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Wearable World News Is Joining ReadWrite

For the past year and a half, Wearable World News has been providing you with the latest information on wearable technology and the Internet of things. This publication’s focus and mission is something I’ve admired from my perch at...

Entrepreneur Makes Daredevil Descent Into Volcano With Wearable Tech

Climbing down an active volcano is mind-boggling enough, but to record your very emotions upon entry? Truly the realm of science-fiction, you say! Entrepreneur Sam Cossman did exactly that this past January—utilizing Sensum, a wearable device...

Pebble Announces 1m Smartwatches Sold, New Updates On The Way

Pebble has announced the sale of its one millionth smartwatch device – and promised new software and hardware will be appearing soon as it faces tougher competition in 2015. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign through the course of...

This Wearable Robot Can Teach Drawing Skills

Teacher is an intriguing prototype that uses haptic feedback and wrist control mechanisms to improve the wearer’s drawing skills. The invention explores the idea of using wearable robotics to teach humans – piano playing is another...

The Connected Luna Cover Makes Any Bed Smart

Many wearable projects are launched via crowdfunding sites as their inventors look for financial backing and to measure consumer reaction, and the latest campaign taking Indiegogo by storm is a smart bed cover called Luna. The idea has pulled in...

Google Made a Cancer Detecting Bracelet, and Replicated Skin to Test it

Last summer, word got out that Google X was going to be tackling cancer – specifically, tackling better methods of detecting cancer cells in the human body. Yesterday, a video from the Atlantic started circulating that shows how Google X’s Life...

The Armill Bracelet Can Charge Itself, But There’s A Price To Pay

Self-charging technology – where batteries in devices like watches can be topped up through movement and kinetic energy – has been around for some time, though we’re yet to see it reach the mainstream market. The new Armill...

Basis Peak Gets Smartwatch-ier in Firmware Update

Now that we know the Apple Watch will hit shelves in April, there’s a ticking clock for the makers of competing devices: you now have about two or three months to step up your smartwatch game against the coming onslaught. Intel’s Basis Peak...

Valedo: A Gaming Wearable to Fight Back Pain?

Most of my job involves sitting at a desk for extended periods of time. Combining that occupational “hazard” with my already-susceptible genes, and I’ve got a few back problems that don’t do me any favors when it’s time to shovel snow. A...

Misfit Adds Smart Home Controls To Its Wearables

The Misfit line of wearables are some of the cheapest fitness trackers on the market today, but they’re about to get a lot more functionality. Misfit has partnered with companies such as Nest, Logitech, August, Spotify and IFTTT to add some...

Apple CEO: Apple Watch To Start Shipping in April

Finally, Apple has given us official word about when the company will start shipping its long-awaited first-go at a wearable – the Apple Watch, which Apple CEO Tim Cook keeps describing as the “most personal” product the company has ever...

Modular Smartwatch Blocks May Team with Google’s Project Ara

An exciting tech trend that’s starting to gain a bit of momentum is that of modularity. While modular hardware in the form of customizable PCs has been around for years, the idea is only just finding its way into the mobile space, specifically in...

Will Asus Drop Android Wear for the ZenWatch 2?

It’s starting to look as though the hip thing to do these days is to get away from Google. A post on TechRadar from yesterday reports that Asus has plans to launch a follow-up to its critically hailed Android Wear device, the ZenWatch, that...

Nest Promises To Upgrade Old Dropcams For Free

As homes and wearables get smarter, it’s not just our phones that need regular upgrades – anything in the Internet of Things can quickly become obsolete if the manufacturer pushes out a new version or simply drops support altogether....

Analyst Predicts 2.8M Apple Watch Shipments Starting in March

The big mystery in tech right now is when the Apple Watch will hit store shelves – and, of course, whether or not the thing will be as big a success as Apple hopes. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, of Thailand’s KGI Securities, has offered his take on the...

Here’s What the Rotating Ring will do on the Samsung Orbis

The next big thing in wearables from Samsung seems like it’ll be a round smartwatch, reportedly codenamed “Orbis,” set to compete with the high profile likes of Motorola’s Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R. Now, a post on Sammobile from...

Jenax Shows Off A Flexible Battery For Smart Fabrics

One of the problems faced by smart fabrics and lightweight wearables is battery power: How can clothing designs adapt to incorporate both sensors and a power supply? With this in mind South Korean firm Jenax has been showing off a flexible battery...

GOQii Launches Its Wellness Beta Program In The US

On the back of trial runs in India, the UAE and Singapore, GOQii is launching a limited beta test of its health and fitness products in the United States. What makes the service stand out is the way it combines a wearable device with a personalized...

Apple Watch Specs and Performance Targets Allegedly Leaked

Previously, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly stated that the forthcoming Apple Watch will require nightly recharging, essentially putting the kibosh on sleep-tracking type functionality, and possibly even indicating a less-than-amazing battery...

New “Dry” EKG Promises Huge Wearable Health Monitor Potential

To get a truly accurate reading of a person’s body functions and health isn’t as easy as you might think. For instance, in order to get a high-quality insight into a person’s heartrate, doctors have relied on electrocardiography, or EKG, which...



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