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Alcatel One Touch Smartwatch Costs $149, Will Work With iOS
Alcatel One Touch announced more information about the WATCH at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, following a teaser earlier in the week. The WATCH will run Alcatel One Touch’s own software, instead of confining itself to Android Wear. The software will work with iOS and... Read more
Russian Startup Develops Smart Motorcycle Helmet
A team over at one of Russia’s many startups, Livemap, has developed a unique motorcycle helmet. In fact, it is a one of a kind piece of kit that will assist all kinds of bikers. The Livemap Smart Helmet will come equipped with voice control whilst at the same... Read more
Snapchat Acquires Wearable Tech Firm Vergence Labs
Snapchat has recently acquired a US startup, Vergence Labs, which manufactures a Google Glass-type gadget. This information has surfaced after a leak from Sony Entertainment CEO and Snapchat board member Michael Lynton’s email inbox was hacked as part of the hugely publicised Sony hack. The hacked emails reveal that Snapchat has... Read more
Barclaycard Introduces Contactless Payment Gloves
The way we pay for goods and services is changing. It almost seems like it is changing on  daily basis. Business no longer accepting cheques as a method of payment, seems like a lifetime ago, but in fact, it was only a few years back.  The advent of e-commerce... Read more
Cicret: A Wearable Projection Band That Could Be The Next Killer Gadget
Wearable tech is amazing. From Glasses and wristbands to Smartwatches and fitness trackers, the field is opening up to a wide range of play. One company is willing to take things to the next level with a gadget that quite possibly has the potential to change the game. Meet the Cicret bracelet. Its aim... Read more
Google Glass to Get Intel Chip in 2015
Reports are circling that microchip manufacturer, Intel, will be suppling a new chip for a the latest version of Google Glass. The new version of Glass will be available in 2015, according to news reports. The new chip will replace the current one that is made by Texas Instruments. ... Read more
These Smart Earrings Monitor your Health
Earrings are great and all, but they really don’t do all that much, do they? I mean they look pretty and are a great accessory, but when it comes to function, all they really do is hang there until they’re removed. We should have known, though, with pretty much everything... Read more
Pip: Stress Management Biosensor
Do you suffer from stress and anxiety? If you do, then you know that it can stop you from functioning properly. Imagine if technology could ease stress? Pip, a biosensor device, looks like a mini iPod and is held between the thumb and forefinger. It measures our sweat and... Read more
FitBit Preparing $250 Smartwatch‏
FitBit is preparing three devices this year, the Charge, Charge HR and Surge. The Charge is a upgrade to the FitBit Force announced last year, which got in the news due to complaints of skin irritation. The FitBit Surge looks to be the company’s first smartwatch, after three years... Read more
5 Inventions That Will Change Your Life
Forget phones, tablets and virtual reality – here are five inventions that could help solve everyday problems. There’s everything from  a headset to prevent you from falling asleep at the the wheel of a car, to a wearable device that gives you a better check up than your doctor!... Read more
Microsoft to Launch Wearable Soon
Everybody and their mother is jumping on the wearable bandwagon and Microsoft is no exception. Microsoft is planning to launch their own wearable fitness band in the foreseeable future. Forbes has reported the announcement is due “within the next few weeks.” Apparently sources have said the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness... Read more Unveils Puls, Smart-Band Running Forked Version of Android has been showing off his smart-band/smartwatch, named Puls, at conventions and live talk-shows for the past month, revealing a few of the upcoming features on the new device – developed in partnership with UK firm 7digital. People keep saying this is a smartwatch, but the design of Puls... Read more Set To Unveil His Very Own Smartwatch cannot stop hopping into the tech circle, with his camera accessory for the iPhone 5 and job as Director for “Creative Innovation” at Intel, he is trying to make headway with the tech fans, but his first product flopped. The Black Eyed Peas front-runner is back, this time... Read more
Microsoft Releases New Keyboard for Android Wear‏
It looks like Microsoft’s smartwatch project is good few years away, with the company launching a new keyboard for Android Wear. This is after Satya Nadella cancelled all of Nokia’s Android devices, looking to keep the focus on Windows Phone. The Android Wear keyboard will let users write the... Read more
Apple Watch Officially Unveiled At Flint Center Event‏
Apple has officially announced the “Apple Watch”, not the iWatch, at their event in Flint Center, Cupertino. The Apple Watch is the company’s first wearable and is a huge change on the original idea of a “smartwatch”, using a new type of interface for pinch-to-zoom. The Apple Watch has... Read more
Keep Tabs On Your Children With The LG Kizon
Back in July LG announced a wearable for kids: the Kizon Smartwatch.  The tech allows parents to track and call their children directly.  The Kizon comes in a few designs and a couple of colours, blue and pink, which I assume is aimed at boys and girls respectively. The blue and pink Kizon Smartwatches feature... Read more
Sony Unveils Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact At IFA 2014‏
Sony has announced the next iteration in the Xperia line, the Z3, Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and two new wearables, the Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk. All of this was announced at IFA 2014, alongside Samsung’s big announcements. Xperia Z3 The Xperia Z3 is Sony’s new flagship,... Read more
iWatch Could Have Various Models, Should Cost $400 Or Less‏
The iWatch might be the biggest product announcement in the technology world this year, but this time Apple needs to worry about price. The iPhone and iPad came into the each market at the high-end price, but the technical advancement allowed that higher price tag to work. This time,... Read more