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Microsoft cans wearable development: No Band 3

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Rumours have abound for a while now that Microsoft was halting the development of its Band platform and now the software giant has come forward to confirm them. Microsoft will not be releasing a Band 3 wearable this year and has even stopped selling the already available Band 2. Microsoft’s …

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Judge gives approval for Fitbit class action suit

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A judge has given the thumbs up for a class action lawsuit against fitness tracking wearable maker, Fitbit. The suit claims that Fitbit grossly over sold the ability of its Flex wearable to track users’ sleep patterns, including its length, quality and depth. Fitbit’s defence since the plaintiffs came forward …

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Apple Watch 2 may show up at WWDC in June

Right after its launch, the Apple Watch went on to become one of the most popular wearable devices around right now but there is still room for improvement. According to reports this week, Apple might be preparing to début the Apple Watch 2 at the World Wide Developer Conference in …

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Apple shipped over 11 million Apple Watches last year

The Apple Watch is approaching one-year-old and while the smartwatch didn’t blow people away in the same way the iPhone did back in 2007, it has sold very well indeed. According to reports surfacing this week, Apple has shipped 11.6 million watches since launch, making it the third most popular wearable …

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First image of new Google Glass revealed

Right at the start of 2015, Google made the decision to stop selling Google Glass in its current form and put a stop to the device’s open development, bringing things back behind closed doors. Since then, we’ve heard the odd rumour here and there but Google hasn’t talked about Glass …

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Apple is now the second biggest wearable maker, behind Fitbit

Apple has managed to climb its way up to the second biggest wearable maker in the world, right behind Fitbit. According to market analysis from IDC, Apple’s quarterly numbers show that the company managed to ship 3.6 million Apple Watch units following its launch in the second quarter. On the …

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Google Glass may extend in to a product family

Google Glass may not be being developed out in the open anymore but that doesn’t mean we aren’t learning anything new about Google’s plans for the wearable. A new report is suggesting that Glass will extend in to a range of products, rather than just being the one wearable. The …

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It looks like an Apple Watch Jailbreak might be possible

Well that didn’t take long, it looks like there might be a Jailbreak on the way for the Apple Watch as one developer has already found a way to crack in to the operating system and run non-approved, third-party applications. The developer behind JailBreakMe, known online as ‘Comex’, has posted …

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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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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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iOS 8.2 adds non-removable Apple Watch app

Apple has begun rolling out the iOS 8.2 update in preparation for the launch of the Apple Watch next month. In order to set the stage for the new wearable, Apple has packed in a new Apple Watch app, that like most of the stock iOS apps, can’t be removed. …

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The Huawei smartwatch could cost as much as $1000

Huawei announced its own entry in to the smartwatch arena earlier this week, showing off a sleek design, circular watch face and Android Wear integration. Unfortunately though, all of this could come at a serious price as the watch may go for as much as $1000 once released. The device …

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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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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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New Pebble smartwatch crowd funded in half an hour

The new Pebble smartwatch was announced today, it is called Pebble Time and will cost $199 with a color display and a brand new interface. The watch launched on Kickstarter earlier this afternoon and has already raised over $1,000,000. The crowd funding project was asking for $500,000 but it seems …

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Sony to launch smartglasses in March

A few weeks have passed since Google took Google Glass development back behind closed doors but the wearable’s failure to truly take off hasn’t deterred Sony from launching its own pair of smart glasses, which will arrive on the 10th of March. The SmartEyeGlass as its called will launch in …

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Android Wear shipments only hit 720,000 last year

Android Wear smart watches have gotten off to a slow start as multiple companies only managed to ship a total of 720,000 units during 2014, according to analyst firm, Canalys. The company also revealed that the Moto 360 was indeed the most popular device. 4.6 million wearable devices were shipped …

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iOS 8.2 beta prepares iphones for iWatch launch

Apple is currently preparing its iPhones for the launch of the Apple Watch, according to the latest iOS 8.2 beta update. The beta update includes a new setting in the Bluetooth menu, letting users know how to pair their device with an Apple Watch. The pairing process is a little different …

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