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Canon’s mirrorless camera efforts have left a bit to be desired, at least compared to what the competition like Sony and Fujifilm are offering to …

Intel Bets Its "Smart" Shirt on the Future of Wearables (Video)

Intel's Mike Bell shows Re/code's Lauren Goode a "smart" shirt that measures your heart rate and is powered by Intel chips.<p>Many millions of wearable computing devices are expected to ship this year (depending on which forecast you read), and a healthy debate is emerging over whether wearables are …

Mighty Cast hopes to stir up mobile apps and games for its wearable NEX Band

Mighty Cast is unveiling a new developer platform for its wearable watch-like device dubbed the NEX Band today. It is one more in an army of wearable wristbands, but NEX Band hopes to make it unique as a modular platform that third parties can use to create applications and games that run upon …

Beyond step-counting: The future of wearables

Wearables are gearing up to land on different parts of your body and measure things far beyond the step count that their developers say will be far more actionable.<p>My previous column about Nike's shift from churning out wearable hardware to software raised questions about both its role and the …

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Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

LeapFrog's latest gadget for kids is a Tamagotchi-Fitbit mashup

Look, we get it: wearable tech is big business these days. We also get that childhood obesity is a serious problem. That's why it's literally no surprise that the folks at LeapFrog are jumping on the nascent child wearables bandwagon with the LeapBand: an unholy combination of a Fitbit and a …

Adidas MiCoach Smart Run wants to work out with Spotify

The Adidas MiCoach Smart Run , a fitness tracker with an assortment of sensors for your workout as well as space to store music, may be getting a new feature to keep you pumped for your run.<p>Adidas and streaming music service Spotify recently teamed to create music playlists and suggested running …

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OMsignal unveils ‘biometric smartwear’ T-shirts for fitness geeks, quantified selfers, and you

Smart wearables are here, and they’re huge. But most of them just hang on your wrist and count your steps.<p>That’s about to change, as your clothing gets smart — and starts talking.<p>Montréal-based OMsignal is launching today with four smart bio-sensing T-shirts that track your heart rate, breathing …

The First Kids Wearable Is Like an Activity-Tracking Tamagotchi

The stroller set is adept at iPhonery, tots have tablets before they’re talking and now wearables come in kid-size. LeapFrog announced LaunchPad, the first activity tracker for kids that will be available for their little wrists by August. Just like mommy’s!<p>Yes and no — this isn’t <i>exactly</i> mama’s …

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Apple buys microLED company with potential to light up the iWatch

The complications behind creating a small screen for something like an iWatch are immense, but Apple has bought the company it may need to make it all possible.<p>TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired LuxVue Technology, a small California-based company that specializes in “microLED-based displays …

The Lumafit Wearable Activity Tracker Will Make You Drop Down And Give It 20

If you’re like me, your exercise goals primarily consist of not looking like Jabba. That said, what if you could put on a wearable that would coach you through workouts, commenting on form and intensity and heart rate as you go. That’s what Lumafit is all about.<p>The $99 device ($79 for early birds) …

Optical Illusion 2D Lamp Looks Incredibly 3D

Studio Cheha in Tel Aviv, Israel is behind this innovative LED lamp that tricks your mind into thinking it's looking at a 3D object. BULBING is a 2D lamp created using 3D wire-frame images. By transferring those images onto 2D materials, through a laser machining process, your eyes become fooled. …

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Wearable tech: What's new and cool right now (pictures)

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