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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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Pebble rolls out firmware update version 1.10, adds support for third-party watchfaces

Pebble rolls out firmware update version 1.10, adds support for third-party watchfaces

Pebble has rolled out version 1.5 of PebbleOS for its popular smartwatch. Users should be seeing the firmware update via the Pebble app, but are advised in the announcement that force quitting the app and then restarting it may be necessary. If that fails, the app may need to be deleted and reinstalled, but the hassle is worth it in the end, with the new version bringing a lot of fixes, improvements, and features.

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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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New Watchfaces coming to Pebble soon

New Watchfaces coming to Pebble soon

For those of you who have received your Pebble E-Paper watches, and for those of you who are about the get it soon, here's some great news for you. Pebble is planning on releasing its Watchface SDK to developers during the 2nd week of April. This SDK will allow developers to create their own watchfaces for the Kickstarter prodigy. Pebble has seen some extraordinary watchfaces released by the Pebble developer community, like a watchface that lets you play "Snake", so by releasing this SDK and garnering more developer support, Pebble can be brought to the next level.

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Pebble Smartwatch Review

Pebble Smartwatch Review

Pebble stole Kickstarter's heart, eclipsed companies hundreds of times its size at CES, and got many people reconsidering the role of the wristwatch in today's smartphone-saturated world: not bad for a startup already burned once from a failed smartwatch project. After taking more than $10m in crowdfunding, Kickstarter began shipping out its Bluetooth-connected watch late last month, aiming to fulfil nearly 70,000 backer pledges by March, and then move onto $150 preorders after that. So, will Pebble's vocal supporters get some smart bang for their Kickstarter buck? Read on for our full review.

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Good news: Google Glass isn’t just Pebble on your face

Good news: Google Glass isn’t just Pebble on your face

I admit it, I was getting worried. After the original Project Glass concept video promised far, far more than the wearable could deliver, and then the public tidbits from Googlers pointed to little more than a hands-free camera and the occasional email notification, I started to suspect Google had entirely dropped the ball with Glass. Less wearable computer, and more strap-a-Pebble-to-your-face.

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If Apple does iWatch, is Samsung’s Galaxy Watch far behind?

If Apple does iWatch, is Samsung’s Galaxy Watch far behind?

Apple and Samsung already dominate the smartphone market, but the smartwatch industry could be the next in line for a wrist-worn tech attack, judging by "iWatch" and "Project J" rumors. Talk of an Apple alternative to Pebble and other wearables has surged in the past week, with a 100-person team tipped to be collaborating on a curved glass digital timepiece that would work as a companion to your iPhone. However, the Cupertino smartwatch crew is unlikely to be alone in its second-screen ambitions, with Samsung likely also on the case.

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A Siri iWatch could dominate wearables

A Siri iWatch could dominate wearables

Oh, the irony: tech manufacturers by the dozen attempting to dissuade you from pulling an iPhone from your pocket, and it might be Apple that actually manages it. That's not to say the Cupertino giant - or the rumored "iWatch" - is aiming to replace the iPhone, only leave it snug in your jacket or purse more of the time by shunting glanceable functionality to your wrist. It's a strategy we've seen several other manufacturers (most notably Pebble, currently glowing rosily from its multi-million Kickstarter success) try, but there are some very good reasons why Apple could be the firm to take the smartwatch mass-market.

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