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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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Razer Nabu launches again, for real this time

Razer Nabu launches again, for real this time

It's kinda telling when a "second gen" product ships before its predecessor. Technically speaking, the Razer Nabu X is a sort of a different wearable, but still, the display-toting Razer Nabu was announced a full year before it. This week at PAX Prime 2015, Razer has finally announced something that was more than a year in the making. The Razer Nabu is finally available for pre-order, for real, starting September 15 and will start shipping, for real, in October. Hopefully with no more unexpected delays.

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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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AUO’s new displays include 4K smartphones, wearables

AUO’s new displays include 4K smartphones, wearables

AUO or AU Optronics isn't exactly a name you'll always hear thrown around when it comes to displays, compared with, say Sharp or even JDI, but the company has been steadily putting out screen after screen intended for a wide range of electronic devices, including smarpthones, tablets, TVs, in-vehicle systems, and even vending machines. Releasing a flood of new screens right before IFA 2015, AUO is once again trying to cover that large gamut of products, which now also include everyone's favorite eccentric gadget, the ever so loyal smartwatch.

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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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“L” is for Life Sciences: smart contacts graduate from X Labs

“L” is for Life Sciences: smart contacts graduate from X Labs

Here's another one to add to the Alphabet noodle soup. We've only really heard about Google's plans to put some smarts into contact lenses last year. But according to Google co-founder and now Alphabet president Sergey Brin, they have been hard at work at it for three years under the Google X umbrella. Now, however, with the shuffling of brands and people, the smart contact lens is ready to graduate from experimental status into a new Life Sciences company of its own under the Alphabet mothership.

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Android Wear interactive watch faces enliven the whole platform

Android Wear interactive watch faces enliven the whole platform

Google's Android Wear development team release an Interactive Watch Faces API to diversify the home screen of the platform. Android Wear is one of several smartwatch operating systems very much in the "Wild West" of the platform - especially with updates like this, the whole operating system can be given a jolt of new life. Engagement is about to be shocked with this API, as proven with the first few "interactive watch faces" on the market today.

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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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