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Samsung Gear S2 details released in full [UPDATE: more images]

Samsung Gear S2 details released in full [UPDATE: more images]

Three versions of Samsung's newest smartwatch, the Gear S2, have been revealed today. Each of the three, the Samsung Gear S2, Gear S2 classic, and Gear S2 3G will come with round faces and Tizen for their software platform. While the Gear S2 and S2 classic will come with Wi-fi connectivity, a Gear S2 3G version will also be released with the same specifications save a slot for a 3G SIM card. Each of these devices will also come with Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC, and will be released likely by the end of the year.

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Android Wear’s iOS victim isn’t Apple Watch, it’s Pebble

Android Wear’s iOS victim isn’t Apple Watch, it’s Pebble

Android Wear has been updated to work with iOS, and while some suggest it's the Apple Watch that'll suffer, we're thinking Pebble. The smartwatch that took hold a couple years ago with its super-simple interface, physical buttons, and most important of all - iOS integration from the get-go. Being the only smartwatch in the world worth a second glance was great for Pebble when it launched. Now things are different. Now there's competition, and Pebble really, truly looks like it's behind the times.

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LG Watch Urbane Luxe flaunts gold to make it more timely

LG Watch Urbane Luxe flaunts gold to make it more timely

We haven't heard much about LG's plans for a new smartwatch, and probably that's because it doesn't have one. At least, not in the way that Samsung, Motorola, and ASUS are expected to show in a few days at IFA 2015. What it has instead is an LG Watch Urbane Luxe, which is, for all intents and purposes, the LG Watch Urbane. Except, as the name might already hint, it is one that is earmarked for luxury, both in design and in price.

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Tencent QQ Watch wearable for kids is rugged, colorful

Tencent QQ Watch wearable for kids is rugged, colorful

We’ve seen wearables for kids in the past, some of them with an educational slant, others designed solely for parents to track their whereabouts. The newest kid-friendly wearable is a mixture of both those things, and comes from Chinese company Tencent. The QQ Watch is colorful and styled in such a way that it resembles a legitimate smartwatch, though the wearable isn't as functional as something the child's parent may be wearing.

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The new Moto 360 may be smaller and cheaper

The new Moto 360 may be smaller and cheaper

Up close and personal with the next Moto 360, it would appear that things are getting a bit smaller this time around. Strange for the smartphone world where devices are always getting bigger, but perfectly reasonable for the Wild West of the wearables market. Here it seems as though the next Moto 360 keeps the "flat tire" display, changes the position of the power button, and added bit of hardware to the top and bottom for easier switching of bands.

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Even Samsung’s exec is now teasing the Gear S2

Even Samsung’s exec is now teasing the Gear S2

When you have a product that could very well be taken to be a high point in the industry, you might as well flaunt it around, right? That might exactly be the line of reasoning in running in Dennis Miloseski's mind when he posted on Instagram a snapshot of him wearing the upcoming Samsung Gear S2. Miloseski, being VP of Samsung Design America and head of Samsung Mobile UXCA, is so far the highest ranking Samsung suit to give the public a taste of what's to come next week at IFA 2015.

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ASUS full IFA product lineup details teased

ASUS full IFA product lineup details teased

ASUS teases a collection of devices they'll likely unveil in full at IFA 2015 starting on the 4th of September. One video shows off a set of devices - at least three, by the looks of it - each with classic ASUS industrial design. The first and most obvious of these is the new ASUS ZenWatch. This device will take on a form not all that unlike the first ZenWatch revealed at IFA 2014, just under one year ago, in Berlin, Germany.

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Samsung Gear 2 in final testing

Samsung Gear 2 in final testing

Today the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch has been shown off "in the wild" - still on the arm of a Samsung employee, but in a candid shot nonetheless. This device was shown on the arm of vice president, head of study, Samsung Design America Dennis Miloseski. This fellow is also the head of Samsung Mobile UXCA, overseeing strategy, design UX, industrial design, and engineering operations in North America for Samsung. Normally Miloseski is the sort of person to wear far more expensive watches. Normally he's rolling with high fashion.

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Moto 360 2 (possibly) spotted on Chicago train

Moto 360 2 (possibly) spotted on Chicago train

The new Moto 360 may have been spotted being worn by a commuter on a train in Chicago, at least according to the person who snapped a couple pictures of it. We've seen leaks suggested to be of the newest Motorola wearable over the past weeks, such as the one that surfaced on August 14 showing an unexpected device. A couple days later some regulatory documents surfaced from Brazil indicating that next Moto 360 will be available in two different sizes, per consumer feedback.

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Android Wear Translate makes your watch a live language expert

Android Wear Translate makes your watch a live language expert

Today Google has updated Android Wear with Translate, an app which allows you to speak to your watch and see a translation instantly. This app works with 44-languages, harvesting language knowledge from the Google Translate library. Once you choose a language, speaking to your watch will result in instant translations in text form. Once you've read what you need to read, you can flip your wrist to see the other of the two languages you've chosen.

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