Wearable technology (also called wearable gadgets) is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. Other wearable tech gadgets include devices that have small motion sensors to take photos and sync with your mobile devices.
Examples of wearable tech include:
CommBadge: a wearable Bluetooth personal communicator for iPhone and Android.
Google Goggles: a downloadable image recognition application created by Google, used for searches based on images taken by handheld devices.
- Targeted Tweets
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- Cognitive Radio (CR)
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- Gigabit Wi-Fi
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- Android Beam
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- getUserMedia API (Chrome browser)
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