W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

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Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, this is it.

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Statistics & Forecasts

IMAX LA VR centre sees 15,000 admissions since January (UploadVR)


Device announcements

BlackBerry announces that wearables and smart appliances will be coming (The Verge)

Owlet launches new smart socks for babies (Wareable)

Samsung adds a controller to the Gear VR, will bundle both with Galaxy S8 preorders (TechCrunch)


Major milestones

Android Wear 2.0 delayed due to bug (MobileSyrup)

Oculus hires former Apple Executive (Fortune)

Windows 10 mixed reality support arrives next month (UploadVR)

Microsoft hires Liz Hamren from Oculus to head up mixed reality marketing (UploadVR)

Microsoft HoloLens turns 1, celebrates 150 apps (The Verge)

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook (MobileSyrup)

watchOS 3.2 brings six unique face colours to Apple Watch Nike+, new band-matching colours to other faces (9to5 Mac)

Unity 5.6 launches, bringing native Google VR Support for cardboard and daydream (VR Focus)

Elon Musk launches BCI company Neuralink (The Verge)


Rumours

Apple patent suggests 3-dimensional crown on Apple Watch (Patently Apple)

Amazon looking into VR/AR furniture stores (UploadVR)


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Tom Emrich

Tom Emrich

Sometimes called the “man from the future” Tom Emrich is a leading voice in wearable technology as an investor, community builder and influencer. His passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution.