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Android Wear aims at developers for Google Wearables

Android Wear aims at developers for Google Wearables

This morning Google introduced Android Wear, aiming to bring Android to our wearables future. The Internet giant provided a general look at what its system could do -- bring a usable roster of information to your wrist rather than just a clock and notifications -- and with that comes a slew of information for developers. We've delved into the Developer Preview for Android Wear, and have the details for you after the jump.

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Moto 360 smartwatch detailed as Android Wear first for Motorola

Moto 360 smartwatch detailed as Android Wear first for Motorola

This week the folks at Motorola have revealed their first wearable device working with Google’s new Android Wear software. This device will be round - both round and square devices will be coming in the Android Wear universe - and will be telling time first and foremost. This device will also work with google Now, and is generally appearing to be the poster child for Google’s Android Wear initiative.

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LG G Watch detailed as first Android Wear wearable device

LG G Watch detailed as first Android Wear wearable device

Today right on top of Google’s first Android Wear push, LG has revealed that they’ll be releasing an LG G Watch. This device will make use of Google’s Android Wear software, based in Android with a number of Google-specific abilities. This includes working with Google Now and the "OK Google" keyword right out of the box.

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Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Today the folks at Google responsible for pushing the future of smart devices have announced Android Wear. This system will be working with manufacturers including Asus, HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung - each of whom have already shaken hands with Google on the initiative. This push will work with fashion brands like Fossil Group as well to bring on Android-powered wearables this year.

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HTC One 2014 available on March 25th “minutes” after announcement

HTC One 2014 available on March 25th “minutes” after announcement

Letting no time pass between announcing the "all new" HTC One for 2014 and letting users purchase the handset is a new move by the manufacturer - one that’ll certainly put some pressure on publications (like SlashGear) to get as much information on the device as possible out as quick as possible. While otherwise we’d have days or even weeks to speak about the devices before they’re released, groups like Carphone Warehouse are suggesting that they’ll be receiving shipments of the 2014 HTC One immediately after the special events taking place on the 25th of March in London and New York. We’ll be in New York for said event, of course - so stick around.

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Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

There’s a new Sonos controller app out there this week, one delivered for users to take command of their local audio from their smartphone with ease. This app is updated with a new design and extra-simple interface, a new universal search feature, and an update period of "this spring". Android users can test the app today, supposing they’re OK with the Beta state of the software.

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Samsung S Band activity tracker gets German closeup

Samsung S Band activity tracker gets German closeup

This week the folks at Samsung have decided - perhaps accidentally - to release an up-close opportunity to users in Germany for their upcoming S Band activity tracker release. This device is about the size of a small watch face, fitting in a number of accessories made to attach to your arm or clothing. The activity tracker itself works with 5 LED lights in itself, hidden under the surface of its face until activated.

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LINE Voice Calls activated in USA and 7 other countries

LINE Voice Calls activated in USA and 7 other countries

The latest update of the LINE chat app has added a system in which users will be able to make use of free voice calls inside their own countries and abroad. This "LINE Call" system works inside a number of countries - Columbia, The Philippines, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, and the United States, and will be available to users who have registered their mobile phone number with the service. Which calls are free and which are available for "cheap domestic and international calls" is not yet entirely clear.

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Google Hangouts is down, it’s not just you [Update: Restored]

Google Hangouts is down, it’s not just you [Update: Restored]

This morning Google Hangouts is on the fritz. Users across the United States are reporting outages as well as down-time entirely as the service is experiencing difficulty in both sending and receiving messages. This downtime appears to be at a server level as both desktop (web browser) and mobile versions of the ecosystem are experiencing difficulties.

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