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TrueSmart smartwatch first on “fantastic road” of wearables for Omate

TrueSmart smartwatch first on “fantastic road” of wearables for Omate

Though the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch has only just been shown in is final form for the public, co-founder Nick N.M. Yap spoke with SlashGear this week about a wide open future for the group in all things wearable. Speaking up this week on the TrueSmart smartwatch initially, then on the company's current wildly successful connection with the likes of Kickstarter for its initiation, Yap suggested that the watch was not the end of hardware for Omate - not by a long shot.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

While the masses decide whether or not they'll be slapping a smartwatch on their wrist this upcoming wearable computers season, the team behind Omate TrueSmart are hard at work on the details. This week SlashGear presents an extended interview with Omate's own Nick N.M. Yap, one of three of the company's founders and major supporter of the TrueSmart smartwatch. Today we're having a peek at a key question - how does one handle an on-screen keyboard with a display that's just 1.54-inches in size?

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Pressy for Android turns a headphone jack into a button

Pressy for Android turns a headphone jack into a button

Pressy is a little gadget that is touted as being the "almighty Android button." Specifically, Pressy will transform your headphone jack into a clickable button and it comes preset with three actions. These include a short click to toggle the flashlight, a long click to toggle in and out of silent mode and a double click to take a picture. And just in case you were looking for some additional actions, take comfort in knowing that Pressy actions are able to be customized.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch quickly takes Kickstarter: why this one is different

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch quickly takes Kickstarter: why this one is different

The team of developers and engineers behind Omate are aiming to bring a device by the name of Omate TrueSmart to the public in the form of a smartwatch that runs Android. Over the past few months - and years, even - there's been an increased bit of attention set on wearable devices such as these, with (as any early adopter will tell you) a barrage of devices appearing that certainly did not make the cut for long-lasting usability. Here in what may be the second wave of very user-friendly devices we see Omate, bringing a dual-core processor attached to Android on a watch that can - but doesn't need to - attach to your smartphone wirelessly.

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MotorGun game brings Twisted Metal creator back to vehicular warfare

MotorGun game brings Twisted Metal creator back to vehicular warfare

It's time again to get dirty with some car-to-car battle-ready action with an upcoming video game title MotorGun. This game is being initiated by members of the development team behind the Windows-based vehicular combat game Interstate 76 and brings on none other than Twisted Metal (and God of War) creator David Jaffe for some real classic expertise. What we've got here is all of the ingredients necessary for a full-on next-generation car battle amalgamation - now they've just got to get moving to make it happen before it fizzles.

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TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

The folks at TYLT have revealed that they're not just limiting their prospects to devices like backpacks and pocketable batteries with the TYLT VU Wireless Charger. This device is part of a Kickstarter campaign to create a wireless charger working with the Qi wireless charging standard - in a variety of bright colors, of course. Incorporating some of the most recent Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) approved technology for a free positioning A6 Coil - meaning you can place your smartphone on this dock anywhere and it'll charge like a charm.

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MiiPC delayed as Android PC for kids raises its game

MiiPC delayed as Android PC for kids raises its game

Android-powered Kickstarter MiiPC has been delayed until September, the team behind the affordable "family computer" have revealed, over chip supplier issues, though the start-up says it will use the time to improve the product for early-bird backers. MiiPC, which raised more than 3.5x times its $50k crowdfunding goal back in May, had been expected to make the first shipments of the palm-sized PCs in July. However, the company explained to SlashGear, delays at the supplier of MiiPC's core chipset in delivering the necessary multimedia software component has forced a push back by around two months.

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