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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wearables’

Fitbit Files $100 Million IPO

Fitness tracking wearables company Fitbit has decided to go public According to Fortune, Fitbit will trade on the NYSE under the symbol FIT. The company says it plans to raise $100 million, but that number is likely to change. Fitbit’s regulatory filing revealed some interesting things about the company – including some impressive numbers in terms of revenues and profit. …

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Your Apple Watch and Your Tattoo Don’t Get Along, Confirms Apple

Apple has confirmed that yes, your arm tattoo is probably messing with your Apple Watch. Earlier this week, some new Apple Watch owners discovered something rather troubling – their shiny new devices weren’t working quite right. Turns out, their sleeve tattoos were interfering with the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor, which uses infrared or green light. Those with ink found …

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Apple Watch Pre-orders Nearly Hit a Million on Launch Day

Hours after Apple opened up pre-orders on its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the product sold out. Shipping times slipped from the original target of April 24 to 4-6 weeks out, and even longer in some cases. Of course, Apple doesn’t tell us how much supply it had to begin with, so selling out doesn’t necessarily mean a stellar …

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Google Was Just Granted A Patent For Manufacturing Contact Lenses

On Tuesday, Google was granted a patent related to the manufacturing of contact lenses. This comes at a time when the company’s approach to Glass is in something of a transition. Google pulled the plug on the first phase of Google Glass earlier this year, but has maintained that the project is not dead. They’ve just kind of taken it …

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Google Glass Is Far from Dead, Says Eric Schmidt

If you think Google Glass is dead, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt would like to tell you you’re wrong. “It is a big and very fundamental platform for Google,” Schmidt recently told the Wall Street Journal. “We ended the Explorer program and the press conflated this into us canceling the whole project, which isn’t true. Google is about taking risks …

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App Developer On Designing Apps For Apple Watch, Other Wearables

It remains to be seen just how popular Apple Watch will be, but there’s no question that that the era of wearables is here, and a lot of developers are rushing to get in the game and prepare for the next wave of devices. With these new screens comes new design and development challenges. DataArt is a technology consulting firm …

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Apple Will Let You Play Around with Apple Watch for 15 Minutes

In about three weeks, Apple will be refitting its various retail outlets to accommodate the Apple Watch, just ahead of its April 24th release date. And according to 9to5 Mac, that will involve special Apple Watch tables with at least 10 “try-on” stations. Potential customers will be encouraged to schedule an appointment to go hands-on with the new device, at …

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Is the Apple Watch For You?

Back in September, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch at a big event, which also saw the introduction of the latest iPhone models. Six months later, the company just held another event talking about it more, and mostly telling us things we already knew about it. This time, however, we got the prices and the release date. Let’s get those out …

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Pornhub’s Wankband Is the Perfect Wearable Device, or at Least a Great Metaphor

This is an article about something Pornhub is doing, so it’s slightly NSFW Start jacking on. Thats the pitch from leading internet porn site Pornhub, who thinks they’ve solved a problem involving wasted energy. The site has introduced its first product, a wearable device with subtle branding called Wankband. According to Pornhub, the band creates power when moved in an …

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Apple Watch Event to Take Place March 9

It feels like a long time since the last Apple event, right? No? Well, Apple has something to say – so watch out world. Apple is holding an event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The press has received an invite from the company, which simply says “Spring Forward”. Apple never really …

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Google Glass Is Going Off the Market, but It’s Not Dead Yet

As of January 19, the average Joe will no longer be able to purchase Google Glass. Google is shutting down its Glass Explorer program, which first opened up in 2013. It wasn’t until May of 2014 that Google began selling the product to anyone – as long as they had $1,500 burning a hole in their pocket. Starting then, only …

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Apple Watch Launch Reportedly Set for March

We’ve known that Apple plans on launching the most talked-about wearable of the new year during the first half of 2015, and a new report suggests that the company is looking to March. 9to5 Mac quotes the ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter”, who say that the Apple Watch is currently on track to ship by late March. Of course, …

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