And “Reset”

    Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And “Reset”

    Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette wasn’t too optimistic about the future of Google Glass on today’s Google earnings call for Q4 2014. The executive took some time to highlight the project as an example of when Google is willing to take a step back and rethink something that isn’t working out, even when they’ve made a considerable investment in… Read More

  • ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    ‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

    Wearables for pets used to be a punchline, but now it’s a legitimate business with multiple players active in the space. Said space did just get a bit smaller today, as Whistle, the startup which launched its Fitbit for dogs back in 2013. Now, Whistle is expanding its position with the acquisition of a competitor in the pet wearable space, Tagg, and adding another $15 million to its… Read More

  • The Next Front Of Wearables

    The Next Front Of Wearables

    In 2014, Nike abandoned its FuelBand fitness tracker and Sergey Brin “left his Google Glass in his car.” In 2015, Apple will launch its iWatch and Sony will enter the eyewear space. More kinds of wearables were introduced in CES 2015, just to leave us wondering whether what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, physically. Read More

  • Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Ships In April

    Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Ships In April

    The Apple Watch will start shipping in April to consumers, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who revealed that month as the expected target launch date for the company on Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings call. The timeframe for launch was described as “early 2015″ when the Apple Watch was originally announced in September of last year. The Apple Watch release date has been the subject… Read More

  • Winter Is Coming For Wearables

    Winter Is Coming For Wearables

    Remember wearables? Those wristbands and glasses that were going to take over our lives? This time last year, many of us had high hopes that 2014 was (finally) going to be the year of the wearable. Whoops. The wearables revolution didn’t come to pass in 2014, and it’s not going to happen in 2015, either. Why? Read More

  • What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

    What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

    This week Google’s Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense, invisible — because it will be embedded into everything we interact with. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 2: Apple Watch Battery Bingo And iPad Stylus

    TC AppleCast 2: Apple Watch Battery Bingo And iPad Stylus

    On the second ever TechCrunch AppleCast, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell discuss the Apple Watch and its battery life, as potentially revealed by leaks this week. We also touch on analyst reports claiming that a 12.9-inch iPad will also include an Apple-made stylus accessory option, and dive into a closer look at Copyfeed, a handy iOS utility. Finally, we preview the week to come… 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

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