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Pebble Time iFixit appraisal: don’t worry about repairs

Pebble Time iFixit appraisal: don’t worry about repairs

As devices get more powerful, their innards also get more sophisticated, usually leading to harder to repair contraptions of doom and gloom. That's why when an equally powerful device gets an iFixit score of 9 out of 10, there is much reason for rejoicing and praise. Granted, the Pebble Time isn't the most complex smartwatch in the market, but for its abilities, its price, and its battery life, a high repairability score pretty much puts it in our Santa's wishlist already. And we're only in May!

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Spotify finally comes to your wrist via Android Wear

Spotify finally comes to your wrist via Android Wear

Hot on the heels of Google's flood of announcements and revelations over at I/O 2015, Spotify is announcing a new feature that you should have seen coming a mile away. The music streaming service has finally deigned it fitting to jump on the wearable train, hopping on Android Wear's cart. Now you can enjoy all the benefits, well almost all, that Spotify has to offer right on your wrist without even taking out your smartphone. Just be aware that it might be the wisest thing to do in some cases.

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Android Wear has 4,000 apps – is that enough?

Android Wear has 4,000 apps – is that enough?

Android Wear now has 4,000 apps, Google confirmed today, with the wearable's latest software update featuring things like sketchable emojis added. The new software also supports flick-gestures for navigating through Android Wear's card-based UI, along with always-on display support both for watch faces and third-party apps. "Checking the time is pretty cool," Google joked, "you can just look at your wrist, get the information, and make a decision in just a fraction of a second."

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Swatch confirms payment-capable smartwatch is on the way

Swatch confirms payment-capable smartwatch is on the way

Swatch, the world's biggest watch-making group, has come a long way since last year. First they had no interest in making watches of any smartness, then they revealed a touch-screen watch specifically targeted at volleyball (but still with limited smarts), and now they're promising a full-on smartwatch with internet connectivity and payment functions. Oh, and it's going to see its first release sometime this summer, says Swatch Chief Executive Nick Hayek.

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Pebble Time shipping kicks off with pre-orders starting June 22

Pebble Time shipping kicks off with pre-orders starting June 22

Pebble has been behind some of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever and its latest Kickstarter project is now shipping. The Pebble Time watch is in distribution centers now and Pebble says that shipping labels and tracking numbers will start going out and ramp up quickly. We mentioned a few days back that May 27 was the day for shipping to start and Pebble has made good on that promise.

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Driver fined for using Apple Watch while driving

Driver fined for using Apple Watch while driving

Smartwatches were designed to actually pry us away from our smartphones by only bringing to our attention very critical notifications, and even then only for a short while. At least that's the theory. And that theory will be one that still needs to be tested by the law, which has grown rather indecisive when it came to the latest breed of smart devices in the market. That is something that a driver from Pincourt, Quebec found out the hard way when he was fined with a $120 ticket for driving with an Apple Watch.

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Lenovo reveals Magic View smartwatch, Smart Cast phone concepts

Lenovo reveals Magic View smartwatch, Smart Cast phone concepts

Lenovo is definitely on a roll at Lenovo Tech World in Beijing, its first ever global tech event. Three laptops, a tablet update, a Chromecast-like puck, a partnership with Microsoft, and Moto Maker for China. But all those are in the realm of actual or upcoming commercial products. The world's largest PC maker, who is dipping its toes in other segments of the tech world, also showed off products that, so far, remained in the realm of possibility, like the Magic View smartwatch and the Smart Cast projection smartphone.

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Gold Apple Watch Edition models begin arriving for first customers

Gold Apple Watch Edition models begin arriving for first customers

This was a good weekend for some of the first customers who ordered the gold Apple Watch Edition when went on sale over a month ago. A number of purchasers have shared that they began receiving notification emails of pending delivery, as well as charges on their credit cards, indicating their orders had shipped. As evidence of the extra service and support Apple is providing with the luxury smartwatch model, customers also received emails allowing them to select specifics time they's like their order to be delivered.

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Apple Watch finally gets a Casio calculator interface with Geek Watch

Apple Watch finally gets a Casio calculator interface with Geek Watch

As soon as the Apple Watch was first revealed last September, there were jokes and comparisons made about similarities between it and the old school Casio calculator watch. Well, they don't all that much in common besides the shape, but the Casio did all of a sudden become the retro-chic alternative for hipsters too cool for Apple's new smartwatch. Anyway, skip forward to today, and now we can finally have both in one package: the classic interface of a $20 wrist calculator, and the package of a $400 mini computer.

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Aria remote navigates your smartwatch with getsures

Aria remote navigates your smartwatch with getsures

It takes two hands to access all of the features that a smartwatch has to offer. If you are carrying heavy bags, cooking, or otherwise have your hands full, a smartwatch's functionality is basically off-limits. Soon, a new smartwatch remote control could let you operate your apps without ever having to touch the smartwatch screen. Aria, under development by Deus Ex Technology, wants to give you the ability to control your smartwatch by one-handed gestures.

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