Wearable Tech

Security issue in fitness wristband, says Kaspersky researcher
Kaspersky Lab said its researcher Roman Unuchek has examined how a number of fitness wristbands interact with a smartphone, and discovered some surprising results. According to his research findings, the authentication method implemented in several popular smart wristbands allows a third-party to connect invisibly to the device, execute commands, and – in some cases – extract data held on the device.
MWC 2015: HTC rolls out most powerful smartphone, gets into VR and wearables
At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC 2015), HTC Corp announced its most powerful smartphone, the HTC One M9, a fitness tracker, as well as a strategic partnership with Valve that it said would bring mass-market Virtual Reality (VR) one step closer.
MWC 2015: Huawei rolls out wearables, new MediaPad
Huawei unveiled a series of wearable devices including the Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2 (pic above), and TalkBand N1 on the eve of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015).
APAC cities to kickstart pervasive IoT adoption in 2015: IDC
IDC Government Insights predicts that several regional authorities will develop new sourcing models for transformational ICT such as ‘third platform technologies’ (cloud, big data, mobility and social business); smart city programmes; and for connected smart machines and intelligent sensors leading to the eventual construct of Internet of Things (IoT) landscapes.
Malaysia sets up industry-led IoT data centre and research lab
Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) has come together with various domestic and international industry players as well as Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to establish the country’s first IoT cloud data centre and research lab.
EmTech Singapore lifts the curtain on future technologies
EmTech Singapore, the global emerging technologies conference hosted by MIT Technology Review, kicked off on Jan 27, presenting the frontline on innovation in wearables, robotics, AI and other technologies. DNA Singapore editor Gabey Goh reports.
CES lays out vision for personal tech in 2015
The 2015 International CES wrapped up in Las Vegas recently, but one could argue that 2015 continues to be a year of transition, as startups and established players experiment with new ideas around wearables, automotive technology, and connected devices in the home.
CES: Intel unveils next-gen tech, wearables, diversity initiatives
At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Intel Corporation announced a number of technology advancements and initiatives which it said were aimed at accelerating computing into the “next dimension.”
M-commerce, payments and IoT to boost mobile innovations in APAC
IDC expects the Asia Pacific mobility market to continue experiencing strong growth in 2015 as mobile takes centrestage for business growth in both consumer and enterprise markets.
2015: The year of consumer hyperawareness, maximising the cloud
F5 Networks’ Emmanuel Bonnassie looks at what the new year’s technology landscape will be like.
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