Germany bans kids’ smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ […]

The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but […]

Google takes aim at medtech for Launchpad Studio’s first batch of AI-focused startups – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Google has been going all-in on artificial intelligence and machine learning for some time now, and part of that is, of course, nurturing the growing ecosystem around it, from developer tools to […]

Google and Levi’s ‘connected’ jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more goes on sale – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Over a year after Google showed off its “connected” jean jacket designed for bike commuters at last year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company today is unveiling the final product, which goes […]

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to […]