Apple Watch Lacks Pulse, Says Startup

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Today’s wearables don’t pass a physical exam, according to the chief executive of a startup that’s designing a medical-grade device. Julien Penders will share his opinions and experiences in a talk at the Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley. The Apple Watch, for example, is a cool device but it doesn’t…

Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Silicon Valley is a pretty competitive venue for a youth robotics competition so when you win big, it’s pretty cool. Just ask Andrew Torrance, the president of Team 254 in the First Robotics Competition. Torrance represents Bellarmine College Preparatory, a private Jesuit high school in San Jose that last year won…

Smart Glasses Go To Work

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Industrial users, not consumers, may be the first to give wearable computing some traction, according to exhibitors at the Wearable TechCon event here. Smart glasses from Epson, Google and Sony are among those seeing some early adoption with business users, they said. The event showcased a handful of smartwatches, smart glasses…