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CES 2014: Big hype for wearables, but revolution yet to come

Jon Gold | Jan. 8, 2014
Wearable technology is everywhere at this year's CES – as a quick perusal of early coverage reveals. It's tough to turn around on the show floor without seeing smart clothing, smart watches, and Google Glass wannabes.

"I believe there is a conversion that has to happen," said Esposito. "Computers must get so small ... that they can be embedded into the garment."

He and Vu agreed that a key issue is energy density, an area that wearables makers have been eyeing for some time.

"One of the greatest breakthroughs that we're all waiting for is energy density, whether that's through better batteries, better charging systems or just power harvested," he said. "I just think that most people are not going to want to charge their shirts."

The only thing that seems particularly clear at this point is that even the experts aren't sure where wearables will wind up.


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