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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.
Did you hear? Classroom wearables are where it's at
Wearables in the classroom are becoming the norm, as educators around the world adopt new tools and technologies to aid learning.
Wearables a security risk, says Centrify
"The presence of wearables in the enterprise poses a growing concern for IT security."
Are wearables not quite as popular as they seem?
Wearables are rapidly increasing in popularity, but not everyone is won over - especially when it comes to price.
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.
Michael Kors enters the world of wearables with new smartwatch
“I thought, ‘Why can’t tech accessories be chic and glamorous?’ You wear them every day," says Michael Kors.
Wearable devices to surpass 200 million
IDC says worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 110 million by the end of 2016.
Personal health will look completely different by 2020
"The adoption of health monitoring devices will nearly treble by 2020, exceeding 70 million worldwide, up from an estimated 26 million this year."
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."
Forget tracking steps, these wearables are changing lives
"The wrist has become prime real estate for technology you can wear, while the rest of the human body appears to have gone unnoticed."
Enterprise AR and wearable tech: Not to be underestimated
“It is clear that the overall status of the enterprise market for AR and wearable technology is at a tipping point."
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.
Volvo and Microsoft, making 1980s tech dreams a reality
Volvo and Microsoft have teamed up to roll out a new wearable voice control system, a la the 1980s TV cult classic Knight Rider.
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."