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Misfit Shine — not long for this world?

Misfit CEO sees wearable fitness trackers getting crushed by smartwatches

Today saw the announcement that Misfit's activity tracking software was coming to Pebble smartwatches, something that took us by surprise, apparently it's because Misfit's leadership saw the death of dedicated fitness trackers in the tea leaves. All told, wearable fitness trackers are a...
Moto X with digital NFC tattoo

Digital NFC tattoo turns your body into a passcode to quickly unlock Moto X

If you're the type that foregoes passcodes on your phone in favor of the convenience of quickly turning on the device and getting to what you need to do, then the digital tattoo created for the Moto X will help to combine convenience and security. This way, you can still lock your phone, but...
Ringly, for when you need notifications on your finger

Ringly, for when you need notifications on your finger

We've got wearables for your head, your arm, your wrist, and now your… finger. That's Ringly, which is essentially a Bluetooth vibrator and LED indicator light for your finger. Pair it with your phone and get notifications buzzed onto your finger. The promise of Ringly is to do that in style....

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Fossil partners with Intel to make wearables

Fossil partners with Intel to make wearables

Intel has been aggressively pursuing new markets and forming new partnerships lately. The newest wearables computing partner to sport "Intel Inside" is Fossil, which is teaming up with the chip-maker to bring more wearables to market. Details were not given on what those specific products would...
Intel's rumored smart bracelet to find a luxury home at high-end retailer Barneys

Intel's rumored smart bracelet to find a luxury home at high-end retailer Barneys

Intel is said to be working on a luxury smart bracelet that would be featured and sold at high-end luxury retailer Barneys New York. The move to marry tech and fashion isn't new, and Intel is hoping that a luxury fashion partnership may help make wearables less geek and more chic. Intel so far...
Wearables may hold the key to Parkinson's research

Wearables may hold the key to Parkinson's research

Wearables may be the key to the monitoring, research, and treatment of Parkinson's disease, at least that is the hope of a collaborative project announced by Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. As part of the project, patients would wear wearables and Intel would...
Samsung Gear VR detailed in leaked image ahead of rumored IFA unveiling

Samsung Gear VR detailed in leaked image ahead of rumored IFA unveiling

Ahead of its speculated September unveiling at the Berlin-based IFA tradeshow, Samsung's oft-rumored VR connected eyeglasses is now showing up in a leaked photo. The glasses, which have also gone by the name of Gear VR, is now shown in a leaked image published by The Verge that details how it...
Moto X with digital NFC tattoo

Digital NFC tattoo turns your body into a passcode to quickly unlock Moto X

If you're the type that foregoes passcodes on your phone in favor of the convenience of quickly turning on the device and getting to what you need to do, then the digital tattoo created for the Moto X will help to combine convenience and security. This way, you can still lock your phone, but...
Five Pebble apps worth checking out

Five Pebble apps worth checking out

Pebble users have a wide variety of different watch faces, but we cannot forget about the apps. The app collection seems to be growing on a fairly regular basis, and Pebble has categories that break these down between Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Health & Fitness and...
Smarter contacts for smarter eyeballs

Google's 'smart contacts' could soon find their way to your eyeballs

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has signed a deal with Google to license the search giant's "smart lens" contact technology. Google[x] revealed the glucose level-sensing contact lenses earlier this year, which monitored chemical levels in tears once a second and relayed that information to...
Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

The folks at iFixit have taken apart the brand new Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live, and unsurprisingly the small wearable device contains small electronic components. Even though the Gear Live has a lot visually in-common with the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2, inside it's pretty much a...
Using IFTTT with Android Wear

Using IFTTT with Android Wear

The LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are both Android Wear watches. Both are available through the Play Store, and should begin appearing on wrists very soon. And nicely, IFTTT has introduced the Android Wear Channel. You will need to download IFTTT for Android and pair it with an Android...
Microsoft's upcoming wearable will allegedly be priced the same as Samsung Gear

Microsoft's upcoming wearable will allegedly be priced the same as Samsung Gear

Like many of you, we can't wait to get a smartwatch made by Microsoft. Last weekend we learned a handful of new details about Microsoft's upcoming plans in the wearable space. Today a few more details have emerged. Curious about pricing? To recap the leaks from last weekend: Will work cross...

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