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ZTE smartwatch due Q2 2014 but locked-down to own phones only

ZTE smartwatch due Q2 2014 but locked-down to own phones only

ZTE is planning its own smartwatch, the Chinese company's smartphone marketing chief has confirmed, aiming the companion wearable at the "mainstream market" but initially only working with ZTE handsets. The wrist-worn gadget will offer similar functionality to Samsung's opinion-splitting Galaxy Gear but at a more affordable price point, Lu Qianhao told Digits, though launch plans will only cover China initially.

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Galaxy Gear “world’s most popular smartwatch” says Samsung

Galaxy Gear “world’s most popular smartwatch” says Samsung

This week Samsung appears to have had its hand forced as rumor surfaced of sore sales of their Galaxy Gear smartwatch, making them reveal their "true" numbers to the world. It was this morning when Samsung spoke with Reuters on the subject, saying specifically that the watch had become "the world's most popular smartwatch with sales reaching 800,000" in the two month period since the device was first put on the market. This would indeed put the device well ahead of the competition, but only if those numbers actually reflected the final sales of the machine to consumers.

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EX¹ circuit printer hits Kickstarter goal on first day

EX¹ circuit printer hits Kickstarter goal on first day

Kickstarter has been home to a decent number of runaway successes, with Pebble being one of the first and The Mighty No.9 being one of the most recent. We wrote about the EX1 circuit printer earlier today, and at the time it was nearing in on its goal quickly, having already raised over half of its $30k goal. Fast-forward a few hours, and within its first day the entire project has been funded nearly twice over.

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Apple iWatch on docket as LG flexible OLED display deal made

Apple iWatch on docket as LG flexible OLED display deal made

LG will supply flexible OLED displays for Apple's much anticipated "iWatch" project, the results of which will be unleashed to consumers sometime next year, various industry insiders are signaling. But the Korean company will only be a secondary provider for the displays, if Seoul-based HMC Investment Securities analyst Kim Young-woo's estimation is of any import. Taiwan-based RiTDisplay will be the primary source, he told The Korea Herald.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear return rate over 30% tips leak

Samsung Galaxy Gear return rate over 30% tips leak

Samsung's Galaxy Gear is seeing return rates above 30-percent, leaked internal documentation suggests, with claims the South Korean company is surveying Best Buy Samsung Experience staff to try to figure out how the smartwatch is falling short. "The Galaxy Gear attachment rate within Best Buy is the highest among all channels" according to documents leaked to Geek, yet "the overall return rate is trending above 30-percent."

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HTC “disruptive” tablet teased plus wearable work-in-progress

HTC “disruptive” tablet teased plus wearable work-in-progress

HTC will look to wearables and a new tablet in order to try to reclaim market share, the company has teased, promising "something nice and disruptive" for its new slate. The company has been slow to capitalize on recent attention in either segment, though according to CEO Peter Chou that's because many such devices - particularly smartwatches - have been more gimmicks than anything else, the Financial Times reports.

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Noise-cancelling device for the home up for Dyson Award

Noise-cancelling device for the home up for Dyson Award

Sono, a noise-cancelling device that attaches to your window, has been shortlisted as a top-20 finalist for the 2013 James Dyson Awards. Similar in concept to noise-cancelling headphones, the device detects ambient sounds and actively emits a counter-signal to replace the noise with projected silence or even with another simulated sound like the chirping of birds. It runs on a combination of grid power and harvested energy from surrounding electromagnetic activity such as Wi-Fi signals.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Round is gimmicky not geekery

Samsung’s Galaxy Round is gimmicky not geekery

I love odd gadgets and weird technology. I like manufacturers that think at right-angles when it comes to designs and functionality. Yet Samsung's newly announced Galaxy Round, the Android smartphone with a curved AMOLED display like a techie taco, for all its new screen technology, leaves me cold. "Samsung's Galaxy Round is the epitome of in-fighting with LG" I tweeted last night. ""We got there first" and never mind if "there" is pointless." That prompted a discussion on how I could be enthusiastic about Samsung's Galaxy Gear, also derided by many in recent weeks, but not about the South Korean company's other more unusual designs. For me, it comes down to innovation versus excess.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear ads give smartwatches some heritage

Samsung Galaxy Gear ads give smartwatches some heritage

"After all these years, it's finally real." Samsung has kicked off its advertising campaign for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and it's calling on the heritage of all the more memorable fictional forebears to remind us just how high-tech the wearable is. Samsung's new "Evolution" campaign - and a second spot, called "A Long Time Coming" - set the Galaxy Gear at the end of a smartwatch legacy that includes Dick Tracy's wrist-phone, Michael Knight's KITT watch, and even the Predator's scanner. In fact, Samsung has dug up some watch-phones you might not even remember.

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SparkPeople Spark Activity Tracker hands-on

SparkPeople Spark Activity Tracker hands-on

Does the world need another fitness tracker? SparkPeople thinks so, and the company's $59.95 clip-on Spark Activity Tracker is the wireless gadget it hopes to sell. Effectively a rebadged FitLinkxx Pebble tied into SparkPeople's online database of food, as well as health and fitness guides, the Spark hooks up to your PC or Mac via an included USB dongle, offloading your activity data whenever you're in range. Read on for some first impressions.

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