wearable

Google Glass pushed during Florida golf tournament

Google had offered Glass without invitation during a one-day sale a few weeks earlier, but more recently it seems they had been trying to sell the wearable to golfers. In what was dubbed "the first time they setup a sales display for the public," Google had a Glass booth setup at The Player's Championship golf tournament in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida.

Samsung books health-centric press event on May 28

The Korean manufacturer has let it be known in advance that it has scheduled something special for the morning of May 28 in San Francisco. However, with nothing but "a new conversation about health", Samsung has left the door open for speculation and guesswork of what it will all be about, including, of course, wearable devices.

Nod, the gesture control ring arrives for pre-order

Another entry has arrived in the wearable space today. This one is a ring called Nod that brings the promise of "beautiful, touchless interaction." Essentially, those wearing the Nod ring will be able to control items around them with a wave of the hand.

Google’s Nest reportedly trying to hire Nike Fuelband crew

With Google’s purchase of Nest, many speculated that the division could morph into Google’s internal hardware branch. While the company focussed on connected home products, it was widely believed Google was trying to alleviate their reliance on hardware partners like LG or Samsung. News that Nest is interested in the team behind the newly defunct Nike Fuelband heightens that speculation.    

Google Glass marketing head discusses the $1,500 price tag

Google Glass has gotten a fair bit of attention lately, both on the good and bad sides. One topic that seems to be falling on the latter side lately is public opinion. Many have a strong opinion about Glass, and while we generally look to the Explorers for a positive backing -- it seems one of the most vocal may be having some doubt.