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CSR Bluetooth Smart jewelry brings wearables to a fashionable place at CES 2014

CSR Bluetooth Smart jewelry brings wearables to a fashionable place at CES 2014

This week we’re to understand that CES 2014’s most popular sort of “new” item is the wearable device - and today CSR is proving that they’re not about to be left in the dust in this category with their first-ever Bluetooth Smart jewelry. Spelled “jewellry” from their end, they’ve got a few suggestions on how the future of wearables is going to be. Speaking with consumers in a survey (of an unknown amount of people, mind you, but who’s counting*), they’ve suggested that 72% of users agree that wearable devices need to look good, while 62% suggest it’s important that any piece of wearable technology fit their own personal style.

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Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers pack Siri and Google Now support: Hands-on

Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers pack Siri and Google Now support: Hands-on

The world is not short of Bluetooth speakers, but Fugoo thinks there's room for at least one more brand: one that actually promises great audio quality as well as some Siri and Google Now magic thrown in too. We know, you've heard that before, but for once the hype might have some reality behind it; we caught up with Fugoo ahead of its CES 2014 launch to test the speakers out up against some of their better-known competition, coming away both surprised and impressed. Read on for all the details.

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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth revamps iconic dial as Mac controller

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth revamps iconic dial as Mac controller

Griffin has brought the old PowerMate rotary controller back from the dead, snipping off the USB cable for the Powermate Bluetooth, a wireless version. Intended for video editors, digital artists, and anyone else who might want a physical control for their digital environment, the PowerMate Bluetooth defaults to volume and mute on your Mac - PC users are out of luck, sadly - but can be switched between different app presets by Griffin, or given user-assigned features.

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Pyle Bluetooth Fitness Scale connects to smart wearables

Pyle Bluetooth Fitness Scale connects to smart wearables

This week the folks at Pyle Audio have taken the smart fitness ecosystem up a notch with additional tracking through a Bluetooth scale. You'll stand on it, you'll weigh yourself, and you'll have this data fed to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Your smartphone will then tell you more about your exercise regiment than you ever could possibly have wanted to know.

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Bluetooth 4.1 takes on Internet of Things with flexibility boost

Bluetooth 4.1 takes on Internet of Things with flexibility boost

Bluetooth is making a play for being the wireless glue that holds the future smart home together, with the Bluetooth 4.1 Core Specification adding key technologies to support the Internet of Things (IoT). Aiming to make Bluetooth 4.1 more flexible in how devices like wearables, web-enabled appliances, smartphones, and other gadgets reconnect when they move in and out of range, not to mention making data transfer more efficient, the new standard builds on Bluetooth Smart, the low-power version that has proliferated in recent years thanks in no small part to inclusion in the iPhone and iPad.

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Lumen Bluetooth 4.0 LED bulb takes on Philips hue

Lumen Bluetooth 4.0 LED bulb takes on Philips hue

Color-changing LED lighting is probably the most obvious way of introducing some smart home tech, and though Philips' hue is the best known system, that hasn't stopped startup rivals from trying to take its crown. Lumen turned to crowdfunding to get its TL800 Bluetooth 4.0 bulb off the ground, and now it's headed to store shelves, promising direct control from your iPhone or (select) Android handset.

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