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What to expect from a Samsung Android Wear smartwatch

What to expect from a Samsung Android Wear smartwatch

This week an FCC listing for a smaller Samsung Gear device appears to fit in well with the possibility of an Android Wear device for the near future. While Samsung has worked with smart watches before - with the Galaxy Gear, the Gear 2, and the Gear Fit - this would be the company’s launch in with the rest of the Android Wear devices this late Summer.

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Tim Cook hands-off with Apple iWatch say insiders

Tim Cook hands-off with Apple iWatch say insiders

Apple CEO Tim Cook may be building a smartwatch but he's taken a hands-off approach to the rumored wrist-worn wearable, it's suggested, at odds to the notoriously micro-managing Steve Jobs. Development of the so-called "iWatch" has seen Cook delegate the details of its creation to his executive team, according to new leaks, including design chief Jony Ive, while the CEO takes a more over-arching view of Apple's wearables strategy.

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Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit is cooking up a Windows Phone 8.1 app, the wearable health band company has confirmed, bringing support for the popular tracker to Microsoft's smartphone platform. News of the app was confirmed by Fitbit on the company's official product forums, after would-be users were vocal in their demands for a version.

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It’s time for a new breed of Notifications

It’s time for a new breed of Notifications

The digital world is hungry for your eyeballs, and the tools we have to manage and mitigate those potential distractions and filter through the most valuable information are looking increasingly inadequate. How many times has your smartphone buzzed or beeped in your pocket in the last five minutes? The demands on our attention are only going to get more frequent, and it’s time for a new breed of notification to address that.

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The Daily Show skewers Google Glass

The Daily Show skewers Google Glass

Glass has a perception problem, and a new segment on The Daily Show skewering the wearable probably isn't going to help any on that front. The divisive head-worn computer came in for some tough treatment from the comedy news show's Jason Jones, who not only questioned whether the spate of anti-Glass sentiment some have experienced over the past year actually counts as geek bullying, but tried to make his own version.

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Glass cuts fingers as voice commands streamline apps

Glass cuts fingers as voice commands streamline apps

Google is aiming to make Glass even more of a hands-free wearable by adding contextual voice command support to the headset, allowing more complex series of instructions to be given without resorting to touchpad-swiping. A new aspect of Glass XE18.1, the updated firmware released earlier this week, the system should also make it easier for existing Android apps to be ported over to Glass.

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