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Motion Tennis uses AirPlay to turn iPhone and Apple TV into Wii rival

Motion Tennis uses AirPlay to turn iPhone and Apple TV into Wii rival

Apple may not have turned the Apple TV into a console yet, but that hasn't stopped one game developer from trying it, with Motion Tennis turning the iPhone into a Wii style motion-controller for the set-top box. The game relies on AirPlay Mirroring, more commonly associated with screen sharing, but used by Rolocule Games to translate gyroscope and accelerometer data from how the iPhone is swung into Wiimote-like motion information to control the virtual players on-screen.

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Google Android console, smartwatch and “Nexus Q 2″ tipped in works

Google Android console, smartwatch and “Nexus Q 2″ tipped in works

Google is working on an Android games console similar to OUYA, as well as a smartwatch, sources close to the plans claim, in addition to a media playing replacement to the ill-fated Nexus Q. The new hardware, currently in development the insiders tell the WSJ, will be internally designed and marketed it's said, with the first of the bunch set to hit the market as early as this fall.

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Careful Sony, three SmartWatch strikes and you’re out

Careful Sony, three SmartWatch strikes and you’re out

You can't accuse Sony of lacking faith in the SmartWatch 2; in fact, the company is keen to point out that it has made a few attempts at the segment before. "Competitors are only now launching first generation devices," Sony's Stefan K. Persson, head of companion products, said of the launch, "while we are already launching a 3rd generation device." According to Persson it's an opportunity to show what "all the insight gained from over half a million customers" can do to your wearable strategy, but does the SmartWatch 2 really earn its place on your wrist?

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I’ll Never Wear A Smartwatch. Never

I’ll Never Wear A Smartwatch. Never

With the news surrounding Sony’s possible plans to launch a smartwatch in the near future, I’ve been inundated with comments by the geekiest of the geeks, saying how they can’t wait to get their hands on any and all smartwatches. Those devices, they say, will dramatically improve their lives.

As one of the geekiest geeks out there, one would think that I, too, would want to get my hands on a smartwatch. After all, I’m a gadget fanatic and love everything there is to love about this industry. Why wouldn’t I want to slap a smartwatch from Sony or Apple or any other company on my wrist and be done with it?

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Acer wearable due 2014: Smartwatch likely

Acer wearable due 2014: Smartwatch likely

Acer is planning to add a wearable device to its range, but would-be owners shouldn't expect to see anything go on sale until 2014 at the earliest, the company's smartphone chief has confirmed. "We are looking at wearable" ST Liew, president of Acer's smartphone business group, told Pocket-lint, but argued that industry attempts so far have fallen short of ideal, particularly in the balance of usability and battery life.

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Sony Open SmartWatch Project turns wearable into hack platform

Sony Open SmartWatch Project turns wearable into hack platform

Sony has thrown open its SmartWatch to support alternative firmware, with the company hoping the Open SmartWatch Project will kickstart wearable development and maybe even give it a few new ideas itself. The new scheme - which, unsurprisingly, voids your SmartWatch warranty - allows coders to access the wearable's hardware in new and unusual ways, with Sony detailing all of the components and protocols for the various parts.

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Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Now that Tim Cook has effectively paved the way - without saying so - for Apple to create wearable devices in the near or distant future, the appearance of a so-called "curved battery" in the US Patent office isn't all that much of a surprise. While it's not a guarantee of any bit or piece of technology using this battery any time soon - Apple often patents technology without using it, ever - it does open some rather interesting miniature doors of possibility.

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Foxconn own-brand expansion tipped as Apple orders plateau

Foxconn own-brand expansion tipped as Apple orders plateau

Apple's tussle for market share with Samsung has forced Foxconn to consider launching its own brand of accessories, sources claim, as the long-time iPhone manufacturing partner hunts alternative sources of income. "Limited order growth" among Foxconn's bigger clients has been blamed for the strategy shift, one Hon Hai executive told the WSJ, with sources claiming that the company is no longer satisfied with contract manufacturing and instead wants to leverage its own brand. Another possibility is white-label content supply, branching out into media Foxconn would supply to its existing customers.

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Apple’s Tim Cook hints at new product launches come fall

Apple’s Tim Cook hints at new product launches come fall

Apple has just released its Q2 earnings results, and it has many analysts and stockholders pleased, however Apple's CEO Tim Cook made a statement that should have many consumers pleased as well. Tim Cook stated, "We've got a lot more surprises in store", and that there will be many new product launches beginning in the fall of this year. While its certain that a new iPhone and new iPad will be on its way, there's also speculation that an Apple TV and an iWatch will be coming as well.

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Survey suggests 19% of consumers would buy Apple’s iWatch

Survey suggests 19% of consumers would buy Apple’s iWatch

A recent survey done by ChangeWave Research shows that 19% of consumers would most likely purchase Apple's iWatch when it launches. 5% of consumers are "very likely" to buy the iWatch when it launches, while 14% are "somewhat likely" to purchase it. The survey was conducted from March 4th through March 19th, with over 1,713 North American consumers participating in it.

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