December 14, 2017

German government tells parents to destroy children’s smartwatches

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BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable The German government isn’t just banning some children’s smartwatches — its telling people to “destroy” the gadgets already circulating around the country. On Friday, Germany’s telecom regulator the Federal Network Agency announced that a number of these devices, designed for ages 5 to 12, can allow someone to remotely tap […]

Wearable technology and IoT wearable devices

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By Andrew Meola Wearable technology is often touted as one of the greatest applications of the Internet of Things, and with good reason. Wearable electronics that consumers can display on their bodies have the potential to transform the way we live. Devices from Fitbit and its peer companies allow people to track their health and […]

Gadget of the week

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This device transforms your analog watch into a smartwatch BY ADARIO STRANGE From Mashable A challenge smartwatch devices like the Apple Watch face is the love many analog watch fans still have for their traditional timepieces. That challenge just got a bit tougher now that the Chronos, a device designed to turn analog watches into […]

The Swiss watch industry is doomed

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By John Biggs From Techcrunch There was one slide in Tim Cook’s keynote that probably made the watch industry potentates choke on their oysters St Jacques. It was a simply a clear comparison between Apple Watch sales and sales of traditional watch brands, both high and low. And it wasn’t good. At the bottom of […]

Apple’s watch presents less potential than investors think

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By Seth Golden From Seeking Alpha Summary Wearables provide less solutions and more passive tracking results. Apple Watch sales will peak with distribution saturation. Fitbit’s attrition rate shows the level of usefulness for wearables. Back in January, I offered readers and investors the following chart concerning Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) that was published in my instablog. […]

Apple has serious problems

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By Paulo SantosFrom Seeking Alpha Jan. 27, 2016 Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. Summary I have been expecting the iPhone to see declining year-on-year sales by Q2 FY2016, leading to Apple’s stock underperforming. AAPL’s guidance for Q2 FY2016 confirms […]

Energous has a solution for wirelessly charging wearables

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By Aaron Souppouris From engadget Its chip will fit where an inductive coil will not. Energous’ wireless charging tech WattUp made a splash at CES 2015, promising to charge your devices from 15 feet away with an “energy router.” After winning two Best of CES awards, though, it dropped off the radar. And as is so […]

Gadget of the week

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The only two reasons to buy an Apple Watch, for now By Jason Hiner From Tech Republic The Apple Watch’s biggest challenge is living up to its own hype. We cut through the euphoric Apple rhetoric and break down the two things it does best. In its first month, the Apple Watch quickly became the […]

Gadget of the week

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I’ve been wearing a smartwatch for 2 months and i’m completely in love with it By Matt Johnston From Business Insider Six months ago, I didn’t think much of the smartwatch. Every time someone asked me how I thought ‘wearables’ would do in the greater technology marketplace I would scoff. Of course they won’t succeed! […]

2014: What Google searches tell us about the year in tech

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By Conner Forrest From Techcrunch The technology sector reeled off plenty of innovation in 2014. Here’s what Google search trends tell us about the year in tech. googleyear.jpg If you are wondering what people care about, looking at their search history is probably a good place to start. Search companies like Google probably know more […]