Tech companies are lining up to nab Nike engineers after the sportswear maker decided to dismantle its wearable-hardware team. Apple is reportedly on the hunt as well.
[commentary] The sportswear giant had a good run with the FuelBand. Now, though, wearable technology is a whole new footrace.
In a bid to be more like Apple and Microsoft, the sports shoe and apparel company is funding a program to get developers to create apps for its Nike+ products.
The Nike+ FuelBand SE is a minor upgrade to last year's FuelBand, adding Bluetooth 4.0 and a few new motivational wrinkles to its software, but the band's design is more successful than its package of features.
Fast-forward a year and Kinect shows more potential than previously thought.
The company says that it will now offer ESPN, access to NBA games, some hockey and programs from companies like Nickelodeon, Machinima, and others.
It doesn't take long to grok that the NBA Baller Beats game for Xbox 360 and its Kinect motion-tracking camera gizmo could cause a problem or two around the house.
Microsoft is expanding its gaming empire and music and movie offerings to tablets and smart phones.
As E3 coverage kicks off, we get a glimpse of what the Wii U GamePad can do and the social focus of Miiverse. Microsoft raises a challenge to Apple with its Smart Glass technology and new Kinect features.
Based in Seattle, Jay Greene will lend his no-nonsense style to our coverage of Steve Ballmer & Co.