Following up on the incredible success of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld-size mobile devices, device manufacturers have been toying with ideas on what comes next. A common theme across many of these ideas has been the Internet of Things concept, which sees microcontrollers and Internet connectivity embedded into increasingly small or otherwise unusual devices where network connectivity wasn’t present before. From a technology perspective this is an exercise in seeing what you can do with products and environments where everything is networked, and meanwhile from a market perspective this is about driving the next wave of market growth for chip and device manufacturers. But while the IoT concept seems simple on the surface – just put a chip in everything – what device makers have...

Pebble Announces Improved Health Tracking and Lower Prices

Regardless of one's opinion about the utility of the Pebble watch, there's no denying that the company has done a good job of updating their software, features, and both...

10 by Brandon Chester yesterday

Cortex-M7 Launches: Embedded, IoT and Wearables

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting ARM’s Austin Texas campus for a meeting with Vice President of CPU Product Marketing Nandan Nayampally. The topic of discussion...

42 by Stephen Barrett on 9/23/2014

MediaTek Labs and LinkIt Platform Launch Targeting IoT and Wearables

Companies such as Motorola, Apple, Nest, and Fitbit have been targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables market with devices for the past several years. However, if the...

7 by Stephen Barrett on 9/22/2014

Hands On With ODG's R-7: Augmented Reality Glasses

While it's still unclear to me what the future of wearables will be, I must admit that all things considered I feel that glasses are a better idea than...

5 by Joshua Ho on 9/18/2014

Quick Thoughts on Apple Watch

While I'm still unsure on what wearables should actually do, I managed to get some photos of the Apple Watch. Unfortunately I wasn't really able to find any units...

42 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

IDF 2014: Intel Edison Development Platform Now Shipping

As part of today’s IDF 2014 keynote, Intel has announced that their Edison development platform is now shipping. First announced back at CES, Edison is a development platform for Intel’s...

12 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2014

Apple Announces the Apple Watch; Available Next Year

Apple has thrown their hat into the wearable ring with the Apple watch, which tries to bring a better user experience to the watch without trying to adapt iOS...

121 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Motorola Announces the Moto Hint

The Moto Hint is a new Bluetooth headset. While this is normally a bit boring, Motorola has put extra effort into this headset. The size and shape is specifically made...

15 by Joshua Ho on 9/5/2014

Motorola Launches the Moto 360: Hands On and First Impressions

The Moto 360 at this point is one of the most hyped products I've seen this year. However, in my time with the product it seems to be a...

36 by Joshua Ho on 9/5/2014

Sony SmartWatch 3 & SmartBand Talk Hands-On

With Sony's launch event we had the occasion to see their first Android Wear device. Sony presents the SmartWatch 3 and the SmartBand Talk wearable device watches. The SmartWatch...

14 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/4/2014

Sony SmartWatch 3 & SmartBand Talk Hands-On

With Sony's launch event we had the occasion to see their first Android Wear device. Sony presents the SmartWatch 3 and the SmartBand Talk wearable device watches. The SmartWatch...

14 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/4/2014

ASUS Unveils the ZenWatch at IFA

Today ASUS threw their hat in the ring of Android Wear smartwatches with their new ASUS ZenWatch. All of the Android Wear watches sport a common hardware platform and...

11 by Brandon Chester on 9/3/2014

Sony Announces the SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk at IFA

Sony is no stranger to wearable devices. But today they are launching their first device that runs Google's Android Wear operating system. The first is the Smartwatch 3, pictured...

5 by Brandon Chester on 9/3/2014

Samsung Unveils the Curved Gear S Smartwatch With Tizen and 3G Connectivity

LG isn't the only company announcing a new smartwatch today. Samsung has announced a new device in their line of Gear smartwatches. Their latest watch is the Samsung Gear...

29 by Brandon Chester on 8/27/2014

LG Announces the G Watch R

It looks like LG really isn't keen on waiting for IFA to reveal some of its new products. Yesterday we detailed the announcement of the LG G3 Stylus, and...

11 by Brandon Chester on 8/27/2014

Intel Announces XMM6255: The World's Smallest Standalone 3G Modem

Today Intel announced their XMM6255 modem which is aimed at providing 3G network connectivity to the many future connected devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT)...

8 by Brandon Chester on 8/26/2014

ARM's Cortex M: Even Smaller and Lower Power CPU Cores

ARM (and its partners) were arguably one of the major causes of the present day smartphone revolution. While AMD and Intel focused on using Moore’s Law to drive higher...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2014

Pebble Unveils Limited Edition Smartwatch Colors

The Pebble smartwatch has been around for quite a long time compared to the wearables put forth by other manufacturers. It was one of the earliest devices in the...

3 by Brandon Chester on 8/5/2014

LG Issues G Watch Update to Fix Issues With Corrosion

LG's G Watch is one of the first devices to run Android Wear. Like many first generation tech products, early adopters are usually subject to problems due to design...

7 by Brandon Chester on 8/2/2014

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