Wearables

  • Chiaro Reboots The Pelvic Floor Exerciser As A Sleek Connected Wearable Called Elvie

    Chiaro Reboots The Pelvic Floor Exerciser As A Sleek Connected Wearable Called Elvie

    Pelvic floor/kegel exercises have had known benefits for women for decades, especially post-child birth. The challenge has always been motivating women to do regular exercise workouts of a muscle that’s not visible, when it’s difficult to tell whether lifts are being performed correctly. Standard (unconnected) kegel devices can help with performing pelvic floor exercises but… Read More

  • Paracosm Raises $3.3M From Atlas, iRobot To Turn Our World Into A 3D Holodeck

    Paracosm Raises $3.3M From Atlas, iRobot To Turn Our World Into A 3D Holodeck

    The rise of immersive headsets like the Oculus VR, innovations in gaming and mapping, and advances in robotics have put a spotlight on three-dimensional technology, whose algorithms and visualizations will be a key to whether all this new hardware and video-based software is realistic and useful enough to win over users. That’s having a knock-on effect how 3D startups are… Read More

  • Salesforce’s Service Cloud 1 Is A Wearable Technology Trojan Horse

    Salesforce’s Service Cloud 1 Is A Wearable Technology Trojan Horse

    Imagine a scenario in which an oil rig worker suddenly hears an alarm sound from somewhere on the rig. The adrenaline rush begins and the worker knows he has to move fast. The sound of the siren is not a clear signal as to where the trouble is, but the smartwatch on his wrist indicates exactly where to go and what needs to be done to fix the problem. As he works to fix it, each step is… Read More

  • Microsoft Band Demo

    Hands On With Microsoft’s New Fitness Wearable, The Band

    Dropping out of left field like a foul fly ball from the Kansas City Royals this week, the Microsoft Band was a surprise. Part fitness band, part computer, part mobile Twitter and stock-checking smartgadget, the Band is a mix of things. And it pretty much works. It’s still a bit clunky, as you might expect from first-generation hardware, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Band. Read More

  • Myths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future

    Myths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future

    Wearables as a second brain. The Internet of Self and Things. One trillion sensors…. There’s no doubt that a sensor-laden world is the buzz of the town. The next Big Thing. In fact, there is so much buzz that many consumers probably dismiss it as hype. Yet, in spite of all this hype, as a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley’s semiconductor and sensor industry, this is about as… Read More

  • Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move

    Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move

    It was surely only a matter of time before someone thought to capitalize on the current trend for wearables with a battery designed to charge via kinetic energy. And so meet Ampy: a spare battery pack, currently bidding for crowdfunds on Kickstarter, that straps to your person and, its makers claim, charges up from human movement, such as walking, running and cycling. Read More

  • BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

    BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

    Developers wanting to build apps that monitor and respond to human bio-signals should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project. BITalino (r)evolution is the follow up to last year’s modular kit of bio-signal sensors from the same Portuguese team — but with a lower price-tag, improved electronics, smaller sensor blocks and individual sensors broken out on their own so… Read More

  • Apple Watch Will Need Juicing Daily, Says Tim Cook

    Apple Watch Will Need Juicing Daily, Says Tim Cook

    Apple fans hoping Cupertino’s reality distortion field was going to do magical things to the battery life of its forthcoming Apple Watch had better reset their expectations to something far more average: the wrist computer will likely need charging daily according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Read More

  • Android Wear Update Adds Offline Music, Bluetooth Headphone And GPS Support

    Android Wear Update Adds Offline Music, Bluetooth Headphone And GPS Support

    Android Wear is getting its first big update, with features that make smartwatches using Google’s wearable operating system more standalone devices, including music syncing and GPS location support. That means if you leave your watch at home while you go out for a jog, you’ve still got access to sweet jams, and your watch can still tell you where you are, and how to get home. The… Read More

  • Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attache

    Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attache

    If life was like Toy Story, and when we fell asleep, all of our inanimate objects suddenly came to life, the Pad & Quill Attache bag would be some super combo of both Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Socially, this bag would be the head honcho. With a beautiful, hand-crafted (and signed by that hand) leather exterior, the Attache laptop bag feels slightly Old-World. It’s a classic… Read More

  • Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

    Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

    Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the sale of a new wearable, it has recently closed a round of funding with Intel on at least a $1 billion valuation. The details come by way of a leaked internal memo to staff that was passed… Read More

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