Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Wearable Electronics

The Move has a full suite of sensors within

A burgeoning boom in wearables could be underway if the assortment of worn gadgets at CES 2014 is any indication. The most powerful of the batch could be a low profile, thumb-sized piece of plastic packed with sensors from a little Toronto-based company called Kiwi.  Read More

Gizmag checks out the Martian Notifier, a smartwatch that lets you know what's coming in w...

We've already gone hands (wrists?) on with the Pebble Steel and Neptune Pine smartwatches this week at CES 2014, but earlier this week we caught up with Martian, makers of an incognito smartwatch that lets you use Siri and Google Now on your wrist. With its latest version, the company has added custom vibrations for notifications, ditched the voice control, and dropped the price. Read on, as Gizmag checks out the new Martian Notifier.  Read More

The Notch module in place on a shirt cuff (Photo: Notch)

Ever wanted to gauge how much power you can pack into a right hook? If you could wear a sensor network, capable of recording, replaying and analyzing how you moved, it would be a simple thing to figure out. That's what Stepan Boltalin set out to create with Notch, a sensor that you can attach to your clothes at specific points to capture your body's movement data in 3D.  Read More

Epson's new Moverio BT-200 smart glasses at CES

Epson has announced the follow up to its Moverio BT-100 augmented reality glasses, which were released in Japan towards the end of 2011. The BT-200 smart glasses are reported to be 60 percent lighter than the previous generation, and include a host of new features aimed at changing how customers experience the world at large, and delivered entertainment.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the new Pebble Steel smartwatch

Earlier this week, Pebble kicked off CES 2014 by announcing a high-end version of its popular smartwatch called Pebble Steel. Today we had the pleasure of sitting down with Pebble and taking the new watch for a test-drive. Read on for our early impressions.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the Neptune Pine, a smartwatch that can actually replace your sm...

Every smartwatch we've used so far has played the role of companion device. They may allow you to leave your smartphone in your pocket a little more often, but they're still a ways off from letting you cut those smartphone strings altogether. At CES 2014, we just got some hands-on time with the Neptune Pine, a smartwatch that can actually replace your phone.  Read More

Rest Devices' Mimo Baby product line incorporates Intel Edison

Intel used its keynote presentation at CES to focus on wearable technology, with Chief Executive Brian Krzanich providing a whistlestop tour of wearable devices that the company will be rolling out. Products touched on included a wearable baby monitor, some smart earbuds and an always-on headset.  Read More

Netatmo's JUNE bracelet monitors sun exposure with data displayed on a companion smartphon...

There's no doubt that UV-monitoring wristbands like the UVeBand and UVA+B Sunfriend are a good idea for those spending some time in the sun. But most favor function over fashion, which is why Netatmo, a company known for its range of weather stations, has launched JUNE, a UV-tracking bracelet and accompanying app aimed at helping users to better manage their sun exposure and look fashionable doing it.  Read More

Pebble just announced Pebble Steel, a higher-end variation of the popular smartwatch

We saw quite a few different takes on the smartwatch in 2013, and we're sure to see quite a few more in 2014. But easily one of the highest-profile players so far has been Pebble. The popular startup just did as many companies at CES do, and announced a brand new version of its popular product. Meet Pebble Steel.  Read More

Embedded in the contact lens are micro-components that enable the user to focus on near-ey...

Though most of the attention surrounding the race to commercialize connected eyewear has focused on Google Glass, a lesser known player has been quietly toiling away. At CES this week, Washington-based company Innovega will be showcasing its first fully-functioning prototypes of iOptik, an augmented reality system which projects a heads-up display onto contact lenses.  Read More

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