wearables

Dyson invents the air purifying headphones

Dyson, the UK manufacturer made famous by selling upmarket vacuums based on jet engines or something like that, has unveiled a set of headphones that also blow purified air into your mouth.

The smartwatch market hit record levels in 2021

The highest ever quarterly global shipments for smartwatches was recorded in Q4 2021 driven partly by cheaper devices and growth in India, claims industry analyst Counterpoint Research.

Facebook launches a pair of spy shades

Internet giant Facebook has teamed up with Ray-Ban to launch a pair of shades that not only hide your eyes but enable you to surreptitiously record video.

Covid-19 drives wearable device spending

Consumers will spend significantly more on wearable devices this year than they did last, with the Covid-19 pandemic proving to be a strong market driver, according to new data from Gartner.

UK Gov launches IOT cybersecurity fund

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a £400,000 fund to fuel ambition for the security of internet-connected products.

Why is Google so interested in Fitbit?

In early November, Google announced it was acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion, a transaction which has polarised opinion. But why is Google interested in a faltering wearables brand?

US wearables market surges to $2bn in Q2

After years of letting the industry down, the wearables segment has seemingly finally got its act together, with sales totalling $2 billion in the second quarter of 2019.

Wearables are on the up – IDC

Global shipments of wearable devices are increasingly healthily increasing, according to IDC estimates, up 55% to 49.6 million over the first three months of 2019.

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