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The Joy’s and Perils of the “Smart” Home

For a few years now, I’ve been toying around with “Smart” home accessories. I have Philips Hue light bulbs, and accessories, I’ve owned various Belkin WeMo switches, and have recently jumped into the Wink ecosystem with their Aros Smart Air Conditioner. In many ways “Smart” isn’t the correct way to refer to these devices or a home powered by them. We’re still in its infancy and many of these devices don’t offer much more convenience than normal “unsmart” devices. A better way to refer to them are connected devices, which is a more apt description. They are connected to the...

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Cheating Wearables: Who Will be Banning Wearable Technology? Schools? Courts?

Wearable Today Episode #77 Show Notes Show Notes and Links Here Think Wearable Tech is a new idea? Then you should visit the Computer History Museum in Mountain View and check out their new exhibit titled “On You: A Story of Wearable Computing.” Taken mostly from the personal collection of Thad Starner, the exhibit has over 20 years of history from the research and consumer fields. You’ll have to act quickly though, the exhibit will be moving on after September 20th. Lux Research is reporting that Samsung is leading the wearable market, at least in patent submissions. With 4% of...

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Infographic: 10 Wearable Tech Gadgets of 2015

2015 has been showing us that cool new wearable technology items are being developed all the time. Sensors in places you didn’t expect, and data that helps you in everyday life. We put that together in an infographic, with the help from CNBC. Along with some tidbits we added, here are the top 10 wearable tech gadgets of 2015! Takeaways Wearable Tech will be a $12.6 billion industry by 2018 Not all wearables are watches Wearable can be as small as a pin-head. Don’t forget these devices will bring trillions of bits of data, which we will only process a fraction...

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Wearables at Sporting Events: There are Sensors in your Seats!

Wearable Today Episode #76 Show Notes All show notes and links are here Will Pavlok help you curb your midnight cravings? This is a shock collar that you wear on your wrist. It will send a shock several times a day, even if you are not craving food. The idea is to stop whatever bad habit you are doing through configurable reminders, but I’m guessing most people would just take it off after a while. University of Virginia Researacher are working on a low-power microchip so it can be supported on-body. The chip would support real-time health monitoring in long-term...

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3D Printed Apple Watch Docks

When I first received my Apple Watch I was annoyed that Apple didn’t include or even sell some kind of dock with anything but the ridiculously expensive models. I know I only bought an Apple Watch Sport, but still, it feels pretty bad just laying it on a table. Any movement of the cord moves the whole watch, always leaving me struggling against my fears of it falling off of the table. I searched for docks, but none of them were available at launch. Thingiverse had a few, but most of them didn’t meet my needs. I wanted a watch...

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Top 5 Most Useful Apple Watch Apps

After using my Apple Watch for the first month or so, I feel like the novelty has worn off, and I’ve settled into a normal day to day with it. While there are already a lot of really great apps on the Apple Watch. These are the ones that I find myself using most often every day. The ones that I find make my life easier. These are the ones that I feel actually add to my life. These are the first apps I can think of, off the top of my head whenever I’m asked about the Apple Watch....

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Wearable Sleep Devices: Your Next Electroencephalogram?

As the previous blog post stated, we’re looking for those who want to help in the success of this podcast by blogging the news on the site. Drop us a line if you are interested! Don’t forget to support the show and get your own wearable device. Visit wearabletoday.com/deals to check out the cool wearables you can get. Wearable Today Episode 75 Show Notes Notes can be found here Intel spent a reported $175 million purchasing Recon Instruments, famous for its Recon Jet, the so-called “Google Glass for fitness.” How this will play out for Intel, who was reportedly in...

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Come Blog for Wearable Today

As a growing show for wearable technology, we have decided to add a news section to the website. We are looking for bloggers to help report the wearable news! From Apple Watch to Google Glass and everything in-between. This is a great opportunity for you to be a part of this growing show. Articles would then become part of the weekly show, where we discuss the good and bad. If you would like to help out, please send an email to Jeff at wearabletoday.com or luke at wearabletoday.com.