Wonder Togs unveils kids’ clothes with built-in NFC technology

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Just in time for the holiday season this year, near field communication is installed in kids wear. On the cusp of the holiday shopping season in 2023, Wonder Togs is launching their debut product, which is children’s clothing with NFC technology. The product is called Talkin’ Tees and is meant to be a high-tech addition to kids’ fashion. The US-based company has made their NFC technology clothes for kids out of US-sourced organic cotton. They’re meant to be a new form of wearable technology that provides educational opportunities for kids…

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Google finally gives Wear OS left-handed support

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After dragging its heels for three and a half years, the wearable operating system will work on both wrists. Google had been losing its drive to move forward with its Wear OS wearable technology platform until Samsung came along to help. This assistance recharged the tech giant and encouraged it to take on a substantial user problem too. When Samsung came along, it helped Google to build the Wear OS 3. With that build, Google has finally opened itself to overcoming one of the major challenges its smartwatch wearers have…

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Meta VR glove prototype uses air pockets to feel virtual objects

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The wearable technology is bringing the metaverse experience one step closer to feeling like reality. Meta (the company formerly known as Facebook), has released images of its haptics VR glove prototype that will help to make the virtual reality experience feel slightly more real. It’s far from the real thing, but the wearable tech does provide the wearer with a sensory experience. The VR glove is still in its prototype stage at Meta’s Reality Labs research division. The haptics wearable is lined with about 15 ridged and inflatable actuators, which…

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DextrEMS wearable device controls fingers for sign language and music

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The gadget uses electrical muscle stimulation and mechanical brakes for movement in each finger. A new wearable device called DextrEMS from the University of Chicago’s Human Computer Integration Laboratory uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and mechanical breaks to control each finger on the hand. This design overcomes a range of hand control challenges particularly when fingers are used simultaneously. The team at the university was led by Assistant Professor Pedro Lopes. The haptic wearable device was invented and developed by the team in the Department of Computer Science. They included…

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Will you wear a Facebook smartwatch next summer?

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The social network’s first wrist-worn gadget will reportedly launch midway through 2022. A Facebook smartwatch is slated to roll out in the summer of 2022, according to a recent report published on The Verge. This is not the first report that the company was working on the wearable tech, but it did add a timeline. Media reports in February had already hinted that at Facebook smartwatch was in the works and that over $1 billion had already been spent on the project. That said, this new report has added details…

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