Wearables

  • Nokia is re-evaluating its wearables division

    Nokia is re-evaluating its wearables division

    Nokia’s been facing an uphill battle for relevance in the consumer space ever since the company threw in the towel on smartphones. Wearables seemed like a reasonable road, so the company snapped up French electronics company Withings back in 2016, phasing out the name a year later and rebranding itself Nokia Health. Of course, the past year has seen much of the air escape from wearables… Read More

  • Fitbit buys Twine Health in bid to become a more serious health care tool

    Fitbit buys Twine Health in bid to become a more serious health care tool

    Fitbit’s been on a bit of an acquisition spree over the last couple of years, as the company’s looked to grow its business inside the stagnating wearables category. This morning, the hardware maker announced plans to pick up Twine Health, a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based health management platform. The company hasn’t disclosed specific numbers for the acquisition, but expects… Read More

  • Apple Watch shipments jumped in 2017, according to analysts

    Apple Watch shipments jumped in 2017, according to analysts

    The Apple Watch continues to be a bright spot in amongst the middling world of wearables, according to new numbers from Canalys. The analyst group’s figures put the smartwatch at 18 million shipments for 2017, representing a 54-percent jump over the device’s 2016 numbers. Apple’s wearable popped for a couple of reasons, LTE functionality being chief among them. For one… Read More

  • Intel wants smart glasses to be a thing

    Intel wants smart glasses to be a thing

    Over the years, we’ve seen folks try and fail at the smart glasses game. Google Glasses never had a chance, and even the Snap Spectacles heyday has come to an end. But that’s not stopping Intel from getting in on the fun. The glasses are called Vaunt, first seen by the Verge, and they are nearly indistinguishable from regular glasses. Instead of some cumbersome headset with a… Read More

  • Nike’s PG2 light-up sneakers are for PlayStation fanatics

    Nike’s PG2 light-up sneakers are for PlayStation fanatics

    Gamers worldwide! Nike, PlayStation and Oklahoma Thunder player Paul George have a shoe in the works that may be right up your alley. The PG2, the second generation of Paul George’s signature shoes, is themed around the PlayStation console, complete with tongues that light up. Buttons inside the tongues let the owner turn on and off those lights, shaped in the PlayStation logo and PG logo. Read More

  • Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

    Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

    Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due to disappointing sales over the holidays. Read More

  • Adidas joins Carbon’s board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop

    Adidas joins Carbon’s board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop

    In its three and a half years of existence, Carbon has become a leading light in the industry-wide push to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped up the process of additive manufacturing by leaps and bounds. It’s also found the perfect partner in Adidas, whose Futurecraft 4D shoes are about as good a poster child for the tech as one… Read More

  • Nuheara’s voice amplifying earbuds offer customizable hearing profiles

    Nuheara’s voice amplifying earbuds offer customizable hearing profiles

    Nuheara’s new IQBuds Boost headphones exist in a a strange sort of in-between spot. Like the rest of the company’s line, they’re clearly one of countless devices looking to compete in the crowded world of bluetooth earbuds. Like the standard IQBuds before them, however, they’re also designed to boost hearing. But the Boosts are an attempt to be even more, offering… Read More

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