'Wearable Web' could become 'trillion-dollar industry' Investor's Business Daily "While highly fragmented and still at an early stage, it is no exaggeration to say that wearable technology is the most exciting emerging trend in the personal...
Up in the hills above Silicon Valley, a company called Meta is working on a potentially revolutionary "augmented" reality eyeglass product. (Definitely keeping an eye on these 'Augmented' reality glasses!
Why Canadian drivers still can't use Google Glass The Globe and Mail Google Glass is essentially like wearing a mini-computer on your face, one that projects information in the right-hand corner of your eye, via a prism on the frame.
International Business Times UK Samsung Virtual Reality Headset to Challenge Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus International Business Times UK The virtual reality gaming space is becoming increasingly crowded.
There’s a new bubble in technology – the wristband. Fuelled by Nike’s success, Jawbone’s on the Up, Polar’s in the Loop, Sony’s trying to Force its way into the game, while Fitbit’s aiming to stay as number One. (If you’ve ever wondered how branding executives choose their product names, that’s how.) Analysts are falling over each other to estimate how large the market will be by 2018. They’re wetting themselves at the prospect of smart watches, seeing the wrist as the saviour of the high tech industry now that smartphones have lost their Shine. (Which has nothing to do with the wrist, but that’s another story.) Currently Credit Suisse holds the prize for unwarranted optimism with a prediction of a market value of up to $50 billion for wearables in 2018. I think they’ve all missed the largest potential market for wearables – a category I’m going to call Hearables. The ear is the new wrist.
Analysts making these predictions almost invariably assume the wearable market is intrinsically linked with the smartphone market – currently around a billion units per year and worth over $250bn. To them, wearable seems to be mostly about smart watches and phones which extend small parts of the phone experience to something we wear. They ignore the fact that we still purchase smartphones to make calls. All of those calls send audio to our ears. As well as voice, hundreds of millions of people use their phones for music, as evidenced by the ubiquitous cables trailing from ears. Sound drives the bulk of our technology use and earbuds are the only piece of wearable tech to have gained ubiquity and social acceptance. These devices are about to undergo a revolution in capability, getting rid of their cables and giving them the opportunity to be the standard bearer for wearable technology....
International Business Times UK Wearable Tech Improves Efficiency in the Workplace International Business Times UK Additional findings also revealed that 29% of UK firms and 63% of US firms are undertaking some form of wearable technology project...
Google's willingness to trash Glass for the sake of fashion might not be as insane as we previously thought. Because according to a recent estimate from Teardown.com, the actual parts going into the $1500 faceputer only add up to a measly 80 bucks.
Point Park University Experimenting With Google Glass High-Tech Specs CBS Local PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You have probably heard of Google Glass, but have you tried it out? Some Point Park University students are getting the rare opportunity.
Test driving Google Glass Washington Post April 24, 2014 1:20 PM EDT — Get a behind-the-lens look at Google Glass in action—from functions and drawbacks to implications moving forward. The Post's Hayley Tsukayama explains.
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