Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Williams bowed out in the first round in her 21st appearance at Roland Garros, beaten 6-4, 7-5 by 85th-ranked Wang Qiang of China. That follows an equally abrupt exit for the 37-year-old American at the Australian Open in January.“The girl’s weapon is her forehand, but Venus kept hitting second serves to her forehand. You’ve got to realize what’s going on out there when you’re losing. And you’ve got to change. She didn’t change,” Witt said after watching Williams’ match Sunday from a guest box behind one of the baselines at Court Suzanne Lenglen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m sitting there, going, ‘OK, you can’t keep making that mistake,’ but she does,” Witt said. “It’s easier said than done. Somebody watching can see it. Somebody that’s playing sometimes can’t see it, regardless if they’ve played 20 years or more.”The ninth-seeded Williams offered mostly terse answers in her news conference. “I mean,” she said, “nobody plans on this.”As for whether there were things she thought she could have tried to do differently Sunday, she replied: “Yeah, I think ‘differently’ is win the point.”She actually built a 3-0 lead in the second set, then frittered that away. Over and over, she would shank a shot — backhands, more than anything — then look over in Witt’s direction with a hand on her hip. Her often-terrific serve was not on target, either, with only 56 percent of first serves landing in and four double-faults.Over the course of 100 minutes on a muggy afternoon, Williams offered up 12 break points, four of which Wang converted. Williams made 16 of the match’s first 25 unforced groundstroke errors. She finished with 35 unforced errors in all, 21 more than Wang.“I just wanted to play no mistakes — not too many mistakes — and if I get a chance (at a winner), I just go for it,” said Wang, who entered the day with only six victories in 20 previous Grand Slam matches.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)PARIS — Venus Williams has lost her opening match at two consecutive Grand Slam tournaments for the first time in her illustrious career.Her coach, David Witt, thinks the quick exit at the French Open on Sunday was because Williams did not do a good enough job of switching tactics on the red clay that has never been her best surface.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Those 14 losses include one apiece against Williams at the French Open and Wimbledon in 2017.Those times, Wang said, she was “a little bit nervous,” but on Sunday, “I think: ‘I have nothing to lose.’”She has never been past the second round at a major.Williams, in contrast, owns seven Grand Slam singles championships and has been the runner-up nine times, including a loss to her younger sister, Serena, in the 2002 French Open final. The siblings are entered in doubles in Paris, where Serena will be participating in a major in singles for the first time since January 2017, returning after giving birth to a daughter.The older Williams revived her career last season by reaching the finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. But she is just 10-7 in 2018, including 1-3 on red clay.“Last year was probably one of her best years ever, as far as consistency. That’s going to be hard to duplicate,” Witt said. “The red clay — you sit there and say, ‘It’s not her surface.’ But at the same time, you see players like (Garbine) Muguruza win the French Open. You see Maria Sharapova win the French Open. You see big hitters.”But Williams, Witt said, is “a hard-court player trying to play on a red-clay court. … You can’t rely on hitting 30, 40 winners. You can’t rely on hitting that one, big knockout punch and think you’re going to get away with it. On red clay, if you go for the knockout punch, you leave yourself open. You have to learn to jab-jab-jab-jab-jab and work the point.”The two Williams siblings did not practice together in Paris in the leadup to the French Open, according to Witt. He said Venus worked last week on what she needs to do to succeed on clay, such as hitting angles and finishing volleys.That went out the window against Wang.“The easiest thing to do when you get out there, if you start losing, is to go back to your old ways of thinking: ’I’m just going to blast the ball and I’m going to win that way,’” Witt said. “It’s not going to happen.” Finals bound: LeBron leads Cavs over Celtics in Game 7 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
CHICAGO—John Suhler, president and founding general partner of Veronis Suhler Stevenson,began his luncheon keynote on day two of American Business Media’s Top Management meeting here by saying that all feedback he’s received about the current state of the industry has been “suck, suck, suck!” He said that all ABM attendees “should feel in good company—there are very few bright lights in this environment,” a statement that drew both laughter and positive acknowledgement.Despite his description, Suhler was still able to provideanalysis on how to leverage brand equity based on media’s past thirty years.“Media spend has outgrown GDP by a couple of hundred basis points,” he said. “Solong term, generally broad-base media spend is outpacing economic growthconsistently over the many recessions and resets that we’ve had.” Suhler briefly discussed VSS’ b-to-b media investments (VSSis an investor in FOLIO: parent company Red 7 Media) and gave ABM members aquick look at a select section of its portfolio, suggesting that b-to-b mediacompanies bridge the growing gap through opportunities with targeted businessinformation services.Mark DiMassimo, CEO and creative director of DiMassimoGoldstein, talked about the industry from a marketing perspective. “As someonewho sells innovation and help clients face reality, I count on denial andunderestimation of change,” he said. “I expect most institutions that we workwith to get it wrong.” Of advertisers, he assured attendees, 64 percent continue toview business media as important. “User generated content is also important,especially in vertical markets,” he added, citing feedback from surveyed advertisers.During Tuesday’s first session, IDG CEO Bob Carriganintroduced Booz & Company panelists to speak about the results of Booz& Company’s survey, “A Roadmap for Profitable Growth.” Booz partners HarryHawkes Jr. and Matt Egol discussed how b-to-b and information companies aretransforming their capabilities to drive profitable growth, citing twopredominant paths that business media companies can take: marketers and endusers. While many companies do one or the other well, the study confirmed thatfew, if any, are able to excel at both.
Sprint Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $6 at Tidal Best Buy Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Now playing: Watch this: Tags Ask Alexa for the value of pi (if you have time to kill) Planes write out pi over the skies of San Francisco Bay Area Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 1 Sci-Tech $299 at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 18 Photos TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Tags Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Haruka Iwao ran the calculations using the y-cruncher application running on 25 Google Cloud virtual machines. “The biggest challenge with pi is that it requires a lot of storage and memory to calculate,” Haruka Iwao said. It took 121 days for Google’s virtual machines to reach the magic number. See at Amazon Apple iPhone XS Angela Lang/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo Sarah Tew/CNET $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 7 Comment I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $999 How quantum computing will help us build human-level… Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Fun with pi The previous pi record held the digits title for over two years, but there will always be more digits left to go.”In terms of how long this record might stand, we can’t predict the future. But now that it’s been calculated with the cloud, the sky’s the limit,” a Google spokesperson said. If you want to peruse the fruits of the pi triumph, Google Cloud has published the digits as disk snapshots, along with technical details on the accomplishment. It’s the perfect reading material for Pi Day. Read the AirPods review Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read the Rylo camera preview An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 3:40 Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice Comments Boost Mobile $59 at eBay Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Rylo $520 at HP The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Cloud computing Google,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Read Google Home Hub review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Chris Monroe/CNET Pi Day through time: From Linux to Einstein to Steph Curry Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See It See It Googler Emma Haraku Iwao took her fascination with pi all the way to 31.4 trillion digits. Google When I think of pi, I think of three digits: 3.14. Google cloud developer advocate Emma Haruka Iwao thinks in terms of trillions of pi digits. Haruka Iwao set a world record by calculating pi to 31.4 trillion digits using Google cloud technology.Here’s the full mind-boggling number: 31,415,926,535,897 digits. The previous record, set by Peter Trueb in late 2016, was 22.4 trillion digits. Since she was 12, Haruka Iwao has been fascinated by pi, the enigmatic mathematical constant defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. As a kid, she even downloaded a computer program to calculate pi. Her present-day Google project put that childhood interest on steroids. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Cheapskate See at Turo See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $210 at Best Buy DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Share your voice See it $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $155 at Google Express
• See also Apple has faced criticism over its App Store policies and approval process nearly since it launched the store. In May, the Supreme Court ruled that iPhone owners can sue Apple for allegedly operating a monopoly through its App Store. And there has been an outcry from parental control app makers that Apple unfairly banned their software because their apps compete with Apple’s own software. Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and other heavyweights have also criticized Apple’s App Store model. Follow all of today’s Apple news. The event comes as software and services are taking on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren’t soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other areas key focuses over the past couple of years. It’s the company’s App Store, though, that makes up the bulk of Apple’s services business. For that business to keep growing, Apple needs developers to continuously update their apps and create new services. The company last week said it has 20 million developers in its Apple developer Program, and they’ve made more than $120 billion from selling digital goods and services in their App Store apps. Apple also touted the creation of over 1.5 million jobs in the US and over 1.57 million across Europe. Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad See All iOS 13, MacOS 10.15 and MacPro: Everything we’re expecting… Computers Operating Systems Laptops Desktops Mobile Post a comment WWDC 2019 Tags 0 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now 9:08 46 Photos Now playing: Watch this: WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Share your voice Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now reading • Apple Voice Control widens voice accessibility to iOS, MacOS Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 Apple Event Apple’s new voice commands bring more accessibility to the Mac. Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET Apple on Monday revealed Voice Control, new voice commands for its iPhones and computers that allow people with physical motor limitations to browse and operate their devices by speaking. The new commands, unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2019 confab for developers, let users do things like request the addition of an emoji while dictating an email, or divide a screen into a numbered grid so they can replicate a screen tap or mouse click by calling out a number. Apple’s annual developer convention kicked off Monday at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. WWDC is where Apple details its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the integration of its hardware with its software sets Apple apart from rivals. Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products — something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company in 1976 — has been key in making it the most powerful company in tech. Apple
Ganguly is currently busy working as a commentator at the ongoing Cricket World Cup in England. Even as a commentator, he has captured a million hearts, and the ‘God of Offside’ is emerging as the ‘God of commentary’ over the last few years. Nirmal NarayananSourav Ganguly, the man who taught the Indian cricket team to dream high, celebrates his 47th birthday on June 08, 2019. Even though he retired from international cricket 11 years back, Sourav continues to be a role model for cricket lovers, and he still boasts of a huge fan following across the nation.Ganguly fans in Kerala celebrated the former Indian skipper’s birthday at Pratheeksha rehabilitation center in Kothamangalam. His fans, under the leadership of Shaukath Ali, an ardent Dada follower, visited the center and spent hours with them following a cake cutting ceremony.”Since my childhood, I have been an ardent fan of Sourav Ganguly. Even after his retirement, I continue as a Dada fan and will be the same forever. As you all know, once a Gangulian, always a Gangulian. There are several factors that made me a fan of Dada. His aggression, determination, and moreover, he is the one who taught the Indian team to chase dreams. He showed to the world that Indian team is capable of anything and everything. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli walked through that broad path created by Dada. I love you SG,” said Shaukath Ali.Fans of the ‘Prince of Kolkata’ also donated an undisclosed sum to the rehabilitation center for their activities. Authorities of the center thanked Shaukath Ali and his team for such a noble act in the name of the former Indian cricketer.Several Malayalam film personalities also conveyed their birthday wishes to the cricket legend. Mollywood Superstar Mohanlal, Action King Suresh Gopi, Unni Mukundan and director Arun Gopy posted birthday wishes to Ganguly on their social media pages.
Technicians unload doses of vaccines from a plane after it landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa. Photo: AFPA UN plane carrying desperately needed vaccines landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday after a three-week Saudi-led aid blockade that had sparked warnings thousands could die.Three other aircraft—two carrying UN aid workers and one carrying International Committee of the Red Cross staff—also landed at the airport, which was repaired earlier this week after a Saudi-led air strike knocked out its controls, an AFP correspondent reported.The UN humanitarian affairs office had said on Friday that it had been given clearance by the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the rebels since 2015 to resume flights into Sanaa.But it added that desperately needed shipments of food and medicines to the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida remained blocked.A official from the rebel-run civil aviation authority confirmed that the flights had landed.But he warned that Saturday’s aid delivery was not enough and demanded access to Sanaa airport for all flights in order to “save the lives of the sick”, the rebel-run Saba news agency reported.The UN children’s fund UNICEF said the flight was carrying more than 15 tonnes, or 1.9 million doses, of vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and other preventable diseases.The World Health Organization said earlier this week that diphtheria was spreading as children went unvaccinated and doctors in Hodeida reported three deaths.More than 2,000 people have died of cholera in Yemen this year, adding to the 8,600 who have died in the conflict between the Saudi-backed government and the rebels since 2015.The aid blockade, put in place after the rebels fired a missile which was intercepted over Riyadh airport, has tightened the stranglehold on Hodeida, the conduit for UN supervised deliveries of food and medicine to rebel-held territory.The UN humanitarian office said that a ship loaded with wheat and another with equipment to treat Yemen’s cholera epidemic are ready to head to Hodeida as soon as the Saudi-led coalition gives the go-ahead.The coalition had said it would lift its blockade of the port from Thursday but it remains in place.The United Nations has warned that unless the blockade is lifted, Yemen will face “the largest famine the world has seen for decades”.Yemen is highly dependent on imported wheat for its basic needs and aid groups have warned that humanitarian deliveries cover only a small portion of the need.Seven million Yemenis are completely dependent on relief supplies for their survival, according to the UN.
Map of CumillaTwo separate cases were filed on Thursday with Debidwar police station in connection with the killing of three people by a man who was subsequently killed in a mob beating in Debidwar uapzila on Wednesday, reports UNB.Zahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Debidwar police station, said Rubel Hossain, brother of deceased Najma Begum, filed a case against Mokhlesur for killing three people including a child while Mokhlesur’s wife Rabeya Khatun filed another case against 1,500 unnamed people for killing her husband.Three people -Anwara Begum, 45, wife of Shah Alam, her son Abu Hanif, 12 and Nazma Begum, 40, wife of Nurul Islam were killed in an attack allegedly by Mokhlesur Rahman, 35, a rickshawpuller, at Radhanagar in the upazila on Wednesday.Later local people caught Mokhlesur and beat him to death.
Dhaka recorded 94mm of rainfall on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloHeavy to very heavy rainfall has been forecast for parts of Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions for the next 24 hours, reports UNB.In its Heavy Rainfall Warning, the Met office said the forecast will be valid from 10:00am Saturday to 10:00am Sunday.Rain was battering the capital in the afternoon when the report was being filed. The sky was cloudy.Dhaka recorded 94mm of rainfall on Friday.The Met office said heavy to very heavy rainfall was likely to occur at places over some parts of the country as the monsoon is active over Bangladesh.Heavy rainfall often triggers landslides in the hilly regions of Chattogram division. In the morning, a landslide killed two commuters in Rangamati’s Kaptai upazila.
The technology you’ve come to expect in computers and smartphones will increasingly be found in devices worn on your wrist or on your head. Or on your back or even on your feet. The market for wearable technology — such as Google Glass, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch or FitBit, a wearable fitness device — is poised to explode over the next few years, according to a recent report from Swedish telecom market researcher Berg Insight. By 2017, companies will ship more than 64 million wearable technology devices. That includes 35 million smartwatches, a significant bump from the 400,000 that are expected to be sold this year.According to Nitin Bhas, a senior analyst at U.K.-based Juniper Research, 2014 will be “the watershed year for wearables” in terms of roll outs and market traction.”The industry as a whole now acknowledges wearable computing as the next big thing and players ranging from chipset manufacturers to handset vendors are developing products within the wearable segment,” Bhas says. The entry of Google Glass and Samsung’s smartwatch, along with rumored products coming from Apple and Microsoft, validates this segment and indicates the future market opportunity for wearables, he says.Related: Samsung Galaxy Gear: A Smartwatch With Cool Features But Limited Appeal”It’s crazy cool that wearables are at the front of tech right now,” says Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble Technology, the company behind Pebble, a device that looks like a watch and syncs up with a user’s smartphone to alert him or her to incoming messages and calls when carrying a phone isn’t possible. Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Pebble raised more than $10 million — the most successful Kickstarter project to date.”When I was a kid, my favorite magazine was one called Pen Computing, all about Palm Pilots and the Newton and stuff like that,” Migicovsky says. “Reading that magazine I could never have predicted that wearables would become the future of tech.”While the wearables market is growing, it has a lot of catching up to do to become as mainstream as, say, smartphones. Sales of smartphones this year are predicted to reach about 1 billion, according to Stamford, Conn.-based research firm Gartner.”It’s all about fitting into and improving a person’s lifestyle,” Migicovsky says. “No matter the technology, if you can do that then you have something.”Related: The Coolest-Looking Apple iWatch Concept We’ve Seen Enroll Now for Free October 10, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read