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Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Today the folks at Google responsible for pushing the future of smart devices have announced Android Wear. This system will be working with manufacturers including Asus, HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung - each of whom have already shaken hands with Google on the initiative. This push will work with fashion brands like Fossil Group as well to bring on Android-powered wearables this year.

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iOS Healthbook details leak for tipped iOS 8 launch

iOS Healthbook details leak for tipped iOS 8 launch

There’s a new ecosystem within iOS being rumored this season which includes a health-centered aim for the next generation of iPhones. While this "Healthbook" will work with the iPhone 5s as well, the big dish will be inside iOS 8 for the next generation. These details come from 9to5Mac where Mark Gurman appears to have the full run-down. This update will likely be appearing before the end of 2014.

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Galaxy Gear reboot imminent as Best Buy, AT&T axe stock

Galaxy Gear reboot imminent as Best Buy, AT&T axe stock

It would seem that the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch will be getting a reboot sooner than later as both Best Buy and AT&T have made efforts to cut stock this week. While we've expected that Samsung would bring on an updated Samsung Galaxy Gear sooner than later, this bit of info allows us to see into the imminent future - more than likely Mobile World Congress 2014, as it were. Here we'll see the latest in Samsung wearables as well as - quite likely - the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well.

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iWatch tipped as Apple job listing pulled: physiologists wanted

iWatch tipped as Apple job listing pulled: physiologists wanted

Until a few minutes after it was published elsewhere on the web, Apple had a job listing up which suggested they were in search of physiologists for fitness and energy tests. This listing suggests that Apple is working more deeply than in the past on athletic programs - this in turn teasing the possibility that Apple could be getting closer to releasing a fitness-centered app of their own - tied to the iWatch, of course.

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iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

In the creation of the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, it's said - and it's been suggested by Apple several times over the course of the last year - that they'll be pushing into the health and fitness arena. You'll have seen quite a few apps and devices doing this over the past year as well, the entire "wearables" industry making their way forward fully intent on taking advantage of the average citizen's wishes to stay in shape.

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ASUS smartwatch chatted up by enigmatic Jonney Shih

ASUS smartwatch chatted up by enigmatic Jonney Shih

This week the ASUS chairman Jonney Shih spoke up at the company's year-end party, making it known that he's got full confidence in the brand's next-generation wearable device. This wearable device will not necessarily be a smartwatch, but Shih's comments this week have suggested it'll go to war with the rest of the watches out there today anyway.

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Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

This week in celebration of 30 years of Apple's push for Macintosh, Tim Cook spoke with ABC news about several subjects - including, briefly, their investment in USA-based manufacturing facilities. This chat included a reminder that Apple was manufacturing the Mac Pro in Arizona, leading Cook to note their recent investment in Arizona. So-called "sapphire glass" is at the center of this push, and it's quite likely they'll be bringing it to a new product inside this year.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

After months of waiting and watching for the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch to appear in the wild, it’s finally appeared here at CES 2014. What we’ve got here is a smartwatch that takes the dream of a stand-alone device in smartwatch form and makes it a reality - there’s a SIM card in here. That center bit between the two massive physical buttons on the side of this watch is a camera, too - and not a half bad one, at that.

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