Wearables

European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into Alphabet unit Google’s fitness tracker maker Fitbit to December 23, the European Commission said on Wednesday. The EU competition enforcer last month kicked off a full-scale probe into the deal, saying Google’s pledge not to use Fitbit’s data for advertising purposes was insufficient to address competition
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The Australian operation of Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said it would continue to cut staff numbers and investment in the country amid strained relations between Beijing and Canberra. In 2018, Australia banned Huawei from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network citing national security risks, a move the company criticised as being politically motivated.
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Nearly two thirds of people in leading Western European countries would consider augmenting the human body with technology to improve their lives, mostly to improve health, according to research commissioned by Kaspersky. As humanity journeys further into a technological revolution that its leaders say will change every aspect of our lives, opportunities abound to transform
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Facebook on Wednesday announced it would launch its own smart glasses next year which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica. The Ray-Ban branded eyewear, a move by Facebook into wearable tech, is an early step in a project to create futuristic eyewear that augments real-world views with data or
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Titan has released five new watches with contactless payment functionality in India. To enable this functionality, the watch company has partnered with State Bank of India (SBI) to bring a new Titan Pay solution. Users can tap these Titan Pay powered watches on contactless payment POS machines to make payments. This solution will only work
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Vivo has confirmed that it would be launching the Vivo Watch on September 22. A recent retail listing had hinted September 22 as being the launch date for the upcoming wearable. Vivo officially announced the date through a teaser posted on Weibo, along with a caption that included brief details of the smartwatch’s launch. Details
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OnePlus Watch has reportedly bagged certification from the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS). This is the second time that the rumoured wearable has been spotted on a certification agency’s website. Previously, the smartwatch was spotted on Indonesia’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) certification site. While there is no official communication on the product, it is
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