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24hr Glass sale tipped to blast open Explorer Program [Updated]

24hr Glass sale tipped to blast open Explorer Program [Updated]

Google is reportedly preparing to throw open membership to its Glass Explorer Program for one day only, with leaked documents suggesting invitation-free sales of the Android wearable in what would be its broadest deployment to-date. So far, Google has relied on invitations to purchase Glass units for $1,500 after initially offering it to Google I/O developers back in 2012, but the so-called Explorer Program Expansion will potentially increase its public footprint considerably beyond the current roughly 10,000 wearers.

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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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Glass HUD app pits wearable against driver distraction doubts

Glass HUD app pits wearable against driver distraction doubts

Google is out lobbying against potential Glass driving bans, and now developers are joining the chorus of those demanding a more nuanced view of how distracting wearable-tech is for those behind the wheel. The Glass Explorer behind a new app that pipes vital car data like speed and fuel levels directly into your line-of-sight, Voidstar AutoHUD, argues that ergonomically and functionally there are reasons why "Glassholes" might end up safer drivers.

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Digital tattoo deals drugs for next-gen wearables

Digital tattoo deals drugs for next-gen wearables

Google isn't the only team working on digital tattoos, with a new adhesive patch that can not only track biometrics but administer drugs being developed that could potentially revolutionize how long-term conditions like Parkinson's disease and epilepsy are treated. The 0.003 millimeter thick sticky patch is the handiwork of a team at the University of Texas in Austin, and layers sensors, onboard storage, medication, and microheaters into a Band-Aid scale rectangle.

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hereO is a trendy GPS watch for kids

hereO is a trendy GPS watch for kids

Mobile technology and mobile devices are so prevalent today that it totally make sense to employ those not just to make our lives easier but keep our families safer as well. hereO offers just that, injecting GPS technology into a watch that, at the same time, looks cool enough that kids will want to keep them on.

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Garmin VivoFit review: a good start for wearables

Garmin VivoFit review: a good start for wearables

Within the blossoming smart wearables market, the battle for the real estate on your wrist is getting intense. With the Garmin VivoFit, many of us will have our bases covered. It keeps track of your activity levels adequately, and the sleek styling makes it wearable in just about any circumstance. Is the VivoFit comparable to the crop of current wearables, though? We go wrist-on to find out.

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