Google, Apple and Snapchat take gongs at Wearable Awards

Zappar (above) won an award for best AR/VR company at the Wearable Awards Google, Apple and Snapchat were just some of the winners announced at the fourth annual Wearable Awards this morning by organisers of the Wearable Technology Show, which is currently taking place at ExCeL in London. Tech giants Google,…

Bling and Bing? Microsoft about to launch smart ring

The Microsoft smart ring patent features voice activation and gesture control According to a patent unearthed by website Patently Apple, Microsoft could be about to launch its first piece of smart jewellery. Earlier this month the US Patent Office published a new Microsoft patent application covering an invention that relates to using…

Take control of presentations with Neyya smart ring

The Neyya smart ring - a piece of jewellery that can control your devices via Bluetooth Move over fitness trackers and smart watches. There's a new wearable in town - the smart ring. Using Bluetooth technology, the Neyya smart ring can be used to control a number of different applications from the…

#IFA2015: Top 5 trends including women’s smartwatches and health wearables

Europe's biggest annual consumer electronics and home appliances show in Berlin, IFA was packed full of exciting products as usual. Sadie Hale from ShinyShiny highlights the top  five trends from this year's show 1. Women's smartwatches are definitely a thing While there have been some stylish-looking smartwatches released recently – the Apple Watch and the Alcatel OneTouch watch, especially –…

Boring Office Job given the GoPro advert treatment

GoPro famously claims that it doesn't need to hire an external advertising agency, as videos from its users do a good enough job of selling the product. But not everyone spends their days snowboarding, surfing, or doing other "extreme" activities. Some of us work in offices. That didn't deter one YouTuber though - who used…

Android Wear gets native wifi support, gesture controls and more

Google has announced a big software update for Android Wear adding a bunch of new features. In what we're sure isn't a coincidence, this news comes just days from the launch of the Apple Watch. According to TechCrunch, Wear is getting native wifi support, so that your watch can connect directly, rather than via bluetooth…

Google Glass meets sports with Recon Jet glasses

Whilst Google Glass never really found an audience, the heads-up technology could surely find use in more niche applications like in industry or, as Recon Jet suggests, in sports. The new eyewear does the sorts of things you might expect a wristband to do - like track your lap times, or distance travelled, but instead…