Wearables

  • You Can Now Reserve An Apple Watch To Buy In-Store

    You Can Now Reserve An Apple Watch To Buy In-Store

    Apple Watch has been severely supply constrained since launch, but you can now finally get one in a physical Apple retail store. The Apple Store website now supports online reservations of the Watch, letting you see if models are available in any stores near you and ensuring that if the model you’re after is there, staff will set it aside and have one waiting for you when you can come… Read More

  • Bloom Launches With A New Way To Connect Parents, Grandparents, and Children

    Bloom Launches With A New Way To Connect Parents, Grandparents, and Children

    After several months of development, the Google Ventures and FKA-backed bloom, is unveiling its first generation of products aimed to combat dementia, and (perhaps equally as important) the disintegration of communication among families. Read More

  • Doppel Is A Wearable That Puts A Pulse On Your Pulse

    Doppel Is A Wearable That Puts A Pulse On Your Pulse

    The wacky world of wearables has a new would-be entrant: meet doppel, a wrist-worn device that’s not a smartwatch, not a fitness tracker, and not (just) a heart-rate monitor. It’s a psychophysiology wearable for people who want to be able to influence how they’re feeling via a tactile rhythm. Read More

  • PlayStation Will Have Four-Player Local Morpheus VR Multiplayer At E3 2015

    PlayStation Will Have Four-Player Local Morpheus VR Multiplayer At E3 2015

    Sony is showing off a live four-player local multiplayer mode for its Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4 at E3 2015 this year. This marks the first time the company has had this kind of multiplayer experience ready for people to actually try out with a real game, including a new game called Rigs for 3v3 multiplayer arena battles. Virtual reality is coming much closer to… Read More

  • Watch Our First Look At The New Oculus Rift And Touch Controller Hardware

    Earlier today, we got the chance to check out the Oculus Rift consumer virtual reality headset, which has finally been fully revealed to the world. We also get a first look at the Oculus Touch Controllers, unique input devices designed by Oculus themselves to make interacting with a virtual environment much easier. Press wasn’t able to use or even paw the hardware unveiled – but… Read More

  • Oculus Is Working On Transporting You Fully Into VR, Down To The Last Fingernail

    Oculus Is Working On Transporting You Fully Into VR, Down To The Last Fingernail

    Oculus may be focused on this generation of hardware with today’s big Rift VR headset unveiling, but it’s also keeping an eye to future generations. We caught up with Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe after the special event today, as he fielded questions from a gaggle of reporters, TechCrunch included. Read More

  • Oculus Rift Special Event Live Blog

    Oculus Rift Special Event Live Blog

    We’ll be at Dogpatch Studios in SF to check out the latest from Oculus, which is most likely going to share some details regarding its upcoming consumer Rift headset launch (set for early 2016). Hopefully we’ll get a lot more specific on release timeline and price, as well as final hardware design. Stay tuned as we reveal all below!   Read More

  • A Periodic Table Of Wearable Technology Crunch Network

    A Periodic Table Of Wearable Technology

    There is a surprisingly rich ecosystem of devices, a plethora of uses, and importantly, a wealth (both in quantity and value) of markets that are investigating the value of wearables in the enterprise. To capture the different hardware types, uses, and common capabilities we’ve seen applied to wearables, our Periodic Table of Wearable Technology groups together the major elements of… Read More

  • Apple Watch Is About To Become A Perfect Podcast Machine

    Apple Watch Is About To Become A Perfect Podcast Machine

    The Apple Watch is set to become almost an entirely new device with the introduction of watchOS 2 this fall, but the changes set to arrive with the update seem like they’ll have extreme benefits for one group in particular: podcast aficionados, and podcasters themselves. How does watchOS 2 achieve this? Two ways: support for local, long-form audio playback, and support for audio… Read More

  • 5 Great Things Apple Watch Apps Will Be Able To Do In watchOS 2

    5 Great Things Apple Watch Apps Will Be Able To Do In watchOS 2

    The Apple Watch is set to get a lot more powerful thanks to the all-new watchOS 2, the first major platform update for the wearable. Apple’s next watch software is due to launch this fall, but here’s a look at just some of the new things Watch app developers will be able to offer with their native software on the platform – over and above basics like running apps on the… Read More

  • Apple’s WWDC Keynote In 90 Seconds

    Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus keynote. We’ve summed it up right here, with links to our coverage if you want to know more. Off the bat, Apple announced Mac OS X El Capitan. While it doesn’t come with a visual overhaul like last year’s Yosemite update… Read More

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