Highly anticipated: After betting on the future of RISC-V with an industry-wide alliance, Qualcomm is now bringing its first chip based on the open-source architecture to the mass market. The American chipmaker will join Google in creating a new hardware platform for the Wear OS system.
Forward-looking: The US government has embarked on a 42-month journey to make what it calls performance-grade, computerized clothing a reality. Products developed through the program could assist government agencies within the intelligence community, such as the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, in their tasks. Additionally, these products could prove valuable to first responders and individuals operating in high-stress environments.