Tag: wearables

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YouTube Music, Spotify and Deezer make new smartwatch moves

We don’t write that much about music streaming and smartwatches because it feels like a bit of a niche. It’s nice to be able to control or play music from your wrist, but not groundbreaking. Even so, we’re seeing a...
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Peloton acquisitions hint at moves in wearables, AI and more

What’s next for Peloton? A trio of recent acquisitions offer some strong hints. As reported by Bloomberg, Peloton has bought startups Aiqudo, Atlas Wearables and Otari in recent months. Respectively, they had developed...
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Apple opens up: Pandora on HomePod and Spotify on Apple Watch

Well, it’s not as sudden as the headline sounds: Apple has been opening up its device ecosystem in new ways recently – it’s just we’re starting to see the apps and integrations now as a result. Pandora now works...
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Canalys predicts big year for wireless headphones and earphones

Research firm Canalys expects wireless earphones and wireless headphones – ‘the smart personal audio device market’ – to have a very big 2020. “In Q3 2019, the worldwide smart personal audio device market grew...
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Shipments of wearable devices have nearly doubled year-on-year

Apple’s smartwatch and earphones were a key driver behind the fact that shipments of wearable devices nearly doubled year-on-year last quarter. Research firm IDC put the stats out: it claims that global shipments of wearables...
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Former Beats by Dre CEO launches DropLabs vibrating-trainers

Vibrating Trainers may sound like a hot new artist rocketing up Spotify’s Viral 50 chart, but no. At least not yet. We’re talking about the trainers/sneakers (delete according to geographic preference) that you wear on...
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Bose shows off audio-only augmented-reality sunglasses

Augmented reality (AR) technology is about seeing virtual content and information in the real world around you, whether you’re looking through a smartphone or a pair of smart glasses. But can there be augmented reality...
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Apple Watch: Pacemaker, Shazam and Pandora talk smartwatch music apps

The Apple Watch went on sale on Friday, albeit mainly to people who got in early with their pre-orders for Apple's first smartwatch. Among the music apps available at launch are DJ app Pacemaker, music identification app...
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Virtual reality, wearables and location: hits or hype for future music marketing?

Tonight is Music Ally’s Future Music Marketing event in London, where we’ve gathered a panel of opinionated experts to give their views on whether a selection of technologies are hits or hype – or a bit of both –...
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More than 720k Android Wear smartwatches shipped in 2014

Apple’s first smartwatch is on the way in April, but several of its rivals released devices last year, running Google’s Android Wear software. So how did they sell? Not a clue. But Canalys has some estimates for how many...
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eMarketer predicts there’ll be 1bn tablet users in 2015

Sales of tablets have been slowing, spooking a consumer-electronics market that saw these devices as a huge new growth area. Even so, research firm eMarketer thinks there’ll be a large audience of tablet users this year:...
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Intel unimpressed by current crop of smartwatches

Intel’s wearables boss Mike Bell has criticised the current generation of smartwatches as lacking in mainstream appeal. “Taping a cellphone to your wrist is not what I’d call a wearable. There has to be a reason why...