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Graphene – Superpowers for Wearables?

Graphene is the new super material in the tech industry and excites researchers and product developers all over the world with its unchallenged properties. Extremely thin, strong, flexible and transparent, Graphene has an enormous potential to improve processors, displays or batteries, all elements that are critical for the performance of wearables. The nanomaterial is made […]

Apple Watch – A new Era of Wearable Computing?

After months of rumors about a wearable device from tech giant Apple, the company revealed its vision of a wrist-worn computer platform yesterday. Tim Cook introduced the Apple Watch as a device that will “redefine what people expect from its category” but can he deliver on that promise? While it is too early to give […]

Wearable Technologies News Roundup – August

Samsung presents Standalone Smartwatch Just a few days before the international electronics trade show IFA, Samsung unveiled a new kind of smartwatch which works independently from smartphones. The Gear S has a built in 3G mobile connection, WiFi and Bluetooth and can handle calls with its built in speaker and microphone. The smartwatch features a […]

Wearables that help cope with addiction

Technology in general isn’t exactly what you think of when it comes to dealing with addictions. More and more people feel like they are addicted to their smartphones and think of a digital detox but actually there are some digital tools that can help with many kinds of addictions. Follow this overview on how wristbands, […]

Wearable Technologies News Roundup – July

More Venture Capital and Cheaper Wearables Wearable Tech is not only popular with consumers, investors are now also putting more and more money into the market. According to an article from CB Insights, venture capitalists closed 69 deals in 2013 with a total investment of $458 million. CB Insights’ report shows that deals in the […]

It’s about making useful things – Interview with Cédric Hutchings, CEO Withings

Cédric Hutchings, co-founder and CEO of Withings, is one of the pioneers in connected devices, including wearable tech and other quantified self products. We had the chance to meet Cédric in Munich for an interview to discuss Withings’ development over the last few years and to talk about Cédric’s vision for his company and the […]