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AGENT smartwatch Kickstarter reaches backers goal

AGENT smartwatch Kickstarter reaches backers goal

The Pebble is arguably the most popular smartwatch to come out of Kickstarter, but it certainly isn't the last, and now it has a competitor. The AGENT smartwatch is a square watch similar in appearance to the aforementioned device, and it has already reached its funding goal of $100,000, exceeding it by about 30-percent, with 29 days to go. If all goes as planned, the smartwatch will roll out in December.

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Wearables like Glass and Flex could be a $50bn industry in 3 years

Wearables like Glass and Flex could be a $50bn industry in 3 years

The wearables industry could be worth as much as $50bn in just three years time, Credit Suisse has predicted, as gadgets like portable fitness monitors and Glass-style headsets grow in popularity. Core to the likely growth is the prevalence of smartphones, with the finance firm estimating that there are in excess of 250m "installed mobile operating systems" that are capable of acting as a hub to wearables.

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NASA records largest explosion ever on the Moon

NASA records largest explosion ever on the Moon

NASA scientists have recorded what they say is the largest explosion ever seen on the Moon. A meteoroid roughly the size of a small boulder crashed into the moon, creating a large explosion that NASA says could have been seen with the naked eye. The meteoroid was said to have weighed around 90 pounds and was traveling at approximately 56,000 mph when it crashed into the moon.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 has a tough act to follow. Its best-selling predecessor, the Galaxy S III, is arguably the most well-known of all Android handsets, the strongest competition to Apple's iPhone, and the automatic go-to device for many smartphone shoppers. While the GALAXY S 4 may look, at first glance at least, much like the phone that came before it, in actual fact almost everything has been changed, adding up to a hotlist of in-demanded technology. So, is the GALAXY S 4 more than the sum of its parts, or have recent high-profile devices like the HTC One stolen its thunder? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Microsoft smartwatch in R&D tip supply sources

Microsoft smartwatch in R&D tip supply sources

Count Microsoft among those on the smartwatch bandwagon, supply chain sources claim, with the company supposedly working on potential smart-timepiece designs as it weighs their market potential. The in-development watch, which follows Kickstarter success Pebble and ongoing chatter of an Apple "iWatch", would be built around a 1.5-inch screen, component sources tell the WSJ, with Microsoft apparently tinkering with possible designs alongside an in-house Windows Phone handset.

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Google Smartwatch is latest in essentially baseless claims of wearables

Google Smartwatch is latest in essentially baseless claims of wearables

If you've been waiting for a smartwatch ever since Apple released the super-cute iPod that fit perfectly on a wristwatch strap, you may be in luck - Google is reportedly making one running Android. But then there've been reports of Apple making a smartwatch too. And LG is making one as well, and Samsung, and who knows which other companies - smartwatches from every angle, I tell you! But today's report about Google comes from the Financial Times where they've got an inside contact, so it's best we listen.

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LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

First it was Pebble to bring smartwatches to the mainstream, and from the looks of it, several big companies are looking to make a dent in the same market, including Apple, Samsung, Google, and now LG. It's rumored that LG will be joining the three other companies to compete in making a next-generation smartwatch.

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Let’s hope Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is better than its old watch-phone

Let’s hope Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is better than its old watch-phone

All eyes may be on Samsung's smartwatch plans, confirmed by the company's mobile EVP today, but it's not the first time the Korean firm has made a play - albeit underwhelming - for our wrists. Back in 2009 the company's goal was to put an entire phone on your arm, in the shape of the S9110 watch phone. Faced with a 1.76-inch touchscreen - complete with a fake analog watchface, naturally - the Dick Tracy timepiece saw a limited, expensive launch and then swiftly sank from sight.

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Samsung confirms Smartwatch scheming

Samsung confirms Smartwatch scheming

Samsung is working on a smartwatch, a mobile VP from the company has confirmed, a long-term project to extend its best-selling range to the wrist. Executive vice president of mobile Lee Young Hee would not be drawn on either functionality or release plans for the unnamed wearable, telling Bloomberg only that Samsung has "been preparing the watch product for so long" amid rumors of a rival gadget from Apple.

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