Wearables

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Enterprise smartwatch use is catching on

In the latest example of a trial, Samsung Galaxy S3 smartwatches are helping janitors do timely restroom cleanups while restaurant servers receive alerts when customers arrive or need service

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This smart exoskeleton will keep you on your feet

The exoskeleton can detect when the wearer's gait changes, and, using a set of motors, can help the person regain their footing.

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7 ways Apple Watch is already in the enterprise

Apple Watch is already in use in a variety of different enterprise implementations, even before it becomes truly smart

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A woman with Parkinson's can write again thanks to a Microsoft wearable

Microsoft has developed a prototype wearable device that pairs with a tablet to counteract some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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15 Apple Watch tricks you’ll want to use

From talking to Disney characters to a love affair with Force Touch, Apple Watch users will find something in here.

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iPhone slow down hints Apple’s transition has begun

The fact that Apple has already told us what it plans next appears to be passing many industry watchers by. Potentially that’s because they are so fixed on their own world view they can’t actually hear what Apple is saying.

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After early hype, smartwatches slowly emerge with enterprise uses

A market for enterprise-use smartwatches is slowly emerging, being led by the Apple Watch.

Fitbit: One explodes, data from another used to charge husband with wife's murder

A woman claimed her Flex 2 exploded and left her with second-degree burns. Police are using data from a murdered woman's Fitbit to disprove her husband's alibi and charge him with her murder.

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and...

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Video: ZTE's first Android smartwatch is here

The Quartz runs on Android Wear 2.0 and has built-in 3G and Google Assistant, but requires you to take your wallet: Android Pay is not supported.

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Quartz is ZTE's first Android smartwatch

ZTE's first Android smartwatch comes with 3G connectivity and Google Assistant, but doesn't support Android Pay.

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Fitbit Alta HR: Looks aren't everything

With the market of fitness wearables growing fast, CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at the Fitbit Alta HR to see where this device fits.

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4 new gadgets to track your heart rate

CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at 4 very different health-tracking devices that monitor your heart rate.

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed again, but for how long?

If you've been patiently waiting for Android Wear 2.0, you will have to wait a little longer.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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Tim Cook's 'iOS Everywhere' plan is coming together

(Taps AirPod): “Hey Siri, resize image five on my Mac, adjust it to black and white, convert it to JPEG, and then email it to Emma”.

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