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Skype now has Android Wear support

Those with smartwatches can now have Skype messages sent straight to their wrists as the Android version of the app now supports Android Wear. Messages will show up on Android Wear smartwatches and users can send replies, though they will come pre-written for easier selection. Alternatively, users could use the …

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Motorola has given the Moto 360 a price cut

With the Apple Watch dominating sales in the wearable market right now, Android Wear developers need to find ways to compete. Motorola is trying to fight back with a price cut on the Moto 360 through the Google Play Store, bringing the total cost down to £159.99. The Moto 360 …

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Google set to launch biggest Android Wear update yet

The Apple Watch has launched and according to early estimates, it is already enjoying high sales, with Apple reportedly bringing in around $2 billion in revenue already from the watch. So how is Google going to remain competitive in the wearable market? Well its first step is to launch a …

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Apple might be having problems making the Apple Watch

It looks like Apple may have faced its share of issues while manufacturing the upcoming Apple Watch as reports are suggesting that it has experienced a defect-free unit rate of just 30 per cent, meaning most of the Apple Watches being made, don’t actually meet the correct standards. This is …

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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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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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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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Intel changes Quark roadmap, preps fully-integrated Quark SoC in 2016

Intel Corp.’s Quark system-on-chips for extreme-ultra-low-power devices provide basic compute capabilities for smart appliances, simple robots and even wearable gadgets, but there are a number of reasons that prevent them from becoming popular. Among the key points of Intel’s concerns about the Quark family is low-performance, limited amount of I/O …

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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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Apple Watch likely to require nightly charging

Apple has remained fairly quiet on the subject of battery life on its newly announced Apple Watch line, which is probably because it’s not quite as good as many users would hope for. An Apple spokesperson has confirmed that users will most likely need to charge their Apple Watches nightly. Speaking …

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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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Apple iWatch could cost as much as $400

New reports are suggesting that Apple might be planning multiple wearables to launch next month at its iPhone six unveiling event. One of these will likely be the iWatch and in true Apple fashion, we can expect it to launch at twice the price of its competitors- right now the …

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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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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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