Employees want tech to boost business productivity, not to monitor performance

Perhaps unsurprisingly, workers want technology that helps them become more efficient rather than helping their bosses snoop on them, a new business report shows.  Over half of employees (53%) are prepared to use technology like wearables to boost their own productivity at work. However, three quarters (74%) said no to wearables being used by employers to monitor performance. These…

CES 2018: Wearable that helps blind see scoops top prize

The OrCam MyEye 2.0 artificial vision device has won the Last Gadget Standing competition at CES 2018 after receiving the most online votes ahead of yesterday's live event (11/1/18). The OrCam MyEye 2.0, which will be launched in the UK this month, is a wearable device designed for people who are blind, partially sighted, and…

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,…

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 –…

Is 3D printing the future of medicine? Intel seems to think so.

Intel's stand at the Wearable Technology Show is all about health and fitness - and it appears that the company is working on some potentially exciting things in health care. First up I had a look at a prototype that Intel is developing in Turkey called the "Smart Splint". Despite medical technology coming on leaps…

Jawbone announces new fitness trackers to keep up with Fitbit

Wearable fitness tech maker Jawbone has announced two new devices to keep pace with competitors. So what's new? First up there's the Jawbone Up Move - which is going to be a bargain at £39.99. Here's how Jawbone describes it: "Press the face of UP MOVE to see its sleek, hidden LED display light up…

The XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360

You know XKCD, right? The brilliant webcomic from Randall Munroe. If you don't know the name, you'll no-doubt recognise some of the most famous comics. Anyway - a while back Randall posted this combination clock widget/cartoon, which shows what time it is around the world by using a map. Some time later Motorola brought out…