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Apple Could Flip USB Standard on Its Head with New Reversible Cable

One truly valuable thing about Apple's proprietary Lightning plug/port for newer iPhones, iPads and iPods is that you never have to check to make sure you're plugging it in the right way; it fits whether it's right side up or upside down.

Written by Al Sacco19 Aug. 14 01:48

Fitness Trackers are Changing Online Privacy -- and It's Time to Pay Attention

Throughout the history of technology, few sectors have expanded and evolved as rapidly as today's burgeoning wearable tech market. Piles of unique and unusual, flashy and fancy -- often goofy and gimmicky -- new wearables are announced every week. There are smartwatches, smartglasses, intelligent socks and "onesies" for infants, rings for public transit payments and even "wearable tattoos."

Written by Al Sacco15 Aug. 14 01:56

Wearable Tech and Fitness Tracker Privacy Policies: Who Reads 'Em? (Poll)

I've been thinking a lot lately about wearable technology and how the true value of many of today's wearables lies in data collection and the subsequent analysis and correlation of that information. The idea couldn't have been clearer at last month's Wearable Tech Expo in New York City, where Pebble's Chief Product Evangelist, Myriam Joire told attendees of her keynote address:

Written by Al Sacco07 Aug. 14 00:35

Fingerprint Faceoff: Apple Touch ID vs. Samsung Finger Scanner

My single favorite feature of the iPhone 5s is the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which lets you unlock your device with the tap of a finger. So when Samsung recently sent me its new Galaxy Tab S 10.5" tablet for review, the first thing I did was test the Tab S fingerprint scanner.

Written by Al Sacco17 July 14 04:42

Fitbit Flex Gets Fashionable

The next phase in the evolution of wearable technology is upon us; brand-name fashion designers are joining the party, and style conscious women can now preorder a few different accessories to make their Fitbit Flex fitness trackers look less like wrist-worn rubber bands and more like pricey jewelry.

Written by Al Sacco16 July 14 23:54

How Much Would You Pay for Google Glass? (Poll)

Earlier this week, I had an in-depth conversation with the man who created Google's Glass at Work program, Eric Johnsen. Glass at Work is a program that certifies Glass-related third-party apps and services for use in the enterprise.

Written by Al Sacco10 July 14 02:16

Google's former 'Glass at Work' chief talks smartglasses in the enterprise

In April, Google launched "Glass at Work," a program that certifies Glass-related products and services from third-party vendors for use in enterprise environments. The company last month announced its first five official "Glass at Work" partners and took some significant steps toward legitimising its Glass smartglasses in the enterprise.

Written by Al Sacco09 July 14 09:41

Google Gets Down to Business with Android Work, Cloud Drive for Work

Yesterday's marathon Google I/O developer conference keynote, which lasted nearly two and a half hours, surprisingly dedicated a significant chunk of time -- by Google standards, at least -- to new enterprise features and enhancements in Android and other Google products. It was a notable departure from past I/O conferences, when Google mostly glanced over any enterprise-related news.

Written by Al Sacco27 June 14 02:20

'Salesforce Wear:' A Wearable Tech Toolset for the Enterprise

On Tuesday, CRM and cloud giant Salesforce.com announced the Salesforce Wear Developer Kit, a set of resources designed to help the company's 1.5 million developers experiment with and build applications for a variety of popular wearable devices, including smartwatches, smartglasses, smart armbands and biometric authenticators.

Written by Al Sacco11 June 14 23:52

'Salesforce Wear:' A Wearable Tech Toolset for the Enterprise

Today, CRM and cloud giant Salesforce.com announced the Salesforce Wear Developer Kit, a set of resources designed to help the company's 1.5 million developers experiment with and build applications for a variety of popular wearable devices, including smartwatches, smartglasses, smart armbands and biometric authenticators.

Written by Al Sacco10 June 14 23:45
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