Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Reach out and touch something.

Noogler Poach — Google Nabs Top Maps and AR Engineer From Microsoft (Video)

A big talent leaves Microsoft.

Spanish Startup Offers a Low-End Take on High-Tech Glasses

Ion Glasses don’t have the features of Google Glass, but they are not nearly as bulky, either. And at $79, perhaps they’re cheap enough to rival traditional eyewear.

IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion Next Year, as Billions of Things Get Connected

Lots of big numbers to consider.

Former Citigroup CTO Yobie Benjamin Joins Wearable Startup Avegant

The company, which uses a series of tiny mirrors to project a virtual display onto the retina, plans to debut a prototype consumer device next month.

With New Smartwatch, Samsung Is Finally a First-Mover

The fast-follower is finally a first-mover. Question is, does it have a worthy product?

It Turns Out Qualcomm Is Making a Smartwatch, Too

The Toq is as much an experiment as a commercial endeavor.

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Wearable Computing Startup InteraXon Gets $6M to Read Your Mind

InteraXon, which is making a thought-controlled headband called Muse, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The company said it expects to release Muse and related brain-fitness applications in early 2014. Its funders include Horizons Ventures, OMERS Ventures, A-Grade Investments, ff Venture Capital, Felicis Ventures and Bridge Builders Collaborative.

Apple Confirms Acquisition of Passif Semiconductor

The company’s low-power communication chips could play a role in the development of future wearable devices like the rumored iWatch.