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Wearable Technology

Embracing the Internet of Things Means Managing Privacy Risks With Care

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The public needs to understand the risks and benefits of putting connected sensors into our gadgets, appliances, homes, cars and cities and connecting them to external networks.

Damon Beres

You Can Use This Bracelet To Pay For Things -- And Feel Like A Better Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

It's easier than ever to pay for things. There's Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal, Square, Venmo and a litany of other tools that all basically do the...

How Data From Wearable Tech Can Be Used Against You In A Court Of Law

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.03.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

When wearable computers can disprove what someone told police, you know you're living in a future that has arrived sooner than expected. According to LancasterOnline, a woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with knowingly filing a false report after forensic evidence and the data from her Fitbit undermined her claim of rape. This case should catalyze a national discussion about when and how suspects can or should disclose data from a wearable computing device.

A Plate That Can Count Your Calories and More

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology
Caroline Pugh

How do you know exactly how many calories sirloin steak and mashed potatoes has? Or the nutritional value and breakdown of carbs and fats of your Sunday brunch? Anthony Ortiz, the CEO and founder of Fitly, may have the answer with SmartPlate.

3 Metrics You Need to Know for Optimal Sleep

Sina Nader | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

It can seem like a lot of things to consider -- this is a third of your life we're talking about, after all! And if you want to optimize your daytime experience, optimizing your sleep is a non-negotiable part of that.

My Q and A With Hush's Daniel Lee on the Intersection of Sleep and Wearable Technology

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Daniel Lee is a co-founder of Hush, the earplugs that block out sleep-disrupting noises while remaining wirelessly connected to your smartphone so you don't sleep through your alarm. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on why such a product is needed, how poor sleep can affect our most important relationships, and the future of wearable technology.

Jawbone Is Suing Rival Fitness Tracker Fitbit

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit Inc is being accused by rival Jawbone of attempting to steal core confidential...

Your Clothes Are Still Made In China But Now They Are Wearables

April Rudin | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
April Rudin

Just like any other trip, I fretted a bit over what to pack, what to wear? After all, Hong Kong is a fashion mecca, shopping destination and everyone is wearing the latest trends. What was everyone wearing this season in Hong Kong? Wearable technology, that's what.

An Age-Old Jewelry Problem Solved

Nayri Leanna Gregor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Nayri Leanna Gregor

If you've ever had an earring go missing or had that nervous stomach-churning feeling about wearing your favorite pair, then you'll know what I'm talking about.

Why I Won't Be Wearing An Apple Watch

Damon Beres | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
Damon Beres

A wise man once said, "The notion that a personal computer will set you free is appalling." Where does that leave the Apple Watch?

This Is What Our Health Looked Like Just 10 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

The Huffington Post turns 10 this week, and in honor of our anniversary, we're celebrating advancements in public and private health over the past dec...

Bye, Bye, Starbucks! Hello,'Café Glass'

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Just imagine living in this eternal Facebook dystopia where Mark Zuckerberg has replaced the Holy Trinity. A domain where a snap of the fingers generates a virtual keyboard. A punch in the air and you've ordered a sweet potato latte.

Technology Profit and Pivots in the $300 Billion Wedding Space

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The global wedding market is now a $300 billion industry. And behind all those silk covered buttons and wedding cupcakes, lies a goldmine of killer apps, wearables and platforms.

5 Smarthwatches To Wear If You Don't Have An Apple Watch

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Style

If you weren't already dying to get your hands on an Apple Watch, one look at Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld's fancy gold versions might change your mind...

Which Apple Watch Is Right for You?

Quora | Posted 06.21.2015 | Technology
Quora

It's a rare buyer who wants to spend enough to get a gold case for the first version of this product line, in my estimation. For most of us, the choice is between the aluminum "Sport" case and the stainless steel "Apple Watch" case.

The Apple Watch, Wearables and What It All Means for Brands

Steve Olenski | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Steve Olenski

In case you have not crawled out from under the rock you may be living under -- not that there's anything wrong with that -- Last Friday was the day people far and wide can pre-order the Apple Watch. But will it be successful?

Apple's Smartwatch Will Launch a Wearable Revolution

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Apple will not own the wearable market. What Apple will do is launch wearables into the mainstream globally and, in doing so, start yet another revolution that will once again change how we live, work, and play.

The Apple Watch Reviews Are In, And They Are Mixed

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.09.2015 | Technology

Is it worth your money?

We Can Design the Future of Wearables for Social Good

Hila Mehr | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Hila Mehr

By 2018, more than 100 million wearable technology devices will be sold, but few will be used in 'developing countries.' The past decade has seen the proliferation and miniaturization of technology interventions--from laptops to cell phones and tablets--in international development.

Sofa Time Disrupts Sleep Time: Can an Apple Watch Help?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Excessive sitting time reduces physical activity, promoting cardiovascular disease, and excessive sitting also disturbs sleep, which itself promotes cardiovascular disease. Therefore the detrimental effects of inactivity are compounded.

5 Tech Terms You Secretly Wish You Understood

Jan Golden | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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.