Wearable band shipments soared 684 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014, according to the latest stats from industry analyst firm Canalys.
This past quarter saw a 26 percent increase in the number of shartphone shipments worldwide, topping 290 million devices, according to new data from Juniper Research.
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The I/O conference--Google's State of the Union for its various platforms--took place in San Francisco last week, and the time since has given experts a chance to unpack and reflect on the announcements and updates the company proffered.
The EC Vice President makes a commitment toward harmonizing Europe's 5G research with South Korea's, at a time when both countries are scrambling to define 5G.
While Samsung and Pebble make up 96 percent of the $96 million U.S. smartwatch market, according the latest stats from NPD Group, Google and Apple are getting ready to launch their offerings.
Imagine a world in which wearable devices are connected by an open platform, and healthcare product manufacturers cooperate for the sake of improved health monitoring. Samsung does. Samsung envisions just such a reality, and in the very near future.
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