‘Wearables’ Need To Be ‘Invisibles’ – Divorcing Tech From Fashion

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is featuring a lot of "wearables" reports Techcrunch (which all seem to be smart watches).  Here, former Financial Times journalist and publisher of influential technology blog, Silicon Valley Watcher, Tom Foremski gives us his take on the direction of this nascent market. (This article first appeared on Silicon Valley Watcher and is published here with Tom's permission) All the fuss over Apple Watch will certainly help sell a lot of watches - regular and smart. I recently started wearing a normal watch. I like the watch, not because I can look … [Read more...]

CES 2014: Mobile Round up – Wearables & Tablets dominate

Last week, the world’s tech firms descended on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Always a good indicator for the year ahead, the latest cutting edge technologies are typically unveiled, and 2014 didn’t disappoint with attendees wowed by the latest in curved TVs and new gaming technology plus a plethora of exciting gizmos and innovations. While the main event in the mobile event calendar remains some weeks away, mobile tech also had a strong showing at CES with two themes in particular standing out in the extensive media coverage - the explosion in wearable technology … [Read more...]