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An Indian based company claims to be able to help wearables enjoy longer battery life. Battery life has long been one of the biggest problems for wearables, with most needing regular charging in order...

An Indian based company claims to be able to help wearables enjoy longer battery life. Battery life has long been one of the biggest problems for wearables, with most needing regular charging in order to operate effectively. Ineda Systems says it has created the first chip created just for wearable devices. The low-power processor is designed to extend battery life whilst also enabling devices to listen to voice commands— one of the primary ways people interact with devices like Google Glass. Ineda’s chip would work as a secondary...

Apple is rumoured to be launching a wearable device alongside the iPhone 6, according to reports. Tech site Recode is reporting that the planned launch event, on September 9th, will also include the introduction of a new wearable device alongside two new iPhones. It’s unclear whether this device will be a smartwatch, already dubbed the “iWatch” by Apple observers. Apple’s new gadget will “make good use” of the new HomeKit and HealthKit platforms, Recode says. Both are designed to make it easier for...

Electronics giant Toshiba have unveiled a smart band, tracking physical activity, sleep analysis and nutritional monitoring. The WERAM1100 will run for two weeks without charging – “removing the need for users to carry a charger when traveling”, Toshiba says. It uses an accelerometer to “estimate” physical activities, such as steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned. Users can upload photos to the accompanying app and monitor diet and nutrition. Initially available in Japan, the tracker will come in four colours –...

Canadian wearables company GestureLogic has pulled in over $130,000 on IndieGoGo for its new fitness technology LEO. The company claims that LEO’s capabilities surpass current fitness wearables by tracking users complex biosignals, such as muscle activity or lactic acid levels, with biomedical monitoring technology. LEO then translates this data into simple and actionable recommendations and notifies users of potential injury, all in real-time via a smartphone application. “Popular fitness wearables estimate performance metrics based...

Wearable technology, as it stands, is hampered by several technologies that haven’t quite caught up to their promise just yet. One of the most significant of these is power consumption. These devices use a lot of energy and, more than that, are hampered aesthetically by the breadth and width of today’s battery technology. This is a problem because the stuff we wear, particularly actual...

Video games and wearable technology go together like, uh, peanut butter and jelly or big dogs and little dogs. In short, they are bros forever. As such, some of the very first wearable technology concepts(that are still growing)emerged from gaming. The Power Glove and the Virtual Boy were both 1980s and early 1990s products that predicted Oculus Rift and gesture controlled devices. No matter how many...

We all some snazzy sci-fi conceits, or else we probably be either writing or reading a site like this. The idea that one day we’ll be able to exist fully in virtual reality, or in the body of a robot or some other out there sci-fi concepts are our bread and butter. One such concept, the idea of a computer being able to read our minds, is so close it is almost...

Wearable technology. It’s the name of the game and the game is the name. Wait what? What I meant to say is that the wearable technology industry is growing in leaps and bounds and the future is quite literally limitless. As any dystopian science fiction novel worth their weight in cyber salt will tell you, it won’t be long before we are all “jacked in” to the “mainframe”...

The notion of using electronic patches to deliver medication and other healthful goodies is nothing new. After all, some medicine can be absorbed via the skin so it only makes sense to create patch that take advantage of that fact. You know what else can be absorbed via the skin? Sweet, sweet tabs of LSD. Wait, why in the heck did I go on that tangent? It must be...

Have you ever wished that you hadn’t forgotten your charger, or your flash drive, or maybe even a cable or two? If you’re like most of us, that’s definitely a yes. That’s why John Mcroy designed and created the ATHENE Utility Bracelet, a cool new gadget that includes most of the things you might need for your phone. What is it? Well for starters, it’s a bracelet. It’s also an 8GB flash drive, a microMini USB transfer cable, and a charger in case your battery dies. You wear it on your wrist, so there’s...