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# wearable tech

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EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit
There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.
Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020
Irish business leaders give their take on the influential innovations, ideas and tech that shaped the decade.
I tried Fitbit for a month, and taking it off was the best decision I've made
It’s easy to get carried away.
Your one-stop guide to the best gear that will help you improve your workouts
Heading to the gym is a lot easier when you look and feel good.
Apple has finally revealed exactly how much its watches will cost in Ireland
The company’s new smartwatch will officially go on sale Friday.
How one Irish sports-technology startup is taking it to the likes of Adidas
Playertek thinks it can help everyone train like a pro.
Google Glass is quietly making a comeback but not in the way you'd expect
It’s thinking more about functionality instead of style.
I tried fitness tracker for a month, and taking it off was the best decision I've made
New wearable tech gadgets can work a little too well for some.
There are 100 jobs coming at this cutting-edge Irish company
The chip developer just received a $40 million funding boost – and it has got big growth plans.
Remember Google Glass? A new version is expected to arrive next year
The device will be powered by Intel as it plans to market the device to hospitals as well as other workplaces.
Review: Is the Moto 360 the smartwatch that you always wanted?
Google wants to take over the smartwatch industry with Android Wear, but is the Moto 360 the device that kickstarts this process?
Waiting for Apple Watch to arrive? It may be spring before it gets here
It’s expected that Apple’s answer to the smartwatch will be released in the spring, instead of February as was first expected.
Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own
The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace which vibrates when you receive calls and notifications (if that’s the kind of product you’re looking for).
Apple thinks millions of people will want to buy its smartwatch
Shipments of the device, which is expected to be released in October, is estimated to total between 10 million and 15 million units by the end of 2014.
Samsung unveils real-time health wristband and healthcare platform
The Simband is a wearable device which uses numerous sensors to track information like heart rate, movement, body temperature and other metrics on a continuous basis.
A month after its one day sale, Google Glass is now on sale to all in the US
Although they’re in limited supply, and will still set you back $1,500.
Amazon moves into wearable tech by launching dedicated store
The store also has a “learning center” which aims to educate those who aren’t familiar with smartwatches and activity trackers.
Google will let anyone buy Glass for one day only
And just to make things more complicated, you will need to be based in the US and have $1,500 to get one.
Virgin Atlantic begin trialling Google Glass to help improve check-ins
The airline’s staff will use Google Glass or a Sony Smartwatch 2 to help give passengers a personalised experience when they are checking-in.
New York police begin testing Google Glass as crime-fighting tool
The wearable device is being used by police officers to see if it has any use in law enforcement.
'Wearable' book lets you experience characters' emotions while reading
The book and wearable vest uses sensors and can trigger feedback based on the protagonist’s emotional or physical state.
Google developing smart contact lens that will aid diabetics
The company is currently testing prototypes contact lenses that can measure glucose levels in tears.
Will 2014 be the year of wearable tech?
The growing use of embedded wearable devices is spawning a massive industry geared to fitness, health and other goals.
Smart ring sends you phone updates to your finger
The Smarty Ring lets you control your phone and receive updates on your finger.
Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message
The wig could help people navigate their surroundings, alert them to new messages, and check blood pressure.
Wearable tech the newest development in fitness: which is the best band to buy?
It’s the Jawbone Up v the FitBit. And it’s live.