Bracelet that signs you in to your computer when you get close, presented by Intel

At today’s Intel Developer Forum event, the chipmaker showed off a prototype for a bracelet that would log you in to your computer or smartphone when you get close enough. That prototype, developed in conjunction with fashion brand Fossil, doesn’t get rid of passwords entirely: When you put it on, you enter your password. Continue reading “Bracelet that signs you in to your computer when you get close, presented by Intel”

Operators Must Pay Attention to Data Issues around Wearable Tech

If 2014 was the year of the fitness tracker, then 2015 seems destined to be the year of the smartwatch. Whilst there are a range of potential legal consequences for CSPs in becoming involved in wearable tech, from consumer and product liability issues (if the CSP retails such products) to advertising and marketing issues (in relation to the promotion of such products and services), it is the data issues which are potentially of most interest. Continue reading “Operators Must Pay Attention to Data Issues around Wearable Tech”

1 in 5 Americans Will Own a Wearable Technology Product by 2015

“Mobile integrated wireless technologies such as Bluetooth Smart have made wearable technologies appealing to mainstream consumers,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director. “Fitness continues to be the primary driver but opportunities for wearable devices are growing for personal lifestyle enhancements, safety, comfort and convenience.” Continue reading “1 in 5 Americans Will Own a Wearable Technology Product by 2015”