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Brian Heater

Brian Heater

Brian Heater has worked at number of tech pubs, including Engadget, PCMag and Laptop. His writing has appeared in Spin, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, The Onion, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast and various other publications. He hosts the weekly Boing Boing interview podcast RiYL and shares his Queens apartment with two rabbits.

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Tech wrecked our bodies, but next it will make us healthier than ever

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Tinder will look quaint beside the future of digital dating

Apple Store Watch

Where’s our wearable revolution? The state of tech’s biggest unfulfilled promise

We look at the state of wearables and wearable tech for the final installment of the Wear Next column.
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What becomes of the Misfits and FitBits of the world after the Apple Watch? Apps.

Misfit Shine

The next great wearable doesn’t need to do more, it needs to transform

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Convinced you need a smartwatch? Neither am I, and I’m really trying here

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Still skeptical about the Apple Watch? The first 24 apps won’t change your mind

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While smarter watches make life easier, smarter prosthetics make life better

Did Google shoot too high with its Glass ‘moonshot,’ or not high enough?

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Apple’s Watch is finally ushering in a world beyond ‘one size fits all’

LG Watch Urbane

Why are we so ready for wearables? We’re sick of boring smartphones

Pebble Time

Forget the Apple Watch, Pebble is far more fascinating

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Will smartwatch supremacy mean the race is over for fitness bands?

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Even Apple’s sworn enemies need the Apple Watch to succeed


Let be a cautionary tale: Celebs should use tech, not design it

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Not a gym rat? Fitness wearables may not benefit you at all

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Like kale, letting the FDA regulate wearables is bitter, but it’s good for you

Google Glass

The importance of privacy, style, and other lessons learned from Google Glass

Google is clearly taking all of the lessons learned from one of the most public betas in recent memory back to the drawing board.
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What will future wearables look like? We’re still not sure after CES 2015

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Where are they now? Looking back at the hyped-up wearables of last year’s CES

In the lead up to CES 2015, we take a look at where last year’s biggest announcements ended up.
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It’s still not here, but Apple’s Watch will loom large over competitors at CES 2015

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From graphene to flexible displays, this tech could revolutionize wearables

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From pollution to weather, next-gen wearables will tell us more about our world

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Your body is the next gadget battlefield, and every company wants the wrist

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We’re killing Google Glass by forgetting it’s just one big experiment

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As it turns out, making wearables wearable is harder than it seems

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Admit it: Fitness trackers are as much about showing off as working out

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Slick features, universal compatibility give the Microsoft Band a fighting chance

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Now cheaper than ever, fitness bands face an uphill run to stay relevant

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Amazon Kindle Voyage review

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Before smartwatches can stand solo, carriers need to rethink their plans

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Smile, you’re always on camera! Now how did we get here?

Manufacturing the Future

Manufacturing the future: How 3D printing went from pipe dream to your desktop

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Workplace wearables could help you get more done, or just drive you nuts