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Logitech grabs KickStarter success behind TidyTilt

Logitech grabs KickStarter success behind TidyTilt

Chalk up another Kickstarter success, with Logitech buying up TT Design Labs, the team behind the $223k funded TidyTilt case for the iPhone. The deal - which will see TT Design Labs' two man team join Logitech - brings not only TidyTilt but the company's next products, TidyTilt+ and JustMount, under the Logitech umbrella, with availability for two out of the three to begin in a few weeks time.

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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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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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