Topic: wearables

Autonomous vehicles have reached their peak, according to Gartner

There has been a lot of talk around autonomous vehicles lately, with Google testing its self-driving cars and Apple reportedly building its own, but that talk is about to die down. According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report for 2015, autonomous vehicles have reached the peak of inflated expectations and are expected to … continue reading

The FCC’s open-source sign-language platform, Amazon drops Flash, and Google updates Android Wear—SD Times news digest: Aug. 21, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make it easier for those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate. The organization recently announced it will develop an open-source video platform for users to communicate with businesses and government agencies using American Sign Language. The platform will be available for mobile and desktop operating … continue reading

From the Editors: Technology in search of a raison d’etre

Wearables When talking about the Internet of Things, people usually think of the software in their cars, or smart appliances that communicate with back-end systems to keep the house running smoothly, or robots on factory floors doing manufacturing. When talk turns to wearable devices, though, the conversation seems to begin and end with watches, wristbands, … continue reading

What makes wearables work for consumers

Regina Dugan, former director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, paced the stage, about to unveil a dizzying array of technologies developed by her new employer, Google’s Advanced Technology and Project group (ATAP). But first, attendees at the 2015 Google I/O conference needed a little background. “We’ve been talking about wearables for two … continue reading

Smartwatches pose huge security risks, HP says

Smartwatch users might want to think twice about the information they plug into their wearable device, as a recent study from HP revealed a majority of these technologies have serious security flaws. “Smartwatches have only just started to become a part of our lives, but they deliver a new level of functionality that could potentially … continue reading

Moovweb’s Optimize MEO platform, Verizon launches enterprise cybersecurity service, and Microsoft releases Band Web Tiles, Health Cloud APIs—SD Times news digest: July 16, 2015

Responsive design company Moovweb has coined a new mobile development term—Mobile Experience Optimization (MEO)—and has rolled out a platform to go with it. Moovweb Optimize is an MEO platform allowing developers and organizations to customize code usability and user flow within a mobile app experience for contextual use, while using edge caching, post load and … continue reading

Google is working on an Enterprise Edition of Google Glass

Google isn’t giving up on the Google Glass yet, and it looks like the company has changed the direction it’s taking the wearable. The next iteration of Google Glass is expected to be an “Enterprise Edition,” not a consumer product, 9to5Google reports. Google has been working on revitalizing the wearable that was first made available … continue reading

Meteor’s road map, Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 PC build, and Google Fit—SD Times news digest: July 1, 2015

Meteor has revealed its road map to Meteor 1.2 and beyond. Version 1.2’s anticipated release will take place later this summer, with ECMAScript 6 compatibility, support for Angular and React, and a faster and more flexible build pipeline. Beyond version 1.2, Meteor is focusing on SQL support, better ways to work with REST and microservices, … continue reading

Report: Some smartwatches may not protect your personal data

Researchers from the University of New Haven have found that your private data may not be so private depending on the smartwatch you are using, CNET reports. The researchers have proven that they can extract a user’s personal information from LG’s G Watch and Samsung’s Gear 2 Neo. The data they were able to retrieve … continue reading

Alpha Software releases Apple Watch JavaScript development app

Alpha Software has announced the release of Alpha WatchBench, an Apple Watch app that enables developers to code iOS apps for the wearable device in JavaScript. Alpha WatchBench is designed for developers to create working prototype apps on an iPhone coded in JavaScript rather than Objective-C or Swift. The app comes with developer APIs and … continue reading

WWDC: Swift 2, watchOS 2, iOS 9 and El Capitan

Comedian Bill Hader kicked off today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in an opening video of him preparing for the conference. While he wasn’t able to give us the musical number, dancing apps or high-flying trapeze acts he planned for, he did leave with one note: “Whoever walks out there better have something pretty incredible … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Smartwatches: Already obsolete

The Apple Watch, arguably the best-funded and most integrated product in the wearables market, is still getting mixed reviews. Most of the rest of the products are just noise in comparison. So how hard is it to get a smartwatch right? It seems pretty simple: Just take some of the stuff off the phone, put … continue reading

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