Wearables

 

  • Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

    Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

    Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That's not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Siri Hack, Amazon Smartphone, And Galaxy Gear

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Siri Hack, Amazon Smartphone, And Galaxy Gear

    Siri was hacked! But don't panic — it's apparently a really fun hack that gives Siri access to your other apps. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling over Amazon's forthcoming smartphone with 3D-gesture features. Plus, we're taking a good hard look at the Galaxy Gear smartwatch equipment from Samsung. Or, more accurately, we diverge into talking about the Galaxy S5. Also, it's Good Friday. Read More

  • Google I/O To Elevate Focus On Design

    Google I/O To Elevate Focus On Design

    For Google to win, it needs to attract the best designers to its team and get beautiful third-party apps built for its platforms. Yet, right now it's Google's rival Apple and the iOS ecosystem that are known for their style. So Google tells me it's "doing a really big push around design" at its 2014 I/O conference by adding sessions on Android UX, wearable app design, speech interfaces, and more. Read More

  • Ellen Tries Out Google “Glasses”

    Ellen Tries Out Google “Glasses”

    Today is Google Glass day. For the first time, the company is letting anybody and everybody order a pair with no application process needed. Because before, if you wanted to give Google $1,500 for a face computer, you had to qualify. Now that Google Glass is fair game, we're probably going to see it a lot more. Take, for example, this episode of The Ellen Show, where Ellen Degeneres tries on… Read More

  • Google Actually Sells Out Of A Google Glass Model

    Google Actually Sells Out Of A Google Glass Model

    Apparently some people still want Google Glass. The white model sold out several hours after Google allowed anyone to purchase the product. Models of the other colors are still available -- at least until Google stops selling the product tonight. For today only, Google made Glass available to anyone. This is the first time since the product's announcement that Google has allowed the general… Read More

  • Google Glass Gets KitKat Support And Improved Photo Browsing, Loses Video Calls

    Google Glass Gets KitKat Support And Improved Photo Browsing, Loses Video Calls

    Anybody will be able to buy Google Glass tomorrow, but ahead of this, Google is giving the Glass software an update. There are a couple of new features in this update, including new tools for making working with photos easier, but Google has also decided to remove the option to do video calls from Glass for the time being. Read More

  • Survios Virtual Reality Gaming Demo

    The Next Oculus? Survios’ Epic Zombie-Killing Game Mixes Motion Capture With VR

    Now that the entire virtual reality space has gotten a big boost from Facebook’s $2 billion deal to buy Oculus, who’s next? Maybe it’s Survios, a company that was came out of the very same University of Southern California Mixed Reality Lab that Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey came from. Right now, virtual reality is pretty stationary: you sit there, put on a headset and… Read More

  • Omate TrueSmart | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Omate TrueSmart

    In a year, we've gone to having one or two startup smartwatch companies to a sea of offerings before us, from companies as big as Google all the way down to Omate, a startup looking to make your wrist as brilliant as possible. At its core, the TrueSmart is likely one of the most powerful smartwatches on the market. Powered by Android 4.2, the TrueSmart has its own SD card and SIM card, complete… Read More

  • Oculus Rift Shares Developer Hardware Sales Data

    Oculus Rift Shares Developer Hardware Sales Data

    Were you to judge success by the response of “The Internet” when Facebook acquired nascent virtual reality hardware company Oculus Rift, developers didn’t like the deal. But were you to judge success by its actual sales, it may be a different story. Oculus Rift tells TechCrunch that it’s sold about 25,000 second-generation “DK2” development kits to developers… Read More

  • A Wearables Startup Playbook

    A Wearables Startup Playbook

    The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and supply chain, crowdfunding, and nimble design have converged to make wearables mainstream. With the category now validated as a strategic hotspot for all major corporations and platforms, investors are clamoring to fund wearable tech startups. Read More

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