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The Killer App for Wearables Won’t Be Fitness or Health — Think Wallet

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Hill Ferguson, PayPal. Hill Ferguson, PayPal<p>Over the past year, interest in wearable technology has skyrocketed. A recent …

Of Stupid Smartwatches And Gimmicks: Wearable Tech's Design Problem

“Smartwatches are stupid,” says Hartmut Esslinger, Apple’s first head of design and creator of the company’s Snow White design language. “Why would I put cheap electronics on my wrist as a symbol of (my) emotion?” Esslinger also calls Fitbit, the popular fitness tracker, a gimmick. “I know when I …

Intel Wearables Parkinson's Disease Research

A man walks past an Intel logo during a news conference by Intel Chief Executive Otellini in Taipei Thomson Reuters<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp plans to use wearable gadgets such as smart watches to monitor patients with Parkinson's disease and collect data that can be shared with …

Intel Looks Set To Make A Mark In Wearable Technology

Intel, which is a leader in PC and server microprocessors, was a late entrant in the mobile computing space and for this reason does not (yet) have a very large presence in the market. However, the computing giant is keen to become an early entrant in what is touted to the be next big wave in …

Announcing The 10 Finalists Of Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge

Watch a video on the challenge, including details about the ten finalists competing for the $500,000 prize to be awarded this November.<p>Nearly nine months ago, Intel kicked off the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge, with the goal of inspiring the next big idea in wearables. Part-competition and …

Three challenges Google must overcome to make wearable technology a hit

The Globe and Mail's technology editor Shane Dingman looks at Google Wear, and discusses three challenges the company will need to overcome to ensure the success of wearable technology