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A US$2,9 million contract will allow the Wyss institute to continue development of a soft ...

DARPA has awarded a first-phase US$2.9 million follow-on contract to the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University as part of its Warrior Web program to create a soft exoskeleton. The Wyss Institute is studying the biometrics of walking as part of an effort to develop a soft fabric exoskeleton called the Soft Exosuit that uses robotics and biomimetics to augment the wearer’s musculoskeletal system as a way to reduce fatigue and injuries in soldiers and the disabled.  Read More

The Moto 360 is available now, starting at US$249 (Photo credit: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

After many months of waiting, the Moto 360, Motorola's stylish round-face Android Wear smartwatch, is finally available and Gizmag has spent over a week now with a review unit. So let's get right to the bottom line, which is that this is the best smartwatch the world has seen so far. But that may not be saying much, as smartwatches still have some growing up to do.  Read More

The Arc contains a range of sensors designed to capture a comprehensive range of vital hea...

Gizmag recently caught up with Team Aezon members Krzysztof Sitko and Neil Rens for an in-depth discussion of their finalist entry to the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. The competition aims to stimulate advances in the field of diagnostic equipment, with the incentive of a US$10 million prize purse. Such technology has the potential to revolutionize the speed and accuracy with which a diagnosis can be made outside of a hospital environment.  Read More

Intel has teamed up with Opening Ceremony to create a gem-encrusted smart bracelet

The expanding possibilities of wearable tech won't be enough for some to shed their Rolex in favor of the latest smartwatch, but the involvement of an esteemed fashion retailer might be enough for the more image-conscious among us to ponder life as one of the ever-connected. Aimed at bringing a new level of sophistication to an increasingly crowded market, the fashionistas at Opening Ceremony have teamed up with Intel to produce a gem-encrusted smart bracelet.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Apple Watch (left) and Moto 360 smartwatches

After nearly two years of rumors, Apple's smartwatch is here. And though the Apple Watch has plenty of company in the smartwatch space, the device does look like it carries some of those thoughtful little details that Apple is famous for. Let's compare (what we know about) the Apple Watch with one of its prime rivals, the round-faced Moto 360.  Read More

The Apple Watch comes with a number of ways to personalize

It's official. Apple is making a smart watch called simply "Apple Watch," but you're going to have to wait for the opportunity to pay at least $349 for one until early next year. If the Apple Watch works as well as the company claimed during its lengthy unveiling on Tuesday, it just may be worth the wait.  Read More

Sony's new wearable is a more sports watch than luxury wearable (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag....

Sony’s latest wearable takes a notably different approach than some of its biggest rivals. Where devices like the LG G Watch R, Moto 360 and Asus ZenWatch seek inspiration from traditional time pieces, the SmartWatch 3 opts for a more modern look. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with the Sony SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Gear S (left) and Motorola Moto 360 ...

Most smartphones and tablets look about the same. Sure, you'll see different screen sizes and build materials, but, for the most part, they're all cut from the same cloth. The designs of early smartwatches, though, have been all over the place. Let's look at two that are about as different as can be, as Gizmag compares the Samsung Gear S and Moto 360.  Read More

The device feels comfortable on the wrist (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

LG’s G Watch R follows closely in the footsteps of the Moto 360, opting for a more traditional, circular look rather than the square-faced designs we’ve seen in other early Android Wear smartwatches. The wearable is at the forefront of LG’s offering at IFA, and we took the opportunity to take a closer, hands-on look at the hotly anticipated smartwatch.  Read More

The Asus ZenWatch is a well built, premium wearable with a lot going for it (Photo: Chris ...

Asus’ ZenWatch might not be anything drastically different to what we’ve already seen from other square-faced Android Wear devices, but it does offer unique styling and a layer of extra functionality. According to Asus, the watch occupies a halfway point between a traditional timepiece and smart wearable, offering a handcrafted, layered design, and high-quality components. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with the Asus ZenWatch.  Read More

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