wearables

Microsoft joins Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance to standardize connected home tech

Microsoft joins Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance to standardize connected home tech

Rich Edmonds 18

Microsoft has partnered up with Qualcomm and other companies to establish standardized ways for connected household objects (such as light bulbs and thermostats – the "Internet of Things") to communicate with one another. The move will see Microsoft working with other tech companies to bring about standards and make integrating said products an easier endeavour for consumers. The...

Nokia looking to patent a modular, wearable smartwatch with multiple displays [Updated, Video]

Nokia looking to patent a modular, wearable smartwatch with multiple displays [Updated, Video]

Rich Edmonds 81

Smartwatches (or rather, wearable gadgets) have become the new thing to own. From Fitbit to Google Glass, to Samsung's Galaxy Gear, companies are also looking at ways to improve the watch. Numerous smartwatch concepts have popped up across the web, but now Nokia is looking to get in with all the action. An application from Nokia to the Patent and Trademark Office has been spotted, with...

Supposed images of a Nokia Lumia smartwatch leak, revealing a mysterious black device

Supposed images of a Nokia Lumia smartwatch leak, revealing a mysterious black device

Daniel Rubino 122

Did you know Nokia is working on a smartwatch? Neither did we though we have heard some rumblings in the past of such a project. Even Microsoft themselves are rumored to be re-entering a market they pretty much created years ago (hello, SPOT!). Now, two photos have leaked on to the microblogging site Sina weibo that allegedly reveal a prototype device. The story was run by the site...

A Windows Phone Watch? New Kickstarter project looks good but may be unrealistic.

A Windows Phone Watch? New Kickstarter project looks good but may be unrealistic.

robert brand 70

What could be better than having a little bit of Windows Phone 8 goodness strapped to your wrist? If the Kickstarter project Gnomio ever comes to fruition then we might just get a device that works via Bluetooth to send alerts for all kinds of things to your watch. The devices are purportedly being ranged in some Windows Phone 8 friendly hues called the Gnomio Fresh or a sturdier metal...