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Wearable solar thermoelectric generator invented

Ulsan - Power on the move has taken a step forwards with the invention of a new type of energy harvesting system. The system is capable of generating electricity by simply being attached to clothes, as well as windows, and outer walls of a building.

Apple launches Face ID with new iPhone X

Today’s Apple launch announced a number of big things for the technology giant. From wearables to AR, Apple’s Tim Cook had a lot of new technology to share with fans of the brand.

Developers of wearables need to understand skin science

If the wearable technology market is to progress, developers will need to understand the science of human skin better, a new report suggests. Future technologies are set to cover conditions like heart conditions, diabetes, and pain relief.

New 'electronic skin' expands health monitoring

Daegu - A newly developed soft, stick-on patch is capable of collecting, analyzing and wirelessly transmitting a variety of health metrics from the body to a smartphone. It is another example of developments in digital health.

New wearable predicts if you’re getting flu

Boston - A new type of wearable thermometer allows researchers to gather data to make predictions of seasonal influenza outbreaks. The device sends data to the Thermia online health educational tool.

New glasses used to create solar energy

Karlsruhe - German technologists have devised something that could appeal to innovative technology companies: sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cell, capable of generating energy.

Apple might be planning 'all-new form factor' for next Watch

The upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 will have an "all-new form factor" according to a noted Apple tipster. Apple could be planning a major redesign of the popular wearable as it tries to convince early Watch buyers to upgrade to a newer model.

Wearable technology to manage patients with Parkinson’s disease

Madrid - New wearable sensor networks together with smartphone applications are being examined and tested for their potential to monitor and manage patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Google Glass Enterprise unveiled – Wearable makes surprise return

Google has unveiled Google Glass Enterprise Edition. The company is hoping to usher in a new era for the wearable computer after bugs and privacy concerns saw the original consumer version dismissed as before its time. Google's now targeting businesses.

Wearable maker Jawbone insolvent, two years after $3bn valuation

Jawbone has announced it's shutting down and liquidating its assets. The 18-year-old technology company, best known in recent years for its work in the wearables market, was once worth $3 billion. It's one of the biggest tech firms ever to collapse.

Hydrogel advances wearable electronics

A polyacrylamide hydrogel has been developed. This should lead to super-stretchable and super-compressible supercapacitors for use with the growing trend for wearable electronic devices.

‘Digital prophet’ predicts the internet of emotions (not things) Special

Brooklyn - Forget the Internet of Things, the idea that soon everyday objects will be connected to the Internet. ‘Digital prophet’ David Shing believes that the future belongs to the Internet of Emotions.

Google Glass updated for the first time in three years

Google has published the first software update for its Google Glass wearable computer since 2014. The minor release adds one feature to the device. It isn't known why Google has launched the update now as the consumer version of Glass has been abandoned.

See why nanowires are the future of electronics

Barcelona - The current consumer demand for small-sized electronic devices requires new approaches for their design. One answer is nanowires, according to scientists from the University of the Basque Country.

Apple unveils watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with new fitness features

Apple has launched the fourth major version of its watchOS platform for the Apple Watch. It features more of an emphasis on fitness capabilities than previous iterations, including the option of smart activity coaching. There's also a new Siri watch face.

ASUS to abandon Android Wear because nobody wants smartwatches

Another major smartwatch manufacturer could leave Google's struggling Android Wear platform. ASUS has been one of only a handful of brands to see relative success in the market. It is now pulling out after facing sales of just a few thousand each month.

Apple purchase hints at sleep tracking mode for next Apple Watch

Apple has purchased Beddit, a Finnish manufacturer of connected sleep-tracking devices designed to work with iOS products. The acquisition strongly hints that the next Apple Watch will include a built-in sleep monitoring mode, a top user request.

New generation of electronics to be ‘flexible like skin’

The future direction of electronic devices is centered on flexibility. This is a key design requirement for wearables as well as for portable devices. To achieve this flexibility needs to extend to every aspect of the device.

Spotify building its own 'category defining' music hardware

Spotify is planning to launch a hardware device that will change the way in which "the world" experiences music. The company's ambitious aims are said to be early in development. It's an unexpected expansion of Spotify's business, moving beyond apps.

Huawei's chief hasn't 'figured out' why we need smartwatches

Huawei's chief executive has stated he sees no value in the concept of a smartwatch, admitting most people – himself included – struggle to find any value in the devices. Huawei has been one of the most successful makers of Android Wear smartwatches.

New Apple Watch tipped to arrive this year as interest falls

Apple will unveil its third generation Apple Watch later this year, according to a report this week. The company will launch the Apple Watch Series 3 with new hardware for better performance. However, there are questions over whether it will appeal.

Intel developing 'genderless' AI

Intel is developing a new artificially intelligent assistant that will be genderless, moving the tech industry away from the perceived "feminine" nature of most current AIs. The system will debut on a new smartwatch Intel is building with TAG Heuer.

Advancing flexible electronics through accurate measurements

Coventry - By accurately measuring a range of so-called 'wonder materials', British scientists have taken a step-towards the development of a new generation of flexible electronics.

Google's machine intelligence can now run offline on smartwatches

Google has explained how it managed to get advanced artificial intelligence running offline on smartwatch processors. The system, formerly confined to high-performance datacentres, now powers Android Wear 2.0's suggested message replies.

Google's new Android Wear smartwatches are now official

Google has officially announced the first Android Wear smartwatches in which it played a role in the development. The LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport are meant to reignite momentum around Android Wear, offering thin designs and robust functionality.

Stress relief technology called NuCalm tested

The latest in stress relief techno – NuCalm – was released at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in the U.S. last month. The aim is to assist users in de-stressing from the pressures of modern life.

New device and app with personal safety at the heart

The latest idea in health and safety related wearable and apps is called Ripple. The app works so that when the app is activated local emergency services are despatched to help the user.

Connected wearable garment fashioned from graphene

Manchester - Graphene is the basis of a new generation of flexible and efficient electronic devices. It has now been used to fabricate a garment, and the garment is suitable for the latest wearable technology.

Apple set to dominate smartwatch market

Technology giant Apple is ahead in smartwatch sales and analysts predict that the computer form will go onto dominate the market. However, some predict that this part of the wearables market will shrink without innovation.

Google building its own Android Wear smartwatches with LG

Google is planning to launch its own smartwatches to coincide with the release of Android Wear 2.0. The company has partnered with LG to manufacture the devices, according to a report this week. They'll be launched in early February.
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