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Google fans already rocking Android Wear will get an update this week that enables interactive watch faces. You can tap them to show more information or launch an app. The three watch faces released today include "Bits", which keeps the time display in the center, with circles around it displaying...

August 20th 2015 at 4:39pm 0 Comments
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You don't have to wait for a possible software update to put custom faces on your Apple Watch... if you're willing to throw caution to the wind, anyway. Developer Hamza Sood has written code that lets you load the watch face you want, such as a silly animation with variable colors. It's crude (y...

August 19th 2015 at 9:14am 0 Comments
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We've been hearing about Fossil's wearable tech aspirations for quite some time, and now we're finally getting a look at what the company has been working on. At IDF today, the fashion brand showed off three "connected accessories," all of which are powered by Intel. Sure, we've known the two comp...

August 18th 2015 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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To date, you've had to book an appointment to try the Apple Watch in a store. That's something of a hassle when you only want to find out if the Leather Loop is comfy, isn't it? Thankfully, you shouldn't have to jump through hoops any longer. According to 9to5Mac, Apple retail stores are droppi...

August 18th 2015 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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The Moto 360 is one of the more stylish Android Wear timepieces, but it does have a couple of drawbacks -- one being that its circular 1.56-inch display can look a little large on some people's wrists. Our own Nicole Lee levied this criticism in Engadget's review, but it seems Motorola has been ta...

August 17th 2015 at 7:26am 0 Comments
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If you've been eying the Apple Watch, but needed a larger band to wear it comfortably, you're in luck. Cupertino added new accessories today to accommodate with a new L/XL Sports Band and Link Bracelet Kit that adds an extra 40mm to the 42mm metal bands. That Sports Band comes in either black or w...

August 14th 2015 at 2:29pm 0 Comments
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Samsung has dropped a surprise at its Unpacked 2015 event by showing off a new Gear S2 smartwatch. The model appears to be a far cry from the original Gear S, however. Samsung has upped the style quotient considerably with a round watch face, metal body and new user interface. Given the naming con...

August 13th 2015 at 11:49am 0 Comments
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NASA has launched a contest to design a smartwatch app interface for use by International Space Station (ISS) astronauts. Nobody will be entering it for the $1,500 prize money, but you'll certainly get some pride and fame out of it. The app will be no less than "the general user interface for smar...

August 13th 2015 at 9:44am 0 Comments
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Google has Chrome Experiments to showcase what's possible in its web browser, so it stands to reason that there should be an equivalent for Android, doesn't it? Sure enough, the folks in Mountain View have launched an Android Experiments gallery that demonstrates what Google-powered mobile and wea...

August 12th 2015 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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Parallels' Access app just became considerably more useful... even if you're bent on goofing off. The company has released version 3.0 of its remote access tool, which includes experimental support for playing your PC's games on your iOS device. If you're determined to play League of Legends or Sk...

August 12th 2015 at 10:13am 0 Comments
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Microsoft has just released a bunch of productivity apps for wearable devices -- nope, not for the Band, but for Android Wear smartwatches and the Apple Watch. First for the Apple Watch is Outlook, which allows you to read full emails and respond with either canned replies or your own through voic...

August 6th 2015 at 9:38pm 0 Comments
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Pebble already had a hit on its hands with the unveiling of the Time, its next-generation color smartwatch. But it was the introduction of the Time Steel a week later that propelled its crowdfunding campaign to the top of the charts, making it the most-funded Kickstarter campaign to date. And it's...

August 6th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments