Wireless Charging and the Sun to Power Apple’s Rumored iWatch

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In recent years, we’ve seen advancements in mobile processors, displays, and cameras on smartphones, but the common constraint that many mobile devices still faces is power consumption. So far, there hasn’t been tremendous improvements to battery technology or design, and that may be where the holy grail of mobile computing will lead manufacturers like Apple […]

5 iWatch Features We Want to See

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The iWatch has been talked about for well over a couple years now, and there’s no stopping the rumor mill at this point. Sources say we’ll see Apple’s mysterious iWatch smartwatch appear at some point later this year. While we’re not really sure when we’ll see it launch, there’s one thing that we are sure […]

Google To Put Fitness Trackers in Your Pocket with Android

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In case you haven’t noticed the big trend of late is all about wearable devices. From Google Glass, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, to a wide array of fitness bands or smart bands to count calories and more that sync to your smartphone. While fitness tracking is nothing new to mobile, some newly found codes and API […]

Being a Glasshole While Driving Is Legal in California, Sort Of.

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From pricing to privacy concerns, Google has attracted a lot of attention with its wearable smart glasses dubbed Google Glass. Most recently, though, another issue with Glass popped up in the state of California where a motorist was ticketed for distracted driving because she was wearing Google Glass when she pulled over by the California […]

Too Much ‘Force’ From Fitbit Results in Customer Injuries

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The Fitbit Force is the latest wearable fitness gadget to debut over the holiday shopping season competing in the same space as the Nike+ Fuelband and the Jawbone Up. However, the Fitness Force may be just that–too forceful–resulting in injuries to the wearer, but not in the way you would imagine. According to a report […]

Will it Bend? Apple Eyes AMOLED iWatch Screen

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According to the latest projections from DisplaySearch, Apple may be employing a flexible AMOLED display for its much anticipated and highly rumored iWatch wearable smartwatch. According to the forecast posted by CNET, the iWatch is said to use a flexible display with a 320 X 320-pixel resolution distributed over a 1.3- or 1.6-inch screen. The resolution […]

CES 2014: The Year of Wearables Already Wearing Thin

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CES 2014 is over. The GBM Team that was on the ground looked pretty exhausted in a photo that was posted on Convo, our internal communication service. I’m sure all of those who went to Las Vegas to cover the big show were equally wrung out. Having been there before I can tell you it […]

Lumo Lift: CES 2014’s Biggest Wearable Tech Surprise

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The Lumo Lift is a wearable device that tracks physical activity and helps improve posture. There are countless wearable gadgets at CES 2014, but the Lumo Lift simply is the only one that has the power to help alleviate completely avoidable back pain. The Lumo Lift is a tiny gadget that is held in place […]

Intel Edison Is How Your Baby Stays Wired

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With the Intel Edison, a new bite-sized computer, even smaller devices could connect to the internet and usher in a new wave of seamless web-based products. Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Edison isn’t just some processor that’s about the size of an SD card. Instead, Intel Edison is a completely encapsulated dual-core processor […]

Sony Core Fitness Tracker Aims to Be Your New Daily Journal

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We’ve seen a plethora of fitness trackers here at CES 2014 this year, but Sony thinks there’s room for one more in the mix. The company’s new Core fitness wristband is one of the latest health and fitness gadgets to be displayed here in Las Vegas. The Core’s design is fairly unique. While the whole […]

Epson Enters Wristband Market with Pulsense Fitness Lineup

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More and more companies are getting in on the fitness wristband fad, including printer manufacturer Epson, which has announced the Pulsense fitness wristband lineup, which includes two models: one with a small display and one without. The wristbands use Epson’s patented Bio sensing technology that detects continuous heart rate directly from the wrist, using a sensor on […]

Epson Moverio BT-200 Is Google Glass for Both Eyes

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Epson is mostly well-known for its printers, but the company has been dabbling in wearable devices for some time now. Here at CES 2014, Epson is showing off the second-generation of its Moverio smartglasses, officially dubbed Moverio BT-200. These glasses could essentially be compared to Google Glass, but instead of having the single display for […]

The Shirt that Powers Google Glass

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Google Glass is one of my favorite mobile devices, but its short battery life limits how many Glass Explorers use their fancy wearable gadgets. A shirt made by SCOTTEVEST helps solve this problem by concealing a portable battery that can keep Glass powered for a full day. Like with other gadgets that have sub-par battery […]

Google Glass Prescription Frames Detailed for $99

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When Google Glass launched back in 2013 it was met with plenty of excitement, along with an array of worries and privacy concerns, not to mention wearing them wasn’t possible for those with prescription glasses. However, multiple leaks have shown a prescription option is in the works. Today, at CES in Las Vegas, Rochester Optical […]

The Wearable Solutions We Really Need in the Age of Context

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All across the country mobile news hounds and bloggers are checking flight schedules and heading to airports to get ready for CES 2014. Many are hoping Las Vegas is a little warmer than the cold temperatures they are dealing with back home as they are packing and preparing to pass through security checkpoints. But the […]

Wearables Part of Sony’s New Year’s Resolution

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Bidding farewell to 2013, Sony Mobile teased consumers with its plans for 2014, which includes further ambitions to expand its offerings of wearable computing products. Though specific details were not given, Sony’s plans would match efforts from its rivals in the space, including Samsung and LG. “2014 is going to be an incredible year,” the […]

Vocal Google Supporter Predicts the Doom of Google Glass

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As Google is now beginning to expand the availability of its early Glass Explorer program beyond developers and into prosumers, vocal supporter of the wearable gadget Robert Scoble is now predicting that the product will ultimately fail in 2014 when it launches to consumers. Scoble made waves early on with Glass when the wearable computing […]

Wearables: What is the Case for This Next Big Thing?

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Happy New Year. 2014 is here and as it begins we also are supposed to begin this new year with a new trend called wearable computing. That runs side by side with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. All fed by a growing use of sensors to record data and deliver context, […]