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Samsung Gear Solo smartwatch: no phone needed

Samsung Gear Solo smartwatch: no phone needed

This week some folks close to Samsung have clearly found it unnecessary to wait until IFA 2014 begins to let their next wearable loose. The Samsung Gear Solo has been revealed by "industry sources" to roll with full SIM-card compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to browse the web and make calls straight from your wrist.

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Yes, you DO want Facebook Messenger

Yes, you DO want Facebook Messenger

Users of all versions of the Facebook app will soon be required to download a separate app called Facebook Messenger to continue using their Facebook Messenger abilities. The original Facebook app for iOS, Android, and all other mobile platforms will no longer feature Messenger abilities - and spoke people aren’t especially happy about that. But why?

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HTC Nexus 9 tablet tipped with Tegra inside

HTC Nexus 9 tablet tipped with Tegra inside

This week we’re hearing more about the next generation of Nexus tablet greatness, the Nexus 9. This device (codenamed Flounder/Volantis) is set to replace the soon-to-be-empty spot in Google Play with a machine that closely resembles the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This begins with HTC manufacturing and ends with a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra SoC.

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Google Fit SDK preview now out for Developers

Google Fit SDK preview now out for Developers

Announced at Google I/O this year, Google Fit is the search giant’s aim at getting users and Developers alike more interested in what wearables can do for our health. they’ve now made the Software Development Kit (SDK) available for preview, giving us all the first glimpses at just what Fit can do for us.

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VivaLnk Digital Tattoo Review: An Android’s best friend

VivaLnk Digital Tattoo Review: An Android’s best friend

When we first heard about digital tattoos, the thought of forever bonding one’s self with technology that could very well be outdated by the time the art was done seemed… less than appealing. As it turned out, Motorola’s first chatter on the next level in the wearables game wasn’t quite so permanent. This week we’re having a peek at the digital tattoo as created by VivaLnk for Motorola’s Moto X.

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HTC One M8 adds social Duo Cam tweaking in web gallery

HTC One M8 adds social Duo Cam tweaking in web gallery

HTC has opened up Duo Shot photos from its One M8 flagship Android smartphone for social editing, with an update to the Gallery app on the phone allowing viewers to adjust the focal point among other tweaks. The new version optionally shares the images enriched with depth data from HTC's twin camera system through a browser-based version of the Gallery app on the phone itself.

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LG G3 Stylus leaks paint a disappointing picture

LG G3 Stylus leaks paint a disappointing picture

LG "accidentally" leaked the existence of, or at least plans for, a stylus-wielding G3 Stylus. Naturally, everyone immediately started to note, no pun intended, its supposed rivalry with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. If you have been keeping your hopes up that this would be the case, you might unfortunately find the latest leaks discouraging, portraying a smartphone that won't really be able to stand up to Samsung's equivalent.

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