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Surface smartwatch tipped to clad tweaked-Windows in transparent metal

Surface smartwatch tipped to clad tweaked-Windows in transparent metal

Microsoft's Surface team has taken on development of the company's upcoming smartwatch, it's reported, with the wrist-worn gadget supposedly running a modified version of Windows 8. The Surface smartwatch is being built on an original design by the Xbox team, The Verge's sources claim, which had been tinkering with a "Joule" heart-rate monitor prototype for the Xbox 360.

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Apple iWatch hiring spree tipped for late 2014 arrival

Apple iWatch hiring spree tipped for late 2014 arrival

Whether or not the Apple iWatch is really happening is yet to be officially determined, but the latest rumor to churn out from the mill is that the Cupertino-based company is planning to launch the iWatch sometime later next year, and they're also hiring a bunch of new people in order to hurry up the design and development process.

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Sony SmartWatch 2 hits Clove early with July launch date

Sony SmartWatch 2 hits Clove early with July launch date

It's time for Sony's second effort in the SmartWatch business, this time with a device that - once again - comes out well before any comparable efforts in wearable industry take shape. This device is appearing this week with Clove, an international web-based spot for sales of such devices, with the company suggesting they'll have the machine in-stock starting on the 15th of July. This device is also suggested - and remember, this is all preliminary - to be coming in at just 120 pounds in England.

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Dell smartwatch hinted as company invests in wearable R&D

Dell smartwatch hinted as company invests in wearable R&D

Dell is "exploring" wearables designs, with hints that a Dell smartwatch could be in the pipeline as the company again tries to tackle the competitive mobile market. "Looking ahead five years, we expect devices and form factors to continue to change" Dell global VP of personal computing, Sam Burd, told The Guardian, echoing recent research which suggested desktop sales would continue to pale while ultrabooks, tablets, smartphones, and other form-factors rose in prominence. "There's a lot of discussion about how that fits into wearable devices like we've seen with Google Glass and watches."

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Apple grabs YSL exec for “special projects”: Making iWatch fashionable?

Apple grabs YSL exec for “special projects”: Making iWatch fashionable?

Apple has hired former Yves St Laurent Group CEO Paul Deneve as vice president of "special projects", though no indication of what those project might entail has been given. The fashion industry stalwart - who before YSL was chief exec at Lanvin and Nina Ricci - is in fact making his return to Apple, having worked for the company in Europe in the 1990s, Bloomberg reports. Unsurprisingly, the fashion house hire has prompted speculation that Deneve's expertise in luxury goods will help shape future Apple wearables, like the much-rumored iWatch.

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Apple dynamic display-bezel tech could liberate iWatch and iPad mini

Apple dynamic display-bezel tech could liberate iWatch and iPad mini

Apple is exploring active phone and tablet bezels that would be able to dynamically change between giving a place to grip and extending the interface, maximizing the potential display space for small-screen devices that possibly includes the iWatch. The research, detailed in a new Apple patent for "Electronic device, display and touch-sensitive user interface", centers around a layered stack of displays and touch sensors around one or more edges of a device, which could selectively be activated for input use, or deactivated - and optically-blanked, obscuring any controls underneath - when not needed.

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Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple continues to quietly hunt down trademarks for iWatch in multiple markets, with the Japanese filing spotted this weekend followed by similar applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey. Although the "iWatch" name for a much-rumored Apple smartwatch had only been speculation, Apple filed to claim it in Japan on June 3, the same day as in these three new countries. Some predictions see Apple launching the digital timepiece as early as this year.

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