Wearables

  • How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

    Amazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts — mostly split across research and software engineering roles. But is there more than meets the eye to the ecommerce giant’s interest in technologies that can sense the world around them? Read More

  • Apple Watch Sales Estimates Remain Low

    Apple Watch Sales Estimates Remain Low

    Analyst house Canalys is the latest to attempt to estimate demand for Apple’s debut wearable, the Apple Watch — forecasting Cupertino shipped 4.2 million over Q2, the device’s launch quarter. It notes this would mean shipments outstripped earlier-to-market wearables such as the (lower-priced) Fitbit, as well as all other extant smartwatches. But it would still constitute… Read More

  • Spain’s Geeksphone Exits Smartphones

    Spain’s Geeksphone Exits Smartphones

    Muere la revolución. Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone has confirmed it’s stepping out of the mobile making game almost six years after founding a startup business to build handsets for an enthusiast community of geeks looking for something a little different to mainstream smartphones. Read More

  • The Latest Big Data Innovation Is Consumer Empowerment Crunch Network

    The Latest Big Data Innovation Is Consumer Empowerment

    Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer. Read More

  • Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

    Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

    The Apple Watch is expanding beyond the launch group of countries today, shortly after the device first became available for in-store purchase at Apple Retail with a reservation. The international sales expansion includes Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan as of today, and the next group includes the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand starting July… Read More

  • With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

    With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

    After five years of research and $13 million in venture funding, Eargo has created a hearing device that people actually want to wear. Launching out of beta today, Eargo’s invisible, rechargeable hearing aid is modeled after the fishing fly, of all things. It’s made out of flexi fibers — small pieces of soft, medical-grade silicon — which suspend a tiny speaker in… Read More

  • Bowling Central Will Turn Your Apple Watch Into A Wii Remote For Apple TV

    Bowling Central Will Turn Your Apple Watch Into A Wii Remote For Apple TV

    The upcoming Apple Watch software update gives third-party developers access to the hardware’s accelerometer data, and that’s the feature one company is using to add Wii-like motion controls to their Apple TV gaming title. Rolocule Games is already testing a working version of an update for Bowling Central, one of its games designed with AirPlay streaming from an iPad or iPhone to… Read More

  • Manus Machina Is Building Gaming Gloves For VR

    Manus Machina Is Building Gaming Gloves For VR

    Immersive headsets continue to lift off company drawing boards, in the hopes of powering a new wave of virtual reality in the consumer space — whether it’s the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Microsoft’s Hololens or HTC-Valve’s Vive, to name a few VR devices in the works (some others: FOVE, Razer… the list goes on). Dutch startup… Read More

  • Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

    Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

    The Pebble Time has already been percolating out to backers of the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but now anyone can pre-order the wearable. In the U.S., pre-orders are routing through Best Buy, ahead of ship dates staring in early July, and in-store retail availability at the electronics giant starting in mid-July. For the rest of the world, Pebble.com is your pre-order destination… Read More

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