What’s next for wearables. No, it’s not the “internet of thongs”

Sensors might soon be embedded into everything from our socks to our hospital stretchers, which could be good for collecting data but will certainly change consumers’ interactions with technology. Getting it right might require a delicate balancing act between seamlessness and conspicuousness.

Google updates Glass hardware and software ahead of I/O

The day before Google’s(s goog) annual developer conference, Google Glass is getting a lot of improvements. First, although Glass receives subtle hardware tweaks from time to time, its Google Plus page has announced a bump to 2GB of RAM and a slightly bigger battery, among “several [other] hardware updates.” Second, there are 12 new Glassware apps available for download, including Shazam, Duolingo, and other big names. A complete list is here. There’s also a general software update that brings a viewfinder to the device’s camera function. Google’s I/O conference may be the largest collection of Glass Explorers ever assembled, but we’re not expecting a ton of Glass announcements. However, there are three Glass-centered sessions scheduled for Thursday.

ARM sets up Taiwan design center to focus on chips for wearables and internet of things

Wearable computing and the internet of things are two trends that are set to take off and ARM(s armh) – the British company whose processor designs already power the vast majority of the world’s mobile devices – wants to be riding those rockets. On Monday ARM announced a new CPU design center in Taiwan that will focus on ARM Cortex-M processors for the internet of things, wearables and other embedded systems that require connectivity delivered through a small form factor with low power consumption. ARM CEO Simon Segars said the new center, due to open this year, will allow the firm to “work even more closely with key regional partners seeking to accelerate this market.”

The Mobilize Manifesto, five years into the mobile revolution

It is our core philosophy that everything with a digital heart beat will be connected and that in turn will redefine our relationship with the world around us. The big question – one we will explore at Mobilize 2013 – what happens when everything is indeed connected.