Michael Allison

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Basis unveils next-generation Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker

Intel’s Basis division unveiled its next-generation fitness wristband today, the Basis Peak.<p>The $200 device is the first fitness and sleep-tracking device that Basis has released since Intel acquired Basis Science for an estimated $100 million-plus in March, and its release signals that Intel is …

Intel-owned Basis announces new iOS-compatible ‘Peak’ smart watch

Basis, a company backed by Intel, has announced a new smart watch compatible with iOS devices that places a focus on health and fitness applications. The device is capable of keeping track of several health-related data points, such as steps, calories, heart rate, prespiration, the temperature of …

The Cogito Pop Watch may be smart enough to earn a spot on your wrist

This is the season of the Watch, and I've had the opportunity to review at least five SmartWatches lately, from Pebble, Martian, Phosphor, i'mWatch and now <b>Cogito ($129.95)</b>. Each brings something different to the table, in terms of apps, screen, battery life, style, and functionality. Cogito's Pop …

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Google Glasses And Pebble Watches For Investors

Good news for hyperactive stock watchers: You can now keep up to date on your portfolio with a glance at your wrist. Bad news: This may make you into a worse investor.<p>Fidelity Investments is releasing today an app that allows you to get alerts and stock prices on a Pebble smart watch. You could be …

Samsung Beats Apple To Smart Watch Starting Line With Galaxy Gear

Samsung will launch their first smart watch, dubbed the Galaxy Gear, on September 4.<p>The rumor mill telegraphed this one all the way back in February 2012, when alleged screenshots of a minimal mobile OS emerged on a Korean message board. The screens indicated a 500×500 resolution and a black and …

Samsung And Apple To Do Battle Over Smart Watches

News overnight that Samsung has an active smart watch program will have surprised even close observers of the Korean electronics giant. Whereas Apple is tight-lipped about the iWatch, relying on leaks about its 100 strong developer team to excite and solidify interest, Samsung fronted up in an …

Google's First Android Smart Watches To Be Made By Motorola, LG

Two of Google's most successful hardware partners of late are also the first to unveil their latest collaborations with the Mountain View monolith — this time on their respective debut smart watches running the just-announced Android Wear platform.<p>LG announced its upcoming G Watch and Motorola …

Child GPS Tracker Is Dry Run For Qihoo Smart Watch

Ever ready to copy and adapt, Chinese tech firms are joining the smart watch fad. On the heels of Samsung and Sony, companies like Xiaomi are reportedly preparing their own Chinese versions, hoping that consumers want Internet-enabled apps on their wrist as well as their smartphone. Qihoo 360 …

Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

Tracking Watch For Kids Also Makes Calls Through AT&T

Samsung’s latest, clever TV spot shows a series of retro characters like Captain Kirk, Dick Tracy and the blonde-haired Penny from Inspector Gadget talking into their watches. Moments later, a gleaming Galaxy Gear smart watch rotates into view, reminding us that “the next big thing is here” – a …

A smart watch that tells more than just time

At CES 2012, Rafe Needleman checks out the I'm Watch, an Android-powered smart watch that you might actually wear.

Step aside Moto 360 and G Watch, Kairos Watches just re-defined the smartwatch [video]

They call it a mechanical smart watch hybrid, and it is like nothing we’ve seen in recent smartwatches. Kairos Watches has taken a decidedly gorgeous leather banded mechanical watch and overlaid a 1.4-inch PMOLED full color display at 40 percent transparency. The result is a great looking time …

6 smart devices that make Google Glass look downright normal

Fight it all you want, but we’re all becoming cyborgs. Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as dystopian as it sounds — at the very least, it’ll be a heck of …

Ridiculously large Neptune Pine watch up for pre-order, will cost an equally large $350

<i>Read our full Neptune Pine review.</i><p>Sick of smart watches that are round, sleek, or good looking? You’ll want the Neptune Pine then, which is …

Michael J. Fox Smart Watches Are Right On Time For Parkinson's Breakthrough

Back To The Future actor Michael J. Fox could make a major breakthrough in the monitoring and treatment of Parkinson’s disease as his foundation begins equipping patients with Intel Basis smart watches – and a specially developed app – that can track people’s movements and how they manage the …

LG Will Announce Its New Round-Face Smart Watch This Week — Here's The Teaser Video

LG is going to announce its new smart watch, the G Watch R, at the IFA conference in Berlin next week.<p>The company posted a teaser video on Sunday night that shows a sleek, classic-looking design and a few features, including a compass and step counter. The video was first spotted by Engadget. LG's …

Samsung Gear S Watch

While Apple's wearable still sits squarely in the rumor-mill department, their rival in Seoul has released yet another smart watch: the Samsung Gear …

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s Event, Smart Watches, And Drones

As August comes to a close, the world speeds back up again and things actually start… you know, happening.<p>Apple has an event in just a few short days, where we expect to learn about the iPhone. After that, a bunch of other companies are releasing smart watches, including Motorola, LG, and Google …

Americans don't yet own many smart appliances — but they're about to (report)

The world is getting smarter — not its people, of course, but all those things around us that are getting Net-connected processors. And a recent report from the Acquity Group finds that many Americans will soon be adopting the new smartness.<p>The report, <i>The Internet of Things: The Future of Consumer</i> …

Intel Debuts The MICA, A Fashionable Smart Bracelet Designed By Opening Ceremonies

Intel is super excited about the idea of making computers that don’t look like computers, namely in the wearables space. Instead of latching a mini smartphone screen onto a wrist band, the technology company wants to be the brains behind the operation, not the looks. That said, Intel has partnered …

Smart Watches That Do the Thinking for You

Wearable tech is more advanced and sexier than ever. But is it here to stay?<p>There’s no denying that over the last half-decade, our relationship to consumer electronics has gotten more and more intimate. Recent reports on internet trends suggest that we’re checking our smart phones 150 times a day. …

Hands On With The Moto 360, The First Round Smart Watch

As we approach Peak Smartwatch at the Apple event next week, manufacturers are racing to offer product to those who might not want to bow down to Cupertino in the coming months. The latest contender is the Moto 360, a steel and leather beauty that launched today alongside the new Motorola …

Smart watch makers are dreaming big. The public? Yawn.

Every tech company and timepiece maker, it seems, is either selling smart watches or planning to. But so far, the public isn’t buying.<p>On Tuesday, …

The case for watches. Not iWatches or 'smart' watches. Watches that tell time

On Tuesday, like the rest of the watch-wearing, iPhone-checking world, I’ll have my eye on whatever highly intelligent and highly expensive “smart” watch Apple releases, and how, if at all, it changes the world.<p>A number of digital companies, big and small, are targeting your wrist. These often …

US watchmakers are already feeling the pinch from the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is here, and it is impressive enough that investors are selling out of US watchmakers on the news.<p>Jon Ive, Apple’s top designer, has reportedly been bragging about how his company’s latest product will be trouble for Switzerland, the traditional home of high-end wrist-watches. For …

Apple Watch: We Are Now Literally Handcuffed To Our Computers

Many of us already feel as if we’re handcuffed to our computers. With its new smart watch, unveiled today in California, Apple is hoping to turn that …

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SMART WATCH FORECAST: The Apple Watch May Lead Wrist-Worn Computers To Mass Market Status

The mass-market debut of smart watches is now a reality with Apple's announcement today of "Apple Watch," which features a user interface organized around the "digital crown," a new take on the watch's winding mechanism.<p>In BI Intelligence's proprietary forecast for the smart watch market, we …

We love you, Internet! These are the 10 funniest jokes about Apple’s Watch

If you haven’t heard by now, Apple just revealed the Watch, which is the tech giant’s first entry in the smart watch space.<p><b>Related:</b> Apple Watch …