When you think of wearable tech, would a robot that you carry via piggyback while it feeds you tomatoes during a marathon come to mind?Read More
User Interface designer Adrian Maciburko has created a concept dubbed 'Google Time.' As the idea of wearable computing rapidly becomes a technological trend in 2013, this shows a really nice and simple take on the smart watch, using Google's latest design language.
With technology such as Google Glass on the horizon, it's fair to say that wearable computing is on the verge of becoming the next trend in gadgets. But where could the possibilities go beyond there? This is what fashion company CuteCircuit and Scotch whisky distiller Ballantine's (of all the companies) explored with what they're calling 'tshirtOS:' the world's first wearable, sharable, programmable t-shirt.
Wearable computing is close to part of the technological mainstream. Google are just two years off releasing Glass, and Apple have begun filing patents to ensure yet another campaign in the courts throughout the life of augmented reality. But what is the future of this emerging technology?
The answer could be rather dystopian, as a short film produced by a group of Israeli shows.
The filing of a patent is far from a sure-fire marker to signal what it is a company is developing behind closed doors. Literally, hundreds of thousands of patents are filed every single year, and the very largest technology companies are responsible for a good grand of them just by themselves. Still, some patents just simply can not be ignored, such is the one granted to Apple Inc. today, entitled “Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays.”Read More
Imagine having a smartphone interface on your sleeve, or a touch-screen MP3 player carefully woven into the fabric of your t-shirt. Wearable technology is getting ever nearer to becoming reality after a team of researchers from the University of Exeter revealed an innovative new material adapted from graphene that they’re calling ‘GraphExeter’ (you see what they did there?) and what they claim is, being just one atom thick, “the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity.”
Trying to sift fiction from fact is a job that becomes an almost daily ritual when reporting within the tech world. Speculation will start off relatively slow-burning, hit a crescendo of wild rumours and obvious fabrications at its height, and begin to tail off, just as the cycle starts once again. But game company Valve has chosen to put an end to the fervent rumours circulating all over the net about what many deemed to be its own home console – rivalling the next-gen Xbox, PlayStation and the Wii U – and capitalising on its grasp on the digital market with Steam, with a piece of hardware that can only be described as a 'wearable computer'.