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Google Glass now displays phone notifications

Users taking part in the Google Glass explorers program, which is now open to the public in both the US and UK, will soon be able to see all of their phone notifications on the eyewear’s screen. It’s the same feature that comes with Android Wear, Google’s wearable tech OS, …

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You can play DOOM and Minecraft on a smartwatch

Smartwatches can already do a lot of things we don’t really need them to do but we’ve never seen them running games before. YouTube user, Corbin Davenport, has managed to get the original DOOM app and Minecraft pocket edition running on his Samsung Gear Live watch, running Android Wear. Yes, …

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Intel teams up with Fossil for smart, wearable electronics

Intel Corp. and Fossil Group, a global design, marketing and distribution company specializing in fashion accessories, have announced that they will be collaborating to develop wearable technology for the fashion industry. The collaboration will help the companies to wed leading-edge electronics with advanced design. The companies plan to work together on …

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Moto 360 goes on sale today for £199

Motorola has just announced that its highly anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch will go on sale from today for £199 in the UK and $249 in the US. Initially, only two leather strap versions will be available although all metal versions of the device will be coming before December, which will …

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Asus officially announces the ZenWatch

Asus has officially announced its ZenWatch, the new wearable will be powered by Android Wear and feature a custom user interface that Asus developed specifically for the new device. The smartwatch will pair up with any smartphone running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher in order to provide useful notifications …

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Retail leak shows Moto 360 with $250 price tag

Motorola’s upcoming smart watch, the Moto 360, has leaked again, this time showing off a $250 price tag and some new specifications. Motorola is expected to officially launch the Android Wear smart watch on the fourth of September alongside the new Moto X smartphone. We have US retailer, Best Buy, …

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Amazon may be developing its own smart eyewear

Amazon this week hired Babak Parviz, a former Google executive who led the development of the company’s Glass wearable gadget. Several weeks ago Mr. Parviz was replaced from his position at Google, but remained at the company. Apparently, Amazon has offered the executive better opportunities than his former employee. Potentially, …

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Steve Wozniak criticizes smart-watches, praises Google Glass

Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple who foresaw the emergence of the upcoming iWatch several years ago, claims that smart-watches have too limited functionality and too small displays. At the same time, he praises Google Glass. While the former partner of Steve Jobs does not really admire wearable computing devices …

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Google: Android has one billion active users

Google’s Android operating system for mobile devices passed one billion of activations in September, 2013. While the number of activations is important, it does not indicate how many customers actually use a platform. On Wednesday Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai revealed that over a billion of people used Google’s …

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AMD: wearable devices today are mostly a fad

While Intel Corp. is clearly interested in making chips for wearable computing devices as well as smart home appliances, Advanced Micro Devices plans to take a wait-and-see approach. The company believes that while wearables will have a lot of practical applications going forward, developing chips for them today is too …

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ARM is developing processors for wearable computing devices

Application processors based on technologies developed by ARM Holdings power the vast majority of smartphones and media tablets thanks to their high performance amid relatively low power consumption. While existing chips and technologies from ARM can also power wearable computing devices, to make the latter last longer on battery life …

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The Moto 360 smartwatch is expected to cost £150

Motorola may have accidentally confirmed the price of its upcoming Android Wear powered smartwatch, the Moto 360. How did this happen? Well someone actually read the terms and conditions for once. Motorola had set up a competition, inviting users to design watch faces, someone did some digging and found that …

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Google Glass is finally available for everyone to buy

Google Glass only costs just $150 to make, but whopping $1500 to buy. Apparently, even an extreme price-point does not stop many technology enthusiasts from demanding to buy it. However, up to this week only select software developers under the Explorer program could get the smart eyewear. Apparently, the closed …

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Google Glass only costs around $80 to make

Google Glass has been on sale for a while now but only to those who Google had previously been invited in to the explorers program, the wearable costs $1500 and just recently went on sale to the general public in the US. $1500 is a lot of money but it …

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LG reveals details of its upcoming G-Watch

LG has revealed some details of its upcoming Android Wear powered ‘G-Watch’, the watch will be one of several wearables launching with the Android Wear operating system and while no release date was revealed, it will probably launch this year, much like the Moto 360. The G-Watch will be similar …

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