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Timex Metropolitan+ watch tracks activity via smartphone app

Timex Metropolitan+ watch tracks activity via smartphone app

With the demand for activity tracking booming, more and more folks are buying the devices to wear. Many activity trackers look like bracelets or odd watches and their styling isn’t for everyone. Anyone looking for an activity tracker that looks like a normal watch should check out the new Timex Metropolitan+ that was announced this week.

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Intel’s Curie tech powers cooling vents in sports bra

Intel’s Curie tech powers cooling vents in sports bra

Sports bras are designed to keep things comfortable during activities while still, you know, offering support where support is needed. The compromise between the two means things can get a little uncomfortable at times, particularly when it comes to the ventilation issue. Women of the future may not experience such troubles, though, as Chromat has shown off the prototype of a sports bra that uses Intel technology to open vents when things get warm.

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HoloLens heading back to ISS: why NASA is staying tenacious

HoloLens heading back to ISS: why NASA is staying tenacious

This June a rocket headed for the International Space Station exploded - and with it went a couple of sets of Microsoft HoloLens holographic headsets. This SpaceX rocket's explosion was a rare occasion indeed, and a devastating one for every party involved. Jeff Norris, project manager for Project HoloLens at NASA with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, spoke up this week about how and when a new set of Microsoft's holographic headsets will be able to be launched into space.

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Pebble rolls out Pebble Time firmware, app updates

Pebble rolls out Pebble Time firmware, app updates

Apple just revealed some new incoming treats for the Apple Watch, so today might not be the best time to put out smartwatch-related news. That, however, isn't daunting Pebble, who has announced some big new features for the smartwatch itself as well as for its Android and iOS apps. Version 3.4 of the firmware not only brings full support to three new language but also add some quiet time and a power-saving feature. The Android app, meanwhile gets a fresh new look that happens to be also easier to use.

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New Apple Watch straps and metals detailed

New Apple Watch straps and metals detailed

This morning Apple revealed a number of new straps for their first Apple Watch lineup. These straps were revealed VERY quickly after the first several apps for Watch OS 2, the second big release for software on the device. The first line of new watch bands for Apple Watch were worked on by the fashion brand Hermes - and the first strap you'll see looks like a lovely auburn snake wrapped around your wrist.

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Apple Watch OS 2.0 app preview: Facebook Messenger, GoPro, more

Apple Watch OS 2.0 app preview: Facebook Messenger, GoPro, more

Apple has over 10,000 apps for Apple Watch, the company announced today, previewing some of the upcoming software that will arrive with the wearable's WatchOS 2. The milestone figure comes, impressively, before Apple Watch even supports native software, something which Apple promises will make apps load faster, perform more swiftly, and be more flexible.

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This is Devon’s $28,500 Star Wars watch

This is Devon’s $28,500 Star Wars watch

The team at Devon Works, LLC have worked directly work Lucasfilm Ltd. to create a wrist watch that looks like a TIE fighter. This watch will cost a cool $28,500 USD, and will be limited to 500 units. Hand-made, designed with some intense detail, detail reserved only for those intense enough - and rich enough - to set their sights on a watch that costs more than a brand new car. Of course, if you're looking for the most expensive non-prop Star Wars item, you might have found just what you're looking for.

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Moto 360, Android Wear comes to China via Mobvoi

Moto 360, Android Wear comes to China via Mobvoi

We usually report the availability of devices in different countries, so this might sound like small news. But the official arrival of the Moto 360 in China is definitely huge, at least for Google and perhaps for Chinese consumers as well. For the first time, Android Wear will have Chinese voice search and voice control. This also marks one of Google's steps to take a piece of that market, something that it has been reported to be slowly doing through strategic partnerships with Chinese companies such as in this case.

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Jawbone ‘reimagines’ UP2, UP3 with stylish new designs

Jawbone ‘reimagines’ UP2, UP3 with stylish new designs

Jawbone is updating the design flavors of its UP2 and UP3 fitness wearables, giving both models new attractive, less in-your-face designs that touch the edge of fashion while maintaining a hint of technological savviness. The new designs include new colors options and new patterns that are designed in sync with the colors. The company is also updating its mobile app, and pushing out new firmware to its trio of UP trackers that include heart rate monitoring.

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Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

First Android Wear... next Tizen? Samsung is reportedly investigating making its Gear S2 wearable compatible with iPhone, following Google in taking on the Apple Watch on its home turf. While not yet the Korean company's official stance, according to one spokesperson it's something being closely examined.

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The Gear S2 vs Apple Watch showdown I really care about

The Gear S2 vs Apple Watch showdown I really care about

You can debate specs, argue square versus circle until you're blue in the face, but the big Gear S2 vs Apple Watch argument is which is more fidget-friendly. Samsung's new Tizen-powered smartwatch, launched at IFA 2015 last week to broadly positive reviews, is not only the first from the company to have a round display, but the first to use a clever rotating bezel for navigation.

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Alcatel reveals new POP and GO devices at IFA 2015

Alcatel reveals new POP and GO devices at IFA 2015

As reported earlier, Alcatel has a bunch of new devices ready for us at IFA 2015 and now it's sharing the details about those. Well, as least some of the details. The manufacturer isn't still spilling all the beans but is teasing just enough to keep things interesting. The 5-inch POP STAR, for example, boasts of a wide array of covers to choose from while the POP UP shows some muscle with its octa-core processor. And Alcatel's new GO line comes with a smartphone and a smartwatch for more active users.

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