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iWatch rumors point to Q3 2014 launch and UV light sensor

iWatch rumors point to Q3 2014 launch and UV light sensor

Some new Apple iWatch rumors are making the rounds this week including one that suggest that the device could have a UV light exposure sensors inside. That sensor would allow the watch to monitor the UV exposure of the wearer and warn them when the potential for sunburn was high. Reports indicate that the sensor used in the watch could come from Silicon Labs.

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Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

It would appear that the Samsung Gear smartwatch was only a smartphone-reliant device for a limited time - this week a new unit is appearing in tips from South Korea with a USIM inside. This means that users will be able to connect to the web with their USIM (think SIM-card on the other side of the sea) through the watch without needing a smartphone for web. This connectivity would be tested in the Asian market before it was released worldwide, similar to what we’ve seen with the curved Galaxy Smartphone from 2013.

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Will.i.am reveals his smartwatch, plans a July release

Will.i.am reveals his smartwatch, plans a July release

Better known for his musical talents and association with the popular band Black Eyes Peas, singer and songwriter will.i.am moonlights as a serial entrepreneur and innovator during his time off music. This time around, he is in the news for his latest innovation, a smartwatch, which was revealed on a British chat show.

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Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are available for pre-order on Amazon

Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are available for pre-order on Amazon

Samsung didn’t do too well with its original Galaxy Gear smartwatch that we reviewed back in October. Hoping to improve on the success that it had with the original, Samsung is set to launch three new wearables on April 11. Those new wearables include the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit that we went hands on with in February. In preparation for the launch of those three gadgets, Amazon has started taking pre-orders for all of them.

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iWatch team tried poaching Swiss watchmakers claims boss

iWatch team tried poaching Swiss watchmakers claims boss

Apple has reportedly tried to bolster its "iWatch" wearable team with Swiss watchmakers, with the chief of at least one well-known brand accusing the Cupertino firm of trying to poach its talent. The drive for engineers and other experts in wearable tech has already seen Apple add sleep researchers to its iWatch project, but supposedly saw its efforts to recruit staff from Hublot rebuffed.

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LG G Watch gets clearer for Android Wear launch

LG G Watch gets clearer for Android Wear launch

LG has revealed a second image of the LG G Watch, the company's first Android Wear smartwatch, and giving a clearer view of the upcoming wearable. The Korean company is one of several - also including Samsung, HTC, ASUS, and Motorola - to pledge support for Android Wear, Google's attempt to fettle Android for the wrist, and one of only two companies to show off their upcoming hardware, though the first glimpse LG gave was relatively clandestine.

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The Secret to Smartwatch Success is Non-tech Firms

The Secret to Smartwatch Success is Non-tech Firms

Smartwatches will be everywhere this year. With Google announcing Android Wear and companies already showing off devices at CES and Mobile World Congress, it won’t be long before a slew of smartwatches are sitting on store shelves.

Of course, smartwatches are already available. In fact, several companies, from Samsung to Pebble, have offered their interpretation of wrist-worn wearables. The trouble for those firms, however, is that so far, those products haven’t taken off. And it’s unclear whether even Android Wear could go a long way in pushing smartwatches onto more wrists.

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