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Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

With the long anticipated release of Apple Watch this past week, the company behind it put a lot of coal in the engine of the wearable train. For a solid year, the world hemmed and hawed about smartwatches, waiting to see what Apple would do. Now that they’re officially in the mix, here are a few reasons to sit this early-adopter’s segment out — at least for a year.

 

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Android Wear boost incoming: Bluetooth music, GPS, more

Android Wear boost incoming: Bluetooth music, GPS, more

Android Wear will get some new smartwatch hardware to play on this week, but Google is also planning a flood of software updates which it hopes will dramatically increase the appeal of its wearables platform. The first, due this week, will improve the voice control experience of the wrist-worn platform, as well as how navigation works on devices like the Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live, but according to the Android Wear team, that's just the start of things.

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Verizon VoLTE launch imminent: HD Voice & Video Calls

Verizon VoLTE launch imminent: HD Voice & Video Calls

Verizon will begin its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roll-out over the next few weeks, pushing HD Voice and video calls over the carrier's 4G data network. The much-promised technology, which marks the beginning of a shift away from CDMA voice calls, will require compatible handsets on both ends of the call - whether audio or video - though Verizon says that several devices will be eligible after a software update.

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SmartThings Review: Living in the Smart Home

SmartThings Review: Living in the Smart Home

Prepare to hear a lot more about SmartThings. Kickstarter success turned Samsung acquisition, the smart home startup isn't the only DIY approach to home automation and security out there, but it may well end up being one of the best funded. SmartThings' mantra is one of openness, aiming to work with as many third-party components as possible rather than lock users into a closed platform. Admirable, but it could easily add up to confusion; I've been living the SmartThings life for the past six months to see whether it works.

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Samsung three-sided AMOLED reportedly in trial production

Samsung three-sided AMOLED reportedly in trial production

Samsung is no stranger to curved OLED, having already used gently-flexed displays on wearables, smartphones, and TVs, but according to supply chain whispers the company is now looking to sharper edges for its multi-sided screens. Having shown off prototypes of smartphones where the display wraps around the edges more than 18 months ago, Samsung is now said to be entering trial production of the so-called three sided screens.

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