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Google Glass Addiction Is Apparently a Thing Now, Leads to Involuntary Temple Tapping Google Glass Addiction Is Apparently a Thing Now, Leads to Involuntary Temple Tapping

First, they were persecuted. Then, they were addicted. Yes, it appears that full-blown dependency is the next great tribulation of the Google Glass superuser. We now have a reported case of Google Glass addiction in the books. The case comes …

Are You Impressed With The Apple Watch? Are You Impressed With The Apple Watch?

This week, Apple introduced the world to the Apple Watch. Opinions are mixed as you’d expect. Some think the device marks the turning point for the company as the true beginning of the Tim Cook era, and that the device …

Apple Watch Unveiled (It’s Not Called iWatch) Apple Watch Unveiled (It’s Not Called iWatch)

After unveiling two new iPhone models – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – and a new payment solution called Apple Pay, Apple finally unveiled its long-rumored smartwatch. No, it’s not called the iWatch. It’s called the Apple Watch, …

Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear

Google unveiled Android Wear – its operating system for wearable devices – back in March. At Google I/O this summer, they showed off some smartwatches that would take advantage of it. In July, Google gave developers an update to enable …

Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability

Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK. Now, developers can start creating all kinds of cool apps to help people improve …

Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those …

Gartner: Businesses Must Rethink Information Infrastructures For Wearables Gartner: Businesses Must Rethink Information Infrastructures For Wearables

Gartner has a new report out called “Adapt Your Information Infrastructure in the Age of Consumer-Centric Mobile Apps”. The firm predicts that most mobile apps will sync, collect, and analyze deep data about users and their social graphs by next …

Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon

It’s still unclear whether the smart watch market will grow into the massive consumer segment that tech manufacturers are hoping, but with the smartphone and tablet markets now beginning to saturate in developed markets it’s clear that some sort of …

Jawbone UP 3.0 App Released For Android Jawbone UP 3.0 App Released For Android

Jawbone, the company behind one of the most popular and well-reviewed fitness bands currently on the market, today officially launched its UP 3.0 app for the Android mobile platform. The UP app now syncs via bluetooth with Jawbone’s latest UP24 …

90 Million Wearable Devices to Ship This Year 90 Million Wearable Devices to Ship This Year
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This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was full of new wearable computing products from a wide variety of tech companies. It’s clear that those companies are banking on devices such as smart watches as being the next big growth segment …

The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted in White Paper The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted in White Paper

For almost one year now, tech companies and clothing companies alike have been debuting their new smart watches or wristbands. These companies are betting on wrist-wear as the next big growth market in tech. At the same time, industry watchers …

Garmin Targets The Wearables Market With Vivofit Garmin Targets The Wearables Market With Vivofit

One of the big themes of this year’s CES is going to be the true emergence of wearable computing. Sure, we saw a few smart watches and fitness trackers last year, but it’s expected to explode this year. The first …