Archives for Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology: Glasses or Watches?

We have been carrying mobile phones around with us for decades 1.  Prior to the digital convergence created by smartphones, users carried a myriad of devices:  phones, cameras, and any number of portable music devices.  We have effectively been trained to always have some sort of electronic device with us at all times.  Back in the late 90’s and early 00’s nearly every cell phone sold had an available plastic or leather holster.  For those that don’t remember, the phones back then were a little too big to fit comfortably in pockets.  While smart glasses and watches are revolutionary and will take some time to adjust to, we have a long history of dragging our technology around with us.  The real question is which of these emerging technologies will become the dominant force in the market of smart wearable tech. Continue reading “Wearable Technology: Glasses or Watches?” »

2014 Will be the Year of Wearable Tech

By now you have likely heard about Google’s barges.1 These floating wonderlands have created any number of crazy theories 2 as to what they could possibly be from floating data center to plenty of even more absurd ideas. Google has now revealed that the barges will be places where people can experience new technology.  This answer while helpful is almost hopelessly incomplete.  Google has dozens of product lines that its Android operating system is on plus all of its own products like the Nexus Tablets 3.  While these products are very likely going to be seen on the barges our prediction is that this will not be focus nor purpose of these barges. Continue reading “2014 Will be the Year of Wearable Tech” »