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Misfit's Flash activity tracker was already useful for handling stuff other than tallying your sleep and exercise stats. The wearable could already complete automated IF tasks and control connected tech via Logitech Harmony Home Hub. Now, the Misfit Link app will allow users to do things like snap...

July 16th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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When America's greatest actor needed to defuse a bomb mounted to a passenger bus, there was only one name he could trust to keep time: Casio. Like Keanu Reeves, the company's fallen out of the limelight a bit since then. It has a comeback plan, though: smartwatches. As The Wall Street Journal tell...

July 2nd 2015 at 11:37pm 0 Comments
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If you missed out on nabbing a Pebble Time smartwatch through the company's Kickstarter campaign, now's your chance to order one. The wearable is available for pre-order starting today for $200 through Best Buy in the US and in Pebble's online store if you live outside of the States. While the com...

June 22nd 2015 at 11:41am 0 Comments
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Wearable company Fitbit began trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning, ending the device maker's quest to go public. According to Forbes, the IPO raised $732 million for the company that's trading with a market cap of $6 billion. What do those numbers mean exactly? Well, wearables, des...

June 18th 2015 at 12:48pm 0 Comments
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It's taken nearly a month, but the round Moto 360 smartwatch is finally joining some other Android Wear devices with support for the latest software update. It's rolling out to owners now, and adds features like the ability to connect directly to WiFi even if your phone is out of Bluetooth range,...

June 18th 2015 at 4:31am 0 Comments
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Used to be that the only time your lithium-ion batteries changed their shape was when they were about to explode in an airliner cargo hold. But thanks to the ingenuity of an Arizona State University research team, future power packs could not only bend but stretch up to 150 percent of their origin...

June 17th 2015 at 10:55pm 0 Comments
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Apple Watch apps aren't all about sorting payments and getting notifications. There are plenty that play nice with your car, too. Following the likes of BMW and Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz announced its own software for the wearable that provides walking directions to and from where the car is parke...

May 18th 2015 at 1:36pm 0 Comments
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We knew that Xiaomi was beta-launching its online accessory store in the UK this week, but now it's become clear that other regions are also being supported. The Mi Store will be available at two separate time slots: 7PM PT/ 10PM ET (May 18th) for customers in the US, followed by 1PM CET (May 19th...

May 18th 2015 at 12:12pm 0 Comments
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Xiaomi is about to enter the UK market, but it won't be selling the Android phones and tablets it's best known for. Mimicking its plans for the US, the company is starting with an online accessory store for its Mi-branded headphones, battery packs and fitness trackers. Xiaomi will be taking orders...

May 15th 2015 at 11:11am 0 Comments
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Smartwatches have yet to solve the riddle of battery life, but Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek says his company is hard at work on a solution. Speaking with the Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung, the chief executive revealed that not only with the watchmaker put out a smartwatch next year, but that it wi...

May 6th 2015 at 4:56pm 0 Comments
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If Frank Herbert was around today, the tagline of Dune would probably be "those that control their own operating system, controls the universe." It's an idea that China's tech firms have taken to heart, crafting their own platforms in the hope of toppling Android as the go-to software in charge of...

April 28th 2015 at 9:54am 0 Comments
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When Nest CEO Tony Fadell took over Google Glass back in February, he pledged to redesign the headset "from scratch." Well, it looks like that process is well underway. In a company meeting today, Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said the Italian eyewear company is working with the folks in Mountain Vie...

April 24th 2015 at 12:16pm 0 Comments