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Disney MagicBands wearable tech lets you explore Disney in a new way

Disney MagicBands wearable tech lets you explore Disney in a new way

In light of the recent Apple Watch unveiling, let's take a look at another wearable that is flying under the radar, specifically in Orlando. Florida's Disney World offers a lot to make it the "happiest place on earth." Recently, the park has been using its own wearable Disney MagicBands to create a new way for guests to interact with their Disney surroundings. They come in various colors with collectible straps so that everyone in your family should not only enjoy wearing MagicBands, but they will forget that they are actually wearing a smart device.

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ActionProof Bumper case for Apple Watch debuts

ActionProof Bumper case for Apple Watch debuts

It's the issue that has faced us all at one point or another: you buy a new, sleek device and it costs a pretty penny. You want that purchase to stay as safe and new-looking for as long as possible, which necessitates seldom use or a case. You also want to enjoy its thinness and beautiful design, which means avoiding cases, which cover the design and add bulk. The Apple Watch is a beautiful creation, and while some will no doubt brave the elements and let it shine, others will want a case. Enter ActionProof's Bumper sleeve.

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Android Wear apps try to replicate Apple Watch launcher

Android Wear apps try to replicate Apple Watch launcher

Today we're having a look at apps like Bubble Cloud Widgets and "Pear" by UhrArt. We've covered UhrArt in brief before - today we're going to show how well a comparable looking - yet slightly more capable - launcher does at replicating Apple's UI. With Bubble Cloud Widgets, users are able to create an array of shortcuts to their favorite apps and settings - very similar to what Apple's UI does on the Apple Watch. Here we're still messing with a slightly less capable bit of animation, unfortunately.

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Apple watch has 8GB total memory; 2GB exclusively for music

Apple watch has 8GB total memory; 2GB exclusively for music

Apple’s incoming wearable, the Apple Watch, has captured the minds of many. As we parse through what the device is capable of, we also wonder what the spec sheet might hold for us. While we will probably have to wait for a teardown to get the full scope of what’s beneath the glass on our wrists, a new report suggests Apple has confirmed their Apple Watch has 8GB memory across the board. All versions will have this single memory option, with 2GB earmarked for music.

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Moto 360 hits Moto Maker for custom smartwatch

Moto 360 hits Moto Maker for custom smartwatch

Motorola has added its Moto 360 to Moto Maker, allowing buyers of the smartwatch to customize it with a variety of strap, casing, and face options. The wearable has been on sale for some months now, but it's the first time the circular-faced gadget has been offered customizable from the outset. In total, there are 27 physical combinations that can be pieced together, though that number gets even bigger if you take custom digital watchfaces into account as well.

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Apple Watch event rundown: everything we saw or heard

Apple Watch event rundown: everything we saw or heard

This week Apple's Spring event delivered final details for the release of the Apple Watch. Along with the final drop, the company revealed that they'd been working with HBO for an exclusive on web-only streaming content for their Apple TV. The service is called HBO NOW and it requires no cable subscription to get you HBO content. They'd also been working on a new MacBook line. This new MacBook is slim, light, and works with a keyboard that runs edge-to-edge - just like its display glass.

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Android Wear reportedly getting WiFi support, gesture-driven features

Android Wear reportedly getting WiFi support, gesture-driven features

The Apple Watch went official yesterday, which was as much a foregone conclusion as it was exciting turn of events for Apple fans. Yesterday also meant the gloves came off in the wearable platform race, as Google took to YouTube, releasing a short Android Wear video apparently mocking the single hardware design of the Apple Watch. Now it seems Android Wear’s next update will take on a neat Apple Wear feature head-on, and support WiFi connections in addition to the Bluetooth link it already has.

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Pebble belittles the competition, calls dibs on simplicity

Pebble belittles the competition, calls dibs on simplicity

Unless you've been asleep for the past 24 hours, it might have caught your attention that Apple has finally launched its own take on the smartwatch fad, not called an iWatch but simply an Apple Watch. Cupertino is just the latest but definitely one of the most high profile entries into a fledgling market segment that still has some scratching their heads, and Pebble claims to know why. It's because Apple, Samsung, and Google are practically putting smartphones on people's wrists, forgetting the watch part of the equation.

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Apple isn’t making an Apple Watch dock, but you can

Apple isn’t making an Apple Watch dock, but you can

Apple is releasing the dimensions of the inductive charger for the Apple Watch, so that third-party manufacturers can create accessories that accommodate the puck. The details will allow for cradles and cases that store not only the Apple smartwatch itself but its accompanying USB charger cable; however, it's only the shape and size of the magnetically-clinging inductive plate which will be shared, as Apple doesn't currently have plans for licensing out the technology itself.

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Evernote for Apple Watch is inbound

Evernote for Apple Watch is inbound

Evernote has announced an upcoming app for the Apple Watch, the likes of which we've covered extensively today (check out our hands-on!). The company that made note-taking trendy has gushed over Apple's new wearable, saying that "we're about to experience a forward leap that will inevitably make memories of our pre-Apple Watch wrists seem grainy and sepia-toned". Evernote wants to make sure it's right there to go along with it (and your wrist), and as such you'll be able to dictate notes to your wrist and more.

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