Wearables

 

  • 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

  • Bag Week: Hex Onyx Origin Laptop Bag

    Bag Week: Hex Onyx Origin Laptop Bag

    You might say, “It’s a bag! How much can someone say about a single bag?” A lot, it turns out, because the Hex Onyx Origin isn’t just any bag. As a staunch backpack fan (not shoulder bags or briefcases), this is the only backpack I’ve ever worn that made me feel like a grownup. It comes in a black canvas color with leather trim, and has a structured design so… Read More

  • Withings Aura Review: Easy, Advanced Sleep Tracking, But Leaves You Wanting More

    Withings Aura Review: Easy, Advanced Sleep Tracking, But Leaves You Wanting More

    French personal health tech company Withings already tracks your sleep and activity using its wearable monitors, but they do so with less than stellar accuracy. A new addition to the Withings lineup, The Withings Aura, provides a finely tuned sensor for sleep tracking that you don’t have to remember to wear to bed or activate, as well as a nightstand companion that provides power, but… Read More

  • Blocks’ Modular Smartwatch Designs Teased In New Video

    Blocks’ Modular Smartwatch Designs Teased In New Video

    One of the more interesting wearables lining up to challenge the Apple Watch next year is Blocks, a modular smartwatch conceived by a couple of students from Imperial College in the U.K. — in turn inspired by the Phonebloks/Google Project Ara modular smartphone. Read More

  • Withings Vision for a Smarthome

    This Is Withings’ Vision For The Future Of The Home

    Slowly but surely, Withings has been building up its product portfolio to provide a truly holistic approach to gadgets and digital services. Recently, the French company brought over its latest products, outfitted a snazzy New York city hotel room, and gave us a sweet little tour of what the perfectly connected Withings home looks like. Read More

  • Oceanleap Launches A Cloud Platform For Building Apps For Wearables

    Oceanleap Launches A Cloud Platform For Building Apps For Wearables

    The swirl of attention around products like the Apple Watch, the Moto 360 and the Fitbit is only the latest sign that wearables and health-tracking apps could be making a push into mainstream use. A new startup called Oceanleap is hoping to capitalise on that, with the launch of a cloud-based platform for developers to build and host health and fitness apps for the rush of smart watches… Read More

  • When Anna Met Jony

    When Anna Met Jony

    The fashion industry is secretly sick of being underestimated and under-intellectualized. There’s a pivotal scene in “The Devil Wears Prada” where Meryl Streep gives her assistant Andy a talking-to about the hypocrisy inherent in her disdain for fashion — as it’s given life to the blue drab sweater she is wearing. And is a trillion dollar industry. Read More

  • Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

    Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

    Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively. Pebble is also further iterating on its platform, with new added activity and sleep tracking features, both of which can run in the background, albeit at a slight cost to… Read More

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