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Microsoft Smartwatch prototyped and wireless

Microsoft Smartwatch prototyped and wireless

This week it's been reported more than once that a Microsoft-developed smartwatch may well be on the way, today's tip including no less than a magnetic wireless charging port on its back. This smartwatch would build on the work Microsoft had done in the 2000's with the brand SPOT, that particular watch using FM radio signals for data. At a Microsoft TechFest research event in early March, the company's own Bill Buxton presented a 37-year history of smartwatches. The clues are stacking up.

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Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

We talked about the Smarter Stand for iPad over the summer last year, and the company behind the product ended up shattering their initial Kickstarter goal, reaching over $150,000 in contributions. However, they’re back again, but with a solution for iPhone users. The Smarter Stand for iPhone incorporates a stand and a headphone wrapper in one small package. The Kickstarter campaign ends this Wednesday, April 10, and they’ve already surpassed their original Kickstarter goal of $15,000. However, you can still get in on the action and pre-order one for yourself. However, we ended up getting some samples to try out and see if the Smarter Stand for iPhone lives up to the hype.

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Windows Blue to bring cross-PC Bluetooth sync

Windows Blue to bring cross-PC Bluetooth sync

According to a leaked build of the next-generation update to Windows 8 going by code-name "Windows Blue", you'll soon be able to sync not only some of your account information from computer to computer with your Microsoft account. What Within Windows describes here is a laundry list of elements you'll be factoring in to your Microsoft account associations - everything from Bluetooth device recognition to Installed Apps. Soon you'll be able to bring your account with you wherever you go, on whatever PC you happen to be logging in on!

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Galaxy Note III screen size inadvertently outed by Samsung accessory

Galaxy Note III screen size inadvertently outed by Samsung accessory

It would appear that right on top of the launch of the GALAXY S 4, an accessory detail, of all things, may have outed the prospective screen size for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III. With the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 we've seen Samsung's willingness to stick with the nature-themed hardware body of their device lineup. With the Samsung Game Pad detail list released today, we're to understand that the screen size for the Galaxy Note III may very well be a monstrous 6.3-inches.

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Apple now selling wall-mountable iMacs for $40 extra

Apple now selling wall-mountable iMacs for $40 extra

One problem with the new iMacs was that there was no easy way to mount the all-in-one to the wall, since they didn't support a standard VESA mount. A lot of users like to save desk space and stick their displays to the wall, but there was really no easy way to go about that with the new iMac, unless you could do a bit of clever hacking. However, Apple has released an option specifically for that niche and is now offering iMacs with a built-in VESA wall mount adapter.

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