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Jawbone UP Android app available now on Google Play

Jawbone UP Android app available now on Google Play

Today the Android app for the device known as Jawbone UP is available for the first time. Before now, the Jawbone device was only able to connect to iOS devices - notably the iPhone - but you'll now be able to work with any and all current Android devices, Samsung to HTC, Motorola, LG, and back again. This move will expand the Jawbone UP universe vastly, with millions of Android users joining the big Google mobile party daily.

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Jawbone MyTALK hacked: Names, emails and encrypted passwords stolen

Jawbone MyTALK hacked: Names, emails and encrypted passwords stolen

Jawbone has notified some users that its MyTALK service has been hacked, with the cloud app and firmware update platform supposedly seeing names, emails, and encrypted passwords raided. The security hack was revealed in an email to registered users today, warning them that "limited user information" had been stolen, though suggesting that there was no sign of any unauthorized use of that login data, or access to account information, that Jawbone could see.

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Jawbone UP app update connects you to Facebook Open Graph

Jawbone UP app update connects you to Facebook Open Graph

This week the folks at Jawbone have made their UP band a more social device with an update to its iOS app and connectivity with Facebook Open Graph. The Jawbone UP device itself is out on the market now and has been for some time - $129 for a lovely little strap that fits around your wrist and makes you a much more responsible fitness fanatic. This set of updates includes two major pushes for an active lifestyle with Multiple Sleep Alarms and the ease of connecting with your friends on Facebook - like a snap!

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Will Wearables Fuel – or Fracture – Convergence?

Will Wearables Fuel – or Fracture – Convergence?

The candid snapshot of Google exec Sergey Brin, riding the subway on a $2.25 fare while sporting a Glass prototype worth thousands of dollars, has reignited questions around ubiquitous computing. That sighting of Brin is a timely one. Not only is Google's Glass Foundry developer schedule kicking off at the end of January, but several other wearables projects have reached milestones this month; Vuzix brought out prototypes of its Glass rival a few weeks back, while Kickstarter success Memoto applied some extra-sensor balm to the sting of an unexpected hardware delay today.

As each project tracks toward release, however, the ecosystem of more straightforward body-worn gadgetry such as activity monitors like Jawbone's UP picks up for what's predicted to be a bumper year of sales. Still, among sensor ubiquity and the specter of power paucity, the fledgling wearables industry hasn't apparently decided whether it'll face this brave new augmented world hand-in-hand, or jealously guarding its data.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

There are three different ways you're going it give the gift of audio this holiday season, the first being the massive amount of smart devices out there with their own external speaker - so many do these days that it's taken for granted - see: all of the smartphones, notebooks, and tablets we've worked with for several years - they're all able to play music, imagine that! The second way you're going to give the gift of audio is with speakers galore, starting with the Jawbone BIG Jambox and/or the Jawbone Jambox standard edition - or with custom color combinations if you wish with the company's new "The Remix" initiative - it's fun stuff!

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Jawbone UP Review (2012)

Jawbone UP Review (2012)

Jawbone's UP is back for 2012, and like that gym membership you signed up for and only used once, it's begging you to give it a second chance. The original UP launched last year to rave reviews, but the shine quickly faded as owners struggled with batteries that refused to charge and hardware that would unexpectedly stop working. Jawbone dragged it back into the lab and returned with a new version, all-change in hardware and software, and the subject of near 3m hours of testing. The wearable tracking market hasn't stood still in the meantime, however, so can the UP regain its lost momentum? Read on for our full review.

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Jawbone UP reborn: $130 from today

Jawbone UP reborn: $130 from today

Jawbone has resurrected its UP activity monitoring wristband, redesigning the software and hardware of the sensor-packed strap to track both your exercise and your sleep patterns. On sale from today, priced at $129.99, the new UP tracks movements as you walk, jog, and run, as well as micro-movements during sleep, and can even vibrate to prompt you to get up and be more active.

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Jawbone JAMBOX The Remix gets limited release and hands-on

Jawbone JAMBOX The Remix gets limited release and hands-on

We've been given the opportunity to take a peek at Jawbone's newest iteration of their popular JAMBOX lineup of bluetooth mobile speakers, a custom color combination built with their new "JAMBOX The Remix" initiative. What you've got here is a collection of 13 different grille colors and 9 different cap colors, each of them fine tuned to look fabulous no matter what combination you make. Our choices were none other than Graphite Diamond and Red - the only colors you're ever going to need!

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Jawbone JAMBOX The Remix delivers color-friendly custom combos

Jawbone JAMBOX The Remix delivers color-friendly custom combos

This week the #1 best selling Bluetooth speaker in the United States, the Jawbone JAMBOX, is bringing on a whole new era of customizability with JAMBOX The Remix. With this initiative comes a collection of color combinations for both the grilles and the caps for your Jawbone JAMBOX, all for the same price you'd pay for a standard single color model. You'll be able to select from a set of 13 different grille colors and 9 different cap colors, with both user-selected combinations and "Popular Remixes" available to you right out of the gate!

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