Michael Kors’ new smartwatches let you make custom watch faces using your Instagram pics

The Michael Kors Grayson (left) and Sofie (right) are the company’s latest smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0.Image: michael kors, mashable composite By Raymond Wong2017-03-23 12:41:31 UTC Contrary to popular belief, smartwatches — especially ones running Android Wear — aren’t really totally dead. While the majority of phone makers have taken a break from releasing new […]

Google Glass is helping factory workers do their job better and faster

Google Glass died in 2015. And while there have been numerous rumblings about a second-generation version, it has yet to materialize in any official capacity. But, as it turns out, Glass isn’t completely dead. Sure, for you, me, and all the cool Spectacles-wearing teens, Glass will never be cool (it still looks as dorky today […]

The augmented reality headset wars have begun

Floating just inches from my face was a semi-translucent brain. It was, this being Austin, missing a few pieces. To my left floated the frontal lobe. I reached out with my virtual left hand, tapped it and the lobe floated into place. The brain and my first taste of Meta 2 augmented reality were complete. […]

Look for this wearable on wrists when baseball season begins

Chris Coghlan is a big fan of the Whoop Strap.Image: Jon Durr/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2017-03-08 04:42:54 UTC If we had to pick a walk-out song to the new Major League Baseball-approved wearable the Whoop Strap, we’d go with “Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team because close enough. The tracker will be one of […]

Fitbit announces updated Alta HR, adding heart rate tracking

The new Alta HR, complete with a luxe leather band.Image: lili sams/mashable By Brett Williams2017-03-06 14:00:00 UTC Next up from Fitbit: Tech that will help you hit your fitness goals without ruining your style. The activity tracking giant gave fashionistas some love in 2016 with the introduction of the Alta, a sleek fitness tracker with […]

Latest wearables report shows big gains for Apple, losses for Fitbit

The Apple Watch is running strong.Image: Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Brett Williams2017-03-03 00:44:15 UTC With the downfall of Pebble late last year, it looked like the wearables market could be in trouble.  Nope. It hit an all-time high with 33.9 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 16.9 percent year over year, according […]