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Apple Watch of a different breed: Macintosh II software running on Android Wear

Apple Watch of a different breed: Macintosh II software running on Android Wear

Did you read our in-depth Apple Watch review and decide it's not for you, but still want to show your loyalty to the Macintosh on your wrist? Well, after the custom built 1970s-themed Apple II Watch, next on the list of options is a wearable running the System 6 operating system from the 1987 Macintosh II. As long as the fact that it's running on an Android Wear device don't bother you, you can experience System 6 and its desktop, windows, and menu bar in their full glory on a 1.6-inch screen!

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Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

With the long anticipated release of Apple Watch this past week, the company behind it put a lot of coal in the engine of the wearable train. For a solid year, the world hemmed and hawed about smartwatches, waiting to see what Apple would do. Now that they’re officially in the mix, here are a few reasons to sit this early-adopter’s segment out — at least for a year.

 

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Google, Samsung bitterness resurfaces on wearables

Google, Samsung bitterness resurfaces on wearables

Google and Samsung have an interesting history. Often working together, the two eventually end up splitting apart at the seams. Be it Nexus devices or Chromebooks, there has almost always been a very Google-centric Samsung device floating around. The latest Samsung-for-Google device, the Gear Live, may have drawn a line in the sand.

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Did Android Wear just bomb, or did Moto 360 just win?

Did Android Wear just bomb, or did Moto 360 just win?

Today we’ve posed a wearables question to readers of SlashGear and Android Community in a variety of forums: Have you purchased an Android Wear device, and why or why not? The overwhelming response has been "no", with a reasoning most often centering on a complete lack of reason - why would I purchase something that I have no need for? Was Tim Cook right?

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Android Wear teardown shows two easily repairable devices

Android Wear teardown shows two easily repairable devices

Android Wear is cool, but is it sturdy? More to the point, if (or when, maybe) you break your G Watch or Gear Live, how easy will it be to repair? The team at iFixIt have given both devices their teardown treatment, and the results just might surprise you a bit.

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LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live update KMV78V rolls out

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live update KMV78V rolls out

The first two Android Wear smartwatches making their way to consumers' wrists, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, have received their first updates, with an over-the-air update making its way to both wearables.

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LG G Watch easy to pry, Samsung Gear Live compact but complex

LG G Watch easy to pry, Samsung Gear Live compact but complex

The first batch of Android Wear smartwatches isn't even out in the wild yet, and here we are seeing the first teardowns of the devices. Though it's not exactly the thorough iFixit treatment, it does give a bit of insight into the inner workings of these super small computers, particularly the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, as well as potentially how easy they are to break or fix.

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Samsung Gear Live Review: Goodbye Tizen, hello Android Wear

Samsung Gear Live Review: Goodbye Tizen, hello Android Wear

Samsung isn't short on smartwatches right now, but it couldn't resist adding another to the roster with Android Wear, Google's play for the wearable space. Launching alongside LG's G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live borrows heavily from the Tizen-powered Gear 2 Neo, though with some Google Now sparkle thrown in too. I've reviewed Android Wear in full separately, so this review will focus on the Gear Live's own particular abilities and issues.

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LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live: hands-on up close and personal

LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live: hands-on up close and personal

The first two Android Wear devices are being shown off this week at Google I/O 2014 and have been put on sale through Google Play. Both of them square-faced, both of them working with the first iteration of Android Wear. There’s the LG G Watch and there’s the Samsung Gear Live - which one will strike your fancy the hardest?

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Samsung Gear Live hands-on

Samsung Gear Live hands-on

Samsung's Gear Live was a surprise addition to the Android Wear lineup at Google I/O 2014, but with its roots firmly in the Tizen-powered Gear 2 and Neo it's no great stretch for the Korean giant. As with Motorola and LG's watches, Google and its partners are playing things close to its chest when it comes to actually playing with the new smartwatch platform, but that doesn't mean I couldn't draw some early conclusions from my hands-on time.

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Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch priced and put on pre-order

Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch priced and put on pre-order

At Google I/O 2014 Android Wear came out with a bang, appearing with three smart watches ready for release later this summer. Starting today both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live - newly announced today - will both be made available for pre-order.

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Samsung Gear Live joins Android Wear crew, available today

Samsung Gear Live joins Android Wear crew, available today

Ordering of the just-announced Samsung Gear Live has been made clear today at Google I/O 2014 right alongside the LG G Watch. Google is making a serious push of Android Wear today with a full demonstration of the system, following up with hardware ready to roll imminently. The Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch are coming to pre-orders today, while the Motorola Moto 360 will be made available later this year.

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