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Wearables News Clips for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

by on Jun.19, 2013, under Wearables, Wearables News, Webelow Wear News Clips

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In today’s clips we learn about Acer’s move to wearable technology, the problems with batteries and wearables,  the LiveMap heads up display helmet, and why Apple will dominate wearable technology.


Acer To Embrace Wearable Technology in 2014
ITProPortal

Acer to embrace wearable technology in 2014.

Acer to embrace wearable technology in 2014.

Acer is set to enter the wearable technology market next year, joining other top technology firms like Google, Apple and Samsung who have already committed to the field. The Taiwanese computer and electronics firm is working on how to make wearable tech appealing to consumers, which it said is a bigger challenge than the logistics of the technology.“We are looking at wearable, I think every consumer company should be looking at wearable. Wearable isn’t new … it just hasn’t exploded in the way that it should. But the opportunity’s for billions of dollars’ worth of industry,” ST Liew, president of the smartphone business group at Acer, told Pocket-lint.

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Batteries Are The Only Thing Stopping The Wearable Device Revolution
Business Insider

Wearable pioneers are waiting for a breakthrough in batteries.

Wearable pioneers are waiting for a breakthrough in batteries.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Longer-lasting batteries are crucial for a new crop of wearable computers whose rise may upend Apple and Google’s dominance of mobile devices, two of the field’s pioneers say … “All this wearable stuff is constrained by battery technology. It’s not a computing problem,” Hosain Rahman, CEO of Jawbone, told the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Monday.

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Wearable Technology: This Time It’s A $2,000 Helmet
VentureBeat

LiveMap Helmet Mounted Display

LiveMap Helmet Mounted Display

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014 … Russian startup LiveMap is working on a state-of-art motorcycle helmet with a built-in navigation system that accepts voice commands …It will come fitted with a microphone for voice control, a set of earphones, a light sensor for adjusting image brightness, and batteries along with a G-sensor, gyroscope, and digital compass for head movement tracking.

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Why Apple Will Enter (And Dominate) The Wearable Technology Market
Mac World

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook

When Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at length to kick off the D11 conference, he ignited a new firestorm of speculation regarding Apple’s stake in the wearable computing market…Clearly, wrist-worn wearables are on Apple’s radar. It’s a booming new technology category, and a sector that’s ripe for Apple’s taking. All Cook and company need to do is harness the same expertise and design savvy that propelled existing Apple product lines to greatness.

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MACHINA Co-founder, Linda Franco Talks Wearables

by on Jun.14, 2013, under Wearables, Wearables Celebrities, Wearables News

Linda Franco, Co-founder of MACHINA

Linda Franco, Co-founder of MACHINA Interviews with The Next Women

Linda Franco, co-founder of MACHINA sat down with The Next Women business magazine for an interview where she revealed her wearable technology story. We learn how she and her boyfriend/business partner/role model, Angelo,  built MACHINA using the momentum of two prior successful start ups and their passion for fashion and technology. Franco also gives insight to the business model of MACHINA, their target market, and building the team that continues to help their brand.  As for what’s next, Franco tells us MACHINA will launch in Japan at the end of the year.  Webelow Wear will be sure to keep an eye out for this move and how it affects their growth.

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