Today Apple announced their earnings and sales for the holiday quarter of 2014. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones, and had strong earnings which were fueled by the newly released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. While the information about Apple's financial situation is interesting for investors and analysts, it's really of no consequence to general consumers. However, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a statement during today's earnings call that is of great significance to anyone interested in Apple's upcoming smartwatch, the Apple Watch. Like the iPhone, the Apple watch was announced several months prior to its shipping date. Until today, the only information about when Apple Watch would be available was that it was coming in early 2015. While there's still no specific launch...

Wearables: 2014 and Beyond

As the year 2014 has come to a close, now is a good time to inventory changes in the consumer electronics market and project those trends forward. One of...

79 by Stephen Barrett on 1/15/2015

Intel Announces Curie: Tiny Module for Wearables

Yesterday, Intel announced a new module targeted to wearable technology: Intel Curie. This module continues Intel's push into IoT and wearable technology started with the Intel Edison. While we...

23 by Stephen Barrett on 1/7/2015

Imagination Launches Creator CI20 Development Board

Last week Imagination launched the Creator CI20 development board. This device is quite interesting because of the combination of architecture, features, developer support, form factor, and pricing. It also...

27 by Stephen Barrett on 12/8/2014

Bluetooth 4.2 Core Specifications Finalized

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has officially adopted a new version of the Bluetooth core specifications. Version 4.2 promises greater speed, greater privacy, and a soon to be...

8 by Brett Howse on 12/4/2014

Samsung Introduces Gear VR Innovator Edition for the U.S.

Today Samsung announced that their Gear VR Innovator Edition will be available in the United States starting in early December of this year. The Gear VR Innovator Edition is...

9 by Brandon Chester on 11/12/2014

Ingenic Launches Newton2: MIPS based IoT and Wearables Solution

The wearables and IoT market are moving very quickly, and only seven months after announcing their Newton platform, Ingenic is following up with Newton2. This pace reminds me of...

1 by Stephen Barrett on 11/12/2014

Samsung Launches the Gear Circle in the U.S.

Samsung has announced the availability of their Gear Circle Bluetooth headphones in the United States. The Gear Circle is a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that are worn around the...

12 by Brandon Chester on 11/5/2014

Microsoft Launches Microsoft Health And The Microsoft Band

Today Microsoft launched a new platform called Microsoft Health, and to accompany this they are officially launching the long rumored health and fitness band, called, well, Microsoft Band. And...

31 by Brett Howse on 10/30/2014

HTC Announces RE, an Action Camera: Hands On

Today is HTC's camera-centric Double Exposure event in New York. In addition to announcing the new Desire EYE, HTC is announcing a new device that occupies it's own space...

9 by Brandon Chester & Joshua Ho on 10/8/2014

ARM Announces “mbed” IoT Device Platform

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...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2014

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...

14 by Brandon Chester on 9/30/2014

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...

43 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...

122 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...

16 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...

37 by Joshua Ho on 9/5/2014

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