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The Pebble Smart Watch Is Now Available At Target

Attention Target shoppers – the Pebble smart watch is now available at the U.S. retailer's brick-and-mortar locations and website. Buyers can choose …

CES 2014 Proves That Wearables Are Still A Work In Progress

Before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I issued a challenge: I wanted makers of wearable tech to prove to me that the time had come for this category of gadgets. What I was seeking was irrefutable proof there was wearable technology out there demonstrating enough clear and immediate benefit …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec Meeting With FDA

Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced itself. The report details a new marquee application coming in iOS 8 called “Healthbook” that monitors all …

Oculus Rift And Thalmic’s Myo Armband Are A Match Made In Heaven, Say Founders And Investors

Total video game immersion might not be as far away as you think: The Oculus Rift is a huge step in the right direction, and it may have an optimal bedfellow in Thalmic’s Myo armband, the gesture control wearable that picks up on electrical impulses from your arm to deliver fine-tuned control over …

Punching virtual sharks for points with the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

"This could be a science lesson on the innards of sharks."<p>Chance Ivey, game design lead for Chaotic Moon's whimsical Oculus Rift demo <i>SharkPunch,</i> was only half-joking when he made that comment to me as I exploded a megalodon with my fist in virtual space. That's because the minigame, which …

Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — itself inspired by Phonebloks — is still very much in development, with a workable modular handset not likely to appear until next year at the earliest (although Google has announced a developer conference for the concept this April).<p>But the concept of an …

Android SDK For Wearables Coming In 2 Weeks, Says Google

Google is readying a version of its Android OS tailored for wearable devices. Google’s Sundar Pichai told the SXSW conference Sunday that it would be releasing an SDK for makers of wearable devices such as smartwatches in two weeks’ time.<p>The SDK will be aimed at other makers of smartwatches and …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

Intel buys wearable technology firm Basis Science

<b>US chipmaker Intel has stepped up its investment in wearable technology with the acquisition of Basis Science, a firm known for its health tracking services and devices.</b><p>The start-up from San Francisco will be merged with Intel's New Devices Group, which focuses on wearable computing and connected …

How location data is fueling the wearable revolution (eBook)

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Skyhook Wireless.</i><p>Every week, a new smartwatch receives funding on Kickstarter, a new connected fitness band emerges from a Fortune 100 tech manufacturer, and an Ivy League dropout in a garage in Southern California takes aim at Google Glass.<p>The wearable market is …

Watch Out For iBeacon—Because It’s Watching You

It might even tell you about mayo discounts.<p>Last June, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software, sneaked something big into his Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. On a slide listing features that would debut in iOS 7, an unfamiliar word appeared: iBeacons. An iBeacon is a …

Technology Company Using Fitness Trackers To Monitor Employees

Do you record your food or steps electronically? Your workplace might want to do the same.<p>All companies keep track of how well their employees are doing, but few do it to the extent that a company called The Outside View does.<p><i>The Guardian</i> reports that the U.K.-based technology company has been …

Could Google Glass Make Football Safer? Chris Kluwe Thinks So

Reducing the frequency and severity of injuries, particularly concussions, is priority No. 1 for the NFL right now. Punter Chris Kluwe, who in his playing days was never hesitant to say what he thought the league ought to be doing differently, thinks he might have a solution.<p>At the TED conference …