wearable

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch adds Nuance dictation: Hands-on

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch adds Nuance dictation: Hands-on

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch is a work-in-progress, but while the chip company waits for its reference design to be picked up, it's enhancing the experience with a Nuance-powered voice-to-text system. Toq Talk uses Nuance's speech recognition engine to allow dictated replies to messages straight from your wrist; we've been testing it out, so read on for some first-impressions.

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Apple buys LuxVue for micro-LED super-frugal displays

Apple buys LuxVue for micro-LED super-frugal displays

Apple has snapped up a low-power display company, LuxVue Technology, adding the micro-LED startup to its hardware team where it could potentially help the company's wearables projects. Little about LuxVue is known publicly, though the company managed to persuade not one but two rounds of investors - to the sum of more than $43m - that its low-power displays have promise.

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Apple grabs ex-MIT earbud health tracking expert tips report

Apple grabs ex-MIT earbud health tracking expert tips report

Apple has reportedly added a wearable health expert to its ranks, with an MIT researcher with a history of ear-worn "vital signs monitor" tech said to be joining the company as it makes a push into mHealth. Long-standing rumors have suggested Apple will stage a significant play for the health wearable market with the release of iOS 8, and in fact only this week was tipped to be developing a new set of EarPods headphones that would be able to track pulse.

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Griffin accessorizes wearables

Griffin accessorizes wearables

If you didn’t think there’d be an industry for accessorizing wearable device you might already have considered accessories in and of themselves, you were wrong. Griffin is bringing out the odd guns with accessories for brands like Jawbone, Misfit, Sony, and Fitbit. Wearable accessories on top of wearable devices - that age has begun.

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iWatch already in production, according to supply chain sources

iWatch already in production, according to supply chain sources

The highly anticipated iWatch is already in production, according to sources in China. The purported news brings us information on a launch timeframe, as well as how many units Apple hopes to move. We also find information on manufacturing, hinting that the device could be slimmer that its competition.