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IoT & Wearables: Workplace

While many of the major tech companies have focused on the consumer side of IoT and wearables, others have recognized that there is a lot of potential in the enterprise as well. IoT and wearables in the workplace offer unique opportunities for new experiences within the office, in the interactions with clients, in gathering data […]

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IoT & Wearables: Health

The fact that technology has largely influenced medicine is no secret. Medicine remains one of the most technologically advanced fields and innovations continuously pave the way for remarkable applications. Health IoT & and wearable technologies present some promising opportunities too. Though applications are very limited right now, health IoT devices and wearables are likely to […]

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IoT & Wearables: Disabilities

When we bring IoT and wearables to mind, we often think of extravagant devices. Other times, we might think of niche devices that may or may not serve any real purpose. When smartwatches where at the peak of their popularity, for instance, many questioned the usefulness of such a device. What many of us neglect […]

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Opinion

IoT & Wearables: Social Media

The IoT and wearables industries have the potential to disrupt a lot of markets. Many of the devices that we have already seen can completely change the way we interact with technology, after all. One particular area that will most likely be affected by the soon-to-come explosion of those industries is social media. Their ever-changing […]

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Devices

Wearable devices market experiences 26.1% year-on-year growth

Ever since wearable devices came to the forefront of the tech market, I have supported the notion that they would soon be a part of our everyday lives in one form or the other. Today, we are experiencing a virtual explosion of wearable gadgets, from the widely useful to the extremely niche. Basic and smart […]

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Devices News

News: mobile and wearable payments set to reach $100 billion by 2018

In just a couple of years, we will be making more than three times the mobile and wearable payments made in 2015 and that watches and wristbands are at the forefront of contactless wearables. The news comes courtesy of Juniper Research, which estimates that contactless payments will grow from just under $35 billion globally in 2015 […]

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Devices News

Wearable Wednesday! The “Environment Dress” predicts wearer’s emotions

It’s time for another Wearable Wednesday instalment, and this week we’re taking a brief look at a rather unusual concept in wearable tech, dubbed the Smart Dress. First announced late last year, the prototype was developed by Telefónica R&D, and can accurately capture information about surrounding environmental elements and analyse how it affects people’s emotions. The Environment Dress collects […]

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News: Wearable Sales to Increase 18.4% in 2016

When I worked at British Telecom’s research division at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk back in 1996, several colleagues were involved in early wearables projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Thad Starner, one of most well known wearables researchers at MIT and closely involved with BT, later went on to play a key role in the Google Glass project. Those were the early days […]

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dokiWatch: a promising smartwatch for children

Wearables come in all shapes and sizes these days. Smartwatches are still the most instantly recognisable and popular wearables among adults, but there haven’t been many products designed with children in mind. A Hong Kong-based company called Doki Technologies recently provided a glimpse at dokiWatch, billed as the world’s most advanced and complete wearable phone and locator for kids […]

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Devices Opinion

Wearables to look forward to in 2016

2015 has been a great year for wearables, with all kinds of new devices seeing the light of day. Probably the most hyped (and likely one of the most successful to date) was the Apple Watch, but there were of course a plethora of fitness trackers, smartwatches, virtual reality headsets and prototypes announced or launched. Next year is […]

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Wearable Wednesday: EasyJet gets onboard with wearables

Wearables are one of those technologies that’s always on the verge of mainstream adoption, but yet is always still “just around the corner”. We already have smartwatches and fitness trackers in abundance, but as far as wearable tech clothing goes, it’s still not really taken off. That’s all about to change at least as far as the […]

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Applications

Apps to Watch: Just Press Record

One of the most useful apps mysteriously missing from Apple Watch is a built-in voice recorder app. There is an iOS version that comes with every iPhone, so quite why Apple didn’t include one on Apple Watch is anyone’s guess. In today’s Apps to Watch post, we’ll take a quick look at Just Press Record, a handy little app that fills the […]