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Opening up an Apple Watch is hard

Since today marks the official availability of Apple’s brand new Watch wearable, it’s no surprise that people are rather excited to get their hands on one. However not everyone wants to play with it. Some in-fact want to tear theirs apart to see how it all works and what components …

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Apple Watch surpasses 2.3 million pre-orders

The Apple Watch is continuing to climb in pre-orders having surpassed 2.3 million units already. Due to the high demand, Apple has also confirmed that Watch units won’t be available to buy in store until some time in June as all of the current stock keeps getting snapped up by …

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Apple orders more components to improve Watch supply

Demand for Apple Watch devices greatly exceeds supply these days, according to various market analysts. However, Apple is boosting orders of components, which will help it to significantly improve availability of its smartwatch later this year. Analysts estimate that Apple has already taken pre-orders for one million Watch devices in …

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New leaked image of the Moto 360 2 surfaces

The Smartwatch market is expected to boom this year with the launch of the Apple Watch so as you can imagine, Android Wear smartwatch makers are preparing their own devices in order to compete. We now have our first leaked render of what is apparently going to be the next …

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Intel, Google and TAG Heuer to develop Swiss smartwatch

Intel Corp., Google and TAG Heuer on Thursday announced a partnership to launch a Swiss smartwatch that will use an Intel system-on-chip and will run Google’s Android Wear operating system. The watch will combine Intel’s expertise in hardware, Google’s software platform and TAG Heuer’s expertise in luxury watchmaking, fine materials …

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Samsung is planning to slow down Wearable releases

The Apple Watch is widely expected to bring wearable technology to the mainstream but it seems that Samsung isn’t in a rush to compete this time around. Samsung is taking on a new strategy by cutting down on releases and going back to the drawing board. Samsung isn’t shrinking down …

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HTC is still working on its smartwatch

HTC has had its own smartwatch in the works for a while but so far, it has yet to show anything but the CEO is maintaining that the company is still working on it and that it is trying to be careful with how it approaches wearable technology. The HTC …

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Apple to host Apple Watch-related event in early March

Apple has started to send out invitations to its event allegedly related to Apple Watch. The conference with the press and various market analysts will take place in early March, several weeks ahead of commercial release of the product. It is expected that Apple will finally unveil all technical details …

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Apple Watch could support 100,000 apps at launch

The Apple Watch could launch with a huge amount of software support, as 100,000 apps could end up being available for the wearable when it launches in April, according to new reports. While Apple has yet to publicly speak on the range of software set to be available for its …

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LG’s G-Watch Urbane shows huge design improvement

LG is taking inspiration from Motorola’s circular smartwatch, the Moto 360, with its new wearable, the G-Watch Urbane, featuring a circular watch face and a more premium look. LG initially announced the G-Watch Urbane earlier this month but it has since shown it off in a new promo video. The …

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Developer manages to pair Moto 360 with iPhone

It turns out that there is a way to get an Android Wear device to play nicely with iOS, as one developer managed to pair the popular Moto 360 with an iPhone, allowing the smart watch to receive notifications from iOS. Official support is unlikely though, after all, Apple will …

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The Pebble Smartwatch can now run Android Wear apps

The Pebble is about to get a bit more exciting, it has a long battery life, its affordable and now its compatible with apps built for Google’s own wearable operating system, Android Wear. Compatibility comes via the latest update to the Pebble App on the Google Play Store. Version 2.3 …

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Apple: Apple Watch will ship in April

Apple announced on Tuesday during its earning call that it will start commercial shipments of its highly-anticipated Apple Watch device in April. While the company will start shipments of its new gadget later than expected, its management believes that the new product will become popular both among end-users and among developers. “Development …

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Firefox OS could make its way on to wearables

It seems that Mozilla could be planning to bring Firefox OS to smartwatches and other wearable devices in order to compete with Android Wear devices and Apple’s own upcoming line of watches, which are currently expected to launch in March. According to Joe Cheng, Manager of Products and Projects at …

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MediaTek introduces its first platform for wearable devices

MediaTek, a leading designer of inexpensive application processors for smartphones, has introduced its first platform for wearable computing devices based on Google Android Wear software. This is the first highly-integrated solution for wearable devices from a maker of affordable mobile chips. MediaTek MT2601 is powered by two ARM Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz …

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TAG Heuer mulls smartwatch-related acquisitions and partnerships

TAG Heuer, a leading timepiece brand, understands all the potential challenges that emerging smartwatches bring to it. As a result, the company is serious about not only releasing their own smartwatches, but competing against consumer electronics companies head to head. While this means serious approach that will lead to a …

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Sony has developed a watch made out of e-paper

Sony has developed a new watch made entirely out of e-paper, allowing the band and watch face to change in response to a user’s wrist gestures. The device is called the FES Watch and has been worked on at Sony’s Fashion Entertainments start-up division, according to The Wall Street Journal. …

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The Moto 360 2 might be coming out early next year

The original Moto 360 smartwatch has only been out for a few months but there is already rumors floating around, suggesting that the next iteration of the product could launch as soon as early next year, presumably during Q1. According to Lenovo Eastern Europe Vice President, Gleb Mishin, the original …

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Apple reveals screen resolutions of Apple Watch displays

Apple revealed screen resolutions of its upcoming Apple Watch timepieces to software developers in the WatchKit SDK [software development kit] that was released this week as part of the iOS 8.2 SDK beta. Both 38mm and 42mm versions of the company’s smart-watches will feature retina-class displays, but with different resolutions. …

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ASUS giving away ZenWatch in launch build up

The world and his dog seems to be developing their own wearable at the moment, with Microsoft announcing the impending release of its smart ‘Band,’ and Apple giving its fans a reason not to buy one this Christmas. ASUS is getting in on the act too, with the upcoming release …

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Apple Watch to launch in Spring 2015

The Apple Watch will be arriving a bit later than expected, the wearable was originally expected during the first quarter of 2015, possibly even as early as January but it looks like the product launch has slipped a bit. According to a leaked message to Apple Store retail employees, the …

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