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Supercapacitor could be the key to wearables
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Works at a stretch

Boffins at Duke University and Michigan State University have engineered a novel type of supercapacitor that remains fully functional even when stretched to eight times its original size.

Huawei Watch GT 2 early review
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Saturday, 21 September 2019 09:51

Huawei Watch GT 2 early review

Great look, excellent battery, music and calls

We got a chance to get one of the Huawei Watch GT 2 classic edition and so far, had more than half of a day to spend with the watch. Here are some of the first impression of the design, specs, and overall features.

There's life in the wearables market yet
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IDC insists that the market is growing and changing

Beancounters at IDC think that despite no one is actually making money from wearables, there is some life in the market. 

Wearables are a big thing in Africa and Middle East
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Not really sure why

While most of the world is treating wearables as a bit of a snooze, there is a significant market for the trinkets in Africa and the Middle East, according to beancounters at IDC.

Wearables market increased 18 percent year-over-year
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Xiaomi and Apple tied in the top spot in Q1

The worldwide market for wearable devices, including smartwatches, smart clothing, and fitness trackers, has increased 17.9 percent from the total number of units shipped in 2016, according to a report from IDC.

Apple was top wearables vendor in Q1 2017
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Xiaomi in number two spot worldwide

Apple shipped 3.5 million wearable devices worldwide in the first calendar quarter of this year, rising 59 percent from 2.2 million units in Q1 2016 and overtaking Fitbit as the world’s largest wearables vendor for the quarter.

Wearables market grew 16.9 percent in Q4 2016
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Non-fitness related segments showing some growth

According to the latest market data from IDC, the worldwide market for wearable devices surprisingly reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2016 amid reports of slow market adoption.

Heartbeat data to be used to authenticate wearable devices
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A login method for cars, doors, PCs and everything else

Over the past few years, the concept of using heartbeat data to encrypt information and authenticate personal and enterprise users has been gaining consideration as an alternative to expensive, computationally-heavy encryption techniques unsuited for wearable devices.

Android Wear 2.0 update may arrive on February 9th
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Along with two new LG flagship smartwatches

Google’s software platform for wearables may be receiving its first major update on February 9th, according to the latest information from at least one known reliable Twitter source who does his job fairly well.

New wearables from PKvitality monitor glucose, lactic acid levels
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CES innovation award showcase nominees

Although the overall wearable device market was projected to decline this year as a consequence of redundant functionality with most smartphone apps, a small handful of companies have managed to develop around the sales plateau with some useful technology for diabetics and athletes.