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Shifting Priorities of Future Innovation: The Crossover of Consumer Products into Wearable Technology for Social Good

UNICEF Innovation | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
UNICEF Innovation

As the integration of social networks have woven deeper into our daily lives, wearable technology has progressed into an array of gadgets and gizmos that add unnecessary digital noise to our lives through notifications and alerts that distract us from our days.

Could the Apple Watch Be Worse Than Google Glass?

Gene Marks | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Gene Marks

What's the lesson for small business owners like you and me? You should continue to ignore the Apple Watch for now. Like Google Glass, the jury's still out on its future success. But unlike Google Glass, there still doesn't seem much about it that will help you be quicker, better and wiser.

Wearables in the Workplace: 3 Reasons to Test in Manufacturing

Heather Franzese | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Heather Franzese

Similarly, we need to know more than what workers say they need. There's an opportunity to add depth to worker data by plugging them into the 'internet of everything' and finding out what is the physical behavior of a worker who self-reports as satisfied, compared with one who reports otherwise.

Diamonds Are Forever, Technology A Few Minutes -- Can They Get Along?

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Jewelry has been around since the birth of civilization. Technology, not so long. But a few prescient jewelry manufacturers like Dennis Ulrich, CEO of Richline, are hell-bent on melding the two.

Civic Tech: Why We Need to Focus on Problems That Really Matter

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

By deploying all-weather beacons throughout the park and integrating the beacons with a unique smart phone app as well as an Apple Watch app, our mobile platform will make it possible for the park to deliver interactive, auditory and haptic alerts and instructions to park visitors.

Google... Jeans

David Sable | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

I love the way we use the word platform today. In fact, according to Google the use of the word has skyrocketed over the years, particularly as it became a metaphor for developing ideas and products that shared some common core.

Innovating for Impact: Wearables for Good

UNICEF Innovation | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
UNICEF Innovation

Wearable technology opens new channels for connecting the hardest to reach to services, to new ways for citizens to have their voices heard, and to new opportunities for civic engagement in larger government processes.

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.

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 It Looks Like When You Rip The Apple Watch's Face Off

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology

Behold the teeny, tiny innards.

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

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.15.2015 | 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...

Only 6 Percent Of Americans Plan To Buy An Apple Watch

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology

About 6 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Inc's smartwatch according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, with men twice as likely as women to purchase Apple boss Tim Cook's first new major product.

Smartwatches Do Little for Journalists But More Useful Wearables Are on the Way

Kerry J. Northrup | Posted 06.13.2015 | Media
Kerry J. Northrup

Don't look to this first wave of wearables for much that changes how journalists do their jobs gathering news. Coming next, however, are things such as a wrist-launched personal drone and jersey-mounted sports cameras that could open up whole new editorial approaches.

You Can't Wear It, But This 'MOTI' Device Could Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.12.2015 | Technology

The secret to a better life could be much simpler than the Apple Watch.

Stress Conversations-A Journey through Poetry, Art, Tech and Wearables

Dorote Lucci | Posted 05.31.2015 | Technology
Dorote Lucci

"If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurab...

How SXSW Is Like Parenting

Noelle Newby | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Noelle Newby

For 11 days of festival fun, clean-up is estimated to take around 4,800 hours -- a ratio of 18 hours of pain for every hour of playtime. To someone currently mired in Matchbox cars, Legos, Play-Doh and Spiderman stickers, that math sounds about right.

Why the Apple Watch Works

David Sable | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
David Sable

Apple is smarter than the digibabblers. They have introduced a watch: the Apple Watch. They didn't call it the Apple Wearable or make up some new category name; they called it a watch, much like the phone they introduced that changed the category and our lives, the iPhone. They key in to people, not babble.

Some of My Favorite Tech Gadgets From CES 2015

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

Apple Watch, Apple Watch, Apple Watch. Everyone's talking about the Apple Watch. And I'm just tuning out.

The Most Important Fashion Festival People Are Finally Starting To Talk About

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.19.2015 | Style

Is South by Southwest (SXSW) the new fashion week? If you took a look at the influencers, editors and bloggers who were in attendance at the five day ...

DIY Burnout, Roller Skating And The Old New You

Tanya Vlach | Posted 05.17.2015 | Technology
Tanya Vlach

The betterment of humankind should be as simple as gliding around on wheels augmenting your feet. No head down obsessive gaze into a tiny screen. Out in the real world and smiling.

A Look at SXSW Interactive

Courtney Price | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Courtney Price

It has been an insanely busy couple of days SXSW Interactive so far. Want to see a slice of what it is like?

Apple Cleansing Its Stores Of Rival Fitness Trackers

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.12.2015 | Technology

If you’re looking for a Jawbone UP24 or Nike Fuelband, you’re going to have to go somewhere other than the Apple Store. Re/Code reported on Wed...

5 Reasons Why Apple Watch Will Not Be Awesome

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

There are roughly 300 million individuals in the U.S., let us estimate half would possibly wear a smart watch and of that half, one third can afford a $400-600 smart watch. So we are looking at one sixth of the U.S. population as the TAM for the Apple Watch.

How The Internet Of Things Can Bolster Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

We are all connected in health. Sharing data for health, for good, is the new organ donation.

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

Alexandros Giannakis | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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.