The History of Wearable Tech, From the Casino to the Consumer


Wearable technology is perhaps the most prolific trend in the tech industry today.

From activity-tracking fitness bands to Google Glass and Oculus Rift, big names are getting involved in the once-niche technology — and they're getting involved in big ways.

You probably wouldn't have guessed that the tech behind wearable computing devices finds much of its history in attempting to cheat casinos. Inventors built some of the first wearables in the 1960s and '70s to count cards and improve a gambler's odds at the roulette table. Read more...

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