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Sony Smartband review: a good start, but needs work

Sony Smartband review: a good start, but needs work

At the time Sony’s new wearable ambitions were announced, I noted it was to a “hushed and confused crowd”. The reason the deluge of press members at CES were silent was because nobody knew quite what to make of Sony’s Core announcement. It didn’t seem as though Sony quite knew what they wanted to relate, either. Now that the Smartband has been released, has Sony figured out what their wearable ambitions are?

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iWatch reportedly being tested by Kobe Bryant, Dustin Brown

iWatch reportedly being tested by Kobe Bryant, Dustin Brown

How do you measure the threshold of a fitness wearable? You get some of the fittest people on earth to test it! Apple is reportedly teaming up with various athletes from the NHL, MLB, and NBA to test their incoming wearable. One famous, future hall of famer was recently spotted at Apple’s Cupertino campus, and the talks were said to be centered around the iWatch.

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Spire stress wearable watches you breathing, sleeping

Spire stress wearable watches you breathing, sleeping

Stress can be a killer, but actually spotting the symptoms when you're in the midst of a hectic day can be tough, which is where new wearable Spire comes in. Adding to the usual activity tracking by monitoring breathing patterns, Spire's app can then figure out your state of mind and fire out warnings and suggestions via the phone it's connected to over Bluetooth LE.

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Samsung may purchase voice assistant company Nuance

Samsung may purchase voice assistant company Nuance

Nuance Communications, who champion the popular Dragon voice-to-text assistant, are reportedly entertaining buyout offers. The company is said to have begun discussions with several suitors, according to those familiar with the situation. Those talks are with both existing tech companies and private equity firms.

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Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit is cooking up a Windows Phone 8.1 app, the wearable health band company has confirmed, bringing support for the popular tracker to Microsoft's smartphone platform. News of the app was confirmed by Fitbit on the company's official product forums, after would-be users were vocal in their demands for a version.

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