If our lives weren’t already saturated with technology, wearable tech is the next big thing. This innovative emerging market is still in its early stages but has endless possibilities.
By 2015, 485 million wearable computing devices will be shipped per year. Right now nearly 61% of the current wearable tech market is sports and activity trackers.
Google Glass was available for a one-day sale to the public this week and surprise, surprise – it was a hit!
Google’s latest project is perfecting Google Glass, sleek glasses that allow you to send messages, take videos, get directions and pretty much anything else imaginable all hands-free.
Here’s how it feels to wear Google Glass.
Data security and privacy are the main issues that have been raised with Google’s new toy. While tech enthusiasts find it alluring to have all the information they desire right in front of their eyes, Google will know more than ever about our daily lives.
Big Brother is always watching..and recording
Google Glass makes it extremely easy to capture and record anything you see anywhere you go without it being completely obvious to the people around you. A recent application allows users to create a “fashion fingerprint,” which identifies a person simply by what they are wearing.
The fear of data security comes from the constant updating and transferring of information of not only the wearer’s moves but the moves and actions of everyone and everything around them.
Apple is making its mark in wearable tech with the iWatch. This device ultimately syncs with your iPhone (ideally) for a more convenient way of checking messages, weather and other information. How convenient, right?
However unlike other gadgets that leave little to the imagination, the iWatch is said to improve data security. Because it is synced with a mobile device, Apple can require the iWatch and mobile phone to be near each other to unlock the phone. Otherwise, even the user will be locked from their phone until the iWatch is detected.
More importantly, an iOS device could be configured not just to lock itself and prevent unlock attempts when it no longer detects an iWatch, but also to wipe all data. This is kind of sounding like the kill switch that would permanently disable a stolen phone and render it worthless to thieves.
For those not familiar with kill switch technology, here are three things you should know.
Especially for companies new to the tech game, design for disassembly becomes an issue. When an electronics product is designed for disassembly, the manufacture considers the environmental impact in the early stages and designs according to proper recycling regulations.
Wearable technology is a huge up-and-coming market! Both manufactures and electronics recyclers play a significant role in data security and proper recycling of the new products.