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Wearable Technology

5 Tech Terms You Secretly Wish You Understood

Jan Golden | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Technology is changing at an incredible pace. Keeping up with tech terms can be confusing and intimidating. You run across them all the time -- reading online, listening to the news and watching TV. Instead of understanding the story, you're left scratching your head and missing the point.

Apple Store, Your New Destination For... Fashion Advice?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.25.2015 | Style

Apple store employees, those people who magically lay on iPhone screen protectors for you, are getting tasked with doling out fashion advice now, too....

How Wearable Technology Will Change Social Media

Larry Alton | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

The ways we use a smart watch (or other wearable device) will gradually begin to evolve to better suit the device, and those changes will have a significant effect on the scope of social media and how businesses use it to interact with their consumers.

The Disappointment -- And Potential -- of the Apple Watch

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Apple's new watch is a major disappointment. Even if it does succeed commercially, it missed its real opportunity: to promote healthy aging. Google Glass whiffed on this score, too, and we all know how that turned out. Will the Apple watch follow in Glass's unhappy footsteps?

A Brief History of Time, Before Apple Watch

Kevin Siskar | Posted 03.10.2015 | Technology
Kevin Siskar

With the new hardware form factor and a fresh UI, the Apple Watch could re-open the Wild West of tech startups and also force us to find new metrics on how we evaluate a successful app.

Privacy Challenges Lie Ahead of the Apple Watch

Noah Levy | Posted 03.11.2015 | Technology
Noah Levy

We're about to enter an unprecedented era where what we do and how we communicate is fully integrated with stylish clothing and apparel. These advancements are exciting but we should perhaps proceed cautiously.

Wearable Technologies: The Need to be Scientific, Simple and Above All Philosophical

Alexandros Giannakis | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Alexandros Giannakis

All the above considerations can lead to a great product, but in order to have a truly outstanding one, one needs to put something extra into it. And that is the human element in the form of a philosophy.

Will This Ring Make You More Polite?

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Style

Nothing kills the mood quite like a cell phone at dinner. In any given restaurant you're bound to see those shiny little devices sitting on the tables...

Introducing The World's First Edible Fitness Tracker (It's A Banana)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living

You'd think Apple would have come up with it first, but no, it is Dole Food Company, the world's largest producer and marketer of fresh produce, that ...

Damon Beres

These High-Tech Shirts And Pants Can Help Protect Kids With Autism

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology

A new approach to wearable GPS could help kids with autism stay safe.

5 Travel Trends for 2015

Edward Piegza | Posted 02.12.2015 | Travel
Edward Piegza

The big-hearted interest in voluntourism -- blending socially conscious activities into an itinerary -- is an impulse we're proud to support in a broad sweep of locations from Myanmar to Peru to Morocco.

Here's Proof That Pricey Fitness Wearables Really Aren't Worth It

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.12.2015 | Technology

You may not need to spend your hard-earned cash on a fitness device if you already have a working smartphone.

Is Innovation Killing Privacy?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

If an app or technology doesn't provide any information as to how your private data are being treated, one must think twice before using them.

This App Identifies Your Most Toxic Friends

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology

There are apps to track your sleep, your steps, and your pets -- but this may be the first that tells you which of your friends to cut loose.

Microsoft Exec Reveals 'Wow' Technology

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology

Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois didn't hesitate when asked what new technology makes him say, "Wow." "We presented somet...

10 Funny Jobs You Need to Fill

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Jobs. We all need them. Are you interested in creating jobs? I am too! Not in the traditional way, but in the literal one. Below are some jobs we need to create to make the world a better place at home and in the office.

Excuse You, Can You Put Your Wearable Away?

Sarah Deane | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Sarah Deane

As long as we've had society, we've had etiquette. There have always been "ways one should behave" in various situations, whether that is a meeting or a dinner party. Then... along came wearables, something that the etiquette books were not ready for.

Silence in the Time of the Apple Watch

Nish Gera | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Nish Gera

But, have I also lost something? Have I lost my ability to create a space of solitude while sitting on that Central Park bench, making restaurant reservations and ordering movie tickets? And have I lost something in my inability to get lost in the back lanes of Seville looking for that flamenco bar?

Google Glass As You Know It Is Gone

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.16.2015 | Technology

The company is shutting down its "Explorer" program and halting sales of the $1,500 gadget.

The Internet of You

Hosain Rahman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Hosain Rahman

The truth is the Internet of Things has yet to deliver on its promise. While there are a few great integrated experiences today, many products still have their own discrete applications that are just too complicated to use or to connect to. As a result, few devices really talk effectively to anything else.

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

This Gadget Hooks Onto Your Underwear And Helps You Chill Out

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology

A new device wants to remind you to pause and take a breath

Wearables in the Workplace

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Research last year by Credit Suisse called wearable tech "the next big thing" and predicted the industry was set to grow from around $3 billion to $5 billion today to $50 billion within five years.

2015 Will Be The Year Wearable Tech Gets Under The Skin

The Guardian | Charles Arthur | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

Want to know how much ultraviolet exposure you’ve had on a summer’s day? Next year, a hair slide could tell you. Need to monitor your heart’s...

9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not so much.