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Five technologies ready to disrupt your business
Personal technologies are set to have a major impact on every business across the globe, according to Gartner.
Wearables' steady growth will reach 213.6 million shipments by 2020
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker forecasts continued growth in wearables: 213.6 million unit shipments by 2020.
The world of wearables: Users want panic buttons and location trackers
The most desired wearables right now are the Panic/SOS button, smart watch and the location tracker, an Ericsson ConsumerLab report says.
The smartwatch shoot-out: Which one should you choose?
With every smartphone maker and their dog launching a smartwatch, many are scratching their heads, wondering which to buy.
Wearables in the classroom - it's all the rage
"Wearables are becoming commonplace in our everyday life, and are now being heartily adopted by schools around the world."
Fitbit still dominates growing wearables market
The International Data Corporation releases data from Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker showing a 67.2% increase in wearables shipments.
Wearables a security risk, says Centrify
"The presence of wearables in the enterprise poses a growing concern for IT security."
Dip in Aussie smartphone sales expected to reverse this year
Australian smartphone sales were down one million units last year, but Telsyte says its a temporary dip which will reverse this year.
Mind your fitness tracker: Wearables the latest attack target
Connected fitness bands, watches and wearables are becoming popular in consumer and enterprise markets; the opportunity for hackers is big business.
Wearable devices to surpass 200 million
IDC says worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 110 million by the end of 2016.
Kiwi schools ditch the textbooks, take up sports wearables
“It’s incredibly exciting to see how this technology makes learning hugely relevant to the next generation."
Unmanaged wearables pose threat to the enterprise
“Wearables are deceptively private. However, hackers don’t need to take physical possession of a device in order to exploit a hole in security."
Wearables stepping up with bumper growth, where to next?
Wearables have taken a big step forward with triple digit growth in 2015, but 'me too' copycats won't cut it going forward.
Feast your eyes on these Fitbit pics
With Fitbit leading the wearables race, we thought we'd take a closer look at what's on offer.
Fitbit's latest: the Alta
“Alta features the everyday tracking Fitbit is known for, along with innovative and purpose-built features that push users to do more."
Smartwatches, fitness devices, HDMs: What's in store for the wearables market?
According to Gartner, sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016.
Can wearable tech predict patient decline?
"Leveraging technology developed for the sports industry could provide an inexpensive way to improve patient care."
Tech and exercise – friend or foe?
The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals is calling for people to not get lost in technology when trying to get healthy.
Fitness and activity trackers rule the wearables market, but for how long?
The demand for wearables continues to grow, with fitness and activity trackers now in fierce competition from smartwatches.
Wearables a growing target for cyber attacks
"We live in a truly connected world. But as the number of connected devices continues to grow, so does the number of threats."
Changing consumer habits damaging PC sales
"The PC market is still in the middle of structural change, which will reduce the PC installed base in the next few years."
Smartwatch ecosystem grows, Apple Watch destroys competition
“With smartwatch functions established, it is now up to consumers to decide if they want them, rather than tech companies providing more reasons."
Smartwatches to push wearables market
"The smartwatch we have today will look nothing like the smartwatch we will see in the future."
Wearables for Good challenge celebrates life-changing technology
"If I told you 10 years ago that I thought mobile phones could strengthen national health systems, you would have told me I’m crazy."