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Intel talks wearables: Fashion forward, tech behind

Intel talks wearables: Fashion forward, tech behind

Intel isn't leaving its wearables push to chance, looking to the world of fashion in order to do what its executives claim nothing else in the segment has managed: build an emotional relationship without compromise with the wearer. "Today the smart wearables we see on the market are very much led by technology companies," Ayse Ildeniz, VP for business development and strategy in Intel's New Devices Group said today during a CES 2014 roundtable. "Whereas, the things we wear are very personally-led: we somehow get very attached to them." To try to build that emotional stickiness, Intel is being very clear on its limits: unlike the do-everything approaches of Samsung, Pebble, and others, it's going to focus on the chips and leave the rest to the fashionistas.

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Apple iWatch reportedly facing power problems

Apple iWatch reportedly facing power problems

Apple is facing unexpected hurdles in its smartwatch design process, sources claim, with the much-discussed wearable - colloquially known as the "iWatch" - supposedly giving Cupertino engineers some sleepless nights. Issues include delivering sufficient battery life according to The Information, with Apple supposedly considering changing the display technology it initially intended to use in the hope of cutting power consumption.

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Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin knows it can't count on the in-car navigation market to carry its fortunes, and so the company is ramping up its wearables focus, kicking off CES 2014 with the vivofit band. Tracking both movement and sleep, the vivofit hooks up to a computer via Bluetooth 4.0 or an ANT+ dongle, but the best news could be the battery life: Garmin says it'll last for a year on a single set of replaceable batteries.

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Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Joining the BT-200 smart glasses it rolled out earlier today, Epson has introduced its new line of Pulsense wrist wearable devices. The Pulsense watches and wristbands are centered around fitness and health, being ideal for wearing 24/7 for general wellness monitoring. Along with the line is also a developers program for those who want to make their own apps for the new hardware.

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Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses overlay the digital world upon real life

Epson has introduced the next generation of its Moverio smart glasses, bringing with the new BT-200 model a variety of new features and a light-weight design and a "true binocular display" offered up by using miniaturized LCD-based projection. Essentially, the digital reality is overlaid upon the real world resulting in a variety of augmented tasks and activities, not the least of which having to do with gaming and video entertainment.

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Razer Nabu Smart Band hands-on: made for gamers, not just gaming

Razer Nabu Smart Band hands-on: made for gamers, not just gaming

We’ve had a close-up look and feel experience with the Razer Nabu this week not long after the device was revealed, getting an idea of what it meant to have this gaming company behind the wheel of a wearable. Speaking with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan about the device, we immediately asked how the company, known for their gaming products, classifies this device - and how it fits in to their collection. “We make products for gamers,” Tan made clear, “not for gaming.”

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Samsung Smart Home setup detailed

Samsung Smart Home setup detailed

Coming out of CES 2014, Samsung is heading further into the home. With the Samsung Smart Home setup, there will be an initial focus on Device Control, Home View and Smart Customer Service. But more than just the three services, Samsung's Smart Home setup will allow the user to take care of this with an app that will run on a variety of devices.

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