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Pebble Education Project brings 4,000 smartwatches to schools

Pebble Education Project brings 4,000 smartwatches to schools

The creators of the smartwatch known as Pebble have let loose information on an education program they're running that'll have 4,000 Pebble watches put on the wrists of engineering and CS students across the country. This Pebble Education Project will be working with seven schools from the start, bringing on full release-era Pebble watches to students of MIT, CMU, VT, and more. This education push is aiming to bring a rather simple yet powerful tool to the hands of students that'll be able to use them to great effect.

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PebbleOS firmware version 1.14 update released

PebbleOS firmware version 1.14 update released

Pebble users are getting a bit of an early Christmas gift, with the company announcing the latest firmware release: version 1.14. The update runs the gamut of changes -- new features, fixed bugs, and some improvements in general -- among them being some handy functions like "Do Not Disturb" and a "Snooze Alarm" option. The update is available now, so one only has to head into their related Android or iOS app to nab it.

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Pebble smartwatch hits Black Friday with Amazon and own-page cuts

Pebble smartwatch hits Black Friday with Amazon and own-page cuts

There's nothing like a good push on the biggest shopping day of the year, especially when you've got a device that's just about the size of your traditional stocking for stuffing. That's what's up with Pebble this weekend when they reveal that they've released the device to Amazon as well as on their own site with special cut just for this weekend. This device is also getting ramped up for a bit of a rebirth as their version 2.0 software brews in beta, mind you, with developers chomping at the bit.

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Pebble iOS 7 notifications update live

Pebble iOS 7 notifications update live

There’s a brand new bit of firmware and software needed for the newest update in Pebble’s smartwatch experience were released this afternoon in full. These updates for the watch and the iPhone bring the Pebble environment up to the place that was explained earlier this month, full iOS 7 notifications and all. Users will be able to receive notifications from this point forward from Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Flipboard, and more, straight through Pebble’s full integration with Notification Center in iOS 7.

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Pebble update brings full iOS 7 notifications; SDK 2.0 ready to roll

Pebble update brings full iOS 7 notifications; SDK 2.0 ready to roll

The smartwatch known as Pebble is seeing a software update today that brings on full iOS 7 integration - across iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - for full notifications support, just as on Android. This update, which will be pushed out OTA to all users, adds in support for notifications that don’t just include calls, emails, and texts as Pebble launched with, but also with calendar, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and more - in fact, anything that shows up in Notification Center will be pushed to the smartwatch. Meanwhile, there are collaborations with some big names like GoPro and Foursquare to integrate with Pebble through the new SDK 2.0.

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Apple iWatch on docket as LG flexible OLED display deal made

Apple iWatch on docket as LG flexible OLED display deal made

LG will supply flexible OLED displays for Apple's much anticipated "iWatch" project, the results of which will be unleashed to consumers sometime next year, various industry insiders are signaling. But the Korean company will only be a secondary provider for the displays, if Seoul-based HMC Investment Securities analyst Kim Young-woo's estimation is of any import. Taiwan-based RiTDisplay will be the primary source, he told The Korea Herald.

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FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

If you were thinking that you'd never jump aboard a smart bike - or an electric bicycle for that matter - because you were a hardcore fixed-gear enthusiast for life, think again. The folks behind FlyKly have introduced a an entire electric/smart bike setup in a single rear wheel. Now bicyclists will be able to toss a wheel on their favorite bike and electrify it - so to speak - straight away.

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AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

While the Pebble smartwatch is not a machine that needs any kind of mobile data coverage as such, the folks at AT&T have decided to get onboard with carrying the device as an exclusive across the USA. This device was part of a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year and found itself the subject of a Pebble Smartwatch Review on SlashGear as well. Now the device is headed to AT&T - and no other mobile carrier - with the same $150 price tag it's always been delivered with.

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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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