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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Gear “over-spec’d” argues Pebble smartwatch creator

Samsung Galaxy Gear “over-spec’d” argues Pebble smartwatch creator

Smartwatches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear and Sony's multiple attempts to break the wearables market are trying too hard and missing the point, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky says, arguing that simplicity is the right route to the wrist. "I think everyone is kind of ignoring the things that you need to do with a smartwatch" Kickstarter success Migicovsky said at TechCrunch Disrupt today. "It needs to mesh into your life, it needs to have a long battery life ... and it needs to just not, y'know, be annoying."

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Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign trumps Pebble to become highest ever

Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign trumps Pebble to become highest ever

Canonical has announced that its Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign has achieved a new world record, trumping other high-earning crowdfunding campaigns (we're looking at you, Pebble) to be the "biggest ever." Such has been achieved with $10,266,845 in funds, and the company doesn't fail to point out that it has a tad under a week left, potentially seeing that number grow.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch likely lacks bendable display in Gen.1

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch likely lacks bendable display in Gen.1

Samsung's smartwatch ambitions look more and more likely to result in a launch at IFA in early September, with new sources claiming the digital timepiece - believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Gear - will be able to make calls and access the internet. The Android-based smartwatch will be revealed at Samsung's September 4 event, two insiders tell Bloomberg, echoing reports earlier this week tipping a similar timeframe for the reveal. However, some of the other speculation around the accessory may not pan out, one source suggests.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch name looks a lock-in

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch name looks a lock-in

Samsung's upcoming smartwatch looks set to launch as the Samsung Galaxy Gear, a US trademark filing suggests, following potential design hints of a flexible-display wearable spotted at the weekend. The new trademark, described as, among other things, a "wearable digital electronic device ... capable of providing access to the internet" was filed on June 29 2013, and follows similar registrations in Korea and elsewhere.

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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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Pebble smartwatch reaches 275k sold, 1m app downloads

Pebble smartwatch reaches 275k sold, 1m app downloads

The Pebble smartwatch is on a kick, and it's been a raging success so far. The company initially raised over $10 million on Kickstarter and have since been the talk of the town. Most recently, Pebble revealed that they have sold 275,000 smartwatches so far, and they're having trouble keeping up with demand, as some Kickstarter backers still don't have their own units in yet.

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IFTTT for iPhone gives iOS some context-intelligence

IFTTT for iPhone gives iOS some context-intelligence

The iPhone you might have in your pocket could be getting considerably more intelligent thanks to IFTTT (If This Then That) arriving on iOS, effectively bringing macros to contacts, photos, reminders, and more. IFTTT for iPhone uses user-defined "Recipes" to turn complex series of tasks - such as uploading any images saved in a certain album to Flickr - into automatic processes, ideal for power-users.

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