Even as wearables and connected environments gain popularity, smartphones will play an increasingly important role in people’s lives. Fjord CEO Olof Schybergson explains why the smartphone is not going away anytime soon.
Kickstarter has emerged as a transformative economy, with 5 million backers, and soon a billion dollars in total money pledged.
I spent the weekend with one of the first Shine activity trackers on the market, from startup Misfit, and here’s how it went.
A second generation of wearable computing is emerging that focuses on design and a so-called glanceable UI. Valley startup Misfit Wearables is leading the charge, and trying to create a new type of user experience.
The emergence of wearables — connected devices you wear on your body — is sweeping big tech companies like Google and Apple, as well as startups like Misfit Wearables. But if the devices are just plain dorky-looking they’re going to struggle to break into the mainstream.
A young battery startup called Imprint Energy has designed a new type of battery that uses zinc and can be screen printed. It’s innovation could enable entirely new types of wearable electronics.