Sony Mobile have announced the addition of two new products to its SmartWear Experience range, Sony SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3. Both sync to Lifelog, Sony’s tracking and lifestyle app and are yet more proof that Sony regards the wearable space as one of its most important sectors for growth. The Smartband Talk comes equipped with a short call function so you can talk into it and hear your caller, and allows the user to assign their own sounds to life bookmarks and features a built-in accelerometer and altimeter sensor technology....

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of wearable technology over the past couple of years, and since you are on this blog you probably have, you can’t help but notice the propensity of smart watches and smart bands. They usually offer similar functionality, tracking your vitals and workout routines. However, what if you don’t want to strap on something new in order to get...

Drones. That word certainly has a bad connotation, bringing to mind all manner of death and destruction via human-controlled bots. However, the idea of a drone is much more than a mindless killing machine. Amazon, for instance, hopes to begin employing them soon for same-day, and even same-hour, delivery of purchased goods. Some eateries have begun using them instead...

Remember Pebble? They were pretty much the first kid on the smartwatch block way back in those ancient, black and white days of 2012. Since the successful release of the first Pebble watch, they went on to introduce the Steel, a fancier and pricier model intended to be worn by businessmen and other people who don’t like wearing bits of plastic ’round their wrists. The company, which isn’t...

Just like Google and the Glass, Pebble pretty much started an entire subsection of wearables all by their lonesome. Before the Pebble Watch took Kickstarter, and then the world, by e-ink storm, the only smarts watches possessed were if the watch-face had that one photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue out. Nowadays, everyone and their brother has or is about to release a smartwatch, even this little...

Smartwatches are primed to take over the world. However, there are some issues that need to be addressed in the future. For one, most of the notable smartwatches out there demand Bluetooth-connectivity and constant contact with your phone. This means, of course, that you must have your phone on you in order for your watch to do much of anything. Some companies are getting hip to this jive, however,...

Before Google unveiled their Glass eyewear device to the world a couple of years ago, nobody really thought of AR-based glasses as a viable product for consumer use. Sure, they have long been a mainstay in science fiction television, books and movies, but they were not even an idea in the back of a electronics company’s mind until Google. Now, however, they...

Let me paint a particularly gruesome picture for you. A trans-continental flight is about to take off. You are stuffed into the middle seat, surrounded by two loud-mouthed brothers who smell like old garbage. They continue to talk loudly throughout the flight and, at one point, even produce some old chicken wings from a hidden compartment in their carry-on. What...

Ever since Oculus and their beloved Rift VR device took Kickstarter by storm a couple of years back, it’s been a slow and steady climb to make the technology not only work, but work flawlessly in ways that the consumer would never expect. To that end, even though there is not a consumer model as of yet, the designers are constantly releasing updated prototypes for journalists and early adopters...

Sony has become the latest electronics company to push into the burgeoning augmented reality sector. The company has released the first SDK for its SmartEyeGlass product, due for release in 2015. Announced at CES, the transparent binocular SmartWear prototype, as Sony refers to it, will come loaded with sensors. It has an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, and a digital camera. A thin wire connects the glasses to an external battery pack, which has a touch sensor and a microphone built in. Messages, notifications,...

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Metaio is working with full force to present the world’s leading AR conference – #InsideAR Munich – on 29th/30th of October. Around 1.000 attendees from all over the world will join the event in the Kleine Olympiahalle to hear exciting keynotes, participate in AR workshops and try amazing AR demos. The main topic of InsideAR 2014 will be 3-D Sensors and Wearable Technologies. We are happy to join Metaio and would like to meet you there as well. For your ticket you can register here: http://bit.ly/1liwxK8. ...

First there was a man named Michael Jordan. He did pretty well for himself throwing big orange balls into mesh hoops and going into space with popular cartoon characters. Then, of course, came a whole bunch of shoes endorsed by Mr. Jordan. The uber-popular Air Jordans were the defacto leader of basketball shoes throughout the 1990s and, well, up until today. Speaking of today, Nike and Sony just teamed...