Wearables

Wearables news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said.

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Hands-on with Visa's NFC sunglasses

Yes, Visa's latest prototype lets you pay for stuff with a pair of sunglasses.

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Levi's and Google Jacquard bring you a connected jacket you'll actually wear

Now this is a wearable. Levi's classic denim jacket includes touch-sensitive conductive threads to help you control phone apps.

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Hands on: TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

The cheapest models start at $1,650, but the Modular 45 is currently the best-looking, finest crafted Android Wear 2.0 watch around.

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Augmented reality: Next-gen headsets show business promise

Augmented reality, which adds data to your environment, could be the next important business technology.

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Levi's and Google's smart jacket -- price, release date and what it can do

Google and Levi's have teamed up to make a smart jacket. Here's what it can do.

IDG.TV Live @ SXSW Presented by the UK'S Department for International Trade | Day 1

Join host Jimmy Conrad at Great Britain House at SXSW as he talks to innovative British tech companies Plansnap and Kymira. This program presented by the UK's Department for International Trade. The companies...

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Hands-on with attractive knockoff Apple Watch bands for less than $20

Apple's cheapest Apple Watch bands cost $49, but that’s highway robbery compared to these virtually identical knockoffs from FanTEK, Fullmosa, and Pugo Top.

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on smartphones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

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Note to self: Stop taking notes!

Artificial intelligence makes scribbling or typing notes and reminders obsolete. Talk and the notes just happen.

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Three easy to use activity trackers

CIO contributor Jim Martin tries out three of the easier to use fitness trackers for those who want something that doesn't require a steep learning curve.

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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Google crams machine learning into smartwatches in A.I. push

Google is bringing artificial intelligence to a whole new set of devices, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and the Raspberry Pi board, later this year.

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One more time: An LTE smartwatch is a stupid idea

"Look, ma: I've got a gigantic awkward phone on my wrist!"

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Welcome to the next generation of wearables

Wearables are not just for athletes anymore. At CES 2017, a host of innovative and useful technology was on display; we showcase some of the best.

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Fitbit to lay off 6% of its work force, cut expenses after soft holiday sales

Fitbit announced cost reductions and layoffs of 6% of its global workforce after experiencing softer-than-expected holiday demand for fitness trackers.

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What Android Wear 2.0 needs to be a hit

Google's upcoming smartwatches are going to have to deliver a "wow" experience to make Android Wear a hit.

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Why Apple will make smart glasses

Instead of making unfashionable smart glasses, Apple will make fashionable glasses smart.

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