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Is the Rise of Wearable Electronics Finally Here? 98

ptorrone writes "MAKE Magazine takes a look at the last ten years or so of 'wearable electronics.' From wireless watches to LCD goggles, MAKE predicts we are collectively entering a new era of wearables. As the price for enabling components drops, always-on connectivity in our pockets and purses increases, and access to low-cost manufacturing resources and know-how rises, we'll see innovation continue to push into these most personal forms of computing."
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Is the Rise of Wearable Electronics Finally Here?

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  • by cheeks5965 ( 1682996 ) on Tuesday June 21, 2011 @08:11PM (#36522122)
    Wearable electronics are a pipe dream and will never happen! ::looks at watch:: oops running late got to go!
  • Say what? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) * on Tuesday June 21, 2011 @08:55PM (#36522492) Journal

    From wireless watches to LCD goggles

    Can someone tell me when we ever had wired watches?

    And since I had an LCD wristwatch about 20 years ago, I'm not sure what this business about "wearable technology" is talking about.

    I walk the dog with a radio clipped to my belt listening to the Sox game, and I've been doing that since about 1965 (though with a different dog and mono earphones).

    So what, now we're going to have another round of LCD glasses that suck? Didn't Microsoft have some extremely stupid service with wristwatches that got downloads of information over a decade ago? That went nowhere, too.

    Why are LCD glasses and watches with WiFi considered "wearable technology" but 3G smartphones you can put in a pocket or wear on your belt and media players that clip to your shirt pocket are not wearable technology.

    I'm too weary to look at anything but the RSS feed headline to this article. Is it another link to some horrible Conde Nast ad-story?

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