Wearables


Intel Buys wearables firm Basis Science, maker of health and fitness products

Intel Buys wearables firm Basis Science, maker of health and fitness products

Intel keeps all employees...

Mar 27 2014, 1:09pm CDT

Google Announces Android Wear for Wearables, Launches Developer Preview for Smartwatches

Google Announces Android Wear for Wearables, Launches Developer Preview for Smartwatches

Google is all set to expand beyond its borders into terra incognita. It has announced Android Wear is to figure Android in wear...

Mar 19 2014, 4:03pm CDT

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Carl Icahn tweeted on Thursday, January 23, announcing that he had bought another $500 million of Apple’s stock that day ($1 bi...

Jan 27 2014, 6:40am CST

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies?

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies?

Having spent the week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it would appear that fitness & sport tech has s...

Jan 23 2014, 7:10am CST

It Had To Happen! Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014

Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014

That’s right, it had to happen! It was only a matter of time before smartphone growth started to slow. Yes, we’ve seen this bef...

Jan 22 2014, 3:48am CST

Time has Come for Bigger iPhone 6

Time has Come for Bigger iPhone 6

Another week brings more rumors of an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen; this time around the skinny from a Chinese analyst is that...

Jan 21 2014, 1:24pm CST

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The Most Impactful CES 2014 Announcement Was Unexpected

Over the past 23 years, I have been to more trade shows than I can even remember, including my recent trip to the the Internati...

Jan 21 2014, 1:22pm CST

Google Glass's Chief Pundit Reaches For The Doomed Word

Google Glass is Doomed

Google Glass is becoming an enigma. Over the past week the fashion world, via hair care product vendor L’Oreal, made a bigger c...

Jan 20 2014, 7:44am CST

Are You Ready To Hand Google All Your Fitness Data If Apps Use The Latest Android API?

Are You Ready To Hand Google All Your Fitness Data If Apps Use The Latest Android API?

One of the hardware innovations to be found in Apple’s latest portable devices is the M7 co-processor. This chip collects data...

Jan 17 2014, 6:31pm CST

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo?

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo?

Many misinterpreted my column of yesterday as predicting that Tim Cook and Apple will fail. Even Paul Carroll, my “New Killer A...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11pm CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction

Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction

One of the most surprising things about Google and its purchase of Nest is the price. Over $3 billion! That’s what you’d pay fo...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Top 10 Investor Interests for Technology 2014

Top 10 Investor Interests for Technology 2014

Want to get a head start on what angel and venture capitalists are looking for in 2014? Here are some sectors we hear whispers...

Jan 14 2014, 1:56pm CST

These 12 Companies All Want Your Body In 2014

These 12 Companies All Want Your Body In 2014

Wearable computing is the ultimate convergence arena. Stimulated of course by Google and Google Glass, excited by Apple’s still...

Jan 14 2014, 9:46am CST

Machine-To-Machine Market Poised For Take Off

Machine-To-Machine Market Poised For Take Off

The machine-to-machine market (M2M) has been like that twinkling star that floats somewhere off in the distance. You know it’s...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

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Wearables And Marketing IPOs: Why A Top Forrester Analyst Jumped Ship For StrongView

When Oracle shelled out $1.5 billion for cross-channel marketer Responsys last month, it seemed a clear response to Salesforce....

Jan 13 2014, 6:31pm CST

Technology In The Crib: The Smart Baby Onesie

Technology In The Crib: The Smart Baby Onesie

As wearable technology becomes more mainstream–evident from the plethora of vendors showcasing at CES 2014 last week–one thing...

Jan 12 2014, 1:26am CST

OLPC Still Focused On Bringing Tech "Dreams" To Needy Kids

OLPC Still Focused On Bringing Tech "Dreams" To Needy Kids

Wearables and 4K TVs weren’t the only shiny and new objects introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. One Laptop P...

Jan 10 2014, 5:51pm CST

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors...

Jan 10 2014, 1:45pm CST

Google And Intel, Welcome To The New American Conglomerate

Google And Intel, Welcome To The New American Conglomerate

Announcements from Google and Intel in the first week of 2014 confirm a trend that was already pretty solid but overlooked in 2...

Jan 10 2014, 9:41am CST

The Myths of CES: Why Marketers Get Value Out Of This Show

The Myths of CES: Why Marketers Get Value Out Of This Show

I just survived my first CES, and being on site in Vegas resolved some myths for me. I won’t get into the myths about Las Vegas...

Jan 9 2014, 4:56pm CST

Samsung Galaxy S5 with eye scanner launching in April, says report

Samsung Galaxy S5 with eye scanner launching in April, says report

Eye scanning technology could be the main feature of the Samsung Galaxy S5. The challenge would be the implementation. Remember...

Jan 9 2014, 7:51am CST

10 Takeaways From CES: iPhone Stun Guns, Iris Scanners, A Camera-Shy Movie Director And Crazy Party-Crashing CEO

10 Takeaways From CES: iPhone Stun Guns, Iris Scanners, A Camera-Shy Movie Director And Crazy Party-Crashing CEO

With more than 20,000 new products expected and 300 presentations delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this...

Jan 9 2014, 5:56am CST

I4U news

Few 'wearables' balance fashion and function

Gadget show is awash in 'wearable' devices, but questions of acceptance and usefulness remain LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ga...

Jan 8 2014, 3:51pm CST

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward

Fitness trackers have enjoyed too long in the sun, considering how little most of them actually do. The push now is to get them...

Jan 8 2014, 3:31pm CST

I4U news

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: One-To-One Marketing Is Almost Here, Finally

Twitter’s ad business will help usher in a long-awaited era of one-to-one marketing, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said during a bri...

Jan 8 2014, 2:51pm CST

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

For the first eight months of 2013 it was all talk about the stock (since it was in the penalty box), Apple losing market share...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

I4U news

How Consumer Technology Is Inspiring - And Limiting - Brand Advertising

The Internet may have torn up most of traditional media, but one area it has left relatively untouched so far is brand advertis...

Jan 7 2014, 1:56pm CST

PC Gaming Company Razer Wants A Slice Of Wearables Industry With Nabu SmartBand

PC Gaming Company Razer Wants A Slice Of Wearables Industry With Nabu SmartBand

Bringing you details on a new wearable fitness device or smartwatch from the CES 2014 floor is already standard fare. But when...

Jan 7 2014, 1:26pm CST

I4U news

CES LIVE: Sony CEO Delivers Keynote

Sony CEO Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai is set to deliver today’s keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at 8:30 a.m. Pacific...

Jan 7 2014, 11:36am CST

Movea Launches Wristband Reference Design at CES 2014

Movea Launches Wristband Reference Design at CES 2014

The world of fitness trackers is about to undergo a seismic shift. That is because many wristbands have been launched. Built by...

Jan 7 2014, 11:16am CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

I4U news

CES Live: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Delivers Opening Keynote

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is set to deliver the pre-show keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at 6:30 p...

Jan 6 2014, 8:56pm CST

Pebble Goes For The Rolex Look With 'Steel' Smartwatch

Pebble Goes For The Rolex Look With 'Steel' Smartwatch

Pebble wants to move beyond plastic. The Palo-Alto based smartwatch maker has upgraded its look to sleek metal with the launch...

Jan 6 2014, 1:56pm CST

From Wearables And Drones To Curved Smartphones And Purple-Hued Gadgets, CES 2014 Showcases What's Next In Tech

From Wearables And Drones To Curved Smartphones And Purple-Hued Gadgets, CES 2014 Showcases What's Next In Tech

Wearables. Drones. 4K TVs. Home automation systems. Kids’ tablets. Connected cars. Connected ovens. Curved screens. Wireless ev...

Jan 6 2014, 1:36pm CST

The Fashionable Pebble Steel Smartwatch Is What The Wearables Movement Needs

The Fashionable Pebble Steel Smartwatch Is What The Wearables Movement Needs

Pebble has been in an interesting situation. The start-up that has won over many users with their smartwatch (the self-titled P...

Jan 6 2014, 1:36pm CST

A Smart Watch...REALLY?!

A Smart Watch...REALLY?!

Most of you have, by now, unpacked your Xmas gifts. Many of you are probably wondering if there are some you should return.  Sh...

Jan 6 2014, 12:36am CST

Hot Brands To Watch At CES This Week Include Apple And Samsung

Hot Brands To Watch At CES This Week Include Apple And Samsung

What innovations will debut this week at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? Which moves by leading brands will matter most...

Jan 5 2014, 9:51pm CST